Sunday , 19 August 2018

Video shows father, son driving through raging forest fire

A father and son made a mad dash “through hell” in the middle of a blazing forest fire while driving down a winding mountain road in Glacier National Park in Montana — and have it all caught on a harrowing video. The pair emerged with their lives, but not the car — they ended up abandoning it to the flames. …

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Balk-off: Mariners beat Dodgers 5-4 on Floro's flinch

Anytime Nelson Cruz sees something awkward from a pitcher in his delivery, his default is to start screaming that it’s a balk, even if it’s not. For a change, Cruz was exactly right. He pointed and yelled at Los Angeles’ Dylan Floro, who was called for a balk with one out in the 10th inning that scored Cameron Maybin and …

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Police car hits 16-year-old fleeing from bicycle violation

A teenager who was stopped by Sacramento police for not having a light on his bicycle ended up being hit by a cop car going 27 mph in dramatic video released by the department Friday. The incident, which has already prompted the department to promise to improve its training, is earning more criticism for a department under fire for the …

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Rivers, Chargers look sharp early in 24-14 win over Seahawks

Although Philip Rivers has only faced the Seattle Seahawks three times in games that count, he knows nearly everything about their defense because of Gus Bradley. Rivers used that know-how to get the Los Angeles Chargers off to a strong start in their first victory of the preseason. Melvin Gordon rushed for a short touchdown to cap a strong 70-yard …

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Villanueva's walk-off single gives Padres win over D'Backs

Christian Villanueva had a hard time walking, yet still managed to get a walk-off hit. Villanueva, who fouled a ball off his foot on Friday night, had a walk-off pinch-hit single in the ninth inning, and the San Diego Padres ended a five-game skid with a 7-6 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. “The manager had asked me …

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Jameis Winston throws 2 TDs as Tampa Bay beats Titans 30-14

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers certainly have had plenty of time to get used to the idea that Jameis Winston will miss the first three games of the season because of a suspension. Watching the quarterback light up a defense in just a quarter doesn’t make it any easier. Winston threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns after coming off the …

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Six Vikings exit preseason game with injuries, some season-ending

Minnesota had six players exit Saturday’s game with injuries and not return. Three players were carted off the field: defensive end Ade Aruna (knee), offensive lineman Cedrick Lang (lower leg) and fullback Johnny Stanton (lower leg). Cornerback Mackensie Alexander sustained an ankle injury in the first quarter and was listed as questionable to return. Center Josh Andrews injured his ankle …

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Backstreet Boys cancel concert after storm injures 14 fans waiting outside

The Backstreet Boys were forced to call off a show in Oklahoma on Saturday after a sudden storm blew through the area and injured 14 fans waiting in line outside the venue. The concert, held in tandem with fellow late-’90s boy band 98 Degrees, was being held at an outdoor stage at the WinStar Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma, …

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