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Cubs starter Jon Lester bashes first career home run

Later in the game, Lester became the 25th southpaw in Major League Baseball history to reach 2,000 career strikeouts. Lester struck out nine but let up three runs before being pulled with no outs in the fifth. He later led the Red Sox to another championship in 2013, allowing just one earned run in 15.1 innings against the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series. Read More »

Sturridge suffers thigh injury as Liverpool beat Bayern

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When asked at a news conference what he thought of Barcelona's interest in the player, Klopp responded: "I can understand that Coutinho is so highly rated, but they can save their energy". "We've done a lot of running, a lot of work - we train on the morning of games and things like that". "He hurt his thigh". "The goal was really great and he had a chance before that". Read More »

Ranked Recruit In 2019 Class, RJ Barrett, Reclassifies To 2018

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Scout has him listed as the No. 26 player in the Class of 2018, which is odd. Barrett was named as the tournament's MVP after averaging 21.6 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game. "I still want to be the best player in the class and the only way to make that happen is through hard work". Right now I'm training very hard doing two-a-days getting in a lot of skill work. Read More »

Michael Hooper: Australia flanker to replace Stephen Moore as captain

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The NSW Waratahs openside flanker replaces long-serving Wallabies captain Stephen Moore, who has stepped down from the role ahead of his worldwide retirement at the end of the season. It is a very special opportunity for all of us, and we'll be doing all we can to show that pride in the jersey", Hooper said. Hooper and Cheika have a close relationship and worked together as the Waratahs won their maiden Super Rugby title in 2014, making it an easy decision. Read More »

For Mithali Raj, 2005 World Cup was 'more memorable'

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Speaking about the business tycoon, Mithali said he also presented a vehicle to her in 2005 when no one had an inclination towards women's cricket. Yes, they did fail to lift their maiden World Cup trophy when hosts England stunned the Women in Blue by mere five runs, but the team side defy all odds to reach Lord's for what appeared to be their second appearance in World Cup finale. Read More »

Jose Mourinho Just Mocked Antonio Conte's Hairline Because He's A Pantomime Villain

The Premier League champions have competed in just three pre-season fixtures - all of which have taken place in Asia - with their remaining match coming against their North London rivals at Wembley Stadium. Ake's comments came after Conte had suggested young players needed to "trust" the club. "It is a short career", Ake said, as quoted on the Bournemouth Echo. Read More »

Ravindra Jadeja maintains top position among bowlers in latest ICC Test Rankings

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England defeated South Africa by 239 runs at The Oval in the Third Test on Monday to take a 2-1 lead in the four-match series. England all-rounder Ben Stokes moved up to take career-best positions in both batting and bowling as he jumped 12 places to joint-25th position in the Batsmen rankings, while also gaining two places to reach 19th spot in the Bowlers rankings. Read More »

Trump 'proud' to support 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles

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In the light of their unanimous position, in July, on the same principle of a dual attribution of the voting members of the IOC in Lima should therefore be a formality on a question which might look like "Agree with you the olympic games in 2024 in Paris, and from 2028 to Los Angeles?" "For the first time in a generation, the Olympics is coming back to the United States, and I am proud to support LA 2028", Trump said, congratulating the bid team on a plan to "ensure LA 2028 demonstrates the ... Read More »

Australia, NZ, Lanka to tour India from mid-Sept to Dec

After that Virat Kohli and his men fly down to South Africa. "Where the question of Sri Lanka's arrival was concerned, that tweaking has had to happen because Sri Lanka is organising an Independence Cup in Sri Lanka", Choudhary said. "Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka are touring India". Steve Smith-led Australia, who are embroiled in a bitter dispute between their players' union and their national board over a new pay deal, will be first to arrive in India. Read More »

Former Oregon coach Mark Helfrich joining Fox Sports as analyst, report says

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While Helfrich might have struggled to keep OR the superpower that it became under coach Chip Kelly, he's personable and articulate and should do well in the booth. He spent four seasons at the Ducks' helm, posting a 37-16 record. While Kelly and Helfrich are more comfortable on the field, the move to the desk may be a good thing for both of them, but don't expect either to be their longer than they feel they have to. Read More »

IOC confirm LA to host the 2028 Olympics

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That leaves the path open for Paris to host the Olympics and Paralympics four years earlier, in 2024. Los Angeles will be hosting the Olympics for a third time , having previously hosted in 1984 and 1932. Paris was chosen for 2024 because the city insisted it could not host in 2028. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Council President Herb Wesson and LA 2024 bid chairman Casey Wasserman scheduled at 5 p.m. Read More »

How could Manchester United line up with Nemanja Matic?

