September 22, 2019

Bloomquist comes through with tiebreaking triple

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Willie Bloomquist hit a go-ahead tworun triple after Ryan Roberts’ solo homer tied it in the eighth, and the NL West-leading Arizona Diamondbacks extended their division cushion to a seasonbest seven games with a 4-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. The D-backs finally delivered for Daniel Hudson (15-9) […]

Watson leads Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — The possibilities are almost too many to count for the Labor Day finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship. It starts with Bubba Watson. Watson rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole — one of the few things that went right for him toward the end of the third […]

Bolt sends Jamaica to relay record

DAEGU, South Korea (AP) — Usain Bolt clutched the purple baton in his right hand and tore off down the track in the final leg of the 400 relay. There was no one to push the Jamaican star, because the Americans were already out after another botched exchange. This was simply Bolt vs. the clock […]

Frank is still key, says Fabio

Fabio Capello has insisted Frank Lampard remains a key member of his England squad, despite dropping him for the victory over Bulgaria. The Italian named the midfielder on the substitutes’ bench in Sofia. But Capello said Lampard, 33, remains a “really important player” and could feature against Wales today. He also stated that the Bulgaria […]

Pistorius doesn’t run final, S Africa gets silver

DAEGU, South Korea (AP) — Double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius said Friday he wished he could have run in the 4×400-meter relay final and earned the silver medal at the world championships. One day after helping South Africa qualify for the final at the world championships, Pistorius was left out of Friday’s race and could only […]

Six cities lodge bids for 2020 Olympics

LONDON (AP) — Six cities from Europe, Asia and the Middle East are competing to host the 2020 Olympics. Submitting bids to the International Olympic Committee by Friday’s deadline were Rome; Madrid; Tokyo; Istanbul; Doha, Qatar; and Baku, Azerbaijan. There were no surprises, as all six cities had previously announced their candidacies. All six contenders […]

PGA Tour signs nine-year extension with networks

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Even without Tiger Woods dominating golf, the PGA Tour announced Thursday its longest network television deal in history Thursday that secures broadcast rights for the next 10 years. The tour agreed to a nine-year deal with CBS Sports and NBC Sports. PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem did not disclose financial terms, […]

Mets’ deal off with investor David Einhorn

NEW YORK (AP) — The owners of the New York Mets thought they had found their white knight. After months of what appeared to be friendly negotiations with a potential minority owner, though, the cash-strapped organisation is left still looking for help. The team said Thursday that the sale of a stake in the Mets […]

US wins three golds in half hour at world championship

DAEGU, South Korea (AP) — In a golden half hour for the United States, three Americans won world championship titles on Thursday, none more surprising than Jennifer Barringer Simpson getting the first 1,500-meter victory since Mary Decker-Slaney in 1983. Jesse Williams added the first high jump world title in two decades and Lashinda Demus ran […]

Former NHL enforcer Belak found dead in Toronto

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Predator Wade Belak, an enforcer who had played with five NHL teams before retiring in March, was found dead Wednesday in Toronto. He was 35. Belak is the third NHL enforcer found dead since May. The Predators learned of Belak’s death from NHL security and the team issued a statement […]