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Jul 4, 2015

Tiger cards one-under 69, makes cut for Greenbrier Classic

Tiger Woods made it safely to the weekend at the Greenbrier Classic, where Venezuela’s Jhonattan Vegas fired a five-under-par 65 to join Scott Langley atop the leaderboard on Friday. Vegas had five birdies with no bogeys for a nine-under-par halfway total of 131. Langley, ...

Jul 4, 2015

Hernandez judge OKs phone probe

A Massachusetts judge has authorized a subpoena so lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez can identify an anonymous tipster who claimed one of the jurors who convicted Hernandez of murder may have been “untruthful” during jury selection. Judge Susan Garsh ruled ...

Jul 4, 2015

Sabres lock up O'Reilly for 7 years

The Buffalo Sabres have made newly acquired standout forward Ryan O’Reilly their highest-paid player by signing him to a $52.5 million, seven-year contract extension on Friday. The Sabres announced the signing, while two people familiar with discussions revealed the value of the contract to ...

Serena gets scare from Watson

Jul 4, 2015

Serena gets scare from Watson

The needle on the Wimbledon Richter scale sat poised and ready but Serena Williams dug deep into her battle-hardened playbook to ensure there was no earth-shuddering shock at the hands of scurrying Briton Heather Watson on Friday. With the shockwaves of Rafa Nadal’s exit ...

Jul 4, 2015

Tanaka in place to break new ground in Super Rugby

A day ahead of the Super Rugby Final against the Hurricanes, Japan and Highlanders scrumhalf Fumiaki Tanaka worked out on his own on Friday. If Tanaka gets into the game at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium, he’ll be the first Japanese to play in the final ...

Jul 3, 2015

Kings' Voynov gets three-month sentence

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was sentenced to three months in jail Thursday after pleading no contest to beating his wife after an argument at a Halloween party last year. Voynov, 25, was also placed on probation for three years for misdemeanor corporal ...

Jul 3, 2015

American Pharoah to race in Haskell Invitational

American Pharoah is headed to the Jersey Shore. As expected, racing’s first Triple Crown winner in 37 years will make his next start in the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Aug. 2 at Monmouth Park. Owner Ahmed Zayat said on Thursday the decision to ...

Swimmer Hagino to miss world championships

Jul 3, 2015

Swimmer Hagino to miss world championships

Kosuke Hagino said on Friday he will not compete at the upcoming FINA World Swimming Championships after breaking his right elbow during training. Hagino suffered the injury when he fell off a bike at the national team’s training camp in France. He returned to ...

Tiger three back after shooting 66

Jul 3, 2015

Tiger three back after shooting 66

For a change, Tiger Woods got off to a good start. Woods rebounded from a dismal U.S. Open with a 4-under-par 66 in Thursday’s opening round of The Greenbrier Classic, four shots behind leader Scott Langley. Helped by a morning rain that softened the ...

NFL Hall of Famer, humanitarian Sanders dies at 68

Jul 3, 2015

NFL Hall of Famer, humanitarian Sanders dies at 68

Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders epitomized Detroit’s blue-collar roots. Fans adored his gritty work ethic. Teammates embraced his leadership. Coaches found him to be a prized pupil and a talented teacher. And when Detroit’s booming economy became the American standard, Sanders was ...

Nadal ousted by qualifier

Jul 3, 2015

Nadal ousted by qualifier

On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand — and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket. It was a painful, embarrassing mistake, symbolic of the sort of day this ...