MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Denver Nuggets did something no NBA team has done in almost seven weeks: They lost to the Memphis Grizzlies. Dillon Brooks scored 24 points, Tyreke Evans added 20, and the Grizzlies snapped a 19-game losing streak with a 101-94 victory over the Nuggets on Saturday night. “It was great. We’re all
High-profile South African advocate Dali Mpofu will represent Kagiso Rabada in his appeal against an ICC Level 2 code of conduct sanction handed down earlier in the week. Mpofu, a former member of the ruling African National Congress party and a former CEO of the national broadcaster SABC, is well known for his work in
NEW YORK — Jose Ramirez was 8 years old when he began boxing, and for the next 17 years, he worked toward this one moment on Saturday night: to win a world title. Mission accomplished in a fantastic action fight, as Ramirez outpointed Amir Imam by unanimous decision to win a vacant junior welterweight world
PHOENIX — Inbee Park felt as if she were in 2013 on the front nine Saturday at the Founders Cup. Laura Davies brought back memories of her dominant desert run more than 20 years ago. The Hall of Famers shot matching 9-under 63s in sunny and breezy conditions at Desert Ridge. Park reached 14 under
Surging heavyweight contender Alexander Volkov scored the biggest win of his career Saturday when he knocked out former champion Fabricio Werdum in the fourth round of their UFC Fight Night main event at London’s O2 Arena. Volkov (30-6) dropped Werdum with punches near the fence and finished the bout with follow-up strikes. Referee Marc Goddard
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Roger Federer was on the ropes, down two breaks in the second set and another one in the third. Borna Coric thought he was close to toppling the world’s top-ranked player. Not so fast. Federer rallied for a 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 victory in the BNP Paribas Open semifinals on Saturday, extending
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — The last time Roger Federer had an 11 a.m. start time, he was 23 and sporting long hair. It came here at Indian Wells in a best-of-five 2005 final he won in straight sets against Lleyton Hewitt to capture his second of five titles at the BNP Paribas Open. On Saturday,
FONTANA, Calif. — Joey Logano cruised through the final laps of his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory of the season with more relief than excitement. When you’re a Cup Series driver in the best car in the field, anything less than first place would be embarrassing. Logano cruised to his 29th career Xfinity Series victory
TWICKENHAM, London — Travelling through south-west London on Saturday morning towards the world’s most famous cabbage patch, it was clear that few Irish fans had heeded the Rugby Football Union’s warning not to buy second-hand tickets. More lined the streets looking for spares. The lure of a Grand Slam victory on St. Patrick’s Day was
ORLANDO, Fla. — Rory McIlroy wondered Saturday if limiting alcohol sales might help curb some of the loud and abusive behavior he believes is getting worse at PGA Tour tournaments. A month ago, McIlroy suggested that the commotion that surrounds a group following Tiger Woods cost the 14-time major champion half a shot per round.
TWICKENHAM, London – Despite losing to Ireland at Twickenham in their final match, England head coach Eddie Jones said it had been an “enormously beneficial” Six Nations campaign. However, Jones did concede it was a “disappointing tournament” as the defending champions suffered three successive defeats following opening with wins over Italy and Wales. In a
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — One minute Dmitry Kulikov was feeling fine, the next moment he wasn’t. And now the Winnipeg Jets‘ defenseman will undergo back surgery and miss at least eight weeks. Jets coach Paul Maurice said it was the same injury Kulikov suffered last season while with the Buffalo Sabres. Kulikov was hurt while taking
TAMPA, Fla. — One day after he was released by the Philadelphia Eagles, defensive end Vinny Curry has found a new home with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a source told ESPN. It is a three-year deal for up to $27 million with a $11.5 million injury guarantee, the source said. Jimmy Graham can be a
Who will claim the first win of 2018? Australian Grand Prix on the BBC Dates: 23-25 March Circuit: Albert Park Coverage: Practice sessions online-only; Qualifying and race on BBC Radio 5 live. Live text commentary, leaderboard and imagery on BBC Sport website and app. New cars and drivers have been unveiled, pre-season testing in Barcelona
ABERDEEN, Md. — Police say former NBA player Glen “Big Baby” Davis was arrested in a Maryland hotel last month on drug possession and distribution charges. WMAR-TV in Baltimore reports that Davis was arrested Feb. 7 at a Hampton Inn in Aberdeen. According to court records, the hotel owner smelled marijuana coming from Davis’ room.
SARASOTA, Fla. — Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado says that a recruiting pitch by Yankees star Aaron Judge was no big deal. “I think it was just blown out of proportion,” Machado said. Earlier this week, when the Orioles and Yankees played a spring training game, Judge told Machado that he’d look good in pinstripes.
Mark Cavendish also crashed in the opening stages of the Tirreno-Adriatico in early March Mark Cavendish suffered another fractured rib after crashing heavily into a bollard in the final 10km of the Milan-San Remo on Saturday. The 32-year-old was launched head first off his bike and landed hard on his back but avoided any major
ARLINGTON, Va. — The Washington Capitals say center Evgeny Kuznetsov is day-to-day with an upper body injury and won’t play Sunday at the Philadelphia Flyers. Kuznetsov was slashed in the left wrist/arm by New York Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey and crashed into the boards with the same area of his body Friday night in the