And on the last morning of 2017, it rained. Okay, it drizzled, but for the people of the Western Cape, the province of South Africa enduring its worst drought in more than a hundred years, the drops were welcomed like small mercies. Things in this part of the country are bad. Showers are timed at
BRISBANE, Australia — Australian Samantha Stosur‘s year ended on a sour note after she was bundled out of her home state tournament by Anastasija Sevastova in the first round of the Brisbane International on Sunday. Stosur, the former US Open champion and French Open finalist, had opportunities against her 27-year-old Latvian opponent in the first
Allrounder Ben Stokes is set to be withdrawn from England’s ODI squad for the series in Australia, with batsman Dawid Malan his likely replacement. Stokes is still waiting to hear if he will be charged by the Crown Prosecution Service for his role in an incident outside a club in Bristol, and though the ECB
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SYDNEY — Rugby Australia has stood star Karmichael Hunt down from all playing and training activities after he was arrested and charged with drug possession in the early hours of Saturday morning. Police allegedly discovered a white powder after searching the 31-year-old Wallabies representative in a car park in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley at about 12.40am.
DENVER — With Joel Embiid in a different city entirely, the Philadelphia 76ers got a spark from an unlikely source. Jerryd Bayless scored all of his 14 points in a key stretch in the second half, and the 76ers rallied from 13 down to beat the Denver Nuggets 107-102 on Saturday night. Dario Saric had
SALT LAKE CITY — The Cleveland Cavaliers closed out the 2017 portion of their season with four losses in their past five games, thanks to a 104-101 defeat at the hands of the Utah Jazz on Saturday, and LeBron James celebrated his 33rd birthday by losing for the seventh straight time in Utah. “This trip?
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are planning to rest quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and running back Le’Veon Bell in Sunday’s season finale against the Cleveland Browns, according to sources. Players were told during the week that Roethlisberger and Bell would sit out the game and that Landry Jones would start at quarterback, the sources said. The
LAS VEGAS — Cris Cyborg dominated overmatched opponents for so many years, it became hard to tell how she’d respond to a competitive fight. She responded incredibly well to one on Saturday. Cyborg (19-1) recorded her first defense of the UFC’s featherweight championship on Saturday, defeating former bantamweight titleholder Holly Holm via unanimous decision at
LAS VEGAS — Khabib Nurmagomedov appears to be on the verge of taking over the UFC’s lightweight division. Again. Nurmagomedov (25-0) remained perfect at UFC 219 on Saturday, as he thoroughly manhandled Edson Barboza (19-5) in a unanimous decision. The 155-pound contest served as the co-main event inside T-Mobile Arena. Judges appropriately scored the contest