On this day… May 27

ON THIS DAY — MAY 27 FILE PHOTO: ON THIS DAY — May 27 May 27, 1986 SOCCER – England striker Gary Lineker grimaces as he does stretching exercises with his arm in a sling during the team’s training session in Monterrey, Mexico ahead of their World Cup campaign. Despite injuring his arm a week …

On this day: Born May 27, 1967: Paul Gascoigne, English football player

Paul Gascoigne’s tears in Turin captivated a nation and once they had fallen in love with the prodigiously talented but delicate England playmaker, they could never take their eyes off him, no matter how painful it was to keep looking. FILE PHOTO: Football Soccer – Littlewoods Cup Second Round Leg One – Notts County v …

Doping-WADA to ramp up testing to fill anti-doping ‘gaps’

The World Anti-Doping Agency says the COVID-19 pandemic may have harmed the fight for clean sport and that “additional targeted testing” was being planned to eliminate gaps as competition resumes. Athletes have expressed concern about reductions in testing for banned substances and urged clarity from authorities about the validity of test results during the global …

New Zealand America’s Cup yacht returns from Europe, without getting wet

Team New Zealand’s first generation yacht which it hopes will help it successfully defend the America’s Cup next year has returned home without leaving a shipping container after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of regattas in Europe. The America’s Cup defenders said the yacht ‘Te Aihe’, the Maori word for “dolphin”, arrived back at …

Barkley: NBA teams should forfeit series if player gets virus

Charles Barkley laid out a possible ugly scenario for the NBA postseason if it is played this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: Charles Barkley, representing the 1992 United States Olympic “Dream Team” in the Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2010, speaks during the enshrinement news conference at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall …

Golf: Woods and Mickelson charity match proves a ratings hit

The coronavirus relief golf match featuring Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning was a TV ratings hit, WarnerMedia’s Turner Sports said on Monday. Turner Sports said sports-starved fans turned up in droves as Sunday’s telecast of the sanctioned PGA Tour event on the nation’s Memorial Day holiday weekend …