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Today β€” August 21st 2019Sport

Klopp makes waves by welcoming surfer into Liverpool camp

At first glance big wave surfing and professional football appear worlds apart. One is contested on grass as scores of limbs flay about for 90 minutes in front of thousands of passionate onlookers. The other is a battle for survival as a solitary human hurtles down a skyscraper of water, riding the boundary between life and death at mind bending speeds.

  • August 21st 2019 at 15:48

Carli Lloyd drills a 55-yard field goal at a Philadelphia Eagles practice

Carli Lloyd might have another career option: kicking in the NFL.

  • August 21st 2019 at 15:01

Dubai uses extreme cold cryotherapy to treat racehorses in world first

In the searing summer heat of Dubai, some of the world's top racehorses are being swathed in freezing nitrogen mist to boost their performance.

Brazilian-born striker Elkeson set to play for China

A Brazilian striker is poised to become the first footballer without Chinese ancestry to play for China.

  • August 21st 2019 at 13:56

'Learn their personality': Laura Kraut on the secrets of her success

Laura Kraut is no stranger to success at the very top of her sport.

  • August 21st 2019 at 13:54

Yankees Begin a Stretch Against the A’s With a Loss

By The Associated Press

Matt Olson and Mark Canha homered in the first inning for the A’s, who will play the Yankees five more times in less than two weeks.

Russian race walker Bakulin gets eight-year ban for doping

Russian race walker Sergey Bakulin has been suspended for eight years for an anti-doping violation, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Wednesday.

Cyclist Deaths in New York City: Accident or Crime?

By Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura

The horrific death of a cyclist has intensified debate over whether drivers are being treated too leniently.

β€˜Preparation Trumps Youth’: 70-Year-Old Man Wins Longest Multi-Horse Race

By Emily S. Rueb

The winner, Bob Long, “hated” to think that he couldn’t complete the Mongol Derby, a grueling 1,000-kilometer competition across the steppes of Mongolia.

Are smartphones holding back tennis's next generation?

As every parent knows, smartphones and screens can be a huge distraction for young children and teenagers.

  • August 21st 2019 at 10:42

MLB roundup: Cardinals stay hot, drop Brewers

Dexter Fowler drove in four runs to power the St. Louis Cardinals to a 9-4 victory over the visiting Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.

Indians pitcher bullish on comeback from leukemia

It's not an everyday occurrence that a baseball pitcher receives a standing ovation from the crowd when they make their way to the mound.

  • August 21st 2019 at 02:12

Kaepernick reveals what led him to risk his career

It was ultimately a means of taking on police brutality and systemic racial injustice, but former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick says his decision to kneel in protest during the pregame National Anthem began with one man.

  • August 20th 2019 at 22:26

Pan-Am Games Protesters Each Get 12 Months of Probation

By The Associated Press

A letter to the two athletes from Sarah Hirshland, the chief executive of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, seemed to sound an alarm for other competitors considering political stands at the 2020 Olympics.

India expect 'positive' verdict on Davis Cup tie against Pakistan

The All India Tennis Association (AITA) is hopeful its security concerns for next month's tie against hosts Pakistan will be addressed after the game's global governing body referred the matter to its Davis Cup committee.

Wildcard Pera stuns third seed Strycova to move into Bronx quarters

American wildcard Bernarda Pera upset Czech third seed Barbora Strycova 3-6 6-2 6-1 to advance to the quarter-finals of the Bronx Open on Tuesday.

Top seeds Paire, Shapovalov advance at Winston-Salem Open

Top seeds Benoit Paire and Denis Shapovalov cruised into the third round of the Winston-Salem Open with straight set wins on the North Carolina hardcourt on Tuesday.

Protesting U.S. athletes receive 12-months probation

U.S. athletes Race Imboden and Gwen Berry have been placed on probation for 12 months for their political protests at the Pan Am Games, USA Today reported on Tuesday.

College football notebook: Clemson's Lawrence tops preseason All-America team

Clemson sophomore quarterback Trevor Lawrence, a Heisman Trophy favorite entering the 2019 season, headlines The Associated Press preseason All-America team, which was released Tuesday.

MLB notebook: Indians shut down Kluber after new injury

Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber was diagnosed with an oblique strain after leaving a rehab start Sunday during the first inning.