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07/22/2019

| Springbok fans 'will love Japan' Local awareness and excitement are unmistakable as Japan prepares for its maiden RWC in less than two months’ time, regular visitor Vlok Cilliers tell...
20:32, 07/22/2019

Griezmann Says Heart With Barcelona After Ugly Atletico Madrid Exit Antoine Griezmann's 120 million-euro transfer was contested by Atletico Madrid, who insisted Barcelona should have paid a higher price for the World C...
19:32, 07/22/2019

Rift Over WAGs' Travel First In History Of BCCI, Says Official: Report The Committee of Administrators' decision to let the captain and coach take calls on travel schedules of the wives and girlfriends of the cricketers h...
19:32, 07/22/2019

Indians Complete Sweep; Harmeet, Ayhika Win In Singles Indian paddlers made most of the home advantage and grabbed all the gold medals -- seven to be precise -- in the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Champi...
19:32, 07/22/2019

Lewis backs 'F1 great' Vettel to rebound from slump Lewis Hamilton is sure Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel will recover from his recent run of mistakes and rediscover the form which made him a four-time worl...
19:32, 07/22/2019

What to watch for at PFL 5 Defending champions Natan Schulte and Lance Palmer look to continue their runs to a repeat, but first they and the lightweight and featherweight divis...
19:32, 07/22/2019

16 MMA thoughts, including what Leon Edwards can do to gain steam Leon Edwards notched his eighth straight win Saturday, but a title shot isn't likely. Ariel Helwani shares his thoughts on Edwards' next move, as well...
19:32, 07/22/2019

Major questions: What's next for Tiger, Phil and the rest of golf Just how much can we expect from Tiger Woods? Has Phil Mickelson's major window closed? Who could be the next breakthrough winner? With the major seas...
19:32, 07/22/2019

Beards, bunnies and Airbnb: What it's REALLY like to get traded From players and their families to travel directors, real estate agents and clubhouse attendants, here's how trade deadline swaps actually affect peop...
19:32, 07/22/2019

Source: Real would let Bale go to China for free Real Madrid would be willing to let Gareth Bale leave this summer to China for free, as they look to unblock a tense situation at the Bernabeu, a sour...
19:32, 07/22/2019

Sashi Brown, JT III join retooled Wiz front office The Wizards have announced that former Cleveland Browns executive Sashi Brown and former Georgetown hoops coach John Thompson III have joined the team...
19:32, 07/22/2019

OBJ: Felt disrespected by Giants, mulled retiring Odell Beckham Jr. said he felt disrespected by the Giants when they traded him. "They weren't even man enough to even sit me down to my face and tell ...
19:32, 07/22/2019

Wizards to offer Beal 3-year, $111M extension The Wizards are preparing to offer guard Bradley Beal a three-year, $111 max extension on Friday, new GM Tommy Sheppard said. Beal's agent says he wil...
19:32, 07/22/2019

Report: Camp holdout still possible for Cowboys' Elliott Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has not ruled out a holdout during training camp as the sides explore the possibility of a new contract, N...
19:16, 07/22/2019

Watch: Swimmer Adam Peaty sets world record for men's 100-meter breaststroke Olympic swimmer Adam Peaty broke his own record for the men's 100-meter breaststroke and became the first man to finish the race in under 57 seconds....
19:00, 07/22/2019

Guarana, Maximum Security survive heat wave to win weekend races Despite oppressive heat, most of the weekend's big races finally got to the post, with Maximum Security surviving another inquiry to win the Haskell a...
19:00, 07/22/2019

Swimmer Caeleb Dressel wins the second of what could be a record world championship haul “It doesn’t get old,” said Dressel, who won his second gold of the meet in the 50-meter butterfly. The most golds won at a swimming world championship...
18:32, 07/22/2019

Ted Leonsis announces sweeping changes to Monumental’s basketball operations, hire of Wizards GM The move places the NBA’s Washington Wizards, WNBA’s Mystics, G League’s Capital City Go-Go and the NBA2K team, District Gaming, under the banner of M...
18:32, 07/22/2019

U.S. swimmer Caeleb Dressel wins the second of what could be a record world championship haul “It doesn’t get old,” said Dressel, who won his second gold of the meet in the 50-meter butterfly. The most golds won at a swimming world championship...
18:32, 07/22/2019

Wizards, Mystics get new organizational structure Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis made official the leadership structure of Monumental Basketball, the newly formed umbrella organization for the W...
18:16, 07/22/2019

Gold but no new record for Peaty, Sjostrom beaten Three of the most dominant swimmers in the world took center stage at the world championships on Monday but only Adam Peaty and Katinka Hosszu maintai...
18:16, 07/22/2019

NFL's Cowboys extend reign atop Forbes' most valuable teams list The Dallas Cowboys were ranked the world's most valuable sports team for a fourth consecutive year according to an annual list published by Forbes ht...
18:16, 07/22/2019

| Tattoo twins Peaty and Dressel romp to world swim gold Adam Peaty completed a world treble in the 100m breaststroke, while Caeleb Dressel continued to feed his obsession for gold by romping to the 50m butt...
17:48, 07/22/2019

| 'Never give up': Swimmers send moving message to Japan's Ikee Sarah Sjostrom led a moving tribute to Rikako Ikee at the FINA World Championships, calling the Japanese star a "real fighter" in the face of her leuk...
17:48, 07/22/2019

Portrush passes British Open test and awaits swift return It took 68 years for the British Open to return to Royal Portrush and after a memorable week of golf, with Irishman Shane Lowry triumphing amid emotio...
17:00, 07/22/2019

Hosszu wins fourth women's 200 medley world title Hungary's Katinka Hosszu continued her domination of the women's individual medley by winning the 200 meters event for the fourth time at the world ch...
17:00, 07/22/2019

Vintage Tour de France heading for thrilling finale With only five days of actual racing left, there is still no clear front runner in this year's Tour de France, making it the most open and exciting co...
17:00, 07/22/2019

Peaty wins breaststroke gold, targets 'low 56' for 2020 Adam Peaty collected his third straight 100 metres breaststroke world title on Monday but such is the Briton's dominance in the event that he had to r...
17:00, 07/22/2019

FINA warns Horton but fellow swimmers applaud podium protest Mack Horton has received a warning from swimming's world governing body FINA over his refusal to share a podium with China's Sun Yang in protest of th...
17:00, 07/22/2019

| Government pleads for SA netball backing from corporates The Portfolio Committee on Sports, Arts and Culture has urged sponsors to reward the South African netball team following their performance at the 201...
16:32, 07/22/2019

| Herschel: Best Bok No 9 display in 12 years Rob Houwing feels Herschel Jantjies delivered the top Springbok showing by a scrumhalf since Fourie du Preez’s tormenting of England at RWC 2007 in Pa...
16:32, 07/22/2019

Wizards announce hires of Sashi Brown and GM, formation of Monumental Basketball The move places the NBA’s Washington Wizards, WNBA’s Mystics, G League’s Capital City Go-Go and the NBA2K team, District Gaming, under the banner of M...
15:48, 07/22/2019

Michigan's Harbaugh comes up with new idea after taking fire for saying players could lie about mental health University of Michigan Football Coach Jim Harbaugh has clarified controversial comments he made about college players citing mental health issues as a...
15:32, 07/22/2019

Watch: Veteran pitcher Drew Smyly spins gem in Phillies debut Veteran pitcher Drew Smyly didn't need long to win the approval of Philadelphia Phillies fans, allowing only one run in his first start with the team....
15:00, 07/22/2019

Eden Hazard already gets Real Madrid: ‘When you play for this club, you need to win something’ The Belgian star, who commanded the highest transfer price ever paid by the storied Spanish power, gets his unveiling with the club during the Interna...
13:16, 07/22/2019

Widow of baseball great Roy Halladay delivers emotional Hall of Fame tribute The widow of Roy Halladay, the longtime Toronto Blue Jays ace who died in a plane crash two years ago, delivered an emotional speech at Cooperstown Su...
12:48, 07/22/2019

Fernandez scores twice as Timbers outlast rival Sounders 2-1 Brian Fernandez scored his second goal of the match in the 51st minute, moments after Seattle had pulled even, and the Portland Timbers beat the Sound...
12:48, 07/22/2019

LEADING OFF: Skaggs' funeral, White Sox debut full netting LEADING OFF: Skaggs' funeral, White Sox debut full netting, Jones faces former Orioles teammates, Yankees-Twins, Athletics-Astros, Woodruff injur...
12:48, 07/22/2019

Ajax to play PAOK of Greece in Champions League qualifying Ajax will start its Champions League campaign against unbeaten Greek league winner PAOK Thessaloniki in the third qualifying round drawn Monday  ...
12:48, 07/22/2019

2019 NFL record projections: Can Chargers prevent a Patriots run to Super Bowl LIV? USA TODAY Sports releases it annual NFL record projections. Will the New England Patriots reach a fourth straight Super Bowl?     ...
12:48, 07/22/2019

Highlights from Baseball Hall of Fame induction The 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame inductees include Mariano Rivera, Lee Smith, Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina, Harold Baines and the late Roy Halladay. &#...
11:32, 07/22/2019

Montgomery traded, but place in Cubs history secure Mike Montgomery was traded from the Cubs to Kansas City, but the left-hander's place in Chicago history is secure      ...
11:32, 07/22/2019

Out of shadows of Irish golf, Lowry a major champion No longer in the shadows of Irish golf, Shane Lowry now has his name etched on the base of the silver claret jug       ...
11:32, 07/22/2019

Kevin Harvick scores first NASCAR Cup win of 2019 after thrilling battle with Denny Hamlin at New Hampshire How the Foxwoods Resort & Casino 301, the 20th race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, played out Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  ...
11:32, 07/22/2019

Red Sox pitcher Andrew Cashner said he would have sat out if unhappy with trade destination Newly acquired Red Sox pitcher Andrew Cashner would have sat out the rest of the season if he wasn't happy with his landing spot from the Orioles...
11:32, 07/22/2019

USWNT star Rose Lavelle meets young fan also named Rose Lavelle U.S. Women's National Team star Rose Lavelle met with fans after the Washington Spirit's game Saturday, including one girl with the same nam...
11:32, 07/22/2019

Roy Halladay's wife, Brandy, gives emotional speech at Hall of Fame induction ceremony Brandy Halladay, the wife of the late pitcher Roy Halladay, gave an emotional speech Sunday at her husband's Hall of Fame induction ceremony. &#...
11:32, 07/22/2019

Seattle Mariners' Edgar Martinez tells classic Randy Johnson anecdote during Hall of Fame induction speech Former Seattle Mariners slugger Edgar Martinez said his former teammate Randy Johnson told him "it will only hurt for a minute."    &#...
11:32, 07/22/2019

Mariano Rivera closes Baseball Hall of Fame ceremony in style There were tears and there was laughter throughout the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony, but the main attraction Sunday was Mariano Rivera. &...
11:32, 07/22/2019

Katie Ledecky upset in 400 meters at World Swimming Championships A year out from the Tokyo Olympics, American Katie Ledecky saw her bid for a fourth consecutive world title at 400 meters end abruptly.   &...
11:32, 07/22/2019

