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Jul 18, 2014

North threatens Asian Games boycott

North Korea on Friday threatened to pull out of next month’s Asian Games in South Korea, blaming Seoul for the breakdown of talks on Pyongyang’s participation. The North’s official KCNA news agency said the talks in the border truce village of Panmunjom on Thursday ...

Jul 18, 2014

Madden, Levy among Hall presenters

Former coaching greats John Madden and Marv Levy will highlight the list of seven presenters during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. Madden will present former Oakland Raiders punter Ray Guy. Levy will introduce former Buffalo Bills receiver Andre Reed. Defensive end ...

Gatlin, Gay to face off in 200 meters in Monaco

Jul 18, 2014

Gatlin, Gay to face off in 200 meters in Monaco

American sprinters Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin bring their rivalry to the Monaco Diamond League meet on Friday when they clash in the 200 meters. Despite the withdrawal of Jamaica’s world silver medalist Warren Weir, who leads this year’s world list with 19.82 seconds ...

Kristoff takes stage as Nibali holds lead

Jul 18, 2014

Kristoff takes stage as Nibali holds lead

Alexander Kristoff, in a solo show of opportunistic racing, won the 12th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint and Vincenzo Nibali kept the yellow jersey on Thursday. Kristoff emerged from the barreling pack which overtook a pair of breakaway riders with ...

McIlroy takes British Open lead with 66; Tiger 3 back

Jul 18, 2014

McIlroy takes British Open lead with 66; Tiger 3 back

Rory McIlroy had everything go his way on Thursday at the British Open. A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. He made half his six birdies on the par 5s and kept bogeys ...

49ers christen spectacular new stadium in Santa Clara

Jul 18, 2014

49ers christen spectacular new stadium in Santa Clara

San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York got a little teary on his drive to Levi’s Stadium on Thursday. His voice cracked while talking about taking his young son to games at the stadium for years to come. Others had a different reaction upon walking ...

Tiger uses late birdie blitz to card a 3-under 69

Jul 17, 2014

Tiger uses late birdie blitz to card a 3-under 69

Tiger Woods rolled back the years with some of the scintillating golf that made him a 14-time major winner as he carded a three-under par 69 in Thursday’s opening round at the British Open. A marvelous run of five birdies in six holes down ...

Cowboys release backup QB Orton

Jul 17, 2014

Cowboys release backup QB Orton

Quarterback Kyle Orton was released Wednesday by the Dallas Cowboys, an expected move after Tony Romo’s backup was a no-show during offseason workouts. Orton skipped the workouts amid reports that he was considering retirement. He was subjected to about $70,000 in fines for failing ...

France's Gallopin breaks away late to capture 11th stage

Jul 17, 2014

France's Gallopin breaks away late to capture 11th stage

French rider Tony Gallopin led a late breakaway in a show of opportunism and savvy racing to win Wednesday’s 11th stage of the Tour de France as Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead. The peloton returned to action after the race’s first rest ...

Jul 17, 2014

Mom, 40, becomes NFL cheerleader

She hadn’t done splits and high kicks since her cheerleading days in high school, but 40-year-old dance instructor Kriste Lewis set a lofty goal: to try out for the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations. Faced with competition from women who ...

Jul 17, 2014

Farah on target for comeback

Olympic champion Mo Farah is on course to win his race to be fit for this month’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. British star Farah, who won gold in the 5,000- and 10,000-meter races at the London 2012 Olympics, was ruled out of last weekend’s ...

Jul 17, 2014

Pacquiao to fight Nov. 22 in Macau

Manny Pacquiao will return to China for his next fight, taking on Chris Algieri in the gambling enclave of Macau. The scheduled Nov. 22 fight for a piece of the welterweight title held by Pacquiao comes a year after the Filipino headlined the first ...