Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night. U.S. airstrikes supported the humanitarian mission.
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers who were surrounded and came under fire by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights made a daring escape, the Philippine military chief Sunday, while 44 Fijian soldiers remained in the hands of the insurgents.
Derek Fulton passed for four touchdowns as defending NAIA national champion Grand View raced out 28-0 in the opening quarter and beat Drake for the second straight year, 45-22, in a season opener for both teams on Saturday night.
Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard pulled out a suddenly tight match Saturday night, edging 30th-seeded Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-4 to reach the U.S. Open’s fourth round for the first time.
J.P. Douglas threw for three touchdowns and ran for another to help Davidson snap a 12-game losing skid with a 56-0 victory against College of Faith-Charlotte in the season opener for both teams on Saturday.
The Maine defense, led by Christophe Mulumba Tshimanga’s 14 tackles, held Norfolk State to just 100 total yards to lead the Black Bears to a 10-6 victory in the season opener for both teams Saturday night.
Mike Nebrich threw three touchdown passes and Chase Edmonds set a school freshman rushing record to lead Fordham to a 52-23 victory Saturday night over St. Francis of Pennsylvania in the season opener for both teams.
With an orange ribbon on his hat and nine birdies on his card, Matt Kuchar pulled within a shot of the lead Saturday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Not that he needed a reminder, but a message posted on the scoring table spoke to his emotions.
RJ Noel threw two touchdown passes, Keshaudas Spence had a short touchdown run and Gordon Hill returned a 40-yard interception for a score Saturday to lift Sacred Heart to a 28-7 win over Marist in a season-opener.