Minnesota Vikings rookie to serve military commitment while playing his first two seasons Austin Cutting will get to serve his country and still play on Sundays. The 22-year-old will be used in a recruiting role for the Air Force.  &#...
11:32, 07/22/2019

Francisco Lindor's one-handed HR should be evidence of MLB's juiced baseballs During Sunday's game, Lindor went down to a knee and essentially swung with one hand, sending a homer 10 rows deep into right field stands. ...
11:32, 07/22/2019

Opinion: Greg Hardy can keep winning in UFC, but we can't move on from his past just yet Greg Hardy and the people surrounding him might be ignoring his past, but until he fully addresses it, it will cast a cloud over his time in the UFC. ...
11:32, 07/22/2019

Steve Spurrier presented with Orlando Apollos AAF championship ring More than three months since the AAF suspended operations, Steve Spurrier was presented with a custom-made Orlando Apollos AAF championship ring. ...
11:32, 07/22/2019

LSU unveils jaw-dropping renovations to its Football Operations Building LSU's Football Operations Building has received around $28 million worth of renovations and expansions. They unveiled the work on Sunday.  ...
11:32, 07/22/2019

Lorenzo White can laugh now that College Football Hall of Fame finally let him in Lorenzo White is proud of still being Michigan State's all-time leading rusher, though he's not over the Heisman Trophy that got away. ...
11:32, 07/22/2019

Roy Halladay’s widow delivers emotional Hall of Fame induction speech “We all struggle, but with hard work, humility and dedication, imperfect people can still have perfect moments,” Brandy Halladay told the crowd in Coo...
10:16, 07/22/2019

Swimming: Fellow swimmers hail Horton for podium protest Mack Horton received a round of applause from fellow swimmers at the world championships after refusing to share the podium with China's Sun Yang, Ame...
09:48, 07/22/2019

Now and always, Cooperstown celebrates baseball at its best On an induction weekend when the first unanimous star and one of the most unlikely selections officially entered its doors, the Hall of Fame provided ...
07:32, 07/22/2019

Herman claims Barbasol Championship after Kraft stumbles Jim Herman made two back-nine birdies after a rain delay on Sunday and was rewarded when Kelly Kraft stumbled late, claiming his second career PGA Tou...
06:48, 07/22/2019

NASCAR notebook: Jones ends on upswing in New Hampshire LOUDON, N.H. - The most critical aspect of Erik Jones' third-place run in Sunday's Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire motor Speedway was the ...
06:48, 07/22/2019

Golf: Herman plays Trump card to win Barbasol title Jim Herman won the Barbasol Championship in Kentucky by a stroke on Sunday, crediting his second U.S. Tour victory to a new putter and some timely adv...
06:48, 07/22/2019

Tennis: Australia's McNamara dies at 64 after quiet cancer battle Australia's Peter McNamara, who won three doubles Grand Slam titles and became a prominent coach after hanging up his racquet, has died at the age of ...
06:48, 07/22/2019

NFL notebook: Texans place Watt, Hopkins on PUP list The Houston Texans placed defensive end J.J. Watt and wideout DeAndre Hopkins on the active/physically unable to perform list on Sunday, indicating bo...
06:48, 07/22/2019

MLB roundup: Yastrzemski, Giants walk off in 12th The San Francisco Giants worked their extra-inning magic on the visiting New York Mets once again Sunday afternoon, getting a walk-off, opposite-field...
06:48, 07/22/2019

| Ireland won't be overawed in Lord's Test - Wilson Ireland wicketkeeper-batsman Gary Wilson insists his side are determined not to be overawed when they play England in their country's Test debut at Lo...
06:00, 07/22/2019

| Lowry's Open Championship triumph: 4 key moments A look at some of the key moments of Shane Lowry's victory in treacherous conditions to claim his maiden major title at the 148th Open Championship on...
06:00, 07/22/2019

Mariano, always 'the last,' closes HOF ceremony Mariano Rivera and fellow closer Lee Smith, starters Mike Mussina and the late Roy Halladay, and designated hitters Edgar Martinez and Harold Baines w...
05:32, 07/22/2019

Tour de France: Thibaut Pinot strikes again in Pyrenees, Julian Alaphilippe stalls Simon Yates of Britain posted a second stage win with a solo raid during the last Pyrenean trek of the Tour de France as Pinot gained more time on his...
05:16, 07/22/2019

Thibaut Pinot Surges Into Contention at Tour de France It is looking increasingly likely that a Frenchman could win the race for the first time since 1985, but Julian Alaphilippe may not be the Frenchman....
04:00, 07/22/2019

Former Yankees closer Mariano Rivera headlines six Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was among six Major League Baseball legends who were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on...
02:32, 07/22/2019

Lajovic overcomes determined Balazs for first ATP title Serbia's Dusan Lajovic claimed the first ATP title of his career, beating Hungarian qualifier Attila Balazs 7-5 7-5 in the Croatia Open final on Sunda...
01:32, 07/22/2019

Jarry joins grandfather as ATP title-winner with Swedish Open win Chile's Nicolas Jarry joined his grandfather in the ATP title-winners club on Sunday, beating Juan Ignacio Londero 7-6(7) 6-4 to clinch his maiden cro...
01:32, 07/22/2019

ATP roundup: Isner beats Bublik to win fourth Newport title Top-seeded John Isner became the first player to win four titles in Newport, R.I., as he delivered a 7-6 (2), 6-3 victory over Alexander Bublik of Kaz...
01:32, 07/22/2019

Harvick holds off Hamlin to win at New Hampshire Kevin Harvick's bizarre 2019 season got less bizarre Sunday when the Stewart-Haas Racing driver finally got his first victory. It came when he held of...
01:32, 07/22/2019

Cards call up Ravelo, Webb; Leone, Helsley sent down The St. Louis Cardinals made a bevy of moves on Sunday, which included recalling infielder Rangel Ravelo and left-hander Tyler Webb from Triple-A Memp...
23:00, 07/21/2019

Swimming: Sun, Horton drama overshadows Peaty's WR, Ledecky shock Triple Olympic champion Sun Yang accused rival Mack Horton of disrespecting China on Sunday after the Australian refused to take the podium following ...
23:00, 07/21/2019

Cycling: Pinot tames rivals again as Yates takes stage win Thibaut Pinot emerged as the strongest of the main contenders to win the Tour de France after dominating his rivals for the second successive day in t...
23:00, 07/21/2019

Athletics: Unstoppable Fraser-Pryce blazes to 100m glory in London Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce produced a superb display to outclass local favorite Dina Asher-Smith and Ivory Coast's Marie-Josee Ta Lou as she won the wome...
23:00, 07/21/2019

Cycling: Ineos beaten again but still confident of Tour chances Team Ineos were dominated in the mountains again on Sunday, but the British outfit were confident time would play in their favor as the Tour de France...
23:00, 07/21/2019

New Zealand dethrone Australia for first World Cup in 16 years New Zealand stunned Australia 52-51 in an exhilarating final on Sunday to dethrone the champions and claim their first netball World Cup title in 16 y...
23:00, 07/21/2019

Rybakina beats Tig to seal maiden title in Bucharest Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina became the 10th player to collect a maiden WTA Tour title this year as she strolled past Patricia Maria Tig 6-2 6-0 in the...
23:00, 07/21/2019

Lowry learns from bitter past to savor Open glory Shane Lowry described his British Open win on Sunday as like an "out of body experience" and for once the cliche of victory being "unbelievable" appea...
23:00, 07/21/2019

Koepka shows he is human after all with mediocre final round Brooks Koepka showed he is fallible after all, four straight bogeys to start the final round costing the American any chance of winning the British Op...
23:00, 07/21/2019

WTA roundup: Ferro shocks Cornet for first WTA win Fiona Ferro of France stunned her countrywoman, No. 3 seed Alize Cornet, to win her first WTA Tour title 6-1, 2-6, 6-1 at the Ladies Open Lausanne in ...
23:00, 07/21/2019

Memorable Open debut for young Scot MacIntyre Perhaps only British Open champion Shane Lowry left Royal Portrush on Sunday more pleased than Robert MacIntyre, the young Scot who tied for sixth in ...
23:00, 07/21/2019

Irishman Lowry wins British Open at Royal Portrush Irishman Shane Lowry staved off the biggest nerves of his golfing life, handling the wind and the rain to win the British Open by six strokes amid emo...
23:00, 07/21/2019

Lowry set a 'mountain too high', glum Fleetwood concedes There was no disguising Tommy Fleetwood's disappointment after finishing runner-up in the British Open on Sunday, with the Englishman left conceding g...
23:00, 07/21/2019

Shane Lowry Weathers Storm To Win British Open, First Major In desperately difficult conditions, Shane Lowry's one-over par final round was still more than enough as he finished on 15-under for the tournament t...
21:48, 07/21/2019

Shane Lowry won The Open, but Brooks Koepka won the majors This was how Brooks Koepka did in the four events that matter most in golf: first, second, second, fourth. So while he didn't hold the Claret Jug on S...
21:48, 07/21/2019

Watch: Manny Pacquiao defeats Keith Thurman by split decision Forty-year-old Manny Pacquiao proved age is no problem by ending Keith Thurman's undefeated record with a victory by split decision to win the World B...
20:32, 07/21/2019

After smashing vial, China’s Sun Yang brings scrutiny, controversy to swimming championships Latest doping scandal casts dark cloud over sport. “I think all of us would say that we’re racing dopers at some point,” said one American, “and we sh...
20:00, 07/21/2019

Ireland’s Shane Lowry wins British Open in tournament’s return to Northern Ireland The 32-year-old Lowry held off Tommy Fleetwood at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, where the Open returned for the first time in more than 60 years...
20:00, 07/21/2019

| Rybakina too strong for new mother Tig in Bucharest Elena Rybakina opened her WTA account on Sunday with a comprehensive 6-2, 6-0 victory over the unranked Romanian Patricia Tig in the Bucharest Open fi...
19:32, 07/21/2019

Manny Pacquiao beats Keith Thurman by split decision following first-round knockdown Continuing to revitalize his career, 40-year-old Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines defeated Keith Thurman of the U.S. by split-decision Saturday night...
19:16, 07/21/2019

Adam Peaty shatters 100m breaststroke record -- first under 57 seconds British swimmer Adam Peaty recorded a new world record in the 100m breaststroke during the semi-finals of World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea,...
19:16, 07/21/2019

Voit thought 'broken jaw' when hit by Bettis pitch Yankees slugger Luke Voit said he remembered when Giancarlo Stanton's jaw was broken by Milwaukee's Mike Fiers five years ago when he took a pitch to ...
18:48, 07/21/2019

| Tough Day 1 heats in the pool for Team SA The South African swimming team at the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea endured a tough start to their campaign in Day 1's heats....
17:16, 07/21/2019

| Lowry on brink of breakthrough Open win Shane Lowry is on the brink of a hugely popular first major win as he holds a four-shot lead over Tommy Fleetwood heading into the final round of the ...
17:16, 07/21/2019

| Boks name touring squad for All Blacks, Pumas Test The Springboks confirmed a touring squad of 36 players for their Rugby Championship matches against New Zealand and Argentina in the next three weeks....
17:16, 07/21/2019

| Midfield: Rassie's only murky Bok area The clear signs of World Cup appetite from Frans Steyn bode well for the Springboks in their one relatively thin department, at centre, says Rob Houwi...
17:16, 07/21/2019

