Countdown clock for Paris Olympics hits 100-day mark on same day Olympic Torch is lit

[ad_1] PARIS — The Olympic Torch is lit and the opening ceremony of the Paris Olympics is 100 days away. The countdown clock in Paris hit the 100-day mark Tuesday. That came on the same day the torch was lit at the birthplace of the sporting competition in Ancient Olympia, Greece. A relay of torchbearers … Read more

Rory McIlroy debunks LIV Golf rumors. Greg Norman claims unanimous support during Masters trip

[ad_1] AUGUSTA, Ga. — This wasn’t the kind of attention Rory McIlroy was hoping for on the day after the Masters. A London financial paper, City A.M., cited anonymous sources as saying McIlroy was believed to be close to an $850 million deal to join LIV Golf. The publication did not say how the sources … Read more

Analysis: Scottie Scheffler comparisons with Tiger Woods is a tribute to both

[ad_1] AUGUSTA, Ga. — Just think if Scottie Scheffler had not misread that 5-foot birdie putt that kept him out of a playoff at the Houston Open. Imagine him slipping his arms into that size 44 long Masters green jacket as a winner of his last four tournaments. The comparisons with Tiger Woods might be … Read more

Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese hope to carry over college momentum to the WNBA

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese and a deep WNBA draft class hope the momentum they created lifting women’s college basketball to new heights carries over to the pros. “We’re not just basketball players, we’re super impactful to the community, the people around us, the little kids that look up to us, and … Read more

The Paris Games’ grandiose opening ceremony is being squeezed by security and transport issues

[ad_1] PARIS — The talk before the opening ceremony of the Paris Games ideally should be about its grandiose backdrop: a summer sun setting on the Seine River as athletes drift by in boats and wave to cheering crowds. But behind the romantic veneer that Paris has long curated, mounting security concerns already have had … Read more

Nico Hoerner’s tying dash and go-ahead single rally Cubs past Diamondbacks 3-2 in 11 innings

[ad_1] PHOENIX — Nico Hoerner scored the tying run from second base on a wild pitch in the ninth inning, then delivered the go-ahead single in the 11th as the Chicago Cubs rallied past the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Monday night. “His baserunning play in the ninth was spectacular,” Chicago manager Craig Counsell said. “We’ve … Read more

Sonny Gray pitches Cardinals past his former A’s as St. Louis wins 3-1

[ad_1] OAKLAND, Calif. — Sonny Gray struck out six and didn’t walk a batter over six scoreless innings to beat his former club with career win No. 100, and Willson Contreras doubled twice and drove in a run for the St. Louis Cardinals in their 3-1 win against the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. Nolan … Read more

Padres break loose for 6 runs in the 5th inning and go on to beat the Brewers 7-3

[ad_1] MILWAUKEE — Jackson Merrill went 3 for 5 and singled home two runs during a six-run rally in the fifth inning as the San Diego Padres defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 7-3 on Monday night. The game featuring two heralded 20-year-old rookies with the first name of Jackson — San Diego’s Merrill and Milwaukee’s Chourio … Read more

Caitlin Clark, other college standouts have been prepping for WNBA draft and now are just hours away

[ad_1] Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese, Cameron Brink and others have been prepping for Monday night’s WNBA draft and now they are just hours away from the next chapter in their basketball careers NEW YORK — Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese, Cameron Brink and others have been prepping for Monday night’s WNBA draft and now they are … Read more