Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Sports in brief

SOCCER

Related News/Archive

CHELSEA WINS FIRST FOR NEW COACH

LONDON — Striker Diego Costa struck in the 89th minute as Chelsea won its first competitive match under new manager Antonio Conte, beating West Ham 2-1 Monday night in the English Premier League.

"I'm delighted with the performance, I saw a lot of things that are working, a good intensity with the ball, but we know we can improve," said Conte, a former Juventus and Italy manager. "We are only working one month together, but (Monday) I saw the right intensity."

West Ham thought it had grabbed a late equalizer in the London derby at Stamford Bridge after James Collins' well-struck shot in the 77th minute canceled out Eden Hazard's penalty kick. But Costa was able to steer the ball past West Ham goalkeeper Adrian from outside the box.

Midfielder N'Golo Kante impressed on his league debut for Chelsea, snuffing out the bulk of West Ham's attacks.

MORE SOCCER

BROADCASTING: ESPN will televise the European Championship in 2020 for the fourth straight time. The network said it had acquired U.S. English-language broadcast rights to the tournament, which will be played in 13 nations.

ET CETERA

NBA: Lakers G/F Nick Young said he harbors no animosity toward second-year G D'Angelo Russell, who secretly recorded Young on his phone admitting to infidelities with rapper and former fiancee Iggy Azalea. "We're teammates," Young said. "It's been so long, so it's kind of old. We'll be able to work it out. We've already been working it out."

NHL: Veteran F Antoine Vermette agreed to a two-year, $3.5 million contract with the Ducks. … The Islanders signed G Christopher Gibson to a one-year, two-way contract.

TENNIS: Top-seeded Serena Williams withdrew from this week's Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati with a shoulder injury, the tournament announced. Stan Wawrinka, the world's fourth-ranked player who withdrew from the Olympics because of a back injury, said he is ready for the tournament.

Times wires

Sports in brief 08/15/16 [Last modified: Monday, August 15, 2016 9:17pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Lightning takes defenseman Cal Foote with top pick in draft

    Lightning Strikes

    CHICAGO — Former Avalanche defenseman Adam Foote said his son Cal lived in the locker room.

    Cal Foote, second from left, is welcomed to the Lightning by GM Steve Yzerman, far left.
  2. It's Rays' turn to pound Orioles pitching (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG - Ah, the fantastic four.

    The Rays smashed the reeling Orioles 15-5 on Friday, scoring a season-high in runs, to climb four games above .500 for the first time since July 1, 2015.

    Rays third baseman Evan Longoria scores on a triple by Logan Morrison during the first inning against the Orioles.
  3. Lightning journal: Plans set for 25th anniversary season

    Lightning Strikes

    CHICAGO — The Lightning revealed some of its plans for its 25th anniversary season Friday, including a ceremony to honor the 2004 Stanley Cup team.

    fit test: Top draft pick Cal Foote puts on his Lightning jersey.
  4. Rays designate catcher Derek Norris for assignment

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — C Derek Norris tied a career-high with three hits in Friday's 15-5 win against the Orioles then was designated for assignment after the game to make room on the 25-man roster for C Wilson Ramos.

    Matt Duffy is expected to resume his baseball activities once the stitches heal.
  5. Lightning picks defenseman Cal Foote

    Blogs

    Cal Foote is the son of former Avs defenseman Adam Foote.