Category Archives: sports

Patriots back Tom Brady in ‘Deflategate’ court appeal

Jan 16, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Divisional round playoff game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Continue reading

Kyrgios lights up damp opening day at French Open

Australian Nick Kyrgios did his best to enliven a damp and dismal Parisian day with some eye-catching play and colorful language as the French Open began without part of the usual furniture on Sunday. The volatile 17th seed mainly let his racket do the talking during an impressive 7-6(6) 7-6(6) 6-4 defeat of Italian debutant Marco Cecchinato, although he did receive a code violation for his language in the first set. Continue reading

WADA chief Reedie says meldonium found in 47 of 49 failed Russian dope tests

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president Craig Reedie has disclosed that most of the Russian sportsmen and women who have failed drug tests in the last six months did so because meldonium was detected in their system. Reedie said the drug, which Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova told a news conference she had used for health reasons after she failed a drugs test earlier this year, was responsible for 47 of the 49 adverse analytical findings in Russia between November 2015 and May 2016. Continue reading

Afghan Taliban leader in Pakistan likely killed in U.S. drone strike

Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, Taliban militants’ leader, is seen in this undated handout photograph by the Taliban. REUTERS/Taliban Handout/Handout via Reuters More By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States conducted a drone strike on Saturday against the leader of Afghan Taliban, likely killing him on the Pakistan side of the remote border region with Afghanistan in a mission authorized by U.S Continue reading

Horse racing: Exaggerator wins Preakness, Nyquist third

Exaggerator won the 141st running of the Preakness Stakes by 3-1/2 lengths in Baltimore on Saturday, ending Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist’s bid for a rare Triple Crown. Continue reading

Exaggerator wins Preakness, ends Nyquist’s Triple Crown bid

A record 134,000 sodden race fans crowded into a rain-shrouded Pimlico Race Course in Maryland to watch the 141st Preakness. Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist sought to take the next step forward in the hunt for the Triple Crown. But it wasn’t to be, as Exaggerator, runner-up in the Derby, got revenge and won the Preakness going away. Continue reading

Koepka takes Byron Nelson lead, Spieth two back

American Brooks Koepka made three birdies on the back nine to charge past hometown favorite Jordan Spieth and into a two-shot lead after the AT&T Byron Nelson third round in Texas on Saturday. Koepka posted a five-under-par 65 for a 16-under total at the TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving, while Spieth closed with bogeys at 14 and 18 for a 67 to drop back into second place. Continue reading

Sublime Lingard volley seals Man United FA Cup win

Manchester United substitute Jesse Lingard’s superb volley in extra time secured a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday for their first major trophy in three years. However, their Dutch manager Louis van Gaal was left wondering whether it would be enough to preserve his job two seasons into a three-year contract amid British media reports that Jose Mourinho would be offered the job next week. The game was locked at 1-1 after 90 minutes, Jason Puncheon coming off the bench to put London side Palace ahead 12 minutes from time before Juan Mata equalized three minutes later. Continue reading

Klinsmann opts for experience in U.S. Copa America squad

The U.S. team coach Jurgen Klinsmann gestures during the international friendly soccer match against Switzerland at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich March 31, 2015. NEWS.GNOM.ES/Arnd Wiegmann United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has turned to experience for next month’s Copa America Centenario on home soil, but said he had to make some “very close, tight decisions” before announcing his 23-player squad on Saturday. Continue reading

Canada to play Finland in ice hockey world championship final

Holders Canada reached a world championship final against Finland by beating the United States 4-3 thanks to Ryan Ellis’ goal early in the third period of a pulsating match on Saturday. The Finns won 3-1 as they overcame hosts Russia in the other semi-final just as they did at the Sochi Olympics two years ago. Bill Peters’ Canada side got off to a fine start as they moved into a 2-0 lead at the end of the first period following goals from Brendan Gallagher and Brad Marchand Continue reading