More criticism for Vizer

May 23, 2015

More criticism for Vizer

Marius Vizer’s latest foray into IOC politics earned a blunt rebuke from a senior Olympic leader Friday, as more sports suspended ties with his umbrella body. The head of the association of summer Olympic sports told Vizer in a sharply-worded letter to stop speaking ...

McIlroy crashes out at Wentworth

May 23, 2015

McIlroy crashes out at Wentworth

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy crashed out of the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Friday when he missed the cut after collapsing to a six-over par second round 78. But the 26-year old refused to be downcast at missing only his third cut ...

French Open draw tough on Nadal

May 23, 2015

French Open draw tough on Nadal

The tennis equivalent of climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final. Never have the obstacles loomed so large between Rafael Nadal and another trophy on the red clay of Paris. The draw Friday could hardly have been more unkind for the ...

May 23, 2015

Rangers' Fujikawa placed on waivers

Japanese reliever Kyuji Fujikawa was placed on waivers Friday by the Texas Rangers to give him his unconditional release. The Rangers had designated Fujikawa for assignment Sunday after the right-hander made only two appearances for them, allowing three runs in 1⅔ innings. General manager ...

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Schumacher still in recovery process

Michael Schumacher’s manager says the seven-time Formula One champion is still improving, almost 17 months after suffering severe head injuries in a skiing accident. Sabine Kehm says in a video interview: “We are happy to say still he does improvement and I say this ...

May 23, 2015

Sam finds new home in Montreal

Michael Sam has found a pro football job. In Canada. Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, signed a two-year contract Friday with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football league. General manager Jim Popp considers Sam’s sexuality a nonissue. “Michael ...

Both sides say Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage

May 23, 2015

Both sides say Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage

Leaders on both sides of Ireland’s gay marriage campaign say advocates of legalization have won a resounding victory with the ballot count still under way. Senior figures from the “no” campaign, who sought to prevent Ireland’s constitution from being amended to permit gay marriage, ...

U.N. disarmament talks collapse

May 23, 2015

U.N. disarmament talks collapse

The U.S. blocks a global document aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons, over a deadline for a nuclear-free Middle East zone.