• Gee helps Mets top Twins


     
     
    MINNEAPOLIS — Dillon Gee pitched into the eighth inning for the New York Mets in a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins Monday in a makeup game from April 14.

    Gee (9-8) was helped by RBI singles by …

  • Jeddah to host first Saudi sports exhibition for soccer


     
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    JEDDAH — The first Saudi sports exhibition for football will be held here on Sept. 14-20 at Jeddah center for Forums and Events.

    According to Nasser AL-Qushayri, chairman of the organizing committee of the exhibition, …

  • Euskaltel Euskadi to close at end of season

     
     
    MADRID — Basque cycling team Euskaltel Euskadi is to shut down at the end of this season due to a lack of funding caused by the current economic crisis, the team said Tuesday. The news comes as a …

  • One million World Cup tickets go on sale


     
     
    RIO DE JANEIRO — The first batch of one million tickets for next year’s World Cup in Brazil went on sale on the internet Tuesday, with some Brazilian fans complaining about high prices.

    The chase for tickets began …

  • Ryder banned for doping


     
     
    WELLINGTON — Troubled New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder was handed a six-month ban Tuesday after testing positive for outlawed substances contained in a weight-loss supplement, the New Zealand Sports Tribunal said.

    The disciplinary body said Ryder, who has …

  • Afghanistan blanks Pakistan in football


     
     
    KABUL — Afghanistan’s football team sparked wild celebrations across the war-battered nation Tuesday after securing a convincing 3-0 win over arch-rival Pakistan in the first international match in Kabul for ten years.

    A delirious 6,000 capacity crowd packed …

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