John Sterling retires from Yankees broadcast booth at age 85 a few weeks into 34th season

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Yankees radio broadcaster John Sterling announced his immediate retirement Monday at age 85, a few weeks into his 34th season in New York’s broadcast booth. Sterling had cut back his schedule in recent years and was not with the team for its trip to Houston and Toronto. He called 5,420 regular-season … Read more

Paris-bound Olympians look forward to a post-COVID Games with fans in the stands

[ad_1] NEW YORK — The biggest races, routines and games for many of this generation’s Olympic athletes were contested in front of mostly empty stands, largely devoid of coaches to help them out or friends and family to cheer them on. That was three years ago at the COVID-19 Summer Olympics and two years ago … Read more

Vegas, US tour and more signings: Wrexham has plenty of fun and work ahead after latest promotion

[ad_1] Wrexham and its Hollywood owners are halfway to the promised land. Playing in the Premier League — the world’s richest and most popular soccer league — might not be such a fanciful notion, after all, for a club that not so long ago was success-starved, financially stricken and languishing in the fifth tier of … Read more

Paris prepares for 100-day countdown to the Olympics. It wants to rekindle love for the Games

[ad_1] PARIS — In Paris’ outskirts, a bright-eyed young girl is eager for the Olympic and Paralympic Games to end. That’s because the swimming club where 10-year-old Lyla Kebbi trains will inherit an Olympic pool. It will be dismantled after the Games and trucked from the Olympic race venue in Paris’ high-rise business district to … Read more

Military marchers set out from Hopkinton to start the 128th Boston Marathon

[ad_1] HOPKINTON, Mass. — A group Massachusetts National Guard members early Monday crossed the Boston Marathon start line painted in honor of the town that has hosted the marathon for the past century, launching the 128th edition of the world’s oldest and most prestigious annual marathon. Race Director Dave McGillivray sent the group of about … Read more

WNBA fashionistas expected to showcase their styles at the draft with spotlight on women’s hoops

[ad_1] Caitlin Clark. Cameron Brink. Kamilla Cordoso. Angel Reese. All will step into the glaring spotlight of Monday night’s WNBA’s draft having faced the challenge essentially every woman can identify with: Wearing just the right outfit for a special occasion. When a woman finds what she wants, it’s not a question of whether alterations are … Read more

Macron says Olympic opening ceremony could be moved if security risk is too high

[ad_1] French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said the opening ceremony for the Paris Olympics planned on the River Seine could be shifted instead to the Stade de France if the security threat is deemed too high. France is on high security alert ahead of the Paris Olympics and Paralympics, which are expected to draw … Read more

Nazem Kadri scores twice in third period to rally Flames to 6-5 win over Coyotes

[ad_1] CALGARY, Alberta — Nazem Kadri scored twice in the third period, and also had an assist, as the Calgary Flames rallied to beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-5 on Sunday. Andrei Kuzmenko, Matt Coronato, Connor Zary, and Yegor Sharangovich also scored for Calgary, which has won three of its last four games. Dustin Wolf finished … Read more

Profar’s tiebreaking 3-run double in 7th inning lifts Padres to 6-3 victory over Dodgers

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — Jurickson Profar broke a seventh-inning tie with a three-run double, Jackson Merrill had three hits and the San Diego Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 on Sunday to take two of three in their weekend series. Profar’s bases-loaded drive off the center-field wall against J.P. Feyereisen (0-1) gave the Padres … Read more