Braves rout Astros 6-2 in first game of World Series


Jorge Soler smashed a home run on the first swing of the game and Adam Duvall blasted a two-run homer as the Atlanta Braves rolled over the Houston Astros 6-2 in the opening contest of the World Series on Tuesday. The Braves, who are in their first World Series since… Read


PM, Victorian premier differ on whether unvaccinated players can come for Australian Open


The back-and-forth debate over unvaccinated tennis players being allowed to contest the Australian Open in January heightened Wednesday with the prime minister and a state political leader trading shots on points of difference. Prime Minister Scott Morrison restarted the rally when he indicated in television interviews that unvaccinated tennis players… Read


Ohtani gets special award from MLB for 2-way All-Star season


Shohei Ohtani's two-way All-Star season with the Los Angeles Angels was so unprecedented that Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred presented a special award to recognize it. Ohtani was given the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award by Manfred before Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night. “Over the next… Read


Chelsea survive Southampton shootout; Arsenal see off Leeds


Chelsea needed a penalty shootout for the second consecutive round to reach the quarterfinals of the League Cup as they edged past Southampton, while a much-changed Arsenal beat Leeds 2-0 on Tuesday. Kepa Arrizabalaga was the Chelsea hero as he made a string of late saves to deny Saints a… Read


NFL's COVID-19 numbers encouraging; soft tissue injuries up


The NFL is encouraged by the progress made in preventing any major spreads of COVID-19 among the 32 teams, while concerned about an increase in soft tissue injuries. Dr. Allen Sills, the league's chief medical officer, noted Tuesday at the first in-person owners meetings since December 2019 that a low… Read


Raducanu gets first win since U.S. Open title


U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu on Tuesday claimed her first victory since her shock triumph in New York as the British teenager beat Polona Hercog at the Transylvania Open in Romania. Raducanu, 18, recovered from a set down to win 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 after nearly two hours and 30 minutes… Read


LPGA player of the year coming down to Ko and Nelly Korda


The LPGA Tour decides its player of the year based strictly on points. If those were style points, Nelly Korda would be tough to beat. Korda's three LPGA victories this year include her first major, the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club, which elevated the 23-year-old American to… Read


Former MLB manager Valentine runs for mayor in hometown

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Former Major League Baseball manager and player Bobby Valentine scoffs at any suggestion he might be out of his league running for mayor in his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut’s second-largest and fastest-growing city. The 71-year-old rookie mayoral candidate rattled off a list of accomplishments, from his years managing baseball in… Read


Major warm-up for Australian Open tennis canceled again over virus


A major warm-up tournament for the Australian Open was canceled on Tuesday, with organizers blaming uncertainty over COVID-19 rules players will face in Melbourne. It is the second year the Kooyong Classic, normally played in the weeks leading up to the season-opening Grand Slam, has been scrapped because of the… Read


Beijing set for 100-day Winter Olympic countdown but boycott calls, virus weigh


Beijing marks 100 days until the Winter Olympics on Wednesday but preparations for the Games have been overshadowed by boycott calls and a fresh coronavirus outbreak in China. The Chinese capital in February will become the first host of a Summer and Winter Games and last week welcomed the Olympic… Read

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