Pant hits century and Jadeja adds 83 as India fight back to reach 338-7 at stumps against England

Rishabh Pant was an advocate of ‘Bazball’ long before Brendon McCullum dreamed up the concept and this very modern Test batsman gave England a taste of their own medicine with a thrilling display of hitting on the first day of the re-arranged final Test. This was high-octane Test cricket at its very best again as … Read more

Miles Bridges’ wife posts photos of her apparent injuries on social media after Charlotte Hornets forward is arrested in Los Angeles

Johnson described injuries she says she received to her nose, wrist, ear and neck “from being choked until i went to sleep and a severe concussion” in the Instagram post on Friday. “I hate that it has come to this but I can’t be silent anymore. I’ve allowed someone to destroy my home, abuse me … Read more

USC and UCLA to join Big Ten conference, shaking up college sports landscape

Both universities announced their intentions to swap conferences in separate statements on Thursday. The Pac-12 said it was “extremely surprised and disappointed” by the move. They will be joining a conference with the likes of the University of Michigan, Penn State and Ohio State, creating a 16-member conference to rival the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Less … Read more

Hochman: Albertcito! Pujols’ legacy will live on in play of Cardinals protégé Yepez | Benjamin Hochman

There is something beautiful going on at Busch Stadium this summer. But it’s not something you can stop and watch — it doesn’t come with the price of admission. It happens organically and often behind the scenes, albeit a moment in the dugout caught on camera. In Albert Pujols’ final season, the great slugger has … Read more

BenFred: Blaming media won’t get Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty and John Mozeliak on the same page | Ben Frederickson

Maybe John Mozeliak and starter Jack Flaherty should start holding joint news conferences for the right-hander’s injury updates moving forward. Or with the way this trend is going, perhaps lean into the drama and turn this saga into a must-see Bally Sports Midwest special, one complete with a debate-style setup. Mozeliak could start the segment … Read more

Chelsea ‘also in talks for Manchester City defender Nathan Ake as well as Raheem Sterling’

Chelsea ‘start negotiations over the possibility of signing Manchester City defender Nathan Ake’ as well as Raheem Sterling – with Blues looking to pull off huge double deal Chelsea have been linked with a move for Raheem Sterling in recent weeks They have now made contact with Manchester City in a bid to sign the … Read more

Russian court schedules start of Brittney Griner’s trial for Friday, her lawyer says

A Russian court on Monday scheduled the start of WNBA star Brittney Griner’s trial for Friday, according to her lawyer. In a preliminary hearing, the court ruled Griner’s detention be extended for six months pending her trial, the attorney, Alexander Boykov, told CNN. Griner has been held in Russia since her arrest in February at … Read more

Brittney Griner to attend preliminary court hearing behind closed doors, lawyer says

Griner has been held in Russia since February 17 on accusations of alleged attempted drug smuggling and has been officially classified as “wrongfully detained,” a US State Department official told CNN in May. According to Boykov, the court hearing will be held behind closed doors at the Khimki city court just outside Moscow at 7 … Read more

Anita Alvarez: Coach dives into pool to save American swimmer at World Championships

Coach Andrea Fuentes jumped into the pool after she saw the 25-year-old artistic swimmer sink to the bottom at the end of her routine in the women’s solo free event. Fuentes, a four-time Olympic medalist in synchronized swimming, lifted Alvarez to the surface before helping bring her to the edge of the pool. Alvarez received … Read more

Brittney Griner’s wife urges President Biden to meet with her and her family

In an interview with MSNBC, Cherelle said she has “asked” and “requested” to speak to the President but had not heard back amid growing calls for the pair to meet. “At this point, it almost feels like, you know, they’re indirectly telling me ‘no,’” she said Wednesday. “It almost feels like indirectly they’ve told us … Read more