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LOS ANGELES — John G. Avildsen, who directed “Rocky” and “The Karate Kid” — two dark-horse, underdog favorites that went on to become Hollywood franchises — died Friday at 81. Anthony Avildsen said his father died Friday in Los Angeles from pancreatic cancer. “He was a pretty extraordinary man in my estimation. He was super
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ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Anaheim Ducks are parting ways with defenseman Simon Despres, whose once-promising career has been curtailed by serious concussion issues. The Ducks placed Despres on waivers Friday. General manager Bob Murray indicated the club will buy out the remainder of his $18.5 million contract. Despres was just one game into his five-year
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Argentina captain Agustin Creevy says his team will be out for revenge in Saturday’s second Test against England at Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao Lopez in Santa Fe. The 32-year-old hooker, who played for Montpellier and Worcester before joining up with the Buenos Aires-based Jaguares Super Rugby franchise on their formation two years ago, says his
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Shaka Hislop feels Jordan Pickford has done enough to warrant a potential starting job at Everton. Jordan Pickford palmed away Linus Wahlqvist’s cheeky penalty kick to keep England on level terms with Sweden. England under-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd hailed “super” Jordan Pickford after the goalkeeper’s penalty save rescued the Young Lions against Sweden. The new
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Match facts June 17, 2017Start time 10:45 local (09:45 GMT) Con de Lange and Malcolm Waller, who played huge roles for their respective teams in the first ODI, once again figure to be crucial to their teams’ success © Peter Della Penna Big Picture The far north of the UK
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