2019 Tour will honor 1st victory of 5-time champion Merckx
BRUSSELS (AP) The 2019 Tour de France will start in Brussels to honor the 50th anniversary of Eddy Merckx’s first victory and will include the iconic Wall of Geraardsbergen climb during the opening weekend.
Recovering Kvitova feels the love from Australian Open fans
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) A year ago Petra Kvitova was recovering from a knife attack at her home in the Czech Republic, unsure if she’d ever play tennis again.
India takes 3 quick wickets to rock South Africa
CENTURION, South Africa (AP) India seamer Mohammed Shami took three quick wickets to move his team back into contention in the second test against South Africa on Tuesday.
Trial set to begin in ex-NFL player’s road-rage killing
GRETNA, La. (AP) The trial in a road-rage shooting that left former NFL football player Joe McKnight dead was set to begin with jury selection Tuesday in a New Orleans suburb.
Kohli fined for complaining to umpire, throwing ball
CENTURION, South Africa (AP) India captain Virat Kohli was fined for complaining to an umpire and throwing the ball into the ground ”in an aggressive manner” during a dispute over the playing conditions in the second cricket test in South Africa on Monday.
Bad blood between Rockets, Clippers carries over after game
LOS ANGELES (AP) The hot tempers that flared up during the Los Angeles Clippers’ victory over the Houston Rockets have carried over after the game.
Djokovic: Players held meeting, but boycott not discussed
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Novak Djokovic confirmed after his first-round win that men’s players held a private meeting on the eve of the Australian Open to discuss issues related to the ATP Tour, but denied that any talk of boycotting Grand Slams over prize money was ever raised.
New Zealand beats Pakistan by 5 wickets in 4th ODI
HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) Colin de Grandhomme returned from time out following the death of his father to spur New Zealand to a five-wicket win over Pakistan in the fourth one-day cricket international on Tuesday and to a 4-0 lead in the five-match series.
Howard brothers share sweet 3-point shots, brotherly bond
MILWAUKEE (AP) One of the first congratulatory text messages that Central Arkansas guard Jordan Howard received after scoring a career-high 41 points came from his little brother.
Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s meet in first WCC clash
Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s have dominated the West Coast Conference, combining to win 17 straight regular-season championships and 17 of 19 conference tournament titles.