May 28, 2023

Lancs finally win cricket crown

Lancashire have won their first LV County Championship in 77 years with a dramatic victory at Taunton on the final afternoon of the season. The Red Rose, who last claimed the title outright in 1934, chased down 211 to secure an eight-wicket win and pip Warwickshire to the crown. At the start of the day, […]

Bolt runs season best 9.85 in 100 at Zagreb

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Usain Bolt made a cautious start in his first 100 meters since his disqualification at the world championships, and still won in a season-best 9.85 seconds at the Zagreb World Challenge on Tuesday. Bolt, who false-started in South Korea last month to end his hopes of retaining his world title, shaved […]

Rivera gets 600th save in Yankees’ 3-2 win

SEATTLE (AP) — The celebration was pure Mariano Rivera. No big screams or wild gestures. Certainly no spectacle, even if Rivera is widely regarded as the best ever at what he does. Just warm hugs and appreciative handshakes from Yankees teammates. And even that might have been more than what Rivera wanted following the 600th […]

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 […]