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Matic said: "I am delighted to have joined Manchester United . I know that he wants that very, very much and when a player wants very, very much the chance is bigger, the chance is bigger". The Serb completed his £40million transfer to the Premier League club from current English champions Chelsea on Monday afternoon, having undergone a medical at the weekend. Read More »

Neymar not travelling for PSG medicals, to fly back to Barcelona

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Barcelona have failed with a second offer for Philippe Coutinho as Liverpool remain determined to retain the services of one of their most influential performers. A video filmed by a passenger and broadcast on Catalan television channel TV3 shows Neymar in an area reserved for flight crew. Barcelona have been without a marquee signing this summer and are ready to step it up. Read More »

Things Just Keep Getting Worse For The Ravens, Siragusa Tore ACL

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It's yet another disappointing injury for the Ravens, who have been snake-bitten so far this year. Baltimore, which has already had significant injuries to several key players, lost a promising rookie for the season today. Last year's starting linebacker Zachary Orr retired, then unretired, after last season ended. He answered before knowing Siragusa's status, but won't waver. Read More »

Liverpool fans react to Coutinho display against Bayern Munich

Bayern themselves were poor and posed little threat to the Liverpool defence. The Reds broke the deadlock after just seven minutes as Roberto Firmino played Sadio Mane who slotted home with a fine finish, 0-1. Liverpool scored 20 goals from set-pieces in the Premier League last season. The admission prompted a lot of Liverpool fans to demand one thing in particular to happen between the pair in order to provide true confirmation - a sprint race. Read More »

Justin Verlander Shows Humor Over Trade Rumors

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This, despite the fact he's owed $56 million over the next two seasons and is nothing more than a mid-rotation guy. Well, the 4 p.m. trade deadline on Monday passed and seasoned pitcher Justin Verlander is still a Tiger. The 34-year-old former Cy Young victor isn't having a great season (4.50 ERA, 1.44 WHIP), he is expensive (he has 2 1/2 years left on his $200 million contract), and the Tigers would rather trade him after the season anyway. Read More »

LSU may have found Mike VII, its next live tiger mascot

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LSU said in January that the university expects to have a new tiger by August, in time for football season. LSU won't bring a tiger to its campus until it finishes renovating the animal's enclosure and yard next to Tiger Stadium. He has one touchdown, but was responsible for opening huge running lanes for Tiger great Leonard Fournette. The tiger habitat and LSU's animal care plan are licensed by the USDA. Read More »

Mane shines as Liverpool beat Bayern

See how to watch Tuesday's Audi Cup match between Bayern and Liverpool below. After the game, former Reds striker Michael Owen took to Twitter to offer his reaction to the display, admitting it was another impressive showing in what has been a superb pre-season to date . Read More »

Dodgers find lefty reliever in trade for Pirates' Tony Watson

He has converted 10-of-17 save opportunities this season and has posted a 35-to-14 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Most recently, according to a Monday afternoon report from Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer , the Dodgers have acquired left-handed relief pitcher Tony Cingrani from the Cincinnati Reds .While initially zeroed on in Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton , the Dodgers have since turned their attention elsewhere or so it appears. Read More »

MA Maintains Position in Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO)

Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO) traded down 0.21% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $42.31. It has underperformed by 40.63% the S&P500. Carmignac Gestion increased its stake in Nike Inc (NKE) by 0.37% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Read More »

Kurt Busch's 2018 contract not renewed by Stewart-Haas Racing

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Motorsport.com first reported . Insiders say both the reports and the race team's rebuttal may be true. Busch would become the second NASCAR Cup champion to be looking for a 2018 ride, as Joe Gibbs Racing already has announced that Erik Jones would replace 2003 Cup champion Matt Kenseth in the No. Read More »

Reds impress as they beat Bayern Munich

Daniel Sturridge added Liverpool's third late on but was then withdrawn nearly immediately after the goal with an apparent injury. "He hurt his thigh", the German said. "I think the Champions League this year will be more competitive because there are really important English teams in the competition - United, City, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool". Read More »

Judge Strikes Down Pro-Life Alabama Law Requiring Parental Consent for an Abortion

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The laws ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation; impose restrictions regarding the fetal remains that could allow a woman's sexual partner or even her rapist , to effectively block her abortion; expand requirements around reporting a minor's abortion to law enforcement; and require providers to obtain records of a woman's entire history of pregnancy. Read More »

Jay Leach Named New Head Coach Of Bruins' AHL Affiliate In Providence

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The Syracuse, N.Y., native spent 11 seasons as a defenseman in the National Hockey League and AHL from 2002-13. He did not have good news for Bruins fans. Carbery finished his ECHL career with the Fresno Falcons and South Carolina Stingsrays from 2008-10, before joining the Stingrays as an Assistant Coach for the 2010-11 season. Read More »

Peyper to referee Super Rugby final

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Governing body SANZAAR said Peyper's appointment was purely "merit-based" after putting him in charge of Saturday's final between South Africa's Golden Lions and New Zealand's Canterbury Crusaders in Johannesburg. - The Lions head into this fixture on the back of a 14-game winning streak; the Crusaders are the only team in Super Rugby history to have won more games in succession, which they've done twice (15 straight in 2002-03; 16 straight in 2005-06). Read More »