The surprising experience of a Tokyo baseball game

(CNN)The World Series is one of sport’s hot tickets, but match day at a baseball game in Japan outdoes anything the MLB has to offer. At Meiji Jingu, the home fans sit apart from away supporters, in contrast to the MLB. It means both sides are loud, but welcoming. The most vocal of the home side sit in the “Swallows’ Nest,” the section of the stadium dedicated to cheering. READ: Houston Astros fire executive Brandon Taubman over outburst at reporters We spoke to Ryo Uchida, a Swallows superfan whose dedication to the team has led him to follow them around the country and buy 20 of their jerseys. “Every American friend I bring here … it’s funny because the game …

Vardy and Prez hat-tricks as Leicester smash nine against Southampton

Ben Chilwell opened the floodgates before Ayoze Prez and Jamie Vardy hit hat-tricks as Leicester thrashed Southampton 9-0 for a record Premier League away win By the time Jamie Vardy stepped up from 12 yards to add Leicester Citys ninth and put the final nail in Southamptons coffin, the pocket of delirious travelling supporters, well on their way to revelling in a giddying record-breaking away win, were sarcastically singing for the goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel to take aim from the penalty spot. The only other time a team won by such a margin in the Premier League 24 years ago, another Schmeichel was on the winning side for Manchester United. Leicester fans toasted Vardys hat-trick by feverishly waving white scarves bearing …

Pp double rescues Arsenal after Vitria Guimares threaten upset

Two goals from Pp gave Arsenal a 3-2 Europa League victory after they had trailed 2-1 at home to Vitria Guimares For a long time it seemed Thursday nights, which have become Arsenals haven from the tide of neurosis that engulfs their domestic affairs, would be struck off the list of safe spaces. This was a confused, deeply uninspired performance that will largely be forgotten because Nicolas Pp, the clubs 72m record signing who had been under mounting pressure to deliver, came off the bench to score two marvellous free-kicks in the last 10 minutes and create a silver lining where the clouds had been jet black. Pp had been criticised for missing a clear chance in The Fiver: sign …

England secures place in Rugby World Cup semifinal with emphatic victory over Australia

(CNN)England dismissed any lingering doubts surrounding its Rugby World Cup credentials with a dominant 40-16 victory over Australia to reach the semifinals. “We’re so excited about the semifinal, we can go there and challenge whoever we play and see where we can go with this team, we haven’t been at our best yet and we need to see if we can find our best. I thought the players were outstanding.” England had beaten Australia in all of the sides’ last six meetings, not tasting defeat since that painful night in London four years ago. That day Australia won 33-13 as England became the first host nation to exit the Rugby World Cup at the pool stages. Those in white were …

Make no mistake: it’s panic time for the free-falling Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys title aspirations seemed realistic after their 3-0 start, but Sundays dreadful loss to the previously winless Jets is proof the ship is taking on water After a 3-0 start to the season, the Dallas Cowboys stumbled in their next two games with losses to the New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers. Yet there was no reason to overreact. After all, their opponents on Sunday were going to be the 0-4 New York Jets and starting quarterback Sam Darnold fresh off a not necessarily. Even before the start of Sundays game, there were factors working against the Cowboys. They began without six straight plays, something which helped keep the Cowboys chances alive long enough for them to …

NBA postpones media sessions in China as rift over Hong Kong tweet simmers

The NBA has postponed media sessions in Shanghai for the Nets and Lakers, and it remains unclear if the teams will play in China this week as scheduled The NBA has postponed Wednesdays scheduled media sessions in Shanghai for the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers, and it remains unclear if the teams will play in China this week as scheduled. The teams were training in Shanghai on Wednesday, where at least two other NBA events in advance of the start of the China games were called off as part of o Silver saying NBA employees were entitled to free speech. He said that in an environment fraught with possible economic peril. But he sided with the principles that we …

Incredibly, the putrid Dolphins are not the most dismal team in the NFL

Unlike the Dolphins, the Jets and Washington are losing without purpose or any semblance of a plan for the future A few weeks ago after watching the Dolphins and then the Jets suffer their latest embarrassing, soulless losses, I posed a question on built to win a Super Bowl. They gutted their franchise, all while getting to examine whether Josh Rosen is a viable option under center. Next April they will undergo a major rebuild with three first-round draft picks, possibly two in the top 10, and a decent amount of cash to spend in free agency. While thats not ideal for current veterans at the tail end of their careers, the Dolphins are at least dripping in hope. Just …

Aaron Cresswell seals victory for West Ham over toothless Manchester United

A goal in each half from Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Cresswell secured a rousing 2-0 home win for West Ham over Manchester United For Ole Gunnar Solskjr and Manchester United, it was one of those flat and underwhelming performances that highlight how far off the top they have fallen and why the fight to reacquaint themselves with Champions League football this season promises to be so fraught. West Ham were comfortable after Andriy Yarmolenkos fine goal just before the interval and the impression was that United could have played all day and failed to find the equaliser. The gloss to a win that bolstered West Hams early season positivity came late on when Aaron Cresswell picked out David de Geas …

