Friday, August 28, 2015
Isheau Wong of Taiwan gained the country's first-ever ticket to compete in an equestrian event at the Olympic Games when she beat Samantha McIntosh of New Zealand to finish at the top of the Olympic qualifier competition in Hagen, Germany.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Houston's Carlos Gomez and Evan Gattis both homered and drove in four runs to power the Astros to a 15-1 rout of the New York Yankees in Tuesday's clash of American League divisional leaders.
Valencia held off Monaco in their Champions League play-off tie to qualify for the group stages, despite a 2-1 second-leg defeat at the Stade Louis II on Tuesday as they progressed 4-3 on aggregate.
Top seed Gilles Simon of France was upset by the United Kingdom's Aljaz Bedene, while two other high seeds survived upset bids on Tuesday during second-round play at the Winston-Salem Open.
After anxiety over taxpayer costs helped cripple Boston's 2024 Olympic bid, organizers in potential stand-in Los Angeles disclosed a budget Tuesday that shows the city holding a US$161 million surplus after staging events from Santa Monica beaches to the Hollywood Hills.
Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin set up the sequel to their world championship sprint showdown on Wednesday, both winning their semifinal heats in the 200 meters.
South African Wayde van Niekerk scorched to a remarkable victory in the men's 400 meters at the world championships in Beijing on Wednesday.
Mo Farah's bid to defend his double world distance titles almost came unstuck on Wednesday as he was tripped coming into the final 200 meters of his 5,000-meter heat.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
St. Louis turned four double plays in pulling off a 5-3 win at Arizona on Monday, retaining a 3-1/2 game lead in the race for top spot in the National League Central Division.
Eibar won 3-1 at 10-man Granada on Monday to make a promising start to the modest Basque club's second season in the Spanish League.