Sabitzer strike rescues debutants RB Leipzig
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:41:36 -0400
After four promotions in seven seasons, RB Leipzig made an impressive Bundesliga debut on Sunday, twice coming from behind as Marcel Sabitzer's equaliser sealed a 2-2 draw at Hoffenheim. Founded in 2009 by Austrian energy drink's firm Red Bull, RasenBallsport Leipzig are widely unpopular amongst German football fans, due to the commercialism they represent and resentment caused by their sponsor's deep pockets. For example, a severed bull's head was thrown onto the playing area at last Saturday's German Cup defeat at Dynamo Dresden and some fans of Borussia Dortmund, Leipzig's opponents for their first home league match in a fortnight, plan a boycott.
Hertha gets dramatic win, Leipzig draws on Bundesliga debut
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:39:03 -0400
BERLIN (AP) — Julian Schieber scored the second of two injury-time goals to give Hertha Berlin a dramatic 2-1 win over promoted Freiburg, while Leipzig secured a 2-2 draw on its Bundesliga debut Sunday.
Pirelli's starry calendar focused on acting talent, not skin
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:37:37 -0400
Pirelli has unveiled a star-studded lineup for its 2017 calendar that looks more like the ultimate Oscar red carpet than the stuff of salacious pinups. Among the subjects announced Sunday are actresses ...
Trump stand-ins struggle to speak for and defend nominee
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:37:25 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump isn't making it easy for top supporters and advisers, from his running mate on down, to defend him or explain some campaign positions.
College football Down Under attracts 61,000 fans at Sydney
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:23:59 -0400
SYDNEY (AP) — The beer ran out in some sections of the Olympic stadium, but most of the 61,247 spectators at Saturday's U.S. college football opener in Sydney between California and Hawaii appeared to be enjoying their American "gridiron" experience.
David de la Cruz wins 9th stage to take Spanish Vuelta lead
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:18:49 -0400
ALTO DEL NARANCO, Spain (AP) — Spaniard David de la Cruz took the lead of the Spanish Vuelta from Nairo Quintana after completing a successful breakaway to win the mountainous ninth stage on Sunday.
With Broncos, Patriots flawed, no clear favorite in AFC
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:14:32 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — No Manning. No Brady, for the first four games. No clear-cut favorite in the AFC.
Serena 'pain-free' for US Open, says coach
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:12:00 -0400
World number one Serena Williams is "pain-free" as she embarks on winning a modern era record 23rd Grand Slam title at the US Open, her coach said Sunday. The American star, who is also chasing a record seventh crown in New York, has been struggling with a right shoulder injury which contributed to an early loss at the Olympics and forced a withdrawal from last week's Cincinnati tournament. "She has been pain-free for a few days now," coach Patrick Mouratoglou told ESPN on Sunday.
'Don't Breathe' steals thunder in US box-office debut
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:07:14 -0400
Los Angeles (AFP) - Suspense thriller "Don't Breathe" stole the US box-office thunder in its opening weekend, knocking off "Suicide Squad" from three weeks at the top, industry estimates showed Sunday.
Italy probes whether negligence played role in quake toll
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:01:31 -0400
Italian authorities are vowing to investigate whether negligence or fraud in adhering to building codes played a role in the high death toll in last week's earthquake in Italy. They also called for efforts ...