One meal changed Tennessee QB Jarrett Guarantano's relationship with Jeremy Pruitt Reservation was for four. Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt and his wife Casey invited QB Jarrett Guarantano and his girlfriend to their house for dinner....
17:00, 07/21/2019

Opinion: Barry Sanders' retirement was bombshell we should have seen coming As the 20th anniversary of Barry Sanders' retirement approaches, Mitch Albom looks at how it changed everything and nothing for the Detroit Lions...
17:00, 07/21/2019

20 years ago, Barry Sanders retired and 'all hell broke loose' Barry Sanders' retirement came as a surprise to many Detroit Lions fans, but there were plenty of signs pointing to his abrupt departure.  ...
17:00, 07/21/2019

Cricket World Cup Final Umpire Admits "Error": Report The umpire who awarded England six runs from a freak overthrow in the last over of the World Cup final has admitted he made an "error" and should have...
15:16, 07/21/2019

Kohli To Lead India Squads For WI Tour; Bumrah Rested For ODIs, T20Is India will play three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) and as many One-Day Internationals (ODIs), followed by two-Test series against the West Indi...
15:16, 07/21/2019

Swimming: Sun wins men's 400 freestyle gold at world championships China's Sun Yang won his fourth straight 400 meters freestyle title at the world swimming championships on Sunday, touching home first in a time of 3:...
15:00, 07/21/2019

Swimming: Titmus stuns Ledecky to win 400 freestyle world title Australian teen Ariarne Titmus shocked Olympic champion Katie Ledecky to win the 400 meters freestyle title at the world championships in Gwangju on S...
15:00, 07/21/2019

Swimming: Peaty swims under 57secs to smash breaststroke WR Britain's Adam Peaty became the first to swim the 100 meters breaststroke in under 57 seconds on Sunday, setting a world record of 56.88 in the semi-f...
15:00, 07/21/2019

Tiger, Phil do something they've never done before Two of America's greatest golfers had some trouble across the pond. Plus, college football is here! Well, *almost*      ...
14:32, 07/21/2019

NASCAR at New Hampshire 2019: Schedule, lineup, TV and more for Foxwoods Resort & Casino 301 All the information you need to get ready for Sunday's Foxwoods Resort & Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the 20th race in the Cup Ser...
14:32, 07/21/2019

Xander Schauffele blasts R&A again over driver testing, says others failed Xander Schauffele continued to criticize the The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews following a third-round 69 at the British Open.  ...
14:32, 07/21/2019

Pacquiao remains the most riveting fighter of his generation Pacquiao loves this, probably more than he should. And to watch him at work is to witness the entire conflicting boxing experience embodied in one per...
13:48, 07/21/2019

Edwards outclasses dos Anjos, calls out Masvidal Leon Edwards extended his welterweight win streak to eight, as he defeated former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos by unanimous decision in Satur...
10:00, 07/21/2019

NBA free agent tracker: All the biggest player moves A quick breakdown of the new deals being struck by NBA free agents. Contracts cannot become official until July 6.      ...
09:48, 07/21/2019

Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman All the action from the welterweight title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.   ...
09:48, 07/21/2019

Musgrove pitches, hits, runs Pirates past Phils for 5-1 win Joe Musgrove scattered two hits over six innings, collected his first double of the season and scored on a textbook head-first slide to beat a throw b...
09:48, 07/21/2019

Red Sox go on offensive, hit 3 HRs in 17-6 rout of Orioles Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a pair of three-run homers, Mookie Betts homered and had three RBIs, and the Boston Red Sox used their most prolific offensive ...
09:48, 07/21/2019

Wondolowski, Earthquakes hand Whitecaps 5th straight loss Chris Wondolowski had a goal and an assist and the San Jose Earthquakes beat the slumping Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1       ...
09:48, 07/21/2019

Silva's volley lifts RSL to 1-1 draw with Minnesota United Marcelo Silva tied it in the 71st minute and Real Salt Lake held on for a 1-1 draw, ending Minnesota United's four-game winning streak  ...
09:48, 07/21/2019

Moustakas homers, Brewers rally to beat Diamondbacks 8-3 Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers scored six runs after Zack Greinke left to beat the Diamondbacks 8...
09:48, 07/21/2019

Surfers test waves ahead of sport's Olympic debut at Tokyo As one of the new sports added to the program for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, surfing is arguably the most glamorous and is sure to bring a new dimension as ...
09:48, 07/21/2019

Torrence takes No. 1 spot at Mile-High NHRA Nationals Steve Torrence took the No. 1 spot in Top Fuel qualifying in the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway      &...
09:48, 07/21/2019

Big league ballparks broil as heat wave grips much of majors A heat wave that has gripped much of the country has affected many major league ballparks, where players and fans are trying to keep cool   ...
09:48, 07/21/2019

Beaty's 3-run HR helps Dodgers recover to beat Marlins 10-6 Alex Beatty's three-run homer in the eighth inning lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 10-6 victory over the Miami Marlins Saturday night after t...
09:48, 07/21/2019

Fletcher, Trout lead Angels past Mariners 6-2 David Fletcher singled home the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning, Mike Trout followed with a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels took advant...
09:48, 07/21/2019

2019 Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony: Time, TV, streaming info Six new members will be inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on Sunday. Here's how to watch it.      &#...
09:48, 07/21/2019

Walking on the moon? 'I don't believe it's true,' NASCAR's Ryan Newman says In the NASCAR garage, there are plenty of drivers who don't believe - or are skeptical - that Apollo 11 and the moonwalk happened 50 years ago. ...
09:48, 07/21/2019

Maximum Security earns redemption with Haskell win amid another inquiry for interference There would be no disqualification for Maximum Security this time as the horse won the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park.   ...
09:48, 07/21/2019

He was a college star, an NBA player, then a federal prisoner. Now, he wants to help others William Bedford, who played for the Suns and Pistons, graduated from Memphis' Manhood University after his prison term. Now, he wants to help oth...
09:48, 07/21/2019

Enter Sandman: Hall of Fame weekend in Cooperstown belongs to Mariano Rivera Rivera, whose 652 career saves are the most of all time, was the first player to ever receive 100 percent of the Hall of Fame vote.    ...
09:48, 07/21/2019

Greg Hardy gets TKO win in first minute against Juan Adams at UFC on ESPN 4 Former NFL player Greg Hardy needed just 45 seconds to earn a stoppage victory against Juan Adams at UFC on ESPN 4.      ...
09:48, 07/21/2019

Manny Pacquiao defeats Keith Thurman via split decision: Round-by-round analysis Keith Thurman picked up his first career loss as Manny Pacquiao took a split decision in their WBA welterweight title fight in Las Vegas.   ...
09:48, 07/21/2019

ATP roundup: Isner gunning for fourth Hall of Fame title Top-seeded John Isner recorded 15 aces while outlasting fourth-seeded Frenchman Ugo Humbert 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Saturday at Newport, R.I., to adv...
08:32, 07/21/2019

WTA roundup: France's Cornet, Ferro to meet in Lausanne final Third-seeded Alize Cornet of France posted a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Germany's Tamara Korpatsch on Saturday to reach the championship match of the Ladie...
08:32, 07/21/2019

MLB notebook: Royals DFA Peralta after RHP, catcher clash The Kansas City Royals designated veteran right-hander Wily Peralta for assignment on Saturday, one day after he clashed with rookie catcher Meibrys V...
08:32, 07/21/2019

NFL notebook: Shanahan returns to Broncos -- as spectator Former Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan was back at team headquarters on Saturday -- his first visit to a practice session there since his firing in...
08:32, 07/21/2019

MLB roundup: Davis, A's rally to top Twins Khris Davis hit a two-run single with two outs in the top of the ninth, as the Oakland A's rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Satur...
08:32, 07/21/2019

Pacquiao beats Thurman on split decision Manny Pacquiao beat defending champion Keith Thurman on a split points decision on Saturday to take the WBA Welterweight Super Championship in Las Veg...
08:32, 07/21/2019

| Off-colour All Blacks scrape past Argentina An All Blacks side missing a number of their star Crusaders players have scrapped their way past Argentina in their opening Rugby Championship clash....
04:48, 07/21/2019

Watch: Shane Lowry enters British Open's final day with four-shot lead Shane Lowry will enter the final day of the British Open with a sizable four-shot lead after shooting a course-record round of 63 Saturday at Royal Po...
03:32, 07/21/2019

Eric Dickerson says NFL Hall of Famers may boycott 2019 induction ceremonies Former NFL star Eric Dickerson believes Hall of Famers may skip this year's induction festivities because of issues they have with the league's treatm...
03:32, 07/21/2019

2019 MLB Hall of Fame inductions: How to watch, inductees Six Major League Baseball legends, including former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame t...
03:32, 07/21/2019

Maximum Security survives inquiry in Haskell win Maximum Security won the $1 million Haskell Invitational -- surviving another inquiry in the process -- on Saturday after a long delay because of extr...
03:00, 07/21/2019

High heat: Majors gripped by Saturday scorcher Saturday was a scorcher across the major leagues, with many teams forgoing batting practice and ballparks deploying misters in an attempt to keep fans...
03:00, 07/21/2019

Golf: Four-shot lead no guarantee for Lowry as wild weather looms Shane Lowry knows from personal experience that a four-shot lead starting the final round of a major championship is hardly insurmountable, never mind...
02:00, 07/21/2019

Golf: Phone call from Trump buoys Barbasol leader Herman Jim Herman played with precision to make a president proud, matching his career-best score on the PGA Tour with a 10-under-par 62 in the third round a...
02:00, 07/21/2019

Redskins rookie Bryce Love always has had the same goals: Football, then med school After nearly winning the Heisman Trophy as a junior, Love returned to Stanford and tore his ACL. The decision may have cost him millions, but the runn...
01:48, 07/21/2019

It took years and a sabermetrics revolution to put Mike Mussina in the Hall of Fame Mussina is one of the most notable examples of how the rise of sabermetrics and advanced analytics has changed the perception and dialogue surrounding...
01:48, 07/21/2019

Athletics: Simbine takes London 100m honors South African Akani Simbine pulled off something of a surprise in the London Diamond League 100 meters on Saturday, holding off local hope Zharnel Hug...
00:16, 07/21/2019

Cycling: Pinot transforms rage into iconic win as Thomas loses ground An enraged Thibaut Pinot put the hammer down on the first major mountain test of the Tour de France, leading a French one-two ahead of overall leader ...
00:16, 07/21/2019

Motor racing: W Series title battle goes down to the wire at Brands Hatch Britain's Jamie Chadwick and Dutch rival Beitske Visser will fight for the inaugural all-female W Series title at the final race of the season at Bran...
00:16, 07/21/2019

Cycling: I felt weak, Thomas admits after Tour's first mountain test Champion Geraint Thomas admitted he felt "quite weak" as he lost further ground on race leader Julian Alaphilippe and other top contenders in the firs...
00:16, 07/21/2019

