Top-seeded Aces rebound from Game 1 loss to claim victory against Sun
Sports/Basketball: A'ja Wilson had 29 points, seven rebounds and a career-high seven blocks to lead the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces past the Connecticut Sun 83-75 on Tuesday night to even the best-of-five playoff series at 1-1.
Cost, Racism and football are draining Black American talent in baseball
Sports: Money alone won't solve the deep-rooted problems The Players Alliance has targeted, but as CBC Sports senior contributor Morgan Campbell writes, it's a concrete step toward helping the group stem a decades-long slow leak in Black American talent in Major League Baseball.
Vanessa Bryant sues L.A. sheriff for sharing unauthorized photos of helicopter crash
Sports/Basketball/NBA: Vanessa Bryant, the widow of basketball star Kobe Bryant, has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County sheriff claiming deputies shared unauthorized photos of the crash that killed her husband, their 13-year-old daughter and seven others.
IPL 2020: Samson leads Royals to 16-run win over CSK
An evening like the one in Sharjah on Tuesday makes you wonder why Sanju Samson hasn't played more than four T20 internationals for India. Against a strong Chennai Super Kings (CSK) unit, Samson enthralled with an innings of 74 from just 32 balls to help Rajasthan Royals (RR) reach a commanding 216 for 7 from 20 overs. The total was more than enough as Royals opened their account with a 16-run victory.
Source: Gruden, Payton fined for mask negligence
Raiders coach Jon Gruden, who revealed that he had previously contracted COVID-19, and Saints coach Sean Payton were each fined $100,000 by the NFL for not wearing masks on the sideline during Monday night's game, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Toronto FC learns rest of revamped MLS schedule, with busy October ahead
Sports/Soccer/MLS: Toronto FC learned Tuesday what lies ahead in the rest of the pandemic-rejigged MLS regular season. Seven matches in October and two in November. Six "home" games in East Hartford, Conn. A steady diet of Eastern Conference opponents.
IPL: It's Royals again and Dhoni gets upset with umpire
MS Dhoni briefly seemed upset during Chennai Super Kings' IPL match against Rajasthan Royals after one of the wrong decisions by the on-field umpire was rightfully changed after a referral to the third umpire. Incidentally, in Jaipur last year, Dhoni had lost his cool with domestic umpire Ulhas Gandhe for a waist-high full toss which wasn't adjudged no ball.
Trouble for Team Canada as NBA admits new 2021 schedule may disrupt Olympics
Sports/Basketball/NBA: NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday that his "best guess" is that next season will not start until at least January, plus acknowledged that the later-than-usual schedule could mean top men's players miss next summer's Tokyo Olympics.
Swiss prosecutors demand jail for Qatar beIN chairman Nasser Al Khelaifi, ex-Fifa executive for bribery
Qatar|Football|: Abu Dhabi: Swiss prosecutors have demanded jail terms of up to three years be handed down to the chairman of Qatar’s beIN Media Group, Nasser Al Khelaifi, and Fifa’s former secretary general Jerome Valcke. The pair are on trial in Switzerland over the awarding of television rights to 2026 and 2030 World Cups. See more Photos: Tadej Pogacar crushes Primoz Roglic to seal Tour de France title IPL 2020 in UAE: Fans in Dubai enjoy opener between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings News in pictures: Dhoni hails 'Dads Army', coronavirus herbal medicine, minor girl raped in India, US delays TikTok ban, Taj Mahal to reopen, who will succeed Ginsburg?, $13,000 COVID fine... It is alleged Valcke received exclusive use of a villa belonging to Al Khelaifi in Sardinia for 18 months without paying a total rent of up to €1.8 million (Dh7.8 million). On Tuesday, prosecutors asked Switzerland’s federal court to give Al Khelaifi a 28-month jail time and Valcke three-years if convicted. The trial is moving into its final days. The court heard beIN Media Group was awarded TV rights without other tenders being sought for two World Cups. Niclas Ericson, Fifa’s former television rights director, told the football corruption trial that broadcasting rights for 2026 and 2030 Middle East and North Africa cups were not put to tender before being awarded to beIN Media Group. Al Khelaifi, who is also president of French champions Paris Saint-Germain and sits on the executive committee of European football body Uefa, is accused of inciting Valcke not to tell Fifa about favours he received from him to buy a €7 million-euro villa in Sardinia. The issue is whether the 46-year-old, a former Davis Cup tennis player for Qatar, directly helped Valcke to buy the villa and use it for free, given that beIN Media was the sole bidder for the Middle Eastern media rights to the 2026 and 2030 World Cups. In a separate case, Greek businessman Dinos Deris is accused of giving Valcke more than $1.5 million (Dh5.51m) in bribes. Deris is charged with bribery for €1.25 million he allegedly paid Valcke in exchange for favourable treatment of his bid for Greek and Italian media rights for 12 years of football tournaments. Valcke denies he took bribes and claims the marketing executive was helping him pay $11 mmillion of personal debt. The trial is the first in Switzerland to shed light on Valcke and other senior FIFA officials striking deals for media rights to football tournaments around the world that earn Fifa hundreds of millions of dollars. The duo deny the charges and the trial continues.