Lindahl penalty save sends Sweden through to quarters over Canada

PARIS – Stina Blackstenius scored early in the second half and Sweden advanced to the quarterfinals at the Women’s World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Canada on Monday night. Blacktenius scored in...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Mets fine Callaway, Vargas after run-in with reporter

PHILADELPHIA – Mickey Callaway needed two news conferences to issue one apology. After the New York Mets fined their manager and pitcher Jason Vargas for their expletive-filled confrontation with a...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

European vacation over, Naeher and US bounce back up

REIMS, France – Alyssa Naeher’s European vacation ended quickly Monday night. After three games with little to do, the 31-year-old American goalkeeper blundered in her first World Cup knockout...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Italy’s Milan-Cortina wins vote to host 2026 Winter Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Riding a wave of widespread Italian enthusiasm to be an Olympic host, Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo won the vote Monday to stage the 2026 Winter Games. International Olympic...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Santa Anita season ends after 30 horse deaths, trainer ban

ARCADIA, Calif. – Santa Anita’s troubled racing season has come to a close after the deaths of 30 horses at the Southern California track rattled the industry and led to Hall of Fame trainer Jerry...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Megan Rapinoe lifts USWNT into quarterfinals with win over Spain

REIMS, France – Megan Rapinoe converted a pair of penalty kicks and the United States set up a much-anticipated quarterfinal meeting with host France at the Women’s World Cup with a 2-1 victory...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Los Angeles sweeps Rockies in wild finish

LOS ANGELES – Will Smith had seen fellow Los Angeles Dodgers rookies Matt Beaty and Alex Verdugo deliver walk-off homers during their weekend series against the Colorado Rockies. Hours after being...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

France beats Brazil in extra time to advance in World Cup

As the score remained tied in extra time and the clock ticked toward a penalty kicks shootout, France’s stress kept increasing. Hosting the Women’s World Cup, Les Bleues are expected to win the...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Hannah Green holds her nerve, wins Women’s PGA Championship

CHASKA, Minn. – Hannah Green held her nerve and saved par from the bunker with a 5-foot putt on the final hole to win the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on Sunday for her first major championship,...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

USWNT ready to take on dangerous Spain in knockout round

REIMS, France – Spain coach Jorge Vilda says part of the challenge in facing the United States is making sure his players aren’t intimidated by the defending Women’s World Cup champions. Spain...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Michigan to take on Vanderbilt in College World Series finals

OMAHA, Neb. – Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin gets right to the point when he discusses his protege, Erik Bakich. He’s proud of him. He’s impressed with what he has accomplished at Michigan. He’s his...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

SIMMONS SWEEP: Durango brothers claim criterium national championships

Colby Simmons had often walked into his older brother Quinn’s bedroom and looked up at the national championship jerseys displayed on his wall. He wanted some of his own. Saturday, he got his...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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