Cycling - Alaphilippe, Pinot shine on Tour's Tourmalet to lift home hopes Julian Alaphilippe hedged his bets when asked about his chances of winning the Tour de France, but together with Thibaut Pinot, he is leading a French...
00:16, 07/21/2019

Golf: Suwannapura and Clanton win LPGA team event in Michigan Thailand's Jasmine Suwannapura and American Cydney Clanton teamed up for an emphatic six-stroke win at the Great Lakes Bay Invitational in Midland, Mi...
00:16, 07/21/2019

Golf: Fleetwood braced for wall of noise in Open battle with Lowry Englishman Tommy Fleetwood is preparing himself for a wall of noise at Royal Portrush on Sunday when he attempts to reel in fan favorite Shane Lowry a...
00:16, 07/21/2019

Balazs to meet Lajovic in Croatia Open final Nearly three years after reversing his decision to retire from the sport, Hungarian qualifier Attila Balazs reached his maiden ATP final with a 6-2 6-...
00:16, 07/21/2019

Golf: Koepka welcomes wild Open weather forecast for final round Brooks Koepka is well-placed to complete one of the greatest major seasons as he goes into the final round of the British Open in equal fourth place o...
00:16, 07/21/2019

Golf: Portrush goes wild for Ireland's Lowry as final-round test awaits They chanted his name, they rose as one for a standing ovation and long after Shane Lowry had departed the 18th green to sign for a course-record 63, ...
00:16, 07/21/2019

Golf: Lowry breaks course record to seize control at Open If there were any nerves concealed behind Shane Lowry's thick beard they had no impact on his golf as the Irishman took the British Open by the scruff...
00:16, 07/21/2019

Harsh, wet forecast pushes up start times for Sunday at the British Open Officials bumped tee times up on Sunday to try to keep golfers out of the rain, with the leaders starting off two hours earlier than initially planned...
23:16, 07/20/2019

Can anyone catch Shane Lowry at The Open? He's got a big lead. He's the local favorite. But there are some big names lurking. With bad weather predicted, could it be a wild Sunday at The Open?...
22:16, 07/20/2019

Voit gets hit in face by pitch, scores, then leaves Luke Voit left the Yankees' game on Saturday after being hit in the face by a 91-mph fastball in the fourth inning, but he stayed in the game long eno...
22:16, 07/20/2019

Open adjusts Sunday tee times as weather looms With forecasts calling for "persistent and occasionally heavy rain" and gusty winds, the R&A has moved up the tee times for the final round of the Ope...
22:16, 07/20/2019

Irish eyes are smiling: Lowry leads Open by 4 Shane Lowry broke out of a four-way tie late on the front nine Saturday en route to a tournament-best 63. He has a four-shot lead going into the final...
22:16, 07/20/2019

Russian boxer Maksim Dadashev undergoes brain surgery after devastating loss: reports Russian boxer Maksim Dadashev had part of his skull removed during a 2-hour long brain surgery following a devastating loss Friday night to Puerto Ric...
21:00, 07/20/2019

Golfers in war of words after caddie's mom hit by stray ball His drive hit his playing partner's caddie's mom, but Kyle Stanley's refusal to shout "fore" sparked a war of words in the Open at Royal Portrush Frid...
21:00, 07/20/2019

Alaphilippe extends Tour de France lead Going into the Tour de France's first big mountain climb in the Pyrenees, the question was: How much time would Geraint Thomas make up on Julian Alaph...
21:00, 07/20/2019

FC Tokyo beats Shimizu 2-0 to stay top of J-League Kotaro Omori and Kensuke Nagai scored first-half goals as FC Tokyo beat Shimizu S-Pulse 2-0 to stay first in the J-League     ...
20:32, 07/20/2019

Late Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker left strong impression with participation in charity basketball game The late champion boxer and the Pensacola legend came together in their primes for a charity basketball game in December 1995.    ...
20:32, 07/20/2019

Baseball Hall of Fame: Edgar Martinez, Harold Baines prove DH's belong in Cooperstown With the induction of Edgar Martinez and Harold Baines into the Hall of Fame, the designated hitter has gained a wider acceptance in Cooperstown. ...
20:32, 07/20/2019

Apollo 11: 1969 sports world celebrated Celtics and Mets, mourned Rocky's death To celebrate 50 years since Apollo 11 moon landing, USA TODAY looks at 1969 sports, when MLB added four teams and basketball dynasty took victory lap....
20:32, 07/20/2019

Opinion: We were over the moon about Neil Armstrong and sports in 1969 Sports world was a lot different when man set foot on the moon. For one, it showed miracles, even in sports, do happen with "Miracle Mets."  ...
20:32, 07/20/2019

Missing out on Hall of Fame doesn't upset former pitcher Tommy John. He's too busy playing golf Former MLB pitcher Tommy John says he doesn't worry about missing out on the Hall of Fame. He is too busy thinking his way through a round of gol...
20:32, 07/20/2019

Kyle Korver is a still a threat from long range and fits in well in the Bucks' let-it-fly offense Kyle Korver enjoyed some of best seasons of his career playing in Atlanta for coach Mike Budenholzer. This season, the two will reunite in Milwaukee. ...
20:32, 07/20/2019

Who wore it best? Top Baseball Hall of Fame member with every jersey number Here are the best Baseball Hall of Fame players at each uniform number -- from Ozzie Smith at No. 1 to Carlton Fisk at No. 72.    ...
20:32, 07/20/2019

Baseball Hall of Fame: Which of today's players have the best shot at Cooperstown? Here’s a look at today's Major League Baseball players who should draw Hall of Fame attention in the coming years.     ...
20:32, 07/20/2019

Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev undergoes emergency brain surgery after TKO loss, per reports Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev underwent surgery to relieve swelling on his brain after a TKO loss to Subriel Matias on Friday night.    ...
20:32, 07/20/2019

British Open: Kyle Stanley unapologetic about 'Fore' incident with rookie Kyle Stanley refused to show remorse for failing to shout 'Fore' during the second round of the British Open. "To me it's kind of a non...
20:32, 07/20/2019

Dennis Eckersley on beef with David Price: 'I'm not going to talk to him' Days after yet another exchange of words, Dennis Eckersley said he has no intention of speaking with the Red Sox lefty.      ...
20:32, 07/20/2019

Moura Respects Pochettino Despite Champions League Final Snub Lucas Moura was left on the bench for the final in spite of scoring a dramatic hat-trick in Tottenham Hotspur's stunning semi-final comeback at Ajax....
19:48, 07/20/2019

Edu Urges Arsenal To Rediscover Winning Mentality Last year, the Gunners misfired badly, missing out on Champions League qualification after finishing fifth and suffering a Europa League final thrashi...
16:48, 07/20/2019

Boxer Shiva Thapa First Indian To Win Gold In Kazakhstan President's Cup Shiva Thapa bagged India's first gold-medal at the President's Cup boxing tournament after getting a walkover in the finals in Kazakhstan on Saturday....
16:48, 07/20/2019

Youngsters In Focus As Selectors Gear Up To Pick Squad For Windies Tour India will first play the limited-overs series - three T20Is and three ODIs between August 3 and August 14 -- before starting their campaign in the Te...
16:48, 07/20/2019

NASCAR notebook: Logano seeks success in New Hampshire Is it just a coincidence that six current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers share the distinction as three-time winners at New Hampshire Motor ...
16:16, 07/20/2019

NBA notebook: Harden withdraws from FIBA World Cup Houston Rockets star guard James Harden has withdrawn from playing for USA Basketball in the FIBA World Cup in China, according to the Houston Chronic...
16:16, 07/20/2019

NFL notebook: Chiefs WR Hill avoids discipline Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill will not be punished under the personal conduct policy as the NFL closed its formal investigation into mu...
16:16, 07/20/2019

Tennis: Tomic's appeal against fine rejected, receives stinging rebuke Australian Bernard Tomic's appeal to overturn a fine for not playing to "required professional standards" at Wimbledon earlier this month has been den...
16:16, 07/20/2019

MLB roundup: Mariners' Leake falls just short of perfection Mike Leake took a perfect game into the ninth inning and wound up with a one-hit shutout as the Seattle Mariners defeated the visiting Los Angeles Ang...
16:16, 07/20/2019

Is Tacko Fall an NBA player? Here is the case for why... and why not Boston Celtics center Tacko Fall was one of the most interesting prospects to participate in the recent Las Vegas summer league competition.  &#...
14:00, 07/20/2019

Indonesia Open Live: PV Sindhu Eyes Final Berth, Faces Chen Yu Fei Test Indonesia Open 2019, PV Sindhu vs Chen Yu Fei, Semi-final Live Badminton Match Score: PV Sindhu has the edge over Chen Yu Fei in head-to-head clashes....
12:16, 07/20/2019

Asian Games: India's Mixed Team Relay Silver To Be Upgraded To Gold India's 4x400m mixed relay team of Mohammad Anas, Hima Das, Arokia Rajiv and M R Poovamma had won the silver at the Asian Games in Jakarta last year....
12:16, 07/20/2019

| Host of SA swimmers in Day 1 action in South Korea A whole host of SA swimmers will take to the pool in Day 1's heats of the swimming section at the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Kore...
11:16, 07/20/2019

Howard has 21 points and 10 rebounds, Storm beat Aces Natasha Howard had 21 points, 10 rebounds, six blocks and four steals and the Seattle Storm beat the Las Vegas Aces 69-66 for their fourth straight vi...
09:32, 07/20/2019

Mariners' Leake loses perfect game in 9th vs Angels Mike Leake of the Seattle Mariners has lost his bid for a perfect game in the ninth inning on a leadoff single by rookie Luis Rengifo of the Los Angel...
09:32, 07/20/2019

Verlander strikes out 12, Astros beat Rangers 4-3 Justin Verlander struck out 12 in six solid innings, four Houston players hit solo home runs and the Astros held on to beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 ...
09:32, 07/20/2019

Semien has 3 extra-base hits, surging A's beat Twins 5-3 Marcus Semien led off the game with a home run and later tripled and doubled as the Oakland Athletics kept rolling, topping the Minnesota Twins 5-3 on...
09:32, 07/20/2019

Giants win 7th straight thanks to botched play by Mets Alex Dickerson raced home from first on a botched fly ball to shallow left field with two outs in the 10th inning and the San Francisco Giants won the...
09:32, 07/20/2019

Diamondbacks hit natural cycle in 10-7 win over Brewers Christian Walker hit a two-run homer to cap the first natural cycle in Arizona's history, lifting the Diamondbacks to a 10-7 win over the Milwauk...
09:32, 07/20/2019

Mariners' Leake lose perfect game try in 9th, blanks Angels Mike Leake of the Seattle Mariners lost his bid to pitch a perfect game on a leadoff single in the ninth inning by rookie Luis Rengifo, then finished ...
09:32, 07/20/2019

Ryu strong again as Dodgers get past Marlins 2-1 Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven strong innings and combined with Kenta Maeda and Kenley Jansen to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 ...
09:32, 07/20/2019

Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman: Time, Pay-Per-View info for welterweight title fight Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman face off Saturday in a welterweight title showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.    ...
09:32, 07/20/2019

LA Galaxy's Zlatan Ibrahimovic backs up big talk with hat trick in 'El Trafico' win over LAFC After calling himself the best player in MLS, Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored all three LA Galaxy goals in a 3-2 win over city rival LAFC.   ...
09:32, 07/20/2019

