Category Archives: Local Sports

Pulisic among UK-based who could miss US qualifier at Panama

The British government is keeping Panama on its red list, which means the United States may have to play without star Christian Pulisic and several other U.K.-based players for its World Cup qualifier at the Central American nation on Oct. 10. The U.S. plays at Panama between home matches against Jamaica on Oct. 7 at…MORE

Kane says he didn’t know in 2010 about assault allegations

CHICAGO (AP) — Blackhawks star Patrick Kane said Friday he has participated in the investigation into allegations that a then-assistant coach sexually assaulted two players in 2010, adding that he did not know anything happened at the time. “Obviously very serious allegations, and everyone knows that,” Kane said at the annual NHL/NHLPA preseason player media…MORE

Payton: Saints to spend Week 3 at TCU, then return home.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have decided to continue practicing at TCU next week in preparation for their Week 3 game at New England before returning to their New Orleans-area headquarters in Week 4, when they will host the New York Giants in the Superdome, coach Sean Payton said Friday. The Saints…MORE

Hendrick stars dodging playoff elimination at Bristol

A surprisingly strong start to the playoffs for Joe Gibbs Racing — two races, two wins and two drivers locked into the second round — has put Hendrick Motorsports in a precarious position headed into the first elimination race. Alex Bowman and William Byron both start Saturday night’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway below the…MORE

Guardiola defends his plea for ‘more fans’ at Man City game

For Pep Guardiola, it was a rallying cry ahead of what he expects to be a tough game. For some Manchester City supporters, it was an ill-timed comment that questioned the loyalty of the club’s fan base. A clash has broken out between City’s esteemed manager and a section of the team’s followers after Guardiola’s…MORE

Raducanu back in Britain and in demand after US Open win

She’s been on American talk shows, attended the Met Gala, ticked off a “bucket list” item by visiting the New York Stock Exchange, and chatted to Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton — a major deal for a big motorsports fan. As for top soccer coach Jurgen Klopp, who manages Premier League team Liverpool, he has…MORE

Hopkins converts 2nd chance, Washington beats Giants 30-29

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Taylor Heinicke and Dustin Hopkins made the most of their second chances. Washington needed every last second — and then some — to earn a long-awaited win over the New York Giants. Hopkins made a 43-yard field goal on an untimed down — after a penalty negated his miss seconds earlier…MORE

LEADING OFF: Angels’ Ohtani might not pitch again this year

A look at what’s happening around the majors on Friday: ___ ONE WAY TO GO? Two-way star Shohei Ohtani was scratched from his scheduled start for the Angels against Oakland because of a sore right arm that could sideline him as a pitcher for the rest of the season. “If there’s any kind of lingering…MORE