Jason Day: I have always placed my family in front of everything else


Dengue fever, Chikungunya virus and Zika virus are spread by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. (Universal History Archive/UIG/Getty images) AKRON, Ohio — Jason Day pulled out of the Olympics on Tuesday because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No. 1 player as it returns from a century-long absence at the games. The sport has lost two of its biggest stars in the last week, adding to the perception that the Olympics are not a high priority. Rory McIlroy, a four-time major champion, also said Read more [...]

England 1-2 Iceland: EURO 2016 Round of 16 Report


England exited Euro 2016 with a whimper as they were beaten 2-1 by rank outsiders Iceland in the round of 16 in Nice – one of the most embarrassing defeats in their history. The Three Lions got off to the perfect start when Wayne Rooney put them ahead early on from the penalty spot, but an almost instant equaliser from Ragnar Sigurdsson drew Iceland, a country with the a population of 330,000, level before Kolbeinn Sigthorsson netted the winner following a howler by Joe Hart, to set up a quarter-final Read more [...]

India will win hockey medal in Rio, says World Cup winning team goalkeeper Olympio Fernandes


Former Indian goalkeeper Olympio Fernandes at his Nissan dealership in Mississauga By Gurmukh Singh TORONTO: Mississauga-based Olympio Fernandes, who was the goalkeeper of the World Cup winning team in 1975, says Indian hockey is set to recapture its past glory and the Indian team will definitely return home with a medal from the Rio Olympics. Buoyed by India’s superb performance in the just concluded Champions Trophy where they came close to winning the gold medal, Fernandes says India’s performance Read more [...]

Chile down Colombia to reach Copa final


Chicago (AFP) – Chile stormed into the Copa America final, beating Colombia 2-0 in a weather-disrupted semi-final that took more than four hours to complete. The defending champions advanced to a repeat of last year’s final against Argentina on Sunday after a whirlwind start left Colombia chasing the game. Chile, who had destroyed Mexico 7-0 in the quarter-finals on Saturday, picked up where they left off, scoring twice in the opening 11 minutes to take a grip on the contest. Bayer Leverkusen Read more [...]

O's game blog: Chris Tillman can become a 10-game winner facing Toronto


The Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays play the third and deciding game of a three-game series this afternoon at Camden Yards. They have split the first two games with Toronto winning 13-3 Friday night when Michael Saunders hit three homers with eight RBIs. The O's won 4-2 Saturday afternoon as Yovani Gallardo allowed two runs over five innings and the O's bullpen pitched four scoreless innings. The Orioles (39-28) are 3-5 in their past eight games. Over a longer stretch they have won eight of 13 and Read more [...]

Parton delighted with Dabbers move


By Steve Sharman: New signing Dave Parton insists moving to The Dabbers was a no brainer, after the goalkeeper recently secured the switch from Newcastle Town. Parton, who has also played for Stoke City, Altrincham and Hednesford Town, said it was an easy decision to make as soon as he knew of the club’s interest. He said: “As soon as I knew Nantwich were interested, I knew I wanted to come. I had spoken to the gaffer a couple of times before about coming, but for one reason or another it hasn’t Read more [...]

MB Real Estate volunteers raise awareness and show support for youth charities


MBRE’s Christine Torres, Dante Capicchioni, Elise O’Connor, Jose Bahena and Ashley Jordan with the team they helped to coach at the Work to Play Cup   MB Real Estate Services Inc. sponsored and helped organize awareness and fundraising events over the last two weeks for two youth charities, Urban Initiatives (UI) and buildOn. UI is a Chicago-based non-profit that organizes intramural soccer programs for children within the Chicago Public School system as a means to empower underserved youth Read more [...]