Saturday May 27-th, 2017

Duterte says did not insult Obama, calls UN chief 'fool' Duterte says did not insult Obama, calls UN chief 'fool'

Before the East Asia Summit - which brings together leaders from Japan, South Korea, China, Russia, India, Australia and New Zealand - Filipino Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar attributed Duterte's absence to a headache.

Astros' Hinch ejected after 2 runs score on wild pitch

That's because the Astros knew what actually happened. Chisenhall checked his swing and the ball clearly struck his bat. Umpire Jim Joyce, however, never saw the ball hit the bat and ruled it a wild pitch. I imagine he'd be throwing chairs out th...

Mourinho blames himself for Manchester United's derby failure

Zlatan Ibrahimovic pulled one back before the break after capitalising on a mistake by debutant Claudio Bravo, who Mourinho felt should have been sent off for lunging at Wayne Rooney after turning into danger. "These guys have a heart - in the first ...

Lakeisha Patterson Wins Paralympics Gold, Breaks PB By 25 Seconds Lakeisha Patterson Wins Paralympics Gold, Breaks PB By 25 Seconds

She also paid tribute to the 24-year-old Long, saying "she's been my idol and to be able to race alongside her and finish on top is wonderful... she said she was really proud of me". In Rio, Australia now sits eighth on the medal tally with one gold,...

Steelers sign David DeCastro to contract extension Steelers sign David DeCastro to contract extension

A first-round pick out of Stanford in 2012, DeCastro was forced to overcome hardship during his rookie campaign after suffering a torn MCL and dislocated kneecap in preseason action before his inaugural season ever got underway. Ross Cockrell was ...

Cosart's injury derails his start in Padres' 7-2 loss

He was hit by a pitch in the first but remained in the game until being pulled after the fifth inning. Ramirez's homer came in the eighth off Jake Smith's first major league pitch. And after Moncada looked overmatched the previous two games (seve...

Russian athletes lose bid to compete in Paralympics Russian athletes lose bid to compete in Paralympics

The IPC, meanwhile, has said it is working to "define criteria" for Russia's reinstatement to the global organisation. It says there was no contract between them and the IPC, given that Russian athletes are generally nominated by their country's ...

Landon Donovan set to return to MLS Landon Donovan set to return to MLS

Within that landscape, Donovan - should he play a role more vital than "in situations that made sense for the team" - is likely to be used up top or on the left flank, the positions he primarily played in his final few seasons before he retired.

Murray and Soares sweep to U.S. Open doubles title Murray and Soares sweep to U.S. Open doubles title

After Soares had sealed victory in Arthur Ashe Stadium with a crisp forehand volley, Murray and his partner embraced in celebration before holding their arms aloft. Soares did his job from the field and Murray was rock solid at the net, proving their...

Knox motivated by Ryder Cup omission Knox motivated by Ryder Cup omission

I haven't slept an very bad lot thinking about it, and having to phone Russell yesterday to give him the information is probably one of the toughest phone calls I've ever had to make because Russell has played unbelievably well over the qualification...

Newton did not need to leave game after hit by Broncos Newton did not need to leave game after hit by Broncos

A Panthers official added, via Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer , that Newton passed concussion tests in the locker room, on the team bus, on the team plane and early Friday morning. "I thought I (led) with the shoulder", Stewart said. Ther...

FIFA opens bribery case against Sepp Blatter, 2 others FIFA opens bribery case against Sepp Blatter, 2 others

FIFA's Ethics Committee has opened a formal investigation against Joseph "Sepp" Blatter, Jerome Valcke and Markus Kattner, according to a statement released by the committee's investigatory chamber. Valcke was himself banned for 12 years, reduced t...

Buchholz stifles Padres as Red Sox roll 5-1

The win, coupled with Toronto's loss to the Yankees in NY, gave the Red Sox a game lead over the Blue Jays heading into their three-game series in Toronto starting Friday night. A 2-run home run to Adam Rosales proved to be all the Padres would nee...

17-year-old Pulisic makes 1st start for United States

A little more than two years on from that result, the MNT played the its last match in the Send Off Series before the 2014 FIFA World Cup as Jozy Altidore scored on both sides of halftime to give the USA a 2-1 win against Nigeria on June 7, 2014.

What to Watch at US Open: Williams tries to avoid SF stunner

Open semifinal without dropping a single set, although he has faced just one seed and that was a physically spent Lucas Pouille. The world No.1 eased past Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova 6-2 6-3 in the quarter-finals to claim her record breaking wi...

Tropical Depression 9 could become hurricane before reaching Florida Tropical Depression 9 could become hurricane before reaching Florida

The current expectation is for several inches of rain. "Heavy rain associated with this tropical moisture will likely start Wednesday and additional rainfall totals of 5"-10"+ are possible by Thursday evening". just days before Labor Day may be t...

Brook is my biggest test, says Golovkin Brook is my biggest test, says Golovkin

I didn't think Gennady Golovkin looked that great. "He's an undefeated champion from the United Kingdom with a great record". "We have got the data from previous fights and we have kept the speed", Brook said. Tyson went to Germany, a huge underd...

Novak Djokovic walks his way into 10th straight US Open semis

Djokovic was leading 6-3, 6-2 Tuesday night when the ninth-seeded Tsonga grabbed his left knee once again, grimaced and said he could not continue the match on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Furthermore, Djokovic's duel against Rafael Nadal in the 2012 Austral...

Serena wins record 307th Grand Slam match

She's now tied with Steffi Graf atop the list. Fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska also reached the last 16 with a straight sets 6-2, 6-3 win over 25th seed Caroline Garcia and will be attempting to reach last 8 of US Open for the first time .

Paralympic Games open to theme: 'Heart knows no limits'

A total of 35 "disappearing positives" were found in Paralympic sport, according to the report, between 2012 and 2015. The ceremony ended with an emotional passing of the Paralympic torch, during which 1984 Paralympian Marcia Malsar fell to floor, ...

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