US women use stellar defense to rout Puerto Rico 106-42

SYDNEY (AP) — The United States is quickly identifying itself as a stellar defensive squad by using its athleticism to make it difficult for opponents to score. Shakira Austin scored 19 points, Kahleah Copper added 16 and the U.S. played suffocating defense to rout Puerto Rico 106-42 on Friday in the women’s World Cup. “We … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo transfer ’caused Chelsea friction’ between Thomas Tuchel and Todd Boehly

summer transfer pursuit of star Cristiano Ronaldo caused friction between and co-owner Todd Boehly, according to reports. Tuchel was ruthlessly dismissed by the Blues on Wednesday morning following a Champions League defeat by Dinamo Zagreb.  A fracture in the relationship between Tuchel and Boehly can apparently be traced back to early in the summer transfer … Read more

Suárez, Eflin, Alvarado help Phillies shut out Braves

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ranger Suárez pitched six sparkling innings, and the Philadelphia Phillies continued their push toward the club’s first playoff berth in a decade with a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night. Matt Vierling knocked in the only run in the game with a second-inning sacrifice fly to center that scored … Read more

Rodgers admires Brady, doesn’t expect to play until he’s 45

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — While Aaron Rodgers has a deep appreciation for what Tom Brady has accomplished during an unparalleled NFL career, he doesn’t see himself following the seven-time Super Bowl champion’s lead of playing well into his 40s. “I’ll be doing something else. I have a lot of other interests outside the game,” Rodgers … Read more

Lee Johnson brands Ryan Porteous ‘underpaid’ as Hibs board challenged to bump up contract offer

Lee Johnson insists the Hibs board need to push the boat out to keep Ryan Porteous after admitting the Scotland defender has been underpaid for years. A meeting with 23-year-old’s agents is scheduled for next week and Porteous holds all the aces after the centre-back shone on his Scotland debut against Ukraine on Tuesday. Porteous … Read more

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