Greg Hardy on time in UFC: 'I'm a more calm, more happy, more deadly version of myself' Ahead of his bout with Juan Adams at UFC on ESPN 4, Greg Hardy - the controversial former NFL player - discussed his time in the promotion so far. &#...
09:32, 07/20/2019

| Penny drops for Canada's teen queen Oleksiak Canada's Penny Oleksiak insists she has finally left the "weirdness" of capturing Olympic gold at the tender age of 16 after finally recovering from a...
09:00, 07/20/2019

| Herman takes halfway lead at Barbasol Championship Jim Herman credited "a good talking to" from US President Donald Trump with helping him take the halfway lead at the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship....
09:00, 07/20/2019

| Isner rallies to reach Newport semi-finals Three-time champion John Isner rallied to beat Australian Matthew Ebden and reach the semi-finals of the ATP grass court tournament in Newport, Rhode ...
09:00, 07/20/2019

Algeria Sink Senegal To Claim Second Africa Cup Of Nations Title Algeria clinched their first Africa Cup of Nations title in 29 years, and the country's first on foreign soil, having lifted the trophy as hosts in 19...
08:48, 07/20/2019

Pro Kabaddi League Captains Geared Up For Seventh Season Ahead of season 7, the 12 PKL captains seemed confident of their strategies and plans, but at the same time expressed that no team can be taken lightl...
08:48, 07/20/2019

Bills GM believes veteran running back LeSean McCoy can still play at high level Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is still capable of playing at a high level despite posting the worst numbers of his career last year, accordi...
08:16, 07/20/2019

Jordan Spieth has another chance to be Jordan Spieth again He knows how to win majors. He has played two good rounds at Royal Portrush, despite not hitting the ball all that well. Can muscle memory help him ov...
07:32, 07/20/2019

M's Leake loses perfect game in 9th, blanks L.A. Mike Leake of the Seattle Mariners lost his bid for a perfect game on a leadoff single in the ninth inning by rookie Luis Rengifo, then finished off t...
07:32, 07/20/2019

Mystery surrounds top Tour de France rider's withdrawal during race Rohan Dennis' unexplained withdrawal from the Tour de France midway through the 12th stage has left the cycling world perplexed, with his team directo...
06:48, 07/20/2019

Algeria crowned Africa Cup of Nations champion Algeria was crowned Africa Cup of Nations champion for only the second time in its history, edging past Senegal thanks to Baghdad Bounedjah's early de...
06:48, 07/20/2019

One Huge Tennis Fine Is Overturned, Another Upheld Anna Tatishvili won an appeal to reclaim her prize money from the French Open, where she lost in the first round and was accused of not performing at ...
05:00, 07/20/2019

| Home favourite McIlroy misses Open cut at Portrush Local hero Rory McIlroy fell just short in a thrilling bid to make the cut at the Open Championship, despite firing a six-under-par second round of 65...
04:48, 07/20/2019

ATP roundup: Isner slams 24 aces to reach Hall of Fame semis Top-seeded John Isner delivered 24 aces whole posting a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Australia's Matthew Ebden on Friday in Newport, R.I., to reach the ...
04:00, 07/20/2019

Report: Sheppard to be named Wizards' GM Tommy Sheppard will have the interim title pulled off and be named general manager of the Washington Wizards, the Washington Post reported on Friday....
04:00, 07/20/2019

WTA roundup: Rybakina advances to Bucharest semifinals Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina upset second-seeded Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia 7-6 (4), 6-3 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the BRD Bucharest ...
03:16, 07/20/2019

Emotional McIlroy proud of Open fightback, despite missing cut Rory McIlroy was clearly moved by the support he received from the gallery at Royal Portrush and was "unbelievably proud" after fighting back to come ...
03:16, 07/20/2019

Angels designate Harvey for assignment Los Angeles Angels right-handed starting pitcher Matt Harvey, who experienced a setback last month on his rehab for an upper back strain, was designat...
03:16, 07/20/2019

Herman leads Barbasol as old man Toms moves into contention Jim Herman established a one-shot lead over fellow American Bill Haas as players battled searing heat and humidity in the second round at the Barbasol...
03:16, 07/20/2019

Thurman looks to end Pacquiao's resurgent career in showdown Keith Thurman appears to have several physical advantages over Manny Pacquiao heading into their welterweight showdown in Las Vegas    ...
02:48, 07/20/2019

Boy asks for homer, Rizzo hits slam as Cubs beat Padres 6-5 Anthony Rizzo hit a go-ahead grand slam after a 9-year-old named Mateo asked for a homer, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 6-5  &#...
02:48, 07/20/2019

Ex-UFC fighter Abel Trujillo accused of sending explicit texts, videos to minor Former UFC fighter Abel Trujillo is accused of sending explicit text messages and videos to a female he knew was underage.     &#...
02:48, 07/20/2019

A Plate Adjustment Helped D.J. LeMahieu With Yankees, and Skeptical Fans The Yankees infielder stopped narrowly focusing on powerful drives to left field, and as a result won over those puzzled by the deal that brought him ...
02:16, 07/20/2019

Harbaugh wary of mental health use in waivers Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says he thinks players should be able to transfer once without sitting a year but wants them to be honest about their reas...
02:16, 07/20/2019

Harden: New move will look like a travel; it's not James Harden says as part of his offseason efforts toward innovation, he will be working on another move this summer beyond his step-back jumper from ...
02:16, 07/20/2019

NFL: No evidence, no suspension for Chiefs' Hill Wide receiver Tyreek Hill will not be disciplined by the NFL under the personal conduct policy and is set to rejoin the Chiefs at training camp next w...
02:16, 07/20/2019

McIlroy's inspired rally falls 1 shot shy of cut line After dropping his final putt of the second round of the 148th Open Championship on Friday, Rory McIlroy took off his hat and waved it in the air, as ...
02:16, 07/20/2019

Smith only Aussie to make Open cut as Scott and Day head home Quiet Australian achiever Cameron Smith was the lone bright spot on a poor day for a proud golf nation, sneaking within two strokes of halfway leaders...
02:00, 07/20/2019

Win or lose, Peaty stands to gain at world championships Losing is not something Adam Peaty does, or thinks about, very often but even if the Olympic breaststroke champion comes up short at the world swimmin...
02:00, 07/20/2019

Raiders' stadium cost in Vegas soars to $1.9 billion The high stakes for building an NFL stadium for the Raiders in Las Vegas continues to rise with the latest cost estimate now coming in at $1.9 billion...
02:00, 07/20/2019

Jim Harbaugh and Michigan lean into expectations as Ohio State begins new era At Big Ten media days, the Wolverines coach said of predictions that his team would be the conference's best: “I think that’s where I would pick us.”...
01:48, 07/20/2019

Nationals launch ‘kids eat free’ program at home games through Labor Day Kids 12 and under can receive a free hot dog, potato chips or apple sauce and drink, in a program the Nationals say is unique in Major League Baseball...
01:48, 07/20/2019

Columnist for The Athletic charged with assaulting his wife and threatening to kill her Jonah Keri, who writes and hosts a podcast for the sports news website The Athletic, was charged with assault causing bodily harm and uttering death t...
01:48, 07/20/2019

No one ever missed a cut quite like Rory McIlroy did at the British Open McIlroy was doomed to an early exit by a disastrous opening round. His second-round 65 before a loving gallery was “one of the most fun rounds of golf...
01:48, 07/20/2019

APNewsBreak: Horse racing regulator ousted over comments One of the five commissioners responsible for overseeing New Mexico's horse racing industry has been ousted over comments she made regarding chan...
01:16, 07/20/2019

Rockies All-Star Dahl scratched with bruised left foot All-Star outfielder David Dahl was a late scratch by the Colorado Rockies for a series opener against the New York Yankees due to a bruised left foot ...
01:16, 07/20/2019

Rizzo hit slam, Cubs overcome Machado, beat Padres 6-5 Anthony Rizzo hit a go-ahead grand slam and the Chicago Cubs overcame an early home run by Manny Machado to beat the San Diego Padres 6-5. Javier B&aa...
01:16, 07/20/2019

Drew Smyly agrees with Phillies, pending physical Left-hander Drew Smyly has agreed to a contract with the Philadelphia Phillies and is on track to start Sunday against Pittsburgh    &...
01:16, 07/20/2019

Scherzer won't start for Nats against Atlanta this weekend Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer won't come off the 10-day injured list to start for Washington against Atlanta this weekend  ...
01:16, 07/20/2019

Ex-Cardinals lineman surrenders to police on assault charge An offensive tackle for the Arizona Cardinals who was released this week has surrendered to police in North Carolina after a warrant was issued for hi...
01:16, 07/20/2019

'Queen of Saratoga' Marylou Whitney dies at 93 Philanthropist, socialite and horse-racing enthusiast Marylou Whitney, known as the "Queen of Saratoga," has died at her Saratoga Springs estate after...
01:16, 07/20/2019

Coach Ryan Day bringing 'laid-back' approach as he succeeds legend Urban Meyer at Ohio State Ohio State coach Ryan Day discussed replacing Urban Meyer and trying to find a new quarterback during his first Big Ten media day.    ...
01:16, 07/20/2019

Opinion: ESPN's Dan Le Batard broke company rules but was right to blast Trump rally's racist chant ESPN host Dan Le Batard did the right thing when he violated the company policy and ripped the racist chant that emerged during a Donald Trump rally. ...
01:16, 07/20/2019

Etzebeth backs changed Boks to rise to the occasion against Australia South Africa captain Eben Etzebeth says the team selected for their Rugby Championship opener against Australia at Ellis Park on Saturday is not seco...
23:00, 07/19/2019

With little fanfare, Fleetwood puts himself in the frame Two years ago, at Royal Birkdale, Tommy Fleetwood was the talk of the town -- the in-form, local hero primed to make a push for his first major champ...
23:00, 07/19/2019

Emotional Lehman bids farewell to British Open More than two decades after lifting the Claret Jug, former champion Tom Lehman fought back the tears as he walked down the 18th fairway at Royal Portr...
23:00, 07/19/2019

Owens to referee World Cup opening match Nigel Owens, who refereed the 2015 Rugby World Cup final, will get the 2019 tournament underway when he takes charge of the opening game between Japan...
23:00, 07/19/2019

Australia banking on quick fix at fullback Australia believe Tom Banks is the player to fill the gaping hole left in the number 15 jersey by the sacking of Israel Folau, and the Brumbies fullba...
23:00, 07/19/2019

Woods to miss cut despite improved round A battling Tiger Woods rediscovered some of the old magic at the British Open on Friday but the American will be packing for home after failing to mak...
23:00, 07/19/2019

NFL declines to punish Chiefs WR Hill Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill will not be punished under the personal conduct policy as the NFL closed its formal investigation into mu...
23:00, 07/19/2019

Caddie chemistry helping Westwood mount a charge Lee Westwood admits his caddie knows little about golf but that's alright because the person carrying his bag around the Royal Portrush links is his g...
23:00, 07/19/2019

Union face Fire looking to shake off ugly loss Coming off their worst performance of the season, the Philadelphia Union look to re-establish themselves as the Eastern Conference's top team when the...
23:00, 07/19/2019

