Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 19 (ANI): Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga has said that he got many fans in India and the rest of the world by playing for the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians.
Curt Casali hit a two-run single in the fourth that held up, Alex Wood made an impressive three-inning return from COVID-19, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Saturday night. Wood struck out four and didn't walk a batter or allow a hit over three scoreless innings, throwing 37 pitches in his first start for San Francisco since Aug. 26 as he makes his return from a bout with COVID-19. Dominic Leone, San Francisco's sixth reliever, finished the 2-hour, 40-minute game for his second save as the NL West-leading Giants maintained their two-game lead on the rival Los Angeles Dodgers in the division race.
The first citizen astronaut crew safely splashed down off the coast of Florida on Saturday after a three-day flight in SpaceX's "Resilience" spacecraft.It was the first launched into Earth's orbit without a career astronaut onboard, in an effort to ramp up space tourism.Applause was hard from mission control, as the SpaceX capsule parachuted into calm seas shortly before sunset.Within an hour, the four crew members were seen smiling, emerging from the capsule's side hatch.Each waved and gave a thumbs-up to the cameras.They were cheered again as they stepped onto the deck of the recovery ship.The amateur astronauts were then flown by helicopter back to land to reunite with loved ones.Onboard "Resilience" was 29-year-old physician assistant and childhood bone cancer survivor, Hayely Arceneaux, who became the youngest person to ever reach Earth's orbit.Alongside her was a former NASA astronaut candidate, an Air Force veteran and a billionaire who paid for the tickets, Jared Isaacman.Their successful mission marked the debut flight of SpaceX's new astro-tourism business.Time magazine estimates Isaacman paid roughly $200 million for the four spaceflight tickets.
Javier “Chofis” López scored twice — his second consecutive multi-goal game — and the San Jose Earthquakes rallied to beat Austin FC 4-3 on Saturday night. Chofis, who netted his first MLS hat trick in a 4-3 loss to Real Salt Lake on Wednesday, put away the rebound of his own shot to cap the scoring in the 63rd minute. Austin's Sebastián Driussi opened the scoring in the sixth before Marcos López scored for San Jose (7-9-9) to make it 1-1 in the 17th minute.
Tanner McKee ran for a touchdown and threw for two more as Stanford beat Vanderbilt 41-23 Saturday night in the first meeting between the programs best known for their academics. Stanford (2-1) finally can head home on a two-game winning streak after playing the first three games on the road, the only Power Five program this season to even play its first two straight games away from home. Vanderbilt (1-2) lost its eighth straight at home.
Darren Grainger completed just six passes, but two of them went for touchdowns — including a go-ahead 34-yarder to Ja’Cyais Credle in the third quarter — to help Georgia State turn back Charlotte 20-9 in nonconference play on Saturday for the Panthers' first win of the season. Charlotte took a 7-0 lead on Chris Reynolds' 36-yard scoring strike to Elijah Spencer midway through the second quarter. After the two teams traded punts, Grainger needed just two plays to pull Georgia State even — hooking up with Jamari Thrash for a 35-yard TD at the 4:03 mark to forge a 7-7 halftime tie.
Bijan Robinson ran for three touchdowns in the first half and Texas rebounded from a humiliating loss a week earlier by pounding Rice 58-0 Saturday night. Texas quarterback Casey Thompson got his first career start, but it was the Longhorns smashing running game behind Robinson and Roschon Johnson early that had the game quickly out of hand. Johnson broke four tackles on a 72-yard scoring romp as Texas (2-1) built a 44-0 lead by halftime.
Auckland [New Zealand], September 19 (ANI): New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief executive David White on Sunday said that he is grateful to the Pakistan Cricket Board for helping organise the safe departure of the New Zealand team.
Freshman Ty Thompson threw two second-half touchdown passes and No. 4 Oregon overcame a sluggish start to beat Stony Brook 48-7 on Saturday night in a game delayed because of lightning. Ducks starter Anthony Brown threw for a touchdown and ran for another but left the game at halftime after he was sacked twice to close out the second quarter. The Ducks, coming off their big win last weekend at Ohio State, improved to 3-0 as they head into Pac-12 play next weekend.
Kyle Larson won at Bristol Motor Speedway — not really a big surprise or even the most interesting part of NASCAR's first playoff elimination race. The post-race feud between reigning Cup Series champion Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick stole the show Saturday night, especially when Harvick angrily told the energized crowd: “I’m ready to freakin' rip somebody’s head off." The fickle crowd struggled to pick a side before settling firmly behind Elliott, NASCAR's most popular driver.
Quarterback Lucas Johnson caught a 2-point conversion pass from Jesse Matthews in triple overtime, and San Diego State blew a 14-point lead in the final minutes of regulation before hanging on for a wild 33-31 victory over Utah on Saturday night. After Johnson scored on a Philly Special, the Aztecs (3-0) celebrated wildly after officials reversed their call of a 2-point conversion catch by Utah's Connor O'Toole, ruling the ball hit the turf. Greg Bell rushed for 119 yards and two touchdowns and Jordan Byrd returned a kickoff 100 yards for a TD, but the Aztecs nearly gave away their second straight win over a Pac-12 opponent.
Jaren Mangham scored three times, twice in the first half, and Timmy McClain threw for a first-half touchdown as South Florida rolled past Florida A&M, 38-17, in a non-conference game Saturday. The Bulls held Florida A&M to a 49-yard Jose Romo-Martinez field goal in the first half, taking a 24-3 lead into intermission. Spencer Shrader kicked a 49-yard field goal in the first quarter to get South Florida on the board first and the Rattlers tied the game on Romo-Martinez' matching kick.
Jean Segura had his first multi-homer game in almost five years, Aaron Nola snapped a nine-start winless streak and the surging Philadelphia Phillies tightened the NL East race, beating the New York Mets 5-3 Saturday night. Bryce Harper drove in two runs to help Philadelphia win its fourth in a row and pull within one game of division-leading Atlanta. The Phillies had lost eight of 11 prior to their current streak.