Category: Sport

Djokovic, Federer in same half of U.S. Open draw

Wimbledon finalists Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are on a semi-final collision course at the U.S. Open after they were placed in the same half of the draw on Thursday. Top seed Djokovic, who saved two match points in the All England Club final to deny Federer a record ninth title at the grasscourt championships, […]

Flyers could use breakout season from Nolan Patrick

The success or failure of the 2019-20 Philadelphia Flyers will largely depend on the performance of starting goalie Carter Hart. If he is good, the Flyers will probably be good. If he is not, there is a pretty good chance it will be more of the same from a year ago. But for as important […]

Ticket demand for international NFL games surge

Ticket demand for the NFL’s five international games this season has jumped 55% compared to 2018 thanks to the American football league’s efforts to grow its global fan base, ticket retailer StubHub said on Thursday. Four games will be played in London and one in Mexico in 2019 with the Chicago Bears-Oakland Raiders matchup at […]

MLB suspends involvement in Venezuelan baseball following sanctions

Major League Baseball said on Thursday it was suspending involvement in the upcoming Venezuelan professional baseball season pending instructions from the U.S. government, which has repeatedly sanctioned the South American nation’s government. Four sources close to the Venezuelan league told Reuters earlier that MLB would not give permission for players to participate, attributing the move […]

Scherzer makes successful return as Nationals topple Pirates

Howie Kendrick and Anthony Rendon homered and right-hander Max Scherzer made a successful if truncated return from injury Thursday as the visiting Washington Nationals earned a 7-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Washington won three of four games in the series, outscoring the Pirates in the four games 32-6. Victor Robles and Asdrubal Cabrera added […]

Lakers taking time to replace Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins likely will miss the 2019-20 season with a torn ACL, leaving the Lakers with a big hole to fill alongside Anthony Davis and LeBron James. But ESPN reported Los Angeles is kicking the tires on several veteran centers, including Dwight Howard, Joakim Noah and Marreese Speights. Howard, under contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, […]

Cole stays dominant as Astros beat Tigers

Gerrit Cole maintained his dominant form despite missing a turn in the rotation and the Houston Astros claimed a four-game series victory over the visiting Detroit Tigers with a 6-3 win on Thursday at Minute Maid Park. Cole (15-5) improved to 11-0 with a 1.84 ERA over his last 15 starts by limiting Detroit to […]