Ohtani bounces back with go-ahead run as Angels edge Astros


This time, the calls went Shohei Ohtani's way. Ohtani came home on Jack Mayfield's two-run double Thursday night and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Houston Astros 3-2 to snap a six-game losing streak. The two-way star from Japan tried to score the winning run during Wednesday's 9-5 loss to… Read


Hamilton hoping to end frustrating pursuit of 100th win in Russia


Lewis Hamilton will be seeking to exploit every advantage he can find this weekend as he bids for an unprecedented and thus far elusive 100th Formula One win to regain the lead in the world championship at the Russian Grand Prix. Since grabbing victory in controversial circumstances at the British… Read


Not exactly a united U.S. team at Ryder Cup


The video put out by the U.S. Ryder Cup media staff tried to say one thing. The body language from Brooks Koepka told a different story. Yes, he’s teammates for the week with Bryson DeChambeau and 10 other guys, charged with regaining the Ryder Cup on home soil. But his… Read


New Zealand recall big guns for Springboks clash

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New Zealand will return to full strength for the historic 100th test match between the All Blacks and South Africa on Saturday as they seek to seal this year's Rugby Championship. Coach Ian Foster made eight changes to his starting line-up for the test in Townsville, Australia recalling veterans including… Read


NHL training camps open with several big-name stars missing


Sidney Crosby's injured left wrist and Evgeni Malkin's right knee are keeping them off the ice in Pittsburgh. Jack Eichel and Buffalo cannot agree on a course of action for his back problems. Evander Kane and San Jose agreed it's best he stay away. Training camps got under way around… Read


Osaka withdraws from Indian Wells tournament


Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from next month's rescheduled ATP/WTA Indian Wells tournament in California, organizers confirmed Wednesday. The 23-year-old Japanese star is a former champion at Indian Wells, winning the title in 2018 with victory over Daria Kasatkina. Osaka said earlier this month she planned to… Read


Man Utd crash out of League Cup, Spurs, Chelsea advance

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Manchester United crashed out of the League Cup as West Ham avenged their painful loss to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side with a 1-0 win at Old Trafford, while Chelsea and Tottenham survived penalty shoot-outs to reach the fourth round on Wednesday. The Hammers suffered a gut-wrenching 2-1 defeat against United… Read


Women's skateboarding soars in Brazil after Tokyo Olympics

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When she saw 13-year-old Brazilian Rayssa Leal win silver in the first-ever street skateboarding competition at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Giovanna Alves Farias only had one wish: to start flying around a skate park herself. "I nearly cried. Seeing a 13-year-old girl like me win a medal was so… Read


Cricket drops 'batsman' to reflect growth of women's game


The language of cricket is changing in an attempt to make the sport more inclusive. The gender-neutral term “batter” will be used instead of “batsman,” cricket’s lawmaker said Wednesday, to reflect the growth of the women’s game. “MCC believes in cricket being a game for all and this move recognizes… Read


UEFA raises serious concerns about FIFA plans for biennial World Cup


UEFA on Wednesday said it still has "serious concerns" about FIFA's controversial proposal to hold the World Cup every two years instead of four. Football's world governing body has invited the sport's domestic bodies to an online summit on September 30 to discuss a potential biennial World Cup. But UEFA… Read

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