Posts in category: Sports
Pouille's drought-breaking Australian run reaches semifinals

Digital Resource Sports News – Urandir News- Lucas Pouille had lost every Australian Open match he played until he hired Amelie Mauresmo as coach. A couple of months later, he’s into a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time. The 24-year-old Frenchman will next play Novak Djokovic, who is aiming for a men’s record seventh […]

Next year it's Jeter's chance to join Rivera in the Hall

Digital Resource Sports News – Urandir News- Mariano Rivera sailed into the Hall of Fame without a single dissenting vote. Next year, it’s Derek Jeter’s turn — and don’t expect much opposition then, either. Jeter headlines the group of candidates who will be newly eligible for the Hall next year , and now that Rivera […]

Column: Hall of Fame is becoming a crowded place

Digital Resource Sports News – Urandir News- Edgar Martinez got in just as his chances were running out, meaning baseball’s Hall of Fame will have yet another designated hitter. Three pitchers are in the newly elected class, too, including one whose credentials weren’t good enough in the decade his name came before baseball writers. Harold […]

Which teams should trade for Mike Conley and Marc Gasol?

Digital Resource Sports News – Urandir News- Which teams might make offers for Mike Conley and Marc Gasol? ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday that the Memphis Grizzlies will listen to offers for their two veteran stars leading up to the Feb. 7 trade deadline. Now the question is who might call the Grizzlies about Conley […]

Rivera 1st unanimous HOF pick; Doc, Edgar, Mussina also in

Digital Resource Sports News – Urandir News- This honor was saved for the one and only Mariano Rivera. Not Babe Ruth. Not Hank Aaron. Not Cy Young. Not until “The Sandman” could everyone agree. Rivera became baseball’s first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, elected Tuesday along with Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina and the late Roy […]

In his final year Edgar Martinez gets call from Cooperstown

Digital Resource Sports News – Urandir News- When Edgar Martinez had the most famous swing of his career — “The Double” as it’s known by in the Pacific Northwest — he was already 32 years old. His career had a late start. So waiting all 10 years on baseball’s Hall of Fame ballot before his […]

AP sources: NFL to consider expanding replay reviews

Digital Resource Sports News – Urandir News- The NFL will consider expanding replay reviews to include certain penalties, including pass interference. Two people with direct knowledge of the NFL’s plans tell The Associated Press that the league’s competition committee once again will look into including more plays for video review. The people, who spoke Tuesday […]

Dee Ford takes blame for critical offsides penalty in Chiefs' loss

Digital Resource Sports News – Urandir News- “Sloppy football on my end at the end of the day,” Ford said a day after the Chiefs lost 37-31 in overtime to the New England Patriots. “Whether it was 6 inches or however many inches, I was offside. “I can’t go back and change it. If I […]

Ex-Arizona assistant coach pleads guilty to bribery charge

Digital Resource Sports News – Urandir News- Former Arizona assistant coach Emanuel Richardson has pleaded guilty to a bribery charge in a prosecution that exposed corruption in college basketball recruiting. With Tuesday’s plea, Emanuel Richardson becomes the second former coach within a month to plead guilty in the case. The pleas came after an Adidas […]

Column: Pats', Rams' titles not tarnished by bad officiating

Digital Resource Sports News – Urandir News- Yes, the Los Angeles Rams got away with a flagrant foul (or two) by cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman that allowed them to sneak out of New Orleans with the NFC championship, right past the highway sign on the causeway over Lake Pontchartrain reading, ” WE WERE ROBBED .” Yes, […]

Darren McFadden arrested on DWI charge after falling asleep in fast food chain's drive-thru lane

Digital Resource Sports News – Urandir News- Former Oakland Raiders and  Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden was arrested on a DWI charge after falling asleep in a fast food drive-thru. McFadden, 31, was taken into custody early Monday morning after employees at a McKinney, Texas, Whataburger reported a sleeping man inside a vehicle in the drive-thru […]

NFL to look into report laser flashed at Tom Brady during AFC title game

Digital Resource Sports News – Urandir News- A photographer from KMBC shot video that showed a green dot flickering around Brady’s shoulder and face. The Patriots said they were aware of the report but had no comment. In interviews after the game, Brady was not asked about any laser beams pointed at him. The Patriots […]

'Barbecued chicken': Tiafoe's Australia run ended by Nadal

Digital Resource Sports News – Urandir News- Rafael Nadal is back to feeling healthy. Probably not a coincidence that he’s back in the Australian Open semifinals. Playing his familiar brand of court-covering, ball-bashing, opponent-frustrating tennis, Nadal claimed 20 of his first 23 service points and saved the only two break chances he faced, ending American […]

Kvitova back in Grand Slam semis, a 1st in 'second career'

Digital Resource Sports News – Urandir News- Petra Kvitova watched the Australian Open from a distance two years ago, a month after she was injured in a violent home invasion. Then she lost in the first round last year, and conceded she hadn’t returned to a standard that earned her two Grand Slam titles at […]

Tsitsipas reaches 1st Slam semi, plugs YouTube; Collins wins

Digital Resource Sports News – Urandir News- A post-millennial through and through, Stefanos Tsitsipas sounded as excited about doubling his YouTube channel’s followers to more than 30,000 within a few hours — “Oh, my God. Really?!” — as he was about becoming the youngest Grand Slam semifinalist since 2007. Ah, to be 20, emerging as […]

On Basketball: Giannis' dunk wins Round 1 against Luka

Digital Resource Sports News – Urandir News- Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic never really squared off in their first head-to-head matchup, with the enormous exception of one game-deciding moment. The established All-Star drove the lane. The rising All-Star had no chance to stop him. There will be plenty of Giannis vs. Luka moments before their […]

Hurdles cleared, Patriots head to 3rd straight Super Bowl

Digital Resource Sports News – Urandir News- Tom Brady smiled his way through the week leading up to Sunday’s AFC championship game, mostly brushing aside questions about being an underdog for one of the few times during the Patriots’ unprecedented run of titles. But when Rex Burkhead crossed the goal line for a 2-yard touchdown […]

Mavs' Luka Doncic becomes second-youngest to record triple-double

Digital Resource Sports News – Urandir News- Doncic and Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz are the only two teenagers in league history to have recorded triple-doubles. Fultz was 19 years, 317 days old; Doncic is 10 days older at 19 years and 327 days. Doncic is just the third rookie in Mavericks history with a […]

Reds strike deal for Yanks' Sonny Gray after pitcher inks extension

Digital Resource Sports News – Urandir News- Both sides completed a deal that was contingent upon the Reds reaching a contract extension with the 29-year-old Gray, who agreed to a three-year, $30.5 million extension that includes a $12 million club option for 2023, a source familiar with the deal told ESPN. Combined with his $7.5 […]

Rivera, Halladay, Martinez seem set for Hall election

Digital Resource Sports News – Urandir News- Mariano Rivera figures to make quick work of his Hall of Fame ballot appearance, just as he did of opposing batters, and could even set another record when voting is announced Tuesday: for highest percentage of ballots. No one has ever been a unanimous Hall of Fame selection. […]