May 28, 2023

Barca held against Milan

Barcelona were held at home 2-2 in the opening match of the Champions League group stages after a late equaliser by AC Milan. Alexandre Pato, Milan’s striker, was so fast out of the blocks that his goal in the Camp Nou was timed at 24 seconds after the kickoff. “Usain Bolt wouldn’t have caught him,” […]

Three suspended OSU players reinstated by NCAA

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Just in time for its first road game of the season, No. 17 Ohio State got some good news for a change. The NCAA reinstated three Buckeyes players on Tuesday who were suspended for taking envelopes with $200 cash from a university booster at a charity event earlier this year. Tailback […]

Euro giants play in Spain

Two of European football’s giants face off at the Camp Nou as Milan battle Barcelona in Group H of the Champions League. The Spanish side will be hoping to put one of the competitions most successful sides to the sword as the Rossoneri are only second in European Cup wins with seven, only two behind […]

Djokovic beats Nadal to win 1st US Open title

NEW YORK (AP) — Bothered by pain in his back, ribs and cramping legs, Novak Djokovic was face-down beside the court in Arthur Ashe Stadium, getting massaged by a trainer. Having dropped a set against defending champion Rafael Nadal, Djokovic’s grip on the U.S. Open final appeared to be starting to slip away and, worse, […]

Brady’s 517 yards, four TDs lift Pats over Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) — Desperate to slow down Tom Brady, the Miami Dolphins tried playing 12 men on defense. That didn’t work. They drew a penalty. Using only 11 defenders was even worse. Brady threw for a team-record 517 yards and four touchdowns, including a 99-yarder to Wes Welker, and the New England Patriots opened their […]

Rugby World Cup 2011

England lock Courtney Lawes has been handed a two-game ban after being found guilty of recklessly striking an opponent with his knee. The 22-year-old Northampton lock will now miss the Pool B matches with Romania and Georgia, Rugby World Cup organisers have confirmed. Lawes entered a not guilty plea when he appeared before a disciplinary […]

Timberwolves bring in Adelman as coach

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rick Adelman coached four teams in his first two decades in the NBA, each time taking a year off before starting his next journey. He didn’t wait nearly as long to take over perhaps his most challenging job yet. The Minnesota Timberwolves are bringing Adelman in to try and turn around one […]

Only player to survive Russian plane crash dies

MOSCOW (AP) — The only member of a top Russian hockey team to survive a plane crash that killed 44 people died Monday of his injuries in a Moscow hospital. The Vishnevsky hospital said 26-year-old Alexander Galimov died of the severe burns that covered about 90 percent of his body, despite the best efforts of […]

Stosur stuns Williams 6-2, 6-3 in US Open final

NEW YORK (AP) — Feeling wronged again at the U.S. Open, Serena Williams couldn’t let it go. “That’s totally not cool,” she shouted at the umpire. Then, a few minutes later, she told her, “You’re a hater, and you’re just unattractive inside.” Problem was, the real trouble for Williams was standing on the other side […]

Manchester dominated the Premier League

The city of Manchester continued it’s early Premier League domination with weekend wins for both City and United. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side continued it’s impressive opening to the campaign by destroying North West rivals Bolton 5-0 at the Reebok Stadium. Striker Wayne Rooney continued his blistering form scoring another hat-trick – his second in as […]