Category: Sport

2020 Tokyo Olympics consider daylight saving to beat heat

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are considering introducing daylight saving time as a countermeasure to the extreme heat that could prevail in the Japanese capital during the games. Japan has been gripped by a deadly heatwave this summer that has resulted in more than 65 deaths nationwide. The temperature on Monday reached 41.1 Celsius…



West Coast Eagles defender Jeremy McGovern commits to club for five years

“It would have been nice to have locked it away a bit earlier, but these things take time. “Hopefully my decision puts a few West Coast fans at ease.” First baby put focus on family McGovern, who welcomed his first child Hudson earlier this year, was being chased by a host of clubs — including…



The Noble Art of Cage Fighting: Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier

Saturday night’s U.F.C. fight, between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier, was advertised with a two-word slogan: “THE SUPERFIGHT.” This is a designation with a particular history. To some older fight fans, the term may evoke “The Super Fight,” the 1970 pseudo-documentary that told the story of a purely hypothetical fight between Muhammad Ali and Rocky…



Josh Hader gets standing ovation just days after offensive tweets resurfaced

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader on Saturday was greeted with a standing ovation by his fans as he emerged for the first time since his the homophobic and racist were revealed during MLB All-Star Game last week.  (AP) Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader on Saturday was greeted with a standing ovation by his fans as…



Can The Mariners Finally End Their Playoff Drought?

Of all the storylines to watch as Major League Baseball begins the second half of the 2018 season, the most interesting might be whether the Seattle Mariners can hold on to their current position in the standings — and, in the process, end the longest active postseason drought in major professional sports. (The Mariners earned…



Francesco Molinari wins Open as Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth fall short

The 35-year-old held off an early surge from playing partner Woods and overhauled the back-pedaling defending champion Jordan Spieth to clinch the historic Claret Jug Sunday. Molinari, the world No.15, kept his nerve playing in the circus that surrounds Woods to win by two shots on a sun-baked, breezy afternoon on Scotland’s east coast, saying…



Harvick prevails in New Hampshire for 6th win of season

Kevin Harvick tracked down Kyle Busch over the final 20 laps Sunday, bumped Busch out of the way for the lead with seven laps to go and went on to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at Loudon, N.H. FILE PHOTO: Jul 5, 2018; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Cup…



Jordi Fernandez, Denver Nuggets assistant coach, brings worldwide experience

Long before patrolling the sideline at NBA Summer League, Jordi Fernandez examined how the effectiveness of an offensive play can be determined by the team’s behavioral patterns before a shot goes up. That was the subject of a 11-page academic article — complete with detailed charts, tables and a diagram of a full court —…



Cameron Bancroft cleared of serious injury after nicking ball into throat in Darwin Strike League

Posted July 22, 2018 16:54:20 Photo: Former Australian Test cricketer Cameron Bancroft on the ground after nicking the ball into his throat. (Supplied: Cricket Network) Related Story: Warner and Bancroft look to NT for return to competitive cricket Related Story: David Warner and Cameron Bancroft considering cricket come-back in Top End Former Australia opener Cameron…



Johns and Sterling place blame for refereeing crisis on NRL

“I’m blaming the direction they’re given and who’s coaching the referees,” Johns told the Nine Network’s Sunday Footy Show. “It’s the constant chatter in their ear, touch judges – all game they’re talking to them. “During breaks of play, you’ve got the coach up in the box constantly talking to them about balance and about…