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

MLB: 12 suspended after mass brawl between Mariners and Angels

Three Mariners players received suspensions. Jesse Winker, who charged the Angels bench after being hit by a pitch from Andrew Wantz, received a seven-game ban, JP Crawford five and Julio Rodriguez two. Nine players and members of the Angels coaching staff also received suspensions, including manager Phil Nevin for 10 games. Anthony Rendon is suspended … 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

Anita Alvarez: The dangers of elite athletes pushing themselves to the limit — and beyond

Anita Alvarez is unconscious at the bottom of the pool after the end of her routine at the FINA World Aquatic Championships. Her knees are touching the tiles, her arms are limp, her eyes are closed. Later, we learn she wasn’t breathing. What would have happened had her coach, Andrea Fuentes, not noticed the swimmer’s … Read more

NBA Draft 2022: Paolo Banchero chosen as overall first pick by Orlando Magic

Banchero, 19, played for Duke University, averaging 17.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 39 starts. The forward seemed to shine under the intense pressure of the draft, giving a purple suit and struggling to contain his excitement. “This isn’t even a dream. I feel like this is a fantasy. I dreamed of being … 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 on Wednesday. Fuentes, a four-time Olympic medalist in synchronized swimming, lifted Alvarez to the surface before helping bring her to the edge of the pool. … 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

Tony Siragusa, Super Bowl winner turned fun-loving sideline reporter, dies at age 55

The team announcement didn’t list a cause or place of his death. “The Siragusa family asks that everyone respect their privacy during this difficult time,” the organization said. Siragusa had a 12-year playing career as a defensive tackle with Indianapolis Colts and Ravens before working for Fox Sports from 2003 to 2015, including nearly a … Read more