Union acquires GK Bendik while opening international slot The Philadelphia Union moved to solidify their spot atop the MLS's Eastern Conference, acquiring veteran goalkeeper Joe Bendik on Friday in a trade wi...
23:00, 07/19/2019

Alaphilippe beats Thomas in time trial to extend Tour lead France's Julian Alaphilippe continued to amaze as he claimed an impressive victory in the 13th stage of the Tour de France, a 27.2-km individual time ...
23:00, 07/19/2019

Alaphilippe is Tour favorite, says Thomas Defending champion Geraint Thomas labeled Julian Alaphilippe the Tour de France favorite after the Frenchman extended his overall lead with a stunning...
23:00, 07/19/2019

Lowry is the unexpected Irishman with chance at Portrush Ireland's Shane Lowry grabbed a share of the lead at the British Open after carding a second consecutive round of 67 giving himself a chance of redeem...
23:00, 07/19/2019

Yankees' Boone suspended 1 game for umpire rant New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone was suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount for his rant at home plate umpire Brennan Miller during Th...
23:00, 07/19/2019

McIlroy misses halfway cut despite shooting 65 at Portrush Hometown favourite Rory McIlroy missed the halfway cut by one stroke at the British Open on Friday, despite matching the best score of the championshi...
23:00, 07/19/2019

Holmes and Lowry share lead as Fleetwood and Westwood push Ireland's Shane Lowry proved master of the Dunluce links for the second successive day to move into a share of the halfway lead with American J.B. Hol...
23:00, 07/19/2019

Reigning time-trial world champion Rohan Dennis quits Tour de France in midstage Reining time-trial world champion Rohan Dennis has officially dropped out of the 2019 Tour de France after bizarrely stopping 80 km into the 12th stag...
23:00, 07/19/2019

Cost of Raiders stadium in Las Vegas rises to $1.9 billion Officials have raised the budget to $1.9 billion for the 65,000-seat Las Vegas Stadium being built for the NFL's relocated Raiders and UNLV footb...
23:00, 07/19/2019

Rangers agree to contract terms with new defenseman Trouba The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with restricted free agent defenseman Jacob Trouba, who they acquired from Winnipeg in a major offseason tra...
23:00, 07/19/2019

Jim Harbaugh says he'd pick Michigan football to win the Big Ten Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh agrees with the media, who picked the Wolverines to in the Big Ten even though they haven't won a sharer since 2004 ...
23:00, 07/19/2019

Wisconsin changes coaching approach after learning hard lessons from 2018 disappointment In the spring Wisconsin coaches adjusted how they practiced certain game situations after struggling in 2018 with high expectations.   ...
23:00, 07/19/2019

Dan Le Batard delivers impassioned rebuke of racist 'send her back' chant despite ESPN rules ESPN radio and TV personality Dan Le Batard ripped the racist "Send her back" chant from a Trump rally, which targeted Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. ...
23:00, 07/19/2019

Opinion: Tiger Woods misses cut at British Open, and that's just part of the new norm Tiger Woods, who played in just his 10th tournament of the year, missed the cut at the British Open. Will this be the new norm?    ...
23:00, 07/19/2019

Lee Westwood aims for golf history with girlfriend Helen Storey on the bag at British Open Westwood was tied for third entering the weekend, just one shot off the lead as he tries to become the oldest first-time major winner in golf history....
23:00, 07/19/2019

British Open: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson miss cut in same major for first time ever Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have played in the same major championship 83 times. This will be the first time in which both missed the cut.  &...
23:00, 07/19/2019

Former New York Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus dies of heat stroke Offensive lineman Mitch Petrus, a walk-on at Arkansas who had a three-year NFL career with the Giants, Patriots and Titans, died of heat stroke. ...
23:00, 07/19/2019

Yankees manager Aaron Boone suspended one game after expletive-filled rant at umpire Yankees manager Aaron Boone got a one-game suspension as punishment for the expletive-filled rant he unleashed on an ump Thursday against the Rays. &...
23:00, 07/19/2019

Opinion: NFL gets it wrong again by not disciplining Chiefs' Tyreek Hill Tyreek Hill won’t face NFL discipline over child abuse allegations “based on the evidence presently available." But there is enough to jus...
23:00, 07/19/2019

New York City Triathlon Canceled This Year, but Will Still Be in July in 2020 The decision to cancel it came a day after Mayor de Blasio urged race directors not to hold the event on Sunday, when temperatures in the high 90s are...
23:00, 07/19/2019

Ups, downs and big question marks will always follow Tiger Figuring him out isn't easy, and always leads to questions. Was the wincing at The Open more than everyday aches and pains? Was it a bad week in the c...
22:00, 07/19/2019

Ex-Giants lineman Petrus, 32, dies of heat stroke Mitch Petrus, who won a Super Bowl ring with the New York Giants during his three-year NFL career, has died of apparent heat stroke at the age of 32....
22:00, 07/19/2019

Harbaugh: Comment about Meyer not 'bombshell' Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh defended his comment saying that controversy follows former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, adding Friday that what he said ...
22:00, 07/19/2019

Riley has been 'great resource' for Buckeyes' Day New Buckeyes coach Ryan Day turned to Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley for advice on how to prepare for the challenges of replacing a Hall of Fame-caliber coa...
22:00, 07/19/2019

Harden passes on World Cup to focus on Rockets James Harden told Team USA coach Gregg Popovich that he will not play with the U.S. national team this summer and instead will use the extra time to a...
22:00, 07/19/2019

'Savage' tirade gets Boone 1-game suspension Yankees manager Aaron Boone has been suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount a day after being ejected for a profanity-laced tirade dir...
22:00, 07/19/2019

Travis Kelce: Chiefs 'extremely motivated,' Tyreek Hill 'huge piece to puzzle' Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce told UPI his team is "extremely motivated" after last season's AFC Championship loss to the New England Patr...
21:16, 07/19/2019

Indian Team Has No Viable Alternative To Dhoni, Says Ex-National Selector MS Dhoni would be the centre of discussion when the national selection committee meets in Mumbai on Sunday to pick up squads for the West Indies tour ...
21:16, 07/19/2019

Sachin Tendulkar "Humbled" After Induction Into ICC Hall Of Fame Sachin Tendulkar became the sixth cricketer from India after Bishan Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Anil Kumble and Rahul Dravid to be inducted...
21:16, 07/19/2019

Julian Alaphilippe stuns Tour de France with time-trial win Inspired by his yellow jersey, the Frenchman held off defending champion Geraint Thomas to extend his race lead and win the only individual time trial...
21:00, 07/19/2019

| 'Discrimination' victim Tatishvili wins Roland Garros prize money appeal Anna Tatishvili, who was stripped of her entire 46,000-euro ($52,000) prize money at Roland Garros for "not playing at a professional standard", has h...
21:00, 07/19/2019

| Tiger to take a break after Open flop Tiger Woods will take time off to rest and recuperate after a difficult two days at the Open Championship left him with little chance of making the cu...
21:00, 07/19/2019

| Risk for Boks if Steyn required at pivot ‘Supersub’ Frans Steyn’s rustiness as a flyhalf could be a problem for SA if Elton Jantjies had to leave the park against Australia on Saturday, write...
21:00, 07/19/2019

Watch: Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg cracks 3-run bomb vs. Braves Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg recorded two hits in the same inning -- including a three-run homer -- during a rout of the Atlanta Bra...
18:32, 07/19/2019

Watch: Tiger Woods misses weekend cut at 2019 British Open Masters champion Tiger Woods missed his second cut at a major championship this year after carding a second-round 70 at the 2019 British Open on Frida...
18:32, 07/19/2019

Kansas City Chiefs star Tyreek Hill avoids suspension Kansas City Chiefs star Tyreek Hill will not be suspended by the NFL for violating the league's personal conduct policy following investigations into ...
18:32, 07/19/2019

The Latest: Clarke makes triple bogey on final hole The Latest from the British Open: Darren Clarke made a triple bogey on the final hole to finish the second round at 3-over overall, which may be too h...
18:16, 07/19/2019

Ex-Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus dies of heat stroke Officials say former New York Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus has died in Arkansas of apparent heat stroke       ...
18:16, 07/19/2019

Stage 10 winner Van Aert hits barrier, crashes out of Tour Belgian rider Wout van Aert has been forced out of the Tour de France race with a leg wound sustained in the time trial Friday    ...
18:16, 07/19/2019

A first Tour at 32: Rookie Canadian savoring every moment If there was a smiley-face jersey for the happiest rider at the Tour de France, Canadian Mike Woods would be in the running for it    ...
18:16, 07/19/2019

UEFA punishes Bulgaria, Romania for fan racism Bulgaria will have to close part of its national stadium for European Championship qualifiers against England and the Czech Republic because of fan ra...
18:16, 07/19/2019

Boxer Keith Thurman on Saturday showdown with Manny Pacquiao: 'This is a legacy fight' Keith Thurman is 29-0 and holds the WBA world welterweight title. He’s just days from the biggest fight of his life – a meeting with Manny...
18:16, 07/19/2019

Will there ever be another 300-game winner? Baseball Hall of Fame's standards have changed The bar for a pitcher getting elected into the Hall of Fame has changed over time. Mike Mussina and Roy Halladay have proven that and are both worthy....
18:16, 07/19/2019

Jim Harbaugh doesn't backtrack, says Urban Meyer comment wasn't anything new Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh was asked about his Urban Meyer criticism. And he didn't shy away from the barb he tossed at the ex-Ohio State coach....
18:16, 07/19/2019

Longtime college volleyball coach dodges prison after child pornography conviction "His life is ruined," said the judge, who suspended former IUPUI volleyball coach Steven Payne's prison time.      ...
18:16, 07/19/2019

Ryan Day bringing 'laid-back' approach as he succeeds legend Urban Meyer at Ohio State Ohio State coach Ryan Day discussed replacing Urban Meyer and trying to find a new quarterback during his first Big Ten media day.    ...
18:16, 07/19/2019

Dangerous heat wave on east coast puts big-money Haskell Invitational horse race in doubt The heat index is expected to be over 100 degrees on Saturday at Monmouth Park, but track officials are still planning to race.    ...
18:16, 07/19/2019

NFL will not punish Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill over child abuse allegations after investigation Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill won’t face a suspension over allegations of child abuse after a four-month NFL investigation. ...
18:16, 07/19/2019

| Vos wins women's La Course ahead of Tour de France stage Dutch cyclist Marianne Vos won La Course race around Pau on Friday after a steep climb towards the finish line took Australia's Amanda Spratt out of t...
17:32, 07/19/2019

| Etzebeth dismisses talk of 'B-team Boks' Springbok captain Eben Etzebeth has shrugged off any suggestion of a second string line-up for Saturday’s Rugby Championship match against Australia....
17:32, 07/19/2019

'Riding a horse is like flying a plane',' says Olympic gold medal winner If there was a magical formula to succeeding in the Longines Global Champions Tour (GCT), then Ben Maher would appear to have a good idea what it is....
17:32, 07/19/2019

