The Los Angeles Dodgers are confident that shortstop Corey Seager, out for most of last season after elbow and hip surgeries, will be back in the lineup for Opening Day. FILE PHOTO: Apr 3, 2018; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager (5) hits a single against theRead More →

The Los Angeles Dodgers are confident that shortstop Corey Seager, out for most of last season after elbow and hip surgeries, will be back in the lineup for Opening Day. FILE PHOTO: Feb 23, 2018; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Corey Seager (5) bats against the ChicagoRead More →

(Reuters) – Former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko overcame strong winds and a determined Mihaela Buzarnescu to advance to the second round of the Qatar Open with a 6-1 4-6 6-2 victory on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open – First Round – Melbourne Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 14,Read More →

FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open – Quarter-final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 23, 2019. Japan’s Kei Nishikori in action during the match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (Reuters) – Kei Nishikori overcame Pierre-Hugues Herbert 3-6 6-1 6-4 at the Rotterdam Open on Tuesday on his return fromRead More →

Feb 10, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts after a Philadelphia 76ers score during the fourth quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James is the NBA’s highest-paid player for the fifth consecutive year withRead More →

(Reuters) – The governing body for chess launched a campaign on Tuesday for the game to be included at the 2024 Paris Olympics. The International Chess Federation (FIDE) called for faster formats of traditional chess, called rapid and blitz, to be included on the Olympic program. FIDE said in aRead More →

The Arizona Cardinals are deflecting chatter that they might take Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft as both coach Kliff Kingsbury and team president Michael Bidwill made comments Tuesday in support of the status quo. FILE PHOTO: Dec 29, 2018; Miami Gardens,Read More →

U.S. captain Tiger Woods on Tuesday named Fred Couples, Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker as assistants for the 2019 Presidents Cup, scheduled for Dec. 9-15 in Melbourne, Australia. FILE PHOTO: Jan 27, 2019; San Diego, CA, USA; Tiger Woods looks on from the 13th green during the final round ofRead More →

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown said it’s “time to move on” in a tweet Tuesday and also officially requested a trade from the team, ESPN reported. FILE PHOTO: Dec 23, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown prior to kickoff against the New Orleans SaintsRead More →

FILE PHOTO: Sep 26, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom has given the club a deadline of OpeningRead More →

FILE PHOTO: Feb 3, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh (1) makes a jump shot against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half at the American Airlines Center. The Heat defeat the Mavericks 93-90. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Chris Bosh said he will officially retireRead More →

LONDON (Reuters) – Screaming across Sydney Harbor at the helm of a 50-foot foiling catamaran with Australia’s green and gold emblazoned on its sail and its flag flying is a dream come true for Tom Slingsby. FILE PHOTO: Australia’s Tom Slingsby celebrates after crossing the finish line to win goldRead More →

Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown was found guilty of reckless driving on Tuesday after failing to show up for his trial, multiple Pittsburgh media outlets reported. FILE PHOTO: Dec 30, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) looks on during warm-ups before the SteelersRead More →

ENSTONE, England (Reuters) – The departure of scandal-hit Renault chairman and chief executive Carlos Ghosn changes nothing for the French carmaker’s involvement in Formula One, team president Jerome Stoll said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Interlagos, Sao Paulo, BrazilRead More →

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global esports revenues will hit $1.1 billion in 2019, up 27 percent since last year amid ballooning revenues from advertising, sponsorship and media rights to competitive video gaming, a report said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Players are pictured on video screen as they attend the PUBGRead More →

STOKE-ON-TRENT, England (Reuters) – Gordon Banks, the goalkeeper in England’s 1966 World Cup-winning team, has died at the age of 81, his former club Stoke City said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Gordon Banks during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Draw at State Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Russia December 1, 2017. REUTERS/MaximRead More →

Paul George had a 47-point triple-double, and Russell Westbrook set an NBA record for consecutive triple-doubles as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the visiting Portland Trail Blazers 120-111 on Monday night. FILE PHOTO – Feb 9, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) celebrates with guardRead More →