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Today β€” October 20th 2018Sport

MLB notebook: Red Sox's Sale to start World Series opener

Boston ace Chris Sale will start the opening game of the World Series on Tuesday, Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Friday during a radio interview.

NASCAR notebook: Almirola relishing no-lose status at Kansas

Aric Almirola is excited to enjoy a rare moment in NASCAR racing -- an elimination event with no downside for the No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford team.

Saturday Night Bikes

By NORMAN MAYERSOHN and JOHNNY MILANO

Meadowlands Racetrack is usually home to thoroughbreds or harness racers. But on a recent Saturday, a different kind of horsepower was on display.

WTA roundup: Goerges rallies to move into Luxembourg finals

Top-seeded German Julia Goerges rallied back from two points from defeat qualifier Eugenie Bouchard and reach the finals of the BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open on Friday.

Motor racing: Larson not giving up despite setback at Kansas

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - It is a situation that seemingly should make drivers feel unease, rankle their nerves and bring about second-guessing on how they ended up being on the brink of elimination from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs barring a win in this weekend's elimination race.

NFL notebook: With RB Fournette out, Jaguars acquire Hyde

With starting running back Leonard Fournette ruled out for his third straight game and limited to just 20 carries this season, the Jacksonville Jaguars have acquired Carlos Hyde from the Cleveland Browns for a fifth-round draft pick.

Giants WR Beckham vows to improve, but needs help

Odell Beckham Jr. is ready to do his part to get the New York Giants back on a winning path.

UFC's White dismisses Khabib-Floyd boxing talk

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov might want to fight boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, but UFC president Dana White doesn't want to hear about it.

Wimbledon to introduce final-set tiebreaks

Those six-hour Wimbledon marathons will be a thing of the past beginning next year as the All-England Lawn Tennis Club introduces a final-set tiebreak.

WADA not fit for purpose and should be replaced: Thompson

The World Anti-Doping Agency is not fit for purpose and should be replaced, Britain's double Olympic decathlon champion Daley Thompson has said following its decision last month to lift a ban on Russia's anti-doping body.

Motor racing: Hamilton's title hopes boosted by Vettel's grid drop

Lewis Hamilton's hopes of clinching his fifth Formula One world championship at the U.S. Grand Prix were boosted on Friday when Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel was handed a three-place grid penalty for a practice infringement.

Yesterday β€” October 19th 2018Sport

Motor racing: Vettel handed three-place grid drop for U.S. Grand Prix

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel will have a three-place grid penalty at Sunday's U.S. Grand Prix, dealing a blow to his hopes of preventing Lewis Hamilton winning a fifth Formula One world championship.

Jenny Graham Cycles Around The World In Under 125 Days, Shattering Record

By Bill Chappell
Scottish cyclist Jenny Graham stands at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin after she circumnavigated the world by bicycle in just under 125 days.

It took just over one-third of a year for the Scottish cyclist to cover some 18,000 miles on her bike, enduring everything from flat tires and worn-out gear to being wary of bears in Canada.

(Image credit: Christoph Soeder/picture alliance via Getty Image)

  • October 19th 2018 at 20:05

Tennis: Jabeur becomes first Tunisian to reach WTA final

Qualifier Ons Jabeur became the first Tunisian player to reach a WTA final when she beat fifth seed Anastasija Sevastova 6-3 3-6 6-3 at the Kremlin Cup on Friday.

Motor racing: Hamilton sets practice pace, Vettel risks grid drop

Lewis Hamilton set the pace at a rainswept Circuit of the Americas on Friday as Mercedes dominated first practice for a U.S. Grand Prix that could crown him a five-times Formula One world champion.

Rihanna turns down Super Bowl show, backs Kaepernick

Pop superstar Rihanna declined an offer to perform at a Super Bowl halftime show because she supported former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his protest against racial injustice, according to media reports.

Rihanna turns down Super Bowl show in support of Kaepernick

Pop superstar Rihanna declined an offer to perform at a Super Bowl halftime show because she supported former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his protest against racial injustice, according to media reports.

Motor racing: Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two in wet U.S. first practice

Lewis Hamilton set the pace at a rainswept Circuit of the Americas on Friday as Mercedes dominated first practice for a U.S. Grand Prix that could crown him a five-times Formula One world champion.

On Soccer: England Still Doesn’t Know What to Make of Marouane Fellaini

By RORY SMITH

Manchester United’s “warrior” midfielder is not artistic or subtle. But the scorn he often endures is not well deserved.

Rihanna backed players, turned down SB LIII halftime: Report

Superstar singer Rihanna turned down an invitation to perform at the 2019 Super Bowl in solidarity with protesting NFL players, according to multiple reports.

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