Miami Dolphins' Kendrick Norton released from hospital 2 weeks after losing arm in crash Miami Dolphins defensive lineman Kendrick Norton was released from the hospital Thursday two weeks after his left arm was amputated at the scene of a ...
17:00, 07/19/2019

Tiger Woods hints health, 'Father Time', is an issue after first round struggles at The Open: 'Just the way it's going to be' The Masters champion, a three-time winner on the links courses of the only major in Europe, shot a 7-over 78 on Thursday, his highest first-round scor...
17:00, 07/19/2019

Kansas City Chiefs star Tyreek Hill won't be suspended by NFL over child abuse allegations The NFL will not suspend Tyreek Hill, star wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs, after failing to find any evidence of child abuse, the league ann...
17:00, 07/19/2019

Did Dana White actually do Dos Anjos a favor by having him face Edwards? Rafael Dos Anjos is a former lightweight champion looking to find glory at welterweight. Leon Edwards, with seven straight wins, is streaking a title ...
16:00, 07/19/2019

The lost ring that turned a Georgia Southern long-snapper into a 'rock star' How a 2002 Southern Conference championship ring made its way 2,400 miles back home -- from Montana's Glacier National Park back to its absent-minded ...
16:00, 07/19/2019

The Machine and his boat oar: How DJ LeMahieu became a household (nick)name in the Bronx Despite some skepticism when he was signed, without All-Star DJ LeMahieu -- or whatever you want to call him -- the Yankees wouldn't be running away w...
16:00, 07/19/2019

Deadline decisions, Baez vs. Tatis and the NL East race Which teams have buy-or-sell choices to make? Which NL shortstop will shine? And have the Braves locked up the East? We'll get you ready for the weeke...
16:00, 07/19/2019

The TakeOver has a plan: Teofimo Lopez is ready for three-fight journey Teofimo Lopez's biggest challenge hasn't been his opponent, but the scale. Lopez knows he can only make 135 pounds for a short while longer and wants ...
16:00, 07/19/2019

What makes each member of 2019 HOF class a Hall of Famer Rivera, Halladay, Mussina, Martinez, Smith, Baines: From the first unanimous selection to the latest controversial Cooperstown call, here's why each o...
16:00, 07/19/2019

Rutgers Hall of Famer Stringer returns from leave Hall of Fame coach C. Vivian Stringer, 71, is returning this season after taking an unspecified health-related leave from the Rutgers women's basketba...
16:00, 07/19/2019

Red eye: Astros rail against MLB for schedule Outfielder Josh Reddick railed against MLB for scheduling the Astros for a night game in Anaheim ahead of Friday's home game vs. the Rangers. Said man...
16:00, 07/19/2019

European Defeat Fires Up Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino For Next Season Mauricio Pochettino said he was keen to continue with the five-year "project" that has seen Tottenham establish themselves in the Premier League top f...
15:00, 07/19/2019

Watch: Manchester United Manager Solskjaer Plays Cricket At WACA Manchester United who finished sixth in the Premier League last season have bolstered both attack and defence with the signing of two young talents Da...
15:00, 07/19/2019

Glum Pep Guardiola Says Manchester City's China Visit Mere "Survival" Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola, speaking to reporters in Shanghai, looked far from happy when asked about preparations ahead of another gruelling...
15:00, 07/19/2019

1,000 fantasy football experts just held a draft. Here’s what you can learn. Results from the ninth installment of the Scott Fish Bowl league show that, when it comes to these players, the public is out of step with the fantasy...
14:00, 07/19/2019

It took years, and a sabermetrics revolution, to put Mike Mussina in the Hall of Fame Mussina is one of the most notable examples of how the rise of sabermetrics and advanced analytics has changed the perception and dialogue surrounding...
14:00, 07/19/2019

After up-and-down first season under Scott Frost, Nebraska expected to contend in Big Ten In 2018, the Cornhuskers lost their first six games before a respectable showing in the second half of the season. This year, there's pressure to be g...
14:00, 07/19/2019

Troy Brown Jr. is still just 19 but working to be a leader for the Wizards In his second NBA Summer League, Brown pulled players together for huddles and shared encouragement with the new guys, including the Wizards’ latest l...
14:00, 07/19/2019

| Legends to help raise funds for Small’s family The South African Rugby Legends Association has established a fundraising initiative in aid of James Small’s family following the former Springbok win...
13:48, 07/19/2019

| SA Rugby launches anti-racism campaign SA Rugby will officially launch a campaign against racism and all forms of discrimination during the Rugby Championship Test against Australia at Elli...
13:16, 07/19/2019

| Elton can bury his Bok nightmare - expert Elton Jantjies should find Saturday’s conditions much more to his liking than in his tough last start for the Boks in SA, says kicking scientist Vlok ...
13:16, 07/19/2019

| Breetzke hits maiden ton as SA Emerging dominate A maiden career century by Matthew Breetzke helped South Africa Emerging dominate day one of their opening four-day battle against Sri Lanka Emerging....
12:32, 07/19/2019

| American Manuel embraces role as swim trailblazer When Simone Manuel was growing up, people laughed at her for wanting to become a swimmer, telling her to take up basketball or track and field instead...
12:32, 07/19/2019

| Dressel has sights set on rival Chalmers at Gwangju Caeleb Dressel says he's not aiming to top the seven world titles he bagged two years ago, but is focused on overcoming rival Kyle Chalmers in the 100...
12:32, 07/19/2019

Strasburg gets 2 hits in one inning, including HR Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg singled and hit a 420-foot, three-run homer in the third inning of Thursday's game against the Bra...
11:48, 07/19/2019

Athletics: Record consumed Taylor but still belongs to Edwards Four years ago, Jonathan Edwards' triple jump world record seemed sure to go. American Christian Taylor had just come within eight centimeters of the ...
10:32, 07/19/2019

The 2018 Red Sox barely knew desperation. The 2019 team knows nothing but. Boston sits 9½ games behind the first-place Yankees and three games out of a wild card, and it has shown few signs of being capable of a sustained pus...
08:32, 07/19/2019

With camp on the horizon, last season’s memories linger for Virginia, Virginia Tech Cavaliers seek to build on an 8-5 record that included a Belk Bowl triumph; Hokies are out for redemption following their first losing season since 19...
08:32, 07/19/2019

ESPN’s Dan Le Batard rips President Trump, derides network’s no-politics policy “There’s a racial division in this country that’s being instigated by the president, and we here at ESPN haven’t had the stomach for that fight," Le B...
08:32, 07/19/2019

Heat wave prompts cancellations of New York Triathlon, horse races Excessive heat advisories are in effect for the Northeast and much of the Midwest this weekend, with temperatures expected to be in the 90s and heat i...
08:32, 07/19/2019

Brooks Koepka looks every bit the British Open favorite with his caddie, a hometown favorite Koepka finished the first round again near the top of the leader board thanks in part to Ricky Elliott, his caddie who says he has seen it all at Roya...
08:32, 07/19/2019

McIlroy's shocking start all too predictable Another poor start by Rory McIlroy at a major championship on Thursday hardly shocked some former players who used the words "choke" and "inexcusable"...
08:32, 07/19/2019

Another Chinese Grand Slam champion due in next decade: Li China will likely produce another Grand Slam women's champion in the next decade, predicts Li Na, the only player from her nation to taste victory in ...
08:32, 07/19/2019

Daly rides cart to 71 at Barbasol, Poston leads John Daly rode his cart to a respectable one-under-par 71 on a day of sizzling scoring in the opening round at the Barbasol Championship in Kentucky o...
08:32, 07/19/2019

ATP roundup: Delbonis upsets Cuevas at Swedish Open Federico Delbonis of Argentina recorded a 6-4, 6-4 victory over third-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of th...
08:32, 07/19/2019

NFL notebook: Amputated Norton out of hospital after losing arm Two weeks after a car accident led to him losing his left arm, Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton walked out of a Miami hospital Thursday after...
08:32, 07/19/2019

MLB notebook: Marlins activate INF Prado from IL The Miami Marlins activated veteran infielder Martin Prado from the 10-day injured list Thursday and replaced him on the IL with utility man JT Riddle...
08:32, 07/19/2019

Athletics: Taylor fears for triple jump as Diamond League changes As athletics' Diamond League prepares to create a trimmer look for 2020, Christian Taylor worries about the future of the event in which he has won fi...
08:32, 07/19/2019

Cycling: UCI chief Lappartient to continue push for women's Tour de France The International Cycling Union (UCI) is hopeful it can convince Tour de France organizers to hold a women's equivalent that will boost the sport, its...
08:32, 07/19/2019

MLB roundup: Strasburg knocks in 5, earns 12th win Stephen Strasburg did it all for the visiting Washington Nationals on Thursday, earning his National League-leading 12th win, hitting a three-run home...
08:32, 07/19/2019

2 Horses Die at Del Mar Racetrack in a Collision During Training A rider was also injured in the accident, which occurred on the second day of the track’s season and followed 30 horse fatalities during the recent me...
07:32, 07/19/2019

Simon Yates Wins Tour Stage as a Competitor Vanishes For a couple of hours on an otherwise uneventful day in the mountains, nobody was able to say where Rohan Dennis, the time trial world champion, had g...
07:32, 07/19/2019

A Tough British Open Start for Tiger Woods, and Several Other Stars Woods shot a seven-over-par 78, a stroke better than Rory McIlroy, the local favorite at Royal Portrush. J.B. Holmes, a long-driving American, took th...
07:32, 07/19/2019

Arcia delivers late, Brewers add on in win over D-backs Orlando Arcia hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning to decide a duel between pitchers Zach Davies and Merrill Kelly, and the Milwaukee Brewers...
07:32, 07/19/2019

Li Na's tennis journey to stretch from China to Hall of Fame Li Na, the first player from Asia to win a Grand Slam singles title, will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame this weekend  &...
07:32, 07/19/2019

A different era: Oda wins Japan's first Olympic gold in 1928 It's been over 90 years since Japan won its first Olympic gold medal and Asia's first individual gold       ...
07:32, 07/19/2019

Former BC coach suffers brain injury in fall Former Boston College women's basketball coach Cathy Inglese suffered a brain injury when she fell Wednesday, according to a social media post by...
07:16, 07/19/2019

Rodríguez scores 2 goals, Rooney gets 11th, United wins Lucas Rodríguez had two goals, Wayne Rooney scored his 11th of the season and D.C. United beat expansion FC Cincinnati 4-1    &...
07:16, 07/19/2019

Pressel, Creamer tied for lead in LPGA Tour team event Morgan Pressel and Paula Creamer shot a best-ball 6-under 64 for a share of the second-round lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the LPGA To...
07:16, 07/19/2019

Edman's grand slam lifts Cardinals over Reds 7-4 Tommy Edman snapped a sixth-inning tie with his first career grand slam and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-4 for their fifth win i...
07:16, 07/19/2019

Springer, Bregman propel Astros to 6-2 victory over Angels George Springer and Alex Bregman homered, Wade Miley pitched two-run ball into the sixth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-2...
07:16, 07/19/2019

Bauer strikes out 10, Indians win 11th straight over Tigers Trevor Bauer struck out 10 in 6 2/3 innings, José Ramírez hit a go-ahead home run in the sixth and the Cleveland Indians defeated the De...
07:16, 07/19/2019

