Lester aims for better effort as Cubs face Brewers

MILWAUKEE — The major-league season is barely a week old, but it will almost certainly be a playoff-like atmosphere at Miller Park this weekend as the Milwaukee Brewers face the Chicago Cubs in a four-game series. After leading the National League Central — and the defending World Series champs — for most of the summer, only… Read more

American football

Report: Rams acquire WR Cooks from Patriots

The Los Angeles Rams have made another major move, acquiring wide receiver Brandin Cooks in a trade with the New England Patriots, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tuesday. The Rams will get Cooks and a fourth-round draft pick from the Patriots, while New England will receive the 23rd overall pick in the first round of this year’s… Read more

Gay tennis players from across the globe face off in Toronto

Venus saves three match points to beat Bertens in Miami

Three-time champion Venus Williams saved three match points en route to a 5-7, 6-3, 7-5 third-round victory over Kiki Bertens at the Miami Open on Sunday. Williams, ranked eighth in the world, will battle for a quarter-final berth against defending champion Johanna Konta, a 6-2, 6-1 winner over Belgian Elise Mertens. The 37-year-old Williams was cruising… Read more

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