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Abner Mares comes back to boxing after 4-year ring absence

Abner Mares comes back to boxing after 4-year ring absence LOS ANGELES (AP) — When an accomplished boxer in his mid-30s returns to the ring after a four-year absence and a potentially serious health problem, most fight fans assume — quite correctly, in most cases — it’s because the fighter spent all his money....

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Last-chancers Blaney, Dillon prep for NASCAR playoffs

Last-chancers Blaney, Dillon prep for NASCAR playoffs DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Ryan Blaney and Austin Dillon had no clue about their postseason plans until the drama-filled final moments of NASCAR’s regular season. Now, they have changed their focus from scrambling to make the 16-team playoff field to chasing a Cup Series title when the...

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Skyroot Aerospace Raises $51 Million from Singapore’s GIC: Details

Skyroot Aerospace Raises $51 Million from Singapore’s GIC: Details Skyroot Aerospace on Friday revealed that it had raised $51 millon (roughly Rs. 400 crore) from a Singapore-based investor, according to a report. The startup will reportedly use the funding to build the country’s first private space launch vehicles (SLV), and accelerate the firm’s plans to launch...

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Kenney defends Alberta lieutenant-governor, attacks ‘cockamamie’ sovereignty bill

Kenney defends Alberta lieutenant-governor, attacks ‘cockamamie’ sovereignty bill EDMONTON – Premier Jason Kenney is defending Alberta’s lieutenant-governor after she suggested she may not automatically pass a sovereignty act bill proposed by a candidates vying to replace him as United Conservative leader. Kenney, speaking on a radio show Friday morning, also renewed his criticism of...

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Dortmund leads Bundesliga into weekend after home win

Dortmund leads Bundesliga into weekend after home win DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund leads the Bundesliga going into the weekend after beating Hoffenheim 1-0 on Friday. Jamie Bynoe-Gittens made the key pass and Julian Brandt’s through-ball was latched onto by captain Marco Reus to score in the 16th minute from the center of...

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Herta tuning out F1 rumors ahead of IndyCar final stretch

Herta tuning out F1 rumors ahead of IndyCar final stretch PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Colton Herta receives a buzz on his phone alerting him every time his name is linked to a Formula One seat next season with AlphaTauri. The speculation is so rampant that Herta said Friday he’s stopped reading the reports. He’s...

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Titans place Pro Bowler Harold Landry on injured reserve

Titans place Pro Bowler Harold Landry on injured reserve NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans placed Pro Bowl linebacker Harold Landry III on injured reserve Friday. The Titans did not cite a reason for Landry going on IR. A person with direct knowledge of the injury confirmed reports that Landry tore an ACL...

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Group has close encounter with T-090 orca pod on B.C. shoreline

Group has close encounter with T-090 orca pod on B.C. shoreline QUADRA ISLAND – A pod of orcas surprised a group of friends visiting Quadra Island, B.C., last weekend, appearing metres from where they stood on the shoreline of Moulds Bay. Erika van Sittert, who captured a video of the encounter, says she and...

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AL Central-leading Guardians down 2 starters with injuries

AL Central-leading Guardians down 2 starters with injuries CLEVELAND (AP) — Trying to hang on to their slim lead in the AL Central, the Cleveland Guardians lost two starting pitchers to injury on Friday. Both Zach Plesac (broken hand) and Aaron Civale (forearm inflammation) were placed on the 15-day injured list before Cleveland, which...