Adidas: Removing ref who T'd up LaVar 'wrong'

Adidas officials say it was “the wrong decision” to replace a female referee from a company-sponsored AAU tournament in Las Vegas after LaVar Ball complained. “The referee substitutions made during our tournament last week are not in line with our company values,” Adidas said in a statement Monday. “It was the wrong decision. We regret […]

David Beckham Closes In on M.L.S. Franchise. Will Miami Care?

To crowbar a stadium into the land in Overtown, a few blocks from I-95 and the Miami River, the Beckham group would not build any parking. Instead, fans would have to walk from lots as much as 15 minutes away, or from one of the three nearby commuter rail stations. That may be an urban […]

Ofner advances as Basilashvili pulls out at Generali Open

AP Published 11:09 a.m. ET July 31, 2017 | Updated 1:35 p.m. ET July 31, 2017 KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Austrian qualifier Sebastian Ofner advanced to the second round of the Generali Open after 2016 finalist Nikoloz Basilashvili pulled out in the second set of their match on Monday. The Georgian lost the first set […]

Jamal Adams on CTE: Field is 'perfect place to die' — fans cheer

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — It was an awkward moment, compounded by an odd reaction from the audience. The scene: Commissioner Roger Goodell conducted a fan forum Monday in the New York Jets’ auditorium. He was flanked by players Matt Forte and Jamal Adams, and there were about 150 season-ticket holders in the room asking questions. […]

Dou Zecheng becomes first Chinese player to earn PGA Tour card

AP Published 11:42 p.m. ET July 30, 2017 | Updated 12:06 p.m. ET July 31, 2017 Dou Zecheng putts during round one of the Asia -Pacific Amateur Championship golf tournament at Nanshan International Golf Club, Garden Course, in Longkou City.(Photo: Paul Lakatos, AP) OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Dou Zecheng had a career-changing 36-hole run […]

Perfect player series: Building a flawless forward

Presented By by Gianluca Nesci 15h ago Courtesy: Reuters’ Sergio Perez, Albert Gea, Michael Dalder Every footballer on the planet has blemishes, weaknesses in their game they wish didn’t exist. But what if they didn’t? What would the ideal player look like in every position? Plucking specific traits from various superstars, theScore is diving into […]

LaVar Ball: No second thoughts on ref remarks

LAS VEGAS — One day after LaVar Ball said a female referee was “not in shape” and “needs to stay in her lane,” he said he had “no second thoughts” about his comments. “You guys are trying to make it like a gender thing. It’s not that,” Ball told reporters after his Big Baller Brand’s […]

Cox’s Bazar Journal: In a Rohingya Refugee Camp, Soccer Is a Joyful Escape

The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group, are not recognized as citizens in their native Myanmar even though they have lived there for hundreds of years. They have endured periodic persecution at the hands of the Myanmar armed forces and the majority Buddhist population, who mostly see them as illegal immigrants who should go home to […]

Mervyn Rose, 7-Time Grand Slam Champion in Tennis, Dies at 87

Rose played for Hopman on six Davis Cup teams from 1950 to 1957 and was ranked No. 3 in the world in 1958, his highest ranking. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I., in 2001. Rose’s victories at the Australian Open were not his first major titles. He had […]