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MLB roundup: Rodriguez, Red Sox shut down Dodgers

Eduardo Rodriguez matched his season high with 10 strikeouts over seven strong innings to lead the Boston Red Sox past the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers 8-1 on Friday night. Jul 12, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez (57) pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at Fenway […]

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Los Angeles emerges as NBA epicenter as Leonard joins Clips

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – With Kawhi Leonard and Paul George agreeing to join the Clippers on Friday and the Lakers signing power forward Anthony Davis on Saturday, Los Angeles has emerged as the biggest winner in one of the wildest free agency seasons in recent memory. FILE PHOTO – Jun 13, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; […]

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Durant chooses to go his own way with move to Nets

(Reuters) – With his decision to join the Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Durant ended an era in Golden State while advancing a trend of the NBA’s elite players forging their own paths with new teams. FILE PHOTO: Jun 10, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) sits on the court after an […]

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MLB roundup: Yanks tie homer-streak record

Giancarlo Stanton hit his first homer of the season to highlight a seven-run sixth inning, and the New York Yankees tied a major league record by homering for the 27th straight game Monday night before holding on for a 10-8 victory over the visiting Toronto Blue Jays. Jun 24, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York […]

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Ex-UEFA head Platini freed after being questioned over Qatar World Cup

Former head of European football association UEFA Michel Platini leaves a judicial police station where he was detained for questioning over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament, in Nanterre, France June 19, 2019. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes PARIS (Reuters) – Michel Platini, the former head of European soccer association UEFA, was freed in the […]

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Blues dump Bruins to win Stanley Cup after agonizing 52-year wait

(Reuters) – The St. Louis Blues completed a most improbable journey and wiped out decades of misery by beating the Boston Bruins on Wednesday to capture their first Stanley Cup and set off a celebration that was 52 years in the making. The Blues defeated host Bruins 4-1 to clinch the best-of-seven series 4-3 and […]

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WTA ‘extremely disappointed’ by French Open semi scheduling

PARIS (Reuters) – Women’s Tennis Association boss Steve Simon has criticized French Open organizers for scheduling both of the women’s semi-finals away from center court. Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 26, 2019 General view of Court Simonne-Mathieu during the first round match between Spain’s Garbine Muguruza and Taylor Townsend […]

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Australia’s women soccer players to get same base pay as men

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s professional women soccer players will be given the same base pay as men in a one-year extension to a collective bargaining agreement. Soccer Football – Japan v Australia – Tournament of Nations Soccer 2017 – Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California – July 30, 2017. Australia’s Sam Kerr (20) is congratulated by […]

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NHL: Blues on verge of maiden Stanley Cup after blanking Bruins

(Reuters) – The St. Louis Blues moved one win away from their first Stanley Cup triumph after a controversial 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Thursday gave them a 3-2 lead in the National Hockey League’s best-of-seven championship. Jun 6, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; St. Louis Blues left wing David Perron (57) celebrates with […]

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Nadal expects Federer onslaught in semi-final

PARIS (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal is braced for an all-out assault from Roger Federer when the two great rivals meet at Roland Garros for the first time in eight years in Friday’s French Open semi-final. FILE PHOTO – Rafael Nadal of Spain shakes hands with Roger Federer of Switzerland after winning their men’s final at […]

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