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Moeen Ali named Birmingham Phoenix captain for the Hundred | Cricket

Moeen Ali is a local icon player for Birmingham Phoenix © Christopher Lee/Getty Images for ECB Moeen Ali will captain Birmingham Phoenix in the inaugural season of the Hundred. Moeen, a £125,000 'local icon' player for the Phoenix, has been handed...

Hamlin and Newman contrast risk and reward at Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- In a single thrilling lap around NASCAR's most storied track, Denny Hamlin and Ryan Newman displayed the risks and rewards of the dangerous sport they both love.Hamlin won his second consecutive Daytona 500 and...

New 3-point line leading to lower shooting percentages

The NCAA moved back the 3-point line this season to create more room in the lane and cut down on the barrage of 3s in college basketball.Shooting percentages are down, historically low. Attempts also have dropped, slightly.Clogged lanes? Depends...

Lightning top Avs in OT for franchise-best 11th straight win

DENVER (AP) -- Things are going so well for the Tampa Bay Lightning that the they're starting to judge the quality of their wins.''I don't know. I don't think we played well today ... We have to improve a...

Gary Neville expects Manchester City to win appeal against UEFA

Gary Neville has backed Manchester City to win an appeal against a two-season ban from European competition imposed by a “hopeless” UEFA.European football's governing body announced on Friday that City has been banned from continental competitions for two seasons...

Nikita Kucherov lifts Lightning to franchise-record 11th straight win

Nikita Kucherov stole the puck from Nathan MacKinnon and scored 3:03 into overtime, sending the Tampa Bay Lightning to a franchise-record 11th straight win, 4-3 over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night.Tampa Bay's 11th straight victory -- the longest...

Prairie View A&M tops Jackson St. 70-61 behind Andrus

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) -- Gerard Andrus scored 19 points with seven rebounds and Prairie View A&M beat Jackson State 70-61 on Monday night to win its fourth straight and remain atop the Southwestern Athletic Conference standings.Chancellor Ellis added...

Oshane Thomas escapes serious injury after motor accident

West Indies fast bowler Oshane Thomas has escaped serious injury after being involved in a motor accident in Jamaica late Sunday.According to a statement by West Indies Players' Association, he was involved in a two-vehicle collision and was taken...

Newman’s Daytona crash another safety reminder

NASCAR’s most significant safety improvements have come in the wake of major crashes. Restrictor plates were added to cars’ engines at Talladega and Daytona after Bobby Allison’s scary crash. Head and neck restraints became mandatory in the wake of...

Avalanche F Mikko Rantanen to miss several weeks for upper-body injury

Colorado Avalanche star right wing Mikko Rantanen will be out weeks with an upper-body injury, coach Jared Bednar said after Monday night's 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay.Rantanen was tripped up and went crashing into the boards behind the Tampa...