The 20-1 chance Advanced, ridden by Jamie Spencer wins the Ayr Gold Cup.
Ireland fly-half Ronan O’Gara describes allegations that he has had gambling and marital problems as "nonsense".
All the crucial dates on the 2007 sporting calendar
The Rocket might be grounded for good. Bothered by an ailing leg, Roger Clemens left his Game 3 start Sunday night against Cleveland in the third inning with the New York Yankees trailing and on the brink of playoff elimination. He walked slowly off the mound with his head hanging, snagged again by a balky hamstring.
Paul Byrd was hoping the Cleveland Indians could finish off a three-game sweep of New York. Now that the Yankees have sent their AL division series to a fourth game, he’s happy he’ll get a chance to stop them. Byrd will oppose New York’s Chien-Ming Wang at Yankee Stadium on Monday night with a chance to send Cleveland to its first AL championship series since 1998.
Brett Favre flirted with another record performance, all right. Favre threw two second-half interceptions to tie George Blanda’s career NFL record of 277, allowing the Chicago Bears to rally for a 27-20 victory at Lambeau Field Sunday night. But Favre was responsible for only two of the Packers’ five turnovers against a banged-up but ball-hungry Bears team — a surefire recipe for an upstart team…
Joe Torre knew it. Johnny Damon knew it. And the fans at Yankee Stadium certainly knew it, too. With one more loss, Torre’s run as manager might end after 12 championship-filled years. When Roger Clemens was chased in the third inning and the Yankees fell behind by three runs, it appeared the end of an era was drawing near.
The Los Angeles Angels experienced a playoff rerun against the Boston Red Sox. For the second time in three years, the Angels were bounced in a three-game sweep, losing 9-1 Sunday to close out their season. The Red Sox did the same thing in 2004 on their way to winning the World Series. “We have nothing to hang our heads about,” Angels starter Jered Weaver said.
Win or else! That was George Steinbrenner’s message to Joe Torre before the New York Yankees played the Cleveland Indians on Sunday night, and that’s what they did. With the Yankees trailing 2-0 in the best-of-five, first-round playoff series, Steinbrenner reverted to the blustering boss of old and said Torre likely wouldn’t return as manager unless New York reaches the AL championship series for…
The San Diego Chargers figured the formula for turning their season around included holding onto the ball and getting a tide-turning takeaway on special teams. They did all that and much more in handing the Denver Broncos their worst home loss since 1966 with a 41-3 drubbing fueled by reigning MVP LaDainian Tomlinson and his trusty backup, Michael Turner.
No Marvin Harrison and no Joseph Addai proved no problem for the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Playing without five injured starters, including two key players in their high-scoring offense, the Colts dominated the clock and their improving defense never gave Tampa Bay a chance in a 33-14 blowout. Super Bowl MVP Peyton Manning made it look easy by throwing two touchdowns, while first-time starter…