76ers’ Jimmy Butler hits game-winning 3 to spoil Kemba Walker’s Hornets-record 60 points

On a night the Charlotte Hornets celebrated the best players in the franchise's 30-year history, Kemba Walker eclipsed them all. Then Jimmy Butler spoiled the show. Walker poured in a franchise-record 60 points in the Hornets' 122-119 overtime loss against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. But it was a key possession late in overtime in which Walker did not score […]

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Afghan Invictus Games athletes refused to leave and will seek asylum

‘I don’t want to be killed’: More than half of the Afghanistan Invictus Games team are refusing to return home and will seek asylum in Australia Five competitors and one trainer elected to skip their flight to Afghanistan Some members of the team may have valid reasons for wanting to stay  The runaways have disabilities, limited English and limited access […]

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Leicester’s game against Cardiff WILL go ahead on Saturday as planned

Leicester’s game against Cardiff WILL go ahead as planned on Saturday despite players’ devastation at death of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Leicester’s Premier League clash at Cardiff this week will go ahead as planned Players are still devastated by the death of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha They were still at the King Power Stadium when the helicopter crash took place The Carabao […]

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We simulated Game 2 of the World Series between Red Sox and Dodgers. Here’s what happened

How will this year's World Series play out? Using the Dynasty League Baseball online simulation, USA TODAY Sports' Steve Gardner and DLB designer Mike Cieslinski will pre-play each game to provide some insight into the key matchups and strategy fans can expect to see in the Fall Classic. Game 2: Los Angeles Dodgers at Boston Red Sox J.D. Martinez hit a mammoth […]

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Thierry Henry loses first game as Monaco boss and has man sent-off against Strasbourg

Henry spoke of his desire to restore belief in a side that has now won just once in 10 domestic starts this season, but goals from Adrien Thomasson and Lebo Mothiba shattered his high-profile return. Monaco were forced to battle for the last 24 minutes with 10 man after the sending-off of Samuel Grandsir and Youri Tielemans scored an injury-time […]

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Was controversial ALCS Game 4 call really fan interference?

In the aftermath of Wednesday night's controversial fan interference call in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series, it might be good to review how MLB rules define fan interference. According to Rule 3.16 under spectator interference: No interference shall be allowed when a fielder reaches over a fence, railing, rope or into a stand to catch a ball. He does […]

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