Liverpool make bad start as Napolis Fernando Llorente rounds off win

Liverpool lost 2-0 to Napoli in the first game of their Champions League defence, after a disputed Dries Mertens penalty and a late Fernando Llorente strike Liverpool will accept history repeating itself should Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Emile Heskey: I was on the floor and started crying. Then I found a barber | Jamie Jackson

The former England striker talks about homesickness in Liverpool, falling asleep during Grard Houlliers meetings and picks his favourite player from the golden generation Emile Heskey exudes a Zen-like calm whether discussing criticism of his goalscoring or recalling crying. The former Liverpool and England striker is at the Alderley Hotel in Cheshire to discuss his new book, Even Heskey Scored. The title was chosen because, he laughs, this is what everyone said. Yet if his career numbers are low for someone who played most of his career as a No 9 seven goals from 62 caps, 110 in 516 Premier League games his 53 assists in the top flight is a clue to his real worth. The figure stands at …

Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander throws third no-hitter of career

Houston right-hander Justin Verlander threw his third career no-hitter, and first with the Astros, on Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander tossed the third no-hitter on Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays. Verlander struck out 14 and threw 120 pitches at Toronto. The only runner he allowed was Cavan Biggio on a one-out walk in the first inning. Verlander had previously thrown two no-hitters in the majors, both while with the Detroit Tigers. He pitched a no-hitter at Toronto in 2011 and also accomplished the feat against Milwaukee in 2007. @JustinVerlander is the first pitcher ever to throw TWO no-hitters in the same road stadium (Rogers Centre). September 1, 2019 The Astros-Blue Jays game was …

Ben Stokes inspires England to sensational third Test win over Australia

England completed one of the biggest comebacks in Ashes history to beat Australia in the third Test by one wicket with Ben Stokes scoring 135 not out to help level the series at 1-1 Headingley 1981 was a foregone conclusion compared with this. So, too, the Ashes: Ben Stokes on England’s sensational third Test win over Australia video One ball remained and Stokes decided to explore the legside this time. He slog-swept but missed. Lyons appeal was prolonged, suggesting an odd mix of desperation and confidence. Umpire Joel Wilsons finger failed to appear but the realisation that the Australians were unable to ask for a review did come to light. They had wasted their last review against Leach in the …

‘It’s a start’: Can the Aurora Games create a new model for women’s sports?

Last weeks six-day celebration of womens sports in Albany was beset by problems, but founder Jerry Solomon is confident the concept is sound Last week, the Aurora Games took over the Times Union Center in upstate New York. Billed as an international multi-sport womens festival, the event brought together roughly 150 athletes, including Olympic champions and grand slam winners, to compete for Team Americas and Team World in tennis, gymnastics, basketball, ice hockey, figure skating, beach volleyball and table tennis. The mission of the Games, founded by longtime sports executive Jerry Solomon, was to create a platform to celebrate and elevate women athletes. The Aurora Games will be held every two years and has already committed to return to Albany …

Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. rematch in Saudi Arabia draws criticism

(CNN)The decision to stage the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. in Saudi Arabia has drawn heavy criticism from human rights group Amnesty International. Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, videos and features Saudi Arabia has hosted a number of fights in recent times, including Amir Khan’s win over Billy Dib and Callum Smith’s World Boxing Super Series victory against George Groves. It also welcomed the opening race of the 2018-19 Formule E season, motorsport’s all-electric race series, and will stage the world’s richest horse race — with a prize purse of $20 million — next year. However, the middle east country’s “abysmal human rights record” has been called into question by Amnesty International UK, which urged Joshua to …

UFCs Colby Covington, the athletic embodiment of Trump’s politics

The American fighter needs little excuse to profess his support for the US president. But more interesting is what his actions tell us about the first family On Saturday night, Colby Covington dominated former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler en route to victory in Newark, New Jersey. Once the final bell sounded, Covington climbed the cage and pointed at Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump in celebration while the US presidents sons cheered him on. Moments later, he would begin his post-fight interview with a political statement. I was truly inspired when the first family came in the building and came to see me backstage, Covington said. Lets give it up for the Trumps. Theyre keeping America great. And indeed, …

Basketball is my first love, but the athleticism of beach volleyball is amazing | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The sport has come a long way since it was an excuse to hang out at the beach with a beer. The skills of its athletes are breathtaking Not many people know that he said. Being able to hold my own against the best in the world, on the beach or indoors, is something Im very proud of. Although he played both indoors and beach volleyball, I think beach suited his personality more. I was reminded of his intense passion while watching the was invented in 1930 by Paul Pablo Johnson on the Santa Monica beach. Bored with waiting for the rest of the players to arrive, he and three others mapped out a smaller court and began playing the …