BOSTON — On the streets, alleyways and parking lots of Boston’s Chinatown, immigrants developed a unique style of volleyball now played in Chinatowns across the country. Now, an asphalt court where the game still thrives stands in the way of development.
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TORONTO—Time has done little to curb Henry Burris’ pain.
The veteran quarterback will lead the underdog Ottawa Redblacks into the Grey Cup game against Calgary on Sunday at BMO Field.
It will be Burris’ first meeting of the season against the Stampeders and an opportunity to avenge the organization’s decision to trade him to Hamilton after the 2011 campaign.
HOUSTON—High-scoring DeMar DeRozan knows he’s going to start getting some new looks and will have to find ways to make an impact when defences are focusing on him.
Last night, he found that opening in the third quarter—scoring 21 of his 24 points in the period to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Houston Rockets 115-102 to snap a two-game skid.
LAS VEGAS—The NHL’s newest team is named the Vegas Golden Knights.
Owner Bill Foley and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the Las Vegas expansion franchise’s official name and revealed its logo and colours Tuesday night at a gala ceremony for about 5,000 fans outside T-Mobile Arena, where the Golden Knights will begin play next season.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Devan Dubnyk has been one of the best goalies in the NHL lately.
Good thing for the Minnesota Wild, too, because they haven’t provided him with much offence.
Dubnyk got a little more help last night as the Wild earned a 3-1 victory over the road-weary Winnipeg Jets.
NEW YORK — Websites showing moves almost as they occur at the World Chess Championship can continue to do so over the objections of the tournament organizers, a judge ruled Thursday, a day before the tournament is to begin.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Federal officials looking into how Penn State handled child sexual-abuse complaints against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky hit the university with a record $2.4 million fine Thursday, saying it violated campus crime reporting requirements, failed to warn people about potential threats and fostered a belief among athletes that rules didn’t apply to them.
CLEVELAND — Kris Bryant started to smile even before he fielded the ball. And with his throw to first for the final out, the agonizing wait ‘til next year was over at last.
No more Billy Goat, no more Bartman, no more black-cat curses.
For a legion of fans who waited a lifetime, fly that W: Your Chicago Cubs are World Series champions.
CLEVELAND — One more game. For everything.
Either a 108-year World Series championship drought will come to an end, or another that’s lasted 68 years.
Hysteria for one fan base, more heartbreak for the other.
Cubs vs. Indians in a winner-take-all Game 7.
As it should be.
“It’s just correct and apt that we’d go seven games,” Chicago manager Joe Maddon said.
CHICAGO — They’ve waited 108 years for a championship. So with this World Series on the verge of slipping away, the Chicago Cubs could not wait any longer.
Manager Joe Maddon summoned closer Aroldis Chapman from the bullpen in the seventh inning for the first eight-out save of his big league career, needing to hold off the Cleveland Indians in Game 5.