Hopeful sports to face Tokyo grilling

By Ossian Shine KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Eight sports vying for inclusion in Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics will be grilled by Games organizers in the Japanese capital next week. The governing body of baseball and softball will face the panel first on Aug. 7, followed by ten-pin bowling, karate, climbing, roller sports, squash, surfing and wushu. “Representatives will be asked to respond to detailed questioning,” Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiba Mutton told

Frightening autograph frenzy greets Giants' Odell Beckham

New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham, whose leaping one-handed sideline catch shot him to NFL stardom last season, has lost none of his drawing power as the 2015 campaign approaches. It made for some frightening moments after an open training session on Friday when fans straining to get his autograph left some young spectators squeezed against railings before the aluminium stands where the fans were standing buckled and brought the

Judge wants to see Brady, Goodell in resolving 'Deflate-gate'

US District Court Judge Richard Berman is hearing the case which began in January when footballs used by Brady and the Patriots’ offensive unit were found to be below NFL minimums for air pressure during a playoff game against Indianapolis, making them easier to grip, grab and hold. The Patriots beat the Colts 45-7 on their way to winning the Super Bowl, the fourth NFL crown for Brady.

Teixeira goes big in Yankees win over White Sox

(The Sports Xchange) – Mark Teixeira smacked two long home runs to center field for six RBIs, including a grand slam in the second inning, as the New York Yankees pounded out 18 hits in a 13-6 victory against the Chicago White Sox on Friday. Right fielder Carlos Beltran and infielder Brendan Ryan also finished with three hits, while four other Yankees had multi-hit games. Rookie left-hander Carlos Rodon (4-4)