News: Sports

Usain Bolt deletes tweet showing hamstring injury

Thursday  19:57,   17 august 2017
USA TODAY

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, who suffered an injury in the final leg of the 4x100-meter relay at the world championships in London last weekend, released a medical scan of his hamstring injury over Twitter on Thursday, then later deleted the tweet. [...]

Reporter: LeBron's reps ‘will/must lie to protect his image’

Thursday  19:57,   17 august 2017
Larry Brown Sports

NBA reporter Chris Sheridan on Thursday doubled down on his report Wednesday that LeBron James is “100 percent leaving” the Cleveland Cavaliers after the 2017-18 season. Sheridan suggested in his original tweeted report that James’ relationship with [...]

10 NHLers likely to rebound in 2018

Thursday  19:05,   17 august 2017
theScore

The 2016-17 NHL campaign was very peculiar. The 2016-17 NHL campaign was very[...]

Canada hammered by New Zealand at rugby World Cup

Thursday  19:05,   17 august 2017
MSN

DUBLIN - Canada will not have a chance at a medal at the women's rugby World Cup after losing 48-5 to New Zealand on Thursday in its final Pool A game. Only the three pool winners and the top second-place team advance to the final four. Canada[...]

LeBron's best avenue to NBA Finals is to remain in East

Thursday  18:10,   17 august 2017
New York Daily News

The single worst-kept secret in the NBA is that LeBron James is thinking long and hard about taking the first private jet out of Cleveland once this season ends, presumably with a loss to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. Players,[...]

Barcelona GM: We're 'close' to signing Coutinho, Dembele

Thursday  18:09,   17 august 2017
theScore

Barcelona is on the verge of adding a pair of football's most talented young stars in deals that could be worth over €200 million, according to the team's general manager. After completing Paulinho's transfer, who was unveiled Thursday,[...]

Barcelona’s Suarez to miss World Cup qualifying with knee injury

Thursday  18:09,   17 august 2017
Sportsnet

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez will be sidelined at least four weeks after suffering a knee injury on Wednesday, the Uruguay national team announced. Barcelona says Suarez injured his right knee during the second half of Barcelona’s 2-0 loss at[...]

Osweiler to start Browns' 2nd preseason game

Thursday  18:09,   17 august 2017
theScore

The Cleveland Browns' next preseason game isn't until Monday, but the starter has already been revealed. Brock Osweiler will start his second consecutive preseason game when the Browns take on the New York Giants in exhibition action.[...]

Turner is latest to plan sports streaming service

Thursday  18:08,   17 august 2017
MSN

NEW YORK - Turner Sports is the latest TV company to announce a sports streaming service as traditional television companies chase millennial audiences. The service, expected next year in the U.S., has signed up European soccer with the UEFA[...]

These comments from Tom Brady should scare opponents

Thursday  16:57,   17 august 2017
Larry Brown Sports

Since turning the big 40 earlier in August, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has not lost a step. In fact, things are quite the opposite for Brady who had this to say when asked about training as a 40-year-old player. “No. I think it’s a[...]

Steinbrenner: If Yankees miss playoffs 'it will be a failure'

Thursday  16:52,   17 august 2017
theScore

Just win, baby. For months, the New York Yankees defied expectations, leading the American League East by as many as four games in mid-June. Since jumping out to a 38-23 record, the Yankees have stumbled. A seven-game losing streak kicked off a[...]

The Ump Show is the dumbest thing in baseball this week

Thursday  16:51,   17 august 2017
Sporting News

Enough with umpires trying to be the face of MLB games. It's not about them.If you haven't heard, the Tigers' Ian Kinsler laid into umpire Angel Hernandez on Tuesday. His comments were pretty scathing, and if he didn't get his money's worth on[...]

LeBron James camp strongly denies report he intends to leave Cavaliers

Thursday  16:50,   17 august 2017
Larry Brown Sports

Sources close to LeBron James are strongly denying a report that surfaced Wednesday stating that the star forward is certain to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers when his contract expires. On Wednesday, a report emerged stating that James was “100[...]

Stroman, bullpen keep Jays hanging around wild-card race

Thursday  16:50,   17 august 2017
Toronto Star

The Blue Jays have not been at .500 all year, but despite that mediocrity they’re not shying away from the challenge of remaining in the nine-team wild-card mix. The Jays rode the strong right arm of Marcus Stroman and a stout bullpen to a 3-2 win[...]

Lighter gloves spell quick end of Mayweather, says McGregor

Thursday  16:50,   17 august 2017
Reuters

<p>Mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor is happy about the switch to lighter gloves for his Aug. 26 fight against undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather and says his opponent will now struggle to make it past the second round.</p>The Nevada[...]