All Blacks axe stars ahead of Bledisloe decider

The All Blacks have dumped star wingers Ben Smith and Rieko Ioane, along with centurion prop Owen Franks in a sensational move ahead of the Bledisloe Cup decider in Auckland.In a potential changing of the guard five weeks out...

Diamondbacks’ Ray exits game with back spasms

DENVER -- Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray left in the third inning against the Colorado Rockies with spasms in his lower back.Ray took the mound in the bottom of the third Wednesday before being visited by manager Torey Lovullo....

Osaka subdues Sasnovich surge to kick off Cincinnati campaign

CINCINNATI, OH, USA - World No.1 Naomi Osaka took the scenic route to the third round at the Western & Southern Open, needing three sets to move past Aliaksandra Sasnovich, 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-2. Last week, Osaka kicked off her North...

Pirates’ Taillon to miss ’20 season after TJ surgery

PITTSBURGH -- Fresh off his first full season in the majors, Jameson Taillon seemed to be on the brink of big things for the Pittsburgh Pirates.Instead, a forearm injury sidetracked him in May and again in July. Now his...

Sharks ‘don’t want’ to sign Patrick Marleau; Coyotes do

Former Sharks captain Patrick Marleau is skating in San Jose, but a reunion reportedly isn't in the cards. That's because the "Sharks don't want him," the Toronto Sun's Steve Simmons wrote in his Saturday column. "Apparently, Arizona does, but Marleau may...

Adam Beard: Wales lock hopes to revive Test winning streak

Adam Beard (right) won his first cap for Wales against Samoa in Apia in June 2017World Cup warm-up: Wales v EnglandVenue:...

Tyronn Lue Will Coach in Los Angeles After All (for the Clippers)

Want more basketball in your inbox? Sign up for Marc Stein’s weekly N.B.A. newsletter here.LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers are close to hiring Tyronn Lue, the former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach, as a top assistant to Coach...

How Pettis’ turnaround sparked Nate Diaz’s interest

It hardly seems possible that it’s been nearly nine years since that magic moment in Glendale, Arizona, when Anthony Pettis jumped up against the cage, vaulted off and kicked Benson Henderson in the head in the waning seconds and won the World...

Iyer was brave under pressure – Kohli

Virat Kohli's performances in this series - 120 and 114 not out in the second and third ODIs - can only be described as masterful. Both knocks were the bedrocks of India's innings. And on both occasions, he found...

We continue to let ourselves down in key moments – Jason Holder

In the sixth over of India's chase in the third ODI in Port of Spain, Virat Kohli, batting on 11, was surprised by a Keemo Paul delivery that went past him as he tried to make room to play...