MERIBEL, France (AP) — The International Cycling Union says a Dutch mountain bike rider has died from injuries she sustained from a fall during the qualifying rounds of the UCI World Cup, which are being held in the French Alps.
The UCI said in a statement that 20-year-old Annefleur Kalvenhaar died on Saturday morning after being admitted to the intensive care unit at a nearby Grenoble hospital.
She crashed on Friday during the elimination rounds for...
CHICAGO (AP) — The success that a baseball team from Chicago's South Side has had at the Little League World Series is giving the whole city something to cheer about.
Large crowds are expected at watch parties in Chicago as the 11- and 12-year-olds from the Jackie Robinson West All Stars take on a team from Las Vegas in Saturday afternoon's U.S. final in Pennsylvania. The winner will face an international team in the championship game Sunday.
1905 — The Chicago Cubs beat the Phillies at Philadelphia 2-1 in 20 innings behind the complete game pitching of Ed Reulbach.
1940 — Outfielder Ted Williams pitched the last two innings for the Boston Red Sox against Detroit at Fenway Park. He allowed one run on three hits, but struck out Rudy York on three pitches. The Tigers, behind Tommy Bridges, won 12-1.
SPA, Belgium (AP) — Nico Rosberg will start the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position after holding off a strong challenge from his Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton in qualifying on Saturday.
Hamilton was ahead of Rosberg on the first two time splits of his final lap but then drifted back, allowing Rosberg to clinch a fourth straight pole and sixth in the past seven races. The German driver leads Hamilton by 11 points in the overall standings.
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Katie Ledecky lowered her own world record in the women's 400-meter freestyle to win the Pan Pacific championships title in 3 minutes, 58.37 seconds on Saturday.
Ledecky was under world-record pace for much of the race in an outdoor pool at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre and finished strongly to shave almost a half-second off the mark of 3:58.86 she set at the U.S. nationals on Aug. 14.