Coco Gauff, just 15, shocks 5-time champ Venus, 39, at Wimbledon

U.S. 07/01/19, 16:57

Coco Gauff grew up admiring the Williams sisters. Picked up a tennis racket as a little girl because of them. And on Monday at Wimbledon, still just 15, Gauff beat one of them. Gauff, the youngest competitor to qualify at the All England Club in the professional era, showed the poise ...

President Trump reads from FDR’s prayer to the US on D-Day

Politics 06/05/19, 10:57

President Donald Trump read from a prayer delivered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he joined other world leaders and veterans Wednesday in marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Roosevelt went on national radio on June 6, 1944, to address the United States for the first time about the Normandy invasion. ...

Stokes’ leaping catch caps starring role in England win

Sports 05/30/19, 13:03

The ball was coming at Ben Stokes like a rocket, and for about a blink of an eye he thought he was out of position.He tracked back side on, timed his jump, threw his right arm high, and caught the ball while falling backwards. He rolled inside the midwicket boundary, ...

Intimidating Archer helps England to World Cup statement win

Sports 05/30/19, 12:59

Jofra Archer picked up the vibe after hearing his name announced on his Cricket World Cup debut at the Oval.It was all the motivation he needed to rattle South Africa's top order with his intimidatory pace and bounce, picking up three wickets to set England on course for a 104-run ...

Everyone’s ‘scared’ of unpredictable Pakistan, says Sarfaraz

Sports 05/30/19, 10:41

Unpredictable. Erratic. Mercurial.They are words that have followed around Pakistan's cricket team for years. And — surprise, surprise! — they have popped up again ahead of its opening match in the Cricket World Cup.With some justification.Pakistan's Sarfaraz Ahmed is stumped by Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad during the ICC Cricket World Cup ...

D-Day still takes an emotional toll on vets, 75 years on

Europe 05/30/19, 05:09

Leonard "Ted" Emmings has had a mission for 75 years.The night before the D-Day landings, Emmings and his shipmates on a Royal Navy landing craft learned their mission was to ferry 36 Canadian troops to Juno Beach, a stretch of Normandy coast fortified with artillery, mortars, mines and machine gun ...

Update: South Africa strikes 2nd ball via spinner Tahir

Sports 05/30/19, 04:52

The Latest on the opening day of the Cricket World Cup (all times local):10:33 a.m.South Africa legspinner Imran Tahir has dismissed England opener Jonny Bairstow with the second ball of the World Cup.England's Jonny Bairstow, goes to play a shot, and edges the ball to South Africa's wicketkeeper Quinton de ...

Cricket World Cup finally opens with England vs South Africa

Sports 05/30/19, 03:32

England and South Africa meet in the opening match of the 12th Cricket World Cup on what should be a bowl-first pitch at the Oval on Thursday.England brings outstanding form from the last four years, including a 4-0 sweep of Pakistan in a one-day international series this month. The home ...

Climate change debate in the focus at Exxon’s annual meeting

Business 05/29/19, 15:23

Activist shareholders used Exxon Mobil's annual meeting to renew their accusations that the company is failing to confront a future that may include stricter regulations to limit climate change caused by burning fossil fuels.A representative of the Church of England's endowment fund said Wednesday that Exxon has moved more slowly ...

England seeks statement win in Cricket World Cup opener

Sports 05/29/19, 07:09

As far as Eoin Morgan is concerned, England's greatest ever one-day international team will open the Cricket World Cup on Thursday against South Africa.A team in his image.Bold, fearless, instinctive.England's Eoin Morgan speaks during a press conference at The Oval, London, Wednesday May 29, 2019 on the eve of the ...

Aussies cut down SLanka, England whip Afghans in CWC warmups

Sports 05/27/19, 12:41

Australia overhauled Sri Lanka and England swatted aside Afghanistan with a clean bill of health in their last Cricket World Cup warmups on Monday.Usman Khawaja, stumped on 89, led Australia to chasing down Sri Lanka's 239-8 with five wickets and five overs to spare in Southampton.Khawaja gave Australia an injury ...

Beckham scores as United faces Bayern 20 years after CL win

Soccer 05/26/19, 15:26

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wound back the years as the Manchester United manager came off the bench to score for Alex Ferguson's side against a Bayern Munich team in the "Treble Reunion" match — 20 years to the day after United won the 1999 Champions League final.Fans young and old descended ...

Rain stops warmups days before Cricket World Cup opens

Sports 05/26/19, 10:59

Two Cricket World Cup warmup matches were washed out Sunday with just days to go before the tournament starts in host country England.South Africa impressed in the brief — and interrupted — time they had at the crease, reaching 95-0 in 12.4 overs against West Indies at the County Ground ...

CWC Warmups: Australia beats England, NZ crushes India

Sports 05/25/19, 13:03

A century by Steve Smith led Australia to a 12-run win over England, and New Zealand made short work of India at the Oval in Cricket World Cup warmup matches on Saturday.New Zealand won by six wickets a game of only 78 overs.With Australia made to bat first in Southampton, ...

England approaches moment of reckoning at Cricket World Cup

Sports 05/24/19, 16:37

So, this is it for England.Four years of intense and methodical planning, putting the often-ignored format of white-ball cricket front and center in the domestic game, leads to a Cricket World Cup on English soil in a summer that will culminate in a home Ashes series.For English cricket, it doesn't ...

With Smith and Warner back, Australia primed for World Cup

Sports 05/24/19, 16:34

Steve Smith shadow batting in the team bus. Steve Smith shadow batting in the shower. Steve Smith shadow batting on the sand.Why would the head coach of the Australia cricket team risk feeding mental images like that to the Barmy Army via the British media ahead of the Cricket World ...

Shahzad hurts leg, Afghanistan beats Pakistan in CWC warmup

Sports 05/24/19, 12:57

Afghanistan's three-wicket win over Pakistan in a Cricket World Cup warmup game on Friday might have come at a cost.Opening batsman and wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad retired hurt on 23 with an apparent injury to his left leg. He limped off at the County Ground in Bristol at the start of ...

Morgan injures finger in Cricket World Cup scare for England

Sports 05/24/19, 06:10

England captain Eoin Morgan will undergo a precautionary X-ray after injuring a finger on his left hand, less than a week before the start of the Cricket World Cup.The England and Wales Cricket Board says Morgan was hurt during catching drills in a practice session on Friday ahead of a ...

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