LEADING OFF: 'Savage' Yanks host Rockies, deadline watch LEADING OFF: 'Savage' Yanks host Rockies, Stroman and Minor being watched, Eovaldi set to rejoin Red Sox, Montgomery finally pitches for Roy...
07:16, 07/19/2019

'Savages' sweep: Boone's rant sparks Yanks over Rays in DH Yankees manager Aaron Boone got fired up at a rookie umpire in a profane rant, and New York awoke from a sleepy start to sweep a doubleheader from the...
07:16, 07/19/2019

Ebobisse scores in 83rd, Timbers tie Orlando City 1-1 Jeremy Ebobisse scored on a header in the 83rd minute soon after subbing in to give the Portland Timbers a 1-1 tie with Orlando City   ...
07:16, 07/19/2019

Outgoing Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany optimistic for football national titles to come Jim Delany's final day as Big Ten commissioner will be Jan. 1. As he departs after 30 years, Delany is optimistic the league will win national ti...
07:16, 07/19/2019

New York Rangers' Artemi Panarin criticizes Vladimir Putin in interview on YouTube New York Rangers star Artemi Panarin advocates for term limits that would make it "impossible to return to power" as Vladimir Putin did.   ...
07:16, 07/19/2019

Rockets star James Harden buys minority stake in MLS' Houston Dynamo, NWSL's Houston Dash Houston Rockets guard James Harden purchased a minority stake in the ownership group that controls the Houston Dynamo and the Houston Dash.  ...
07:16, 07/19/2019

Former NHL player Greg Johnson died of apparent suicide, according to report Former NHL player Greg Johnson, who played 14 seasons, died earlier this month in what has been ruled an suicide, police told the Detroit News.  ...
07:16, 07/19/2019

'Get (expletive) better': Yankees manager Aaron Boone goes on NSFW rant, gets tossed New York Yankees manager laid into rookie home plate umpire Brennan Miller over the strike zone and was ejected, saying "Get (expletive) better." ...
07:16, 07/19/2019

Coco Gauff, the 15-year-old who made a remarkable run at Wimbledon, to play Citi Open After a remarkable Wimbledon run, 15-year-old tennis sensation Cori "Coco" Gauff is eligible to compete at the Citi Open later this month.  ...
07:16, 07/19/2019

LA Galaxy's Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he's better — 'by far' — than LAFC's Carlos Vela As with all good rivalry games, somebody had to add fuel to a fiery LA Galaxy-LAFC matchup. That somebody, of course, was Zlatan Ibrahimovic.  &...
07:16, 07/19/2019

British Open 2019: Round 2 tee times, pairings, TV, streaming The first round of the 2019 British Open wasn't pretty, but there's still much golf to be played. Here's the info you need for TV and s...
07:16, 07/19/2019

Police investigate death threats against Thunder in wake of Paul George trade A man allegedly left two voicemails in which he made threats against general manager Sam Presti, coach Billy Donovan and the Thunder front office. &#...
07:16, 07/19/2019

Dan Le Batard has impassioned rebuke of racist 'send her back' chant despite ESPN rules ESPN personality Dan Le Batard wasn't going to remain silent after he heard the racist "send her back" chants from a Donald Trump rally Wednesday...
07:16, 07/19/2019

Boone tossed after rant: My guys are savages Yankees manager Aaron Boone went on a profane rant Thursday after rookie umpire Brennan Miller called Brett Gardner out on strikes in the second innin...
03:32, 07/19/2019

Dodgers fuming after Phils' Neris curses them out The Dodgers are irate with Philadelphia Phillies reliever Hector Neris, who celebrated his save against them Thursday with a fist pump and then a star...
03:32, 07/19/2019

Alabama football blames national championship loss on lack of discipline, focus Alabama football coach Nick Saban and linebacker Dylan Moses said the Crimson Tide lost January's national championship game because the team wasn't p...
03:32, 07/19/2019

San Francisco Giants plan to trade veterans despite winning streak San Francisco Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said he still expects to trade several veteran players before the July 31 deadline ...
03:32, 07/19/2019

Padres behind 'laid-back' Manny Machado after Instagram rant San Diego Padres players and manager Andy Green told UPI they stand behind Manny Machado after he alluded to a double-standard in Major League Basebal...
03:32, 07/19/2019

David Duval posts worst score on one hole in 69 years at British Open David Duval shot the highest score on one hole at British Open in 69 years Thursday -- a 14 -- during the opening round at Royal Portbush in Ireland....
03:32, 07/19/2019

Coastal preview: Get ready for more chaos and unpredictability Can Miami find a competent quarterback? Will Virginia Tech's defense bounce back? Could Pitt repeat as division champ? We dig into these questions and...
00:32, 07/19/2019

Saban, Alabama need to stop making excuses and give Clemson credit Clemson won the national championship because it was the better team, not because some Alabama players were supposedly worried about their futures and...
00:32, 07/19/2019

Flacco hyped about fresh start: 'I've got a lot left' Joe Flacco, entering his first training camp with the Broncos after serving as the Ravens' starter, said he feels "like I can do a lot more than I've ...
00:32, 07/19/2019

Tiger gives grim view of physical woes after 78 Tiger Woods said Thursday that he was "sore'' during his round of 78 at The Open and wasn't moving as well as he did when winning the Masters in April...
00:32, 07/19/2019

| Father time takes hold on tame Tiger Tiger Woods admitted age and a troublesome back will make competing for more majors more difficult after shooting a 7-over par opening round at the Op...
23:48, 07/18/2019

| SA women's netball side beaten by England, face Oz in semis The South African women's netball side has recorded their first defeat of this year's World Cup in Liverpool, going down to hosts England in their fin...
23:48, 07/18/2019

World Cup countdown starts for South Africa, Australia at Ellis Park South Africa and Australia ramp up their World Cup preparations when they clash in their opening game of the shortened Rugby Championship season at El...
23:16, 07/18/2019

McIlroy implodes with 79 at The Open Rory McIlroy shot an opening-round 79 at The Open Championship at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland on Thursday, all but dashing dreams he'd win his ...
23:16, 07/18/2019

Marlins activate INF Prado from injured list The Miami Marlins activated veteran infielder Martin Prado from the 10-day injured list Thursday and replaced him on the IL with utilityman JT Riddle....
23:16, 07/18/2019

Dodgers recall LHP Ferguson, option RHP Sadler The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled left-hander Caleb Ferguson prior to Thursday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies, while right-hander Casey Sadle...
23:16, 07/18/2019

Simon Yates puts Giro disappointment behind with Tour stage win Simon Yates put a disappointing Giro d'Italia campaign behind him when he won the 12th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, as the main title cont...
23:16, 07/18/2019

Mystery surrounds Dennis' decision to abandon Tour Rohan Dennis went AWOL for over an hour after abandoning the Tour de France and his Bahrain Merida team management had no explanation about the Austra...
23:16, 07/18/2019

'I want to punch myself' says dejected McIlroy Rory McIlroy said he felt like punching himself after suffering a nightmare round at the British Open on Thursday, shooting an eight over-par round of...
23:16, 07/18/2019

Report: Raptors G Lowry undergoes thumb procedure Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry underwent a procedure to repair a tendon in his left thumb, but he still plans on being available for the upcoming FI...
23:16, 07/18/2019

Can F1 team mates be real mates? Why not, say McLaren drivers Can team mates be good mates in Formula One? McLaren rookie Lando Norris and Spaniard Carlos Sainz see no reason why not -- even if others have their ...
23:16, 07/18/2019

Former champion Duval chalks up near-record 14 on one hole Former champion David Duval came within one shot of matching the highest single-hole score at a British Open when he ran up 14 strokes at the par-five...
23:16, 07/18/2019

Tiger struggles to opening 78 at The Open Tiger Woods arrived at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland this week admitting his game was not as sharp as he would like entering the final major of t...
23:16, 07/18/2019

Struggling Tiger says 'Father Time' catching up with him If Tiger Woods fans were hoping his Masters win in April marked a return to the days when he was a consistent threat at every major championship, then...
23:16, 07/18/2019

Holmes sets pace as McIlroy cards nightmare 79 at Open Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods endured miserable first rounds at the British Open on Thursday with American J.B. Holmes ending in the lead after shootin...
23:16, 07/18/2019

U.S. fans at heart of growing Arsenal fan protests Arsenal fan websites in the United States are playing a pivotal role in a protest campaign against the club's owners as a petition demanding change su...
23:16, 07/18/2019

MLB players call on Puerto Rico governor to resign over leaked text messages Several Major League Baseball players on Wednesday called for the governor of Puerto Rico to resign after hundreds of leaked documents between the gov...
22:16, 07/18/2019

Baker Mayfield trashes New York Giants fans in defense of Odell Beckham Jr Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has become one of the most outspoken NFL players in less than two full seasons in the league and took down...
22:16, 07/18/2019

Ex-UFC fighter Abel 'Killa' Trujillo charged with sexual exploitation of child: reports A former UFC fighter who was arrested in Florida in May and extradited to Colorado last month has been charged with sexual exploitation of a child and...
22:16, 07/18/2019

Oklahoma City Thunder officials receive threatening voicemail after Paul George trade, police say Oklahoma City Thunder officials received death threats from a man who appeared to be upset after the team traded MVP candidate Paul George to the Los ...
22:16, 07/18/2019

Man who allegedly stole Super Bowl champion's rings stopped with help from 'Pawn Stars' shop An Arizona hotel employee was arrested earlier this month for allegedly stealing the Super Bowl rings of former Washington Redskins offensive lineman ...
22:16, 07/18/2019

Rays' Brosseau goes from undrafted to middle of MLB lineup The thrifty Tampa Bay Rays think they have found another hidden gem in Mike Brosseau, an undrafted infielder from Oakland University in Michigan who s...
21:32, 07/18/2019

Will Jalen Hurts be Oklahoma's starting quarterback? USA TODAY Sports' George Schroeder explains the expectations for Oklahoma graduate transfer quarterback Jalen Hurts.     ...
21:32, 07/18/2019

Broncos out to forge new identity following owner's death Broncos CEO and president Joe Ellis says he no longer is running the team as he felt owner Pat Bowlen would have wanted      ...
21:32, 07/18/2019

Sturridge banned for 2 weeks for breaching betting rules Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been handed a two-week suspension from domestic soccer matches in England for breaching betting rules, i...
21:32, 07/18/2019

The Latest: New coach brings new energy to Georgia Tech The Latest: New Georgia Tech coach Geoff Collins brings seemingly non-stop energy to Yellow Jackets, says he doesn't 'know any other way to ...
21:32, 07/18/2019

Auburn approaching camp with freshman QBs battling for job Auburn coach Gus Malzahn makes it clear that his top early priority for preseason camp is picking a starting quarterback     ...
21:32, 07/18/2019

Why Mack Brown's fingerprints are the Clemson's dynasty he now must compete against North Carolina coach Mack Brown has a long relationship with Clemson's Dabo Swinney that helped make the Tigers a dominant college football power...
21:32, 07/18/2019

Baker Mayfield bashes Giants fans in defense of Odell Beckham Jr. Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield threw shade at New York Giants fans as he came to the defense of his new teammate Odell Beckham Jr.  ...
21:32, 07/18/2019