Packers 35, Bears 14: Resounding victory is one for the history books

GREEN BAY – In the 195th game of a series that dates back to 1921, the Green Bay Packers won the rubber match. The Packers trounced the Chicago Bears early and didn’t look back, winning 35-14 on Thursday night at Lambeau Field. Before the Bears had their second offensive snap, the Packers led, 14-0. The first […]

Presidents Cup: Johnson, Kuchar beat wind and topple Scott, Vegas

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — If Dustin Johnson were a student of his own history — and he isn’t — he might have considered his Thursday foursomes match a little unfinished business. The World No. 1 has never lost a foursomes duel, with three victories and one halve. That lone failure to claim an outright win […]

More of the same at Presidents Cup, as USA gets off to dominant start

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Here we go again. Despite a different venue and a different year, the United States assumed command of the Presidents Cup on Thursday at blustery Liberty National Golf Club and once again put the Internationals up against it in the biennial match play clash. Triggered by routs from the teams of […]

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero hurt in car crash: Reports

anchester City striker Sergio Aguero has reportedly suffered injured ribs after the Argentine forward was involved in a car crash in Amsterdam, media in Argentina reported on Friday. Argentine newspaper Diário Olé said Aguero, who was in the Netherlands to attend a concert, was riding in a taxi when the vehicle crashed into a pole. […]

Hurricane Harvey relief fund started by J.J. Watt hits $20 million

J.J. Watt’s relief fund for Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston has reached $20 million — 100 times more than the NFL star’s original goal. More than 180,000 donations have been made, mostly for less than $100 each, since Watt started the fund Aug. 28 with a donation of $100,000 and a goal of raising $200,000, according to […]

Isner, Karlovic advance, Mannarino out at Newport

WASHINGTON: US top seed John Isner and second-seeded defending champion Ivo Karlovic advanced to the quarter-finals of the ATP Hall of Fame Championships with straight-set triumphs Wednesday at Newport, Rhode Island. Isner, the 2011 and 2012 winner at the grass-court event, fired 13 aces in defeating Australian qualifier Sam Groth 6-2, 6-4. The hard-serving American improved to 3-0 all-time against Groth, who dropped […]

Kashyap sends top seed Lee Hyun packing from US Open

ANAHEIM (USA): Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap knocked out top seed Lee Hyun Il of Korea in the men’s singles opening round of the US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament. On a comeback trail after recovering from a shoulder injury, Kashyap dished out a gritty performance to stave off the challenge from World No. 15 Lee 21-16, 10-21, […]

Pietersen eyes South Africa international return

LONDON: Kevin Pietersensaid Wednesday he has not ruled out resurrecting his international career with his native South Africa even though he’ll be pushing 40 when he requalifies. The 37-year-old batsman will become eligible to play for the Proteas in 2019 having not been selected for England after being sacked in the aftermath of the 2013-14 Ashes defeat in Australia. “You […]

Van Vleuten wins women’s Tour stage

The 34-year-old Dutchwoman was leading the Olympic Games road race in Rio last year and 12km from the gold medal when she crashed spectacularly on a perilous descent, suffering fractured vertebrae and severe concussion as her Dutch compatriot Anna van der Breggen went on to take the title. But the renowned climber broke clear on the Col d’Izoard […]