Leicester City bids farewell to owner

The Sun Herald (Sunday) - - Sports - — WIRE SER­VICES

A melan­cholic lyric has been added to honor the owner who made one of the great­est sport­ing un­der­dog suc­cesses pos­si­ble: “Cham­pi­ons of Eng­land. You made us sing that.” It is why Vichai Sri­vad­dhanaprabha will al­ways be held in deep re­gard by the peo­ple of Leicester, where soc­cer re­turned for the first time since the Thai en­tre­pre­neur’s death.

“The Boss” was the sim­ple mes­sage on many T-shirts as up to 20,000 peo­ple em­barked on a mile-long walk to the sta­dium where, two weeks ago, the 60-year-old owner died when his he­li­copter spi­raled out of con­trol shortly af­ter taking off from the cen­ter cir­cle. Leicester City, the 201516 Premier League cham­pion as 5,000-to-1 un­der­dogs, tied Burnley 0-0. Ja­pan beats MLB in All­Star bat­tle: Yuki Yanagita had a home run and four RBIs as Ja­pan scored the first nine runs and beat the MLB All-Stars 12-6 to open a 2-0 lead in the six-game ex­hi­bi­tion se­ries. Yanagita, who hit a gameend­ing two-run homer in the open­ing 7-6 win, had an RBI sin­gle in the first off Erasmo Ramirez at the Tokyo Dome and hit a two-run homer in the third for a 5-0 lead.

Czechs lead US in Fed Cup fi­nal: Barbora Strycova and Ka­te­rina Sini­akova won their sin­gles for the Czech Re­pub­lic to take a com­mand­ing 2-0 over the de­fend­ing cham­pion United States in Prague. Strycova ral­lied from a set down to de­feat Sofia Kenin 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-4. Sini­akova stretched the ad­van­tage by dis­patch­ing Ali­son Riske 6-3, 7-6 (2). 4:30 p.m.: New York FC at At­lanta, ESPN

6:30 p.m.: Colum­bus at N.Y. Red Bulls, FS1

11:05 a.m.: F1: Heineken Grand Prix of Brazil, ESPN2 1:30 p.m.: NASCAR Cup: Can-Am 500, NBC

3 p.m.: NHRA: Auto Club NHRA Fi­nals, FS1

5 p.m.: NASCAR Mon­ster En­ergy Cup Se­ries Post Race: Phoenix, NBCSN

6 p.m.: NHRA Post Race Show: Pomona, FS1

8:30 p.m.: At­lanta at L.A. Lak­ers, FS-SE, FSEGA1H

Noon: New Eng­land at Ten­nessee, CBS

Noon: Jack­sonville at In­di­anapo­lis, CBS

Noon: New Or­leans at Cincin­nati, FOX

3:25 p.m.: Seat­tle at L.A. Rams, CBS

3:25 p.m.: Mi­ami at Green Bay, CBS

7:20 p.m.: Dal­las at Philadel­phia, NBC

2:30 p.m.: In­side the PBR World Fi­nals, CBSSN

3 p.m.: PBR Bull Rid­ing: World Fi­nals, CBSSN

9:30 p.m.: ISU World Cup (taped), NBCSN

4:30 p.m.: USTA Women’s Pro Cir­cuit Las Ve­gas, Sin­gles Fi­nal, TEN­NIS

6 p.m.: Fed Cup Fi­nals USA v. CZE Rub­bers 3, 4 & 5, ATP World Tour Fi­nals Early Round (taped), TEN­NIS

7 p.m.: Top Men (taped), TEN­NIS

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