• Ashleigh Barty turns giant killer in Cincinnati
Ashleigh Barty turns giant killer in Cincinnati

Meanwhile, she is in OH at this week's Western and Southern Open, taking advantage of one final tune-up before the final Grand Slam event of the season. Williams has been at the receiving end of attacks over the years for her race and playing style , but she says it is not something that bothers her any longer.

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  • Rob Gronkowski plays in preseason for first time since 2012
Rob Gronkowski plays in preseason for first time since 2012

Gronkowski finished his two series without a target or a reception. Rob Gronkowski also made his season debut for the Patriots , playing about 15 snaps but not catching a pass, in his first preseason appearance since 2012. Malcolm Mitchell was repeatedly spotted grabbing his right knee after plays. He stayed quiet despite receptions by Brandin...

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  • Alastair Cook and James Anderson pile on agony for West Indies
Alastair Cook and James Anderson pile on agony for West Indies

Root enforced the follow-on, with West Indies 346 runs behind, and the tourists promptly collapsed again. Kyle Hope fell without adding to his overnight score when, off the sixth ball of the day, an Anderson delivery flew off a lenth to take the shoulder of his bat before carrying to Stokes at gully.

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  • Pomeranz thriving as Red Sox face Yankees
Pomeranz thriving as Red Sox face Yankees

The club recalled C Mitch Garver from Class AAA Rochester and placed OF Robbie Grossman on the 10-day DL with a broken left thumb. With that said, he's still "haunted" by things that went on in the past, long before he or any members of the team or organization who are there today had arrived.

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  • Frank Serpico among NYPD officers to support Colin Kaepernick
Frank Serpico among NYPD officers to support Colin Kaepernick

Kaepernick protested the national anthem last season because he said he was "not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color". "The way he's being railroaded for speaking the obvious truth, this is not what America was founded on", NYPD Sergeant Edwin Raymond said at the rally.

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  • Jordan Howard (eye) won't play in Bears' preseason game Saturday
Jordan Howard (eye) won't play in Bears' preseason game Saturday

Starting quarterback Mike Glennon performed better than he did in the preseason opener, but he was dogged by a costly mistake for the second straight game . Well, that was an interesting way to end the first half. With one second remaining in the half, Arizona chose to have Phil Dawson attempt a 63-yard field goal.

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  • All Blacks legend Sir Colin Meads dies
All Blacks legend Sir Colin Meads dies

He was axed from the panel and for a time was persona non grata to the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU). The former All Blacks lock hailed as New Zealand's greatest player of the 20th century, succumbed to a year-long fight with pancreatic cancer and died at Te Kuiti Hospital on Sunday morning.

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  • Stafford sharp in three series of Lions' win over Jets
Stafford sharp in three series of Lions' win over Jets

The Jets removed most starters from the game to begin the second half. Detroit came out for one play to take a knee and end the game, giving them a 16-6 win and a (2-0-0) preseason record. Things didn't' get better for the former Penn State quarterback from there, though. The Lions wouldn't score again until late in the second quarter when Ma...

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  • Premier League to announce major changes to transfer system
Premier League to announce major changes to transfer system

Yet could Spurs' fearless new world at Wembley Stadium, as they wait for their new White Hart Lane home to be finished, prove an Achilles heel? I'm personally a big fan of what Gary Rowett has to offer and feel Derby will sizzle in the league this season .

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  • Premier League managers back summer window shift
Premier League managers back summer window shift

Transfer deadline day at the end of August once again promises to be a "chaotic finale of last-minute deals", says the paper, and the opening weeks of the campaign are likely to be overshadowed by events off the pitch. "January is good or bad depending on where you are at the time ". Wolves are the ones that come next in our list and it's not a ...

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  • England dominate woeful West Indies for third straight day
England dominate woeful West Indies for third straight day

Jason Holder , West Indies' captain, has challenged his players to "look themselves in the mirror" and find a way to fight back into the series, after being dealt a humiliating innings-and-209-run defeat in the first Investec Test at Edgbaston .

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  • EPL: Liverpool pip Crystal Palace
EPL: Liverpool pip Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace had won their last three league encounters at Anfield and made life hard for Liverpool but the Reds, who sometimes struggled in attack with an absent Philippe Coutinho , did enough to seal victory in their first home game of the Premier League season.

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  • Crystal Palace: Premier League - Confirmed Teams
Crystal Palace: Premier League - Confirmed Teams

The Reds continued their dominance into the second half, but again the clearest chance fell to the visitors on the break. Hennessey was also needed at full stretch to push aside Jordan Henderson's shot from similar range, but Palace could just as easily have taken the lead as ex-Reds striker Benteke somehow powered the ball over the bar after...

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  • Umpires in Detroit take stand against verbal abuse
Umpires in Detroit take stand against verbal abuse

The next day, Kinsler sharply criticized Hernandez, saying the umpire was "messing" with games "blatantly". He just needs to go away. "I just speak the truth and whatever happens, happens", Kinsler said Friday. "To single out one player as a union is completely uncalled for". Ausmus said he was shocked the umpires did this, and in the fashion...

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  • Man U stun Swansea with quick-fire goals
Man U stun Swansea with quick-fire goals

With 10 minutes to go, Swansea were still in the game but three goals in the space of four minutes earned United a lop-sided win, a period which sends another message to their title rivals. As a result , a confident victory with the score 4: 0, which promises an interesting season. Not long after, Paul Pogba scored a sublime chip over Polish...

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  • Ekaterina Makarova got past Kerber, advances in Cincinnati
Ekaterina Makarova got past Kerber, advances in Cincinnati

Venus Williams lost to Ashleigh Barty in three sets, while Angelique Kerber , last year's runner-up saw her run reaching an end as a result of a heart-stopping encounter against #Ekaterina Makarova from Russian Federation. In the final game, Pliskova saved four match before sending a forehand wide to surrender the break and the match after 7...

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  • Adrian Gonzalez (back) returning to action for Dodgers on Friday
Adrian Gonzalez (back) returning to action for Dodgers on Friday

Fulmer (10-11) was the hard-luck loser, allowing just one unearned run (thanks to the error by Castellanos), on three hits with two walks and six strikeouts in seven innings. Roberts said before the game newly acquired right-hander Yu Darvish would be a bit late joining the team in Detroit. "He's back in Los Angeles with his family".

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  • Okazaki strikes early as Leicester down Brighton
Okazaki strikes early as Leicester down Brighton

Chelsea loanee Izzy Brown was forced off early in Brighton's clash with City with a hamstring injury and it will keep him out of contention for this weekend. We're trying to manage that as best as we can. "It was hard to break them down, but it was a good performance". The Japan international's tap-in owed much to Australia keeper Ryan's fumble...

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  • Miami Dolphins sign LB Rey Maualuga
Miami Dolphins sign LB Rey Maualuga

Maualuga's deal with Miami is for one year. This will help keep Maualuga's snaps down, something he's seen happen during recent years in Cincinnati. The Dolphins are hurting at middle linebacker after losing second-round pick and potential starter Raekwon McMillan (knee) for the season in Miami's first exhibition game.

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  • Colts vs. Cowboys: Score, Stats & Highlights From Preseason Game
Colts vs. Cowboys: Score, Stats & Highlights From Preseason Game

The Dallas Cowboys take on the Indianapolis Colts in preseason action. On Saturday, Dak Prescott picked up right where he left off during his 2016 Offensive Rookie of the Year campaign , once again coming out of the gates hot in the preseason for the Cowboys.

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