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Jul 28, 2014

Kenya golden on first day at track

Kenya’s Caleb Ndiku took a flamboyant 5,000-meter gold while compatriot Flomena Daniel claimed the women’s marathon title as the Commonwealth Games athletics got under way Sunday without headliners Usain Bolt and Mo Farah. Ndiku, the world indoor 3000-meter champion, made the most of the ...

Big Ben willing to wait for new deal from Steelers

Jul 27, 2014

Big Ben willing to wait for new deal from Steelers

There are days when Ben Roethlisberger can feel every single hit he’s absorbed during a decade as one of the NFL’s most fearless quarterbacks. And there are days when the Pittsburgh Steelers star sees the young faces surrounding him in the huddle and it ...

S. Korea eliminates U.S. in International Crown

Jul 27, 2014

S. Korea eliminates U.S. in International Crown

The top-seeded United States left the inaugural International Crown without a trophy and with no shortage of reasons for its surprisingly early exit. Inbee Park and Ryu So-yeon both birdied the first playoff hole Saturday as South Korea eliminated the Americans and earned a ...

Nibali nearly eight minutes in front as Tour nears Paris

Jul 27, 2014

Nibali nearly eight minutes in front as Tour nears Paris

Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimate stage on Saturday. Nibali all but ensured he will be crowned Tour champion for the first time ...

Jul 27, 2014

Golovkin KOs Geale to retain title

Gennady Golovkin was a hit in his first appearance at Madison Square Garden. If Golovkin has his way, he will get another attempt at fighting in the big arena against another Madison Square Garden regular — Miguel Cotto. Golovkin easily retained his WBA middleweight ...

Japan nabs relay silver at world juniors

Jul 27, 2014

Japan nabs relay silver at world juniors

Led by Yoshihide Kiryu, Japan claimed a silver medal in the men’s 4×100-meter relay at the IAAF World Junior Championships on Saturday in Eugene, Oregon. Yuki Koike, Takuya Kawakami and Masaharu Mori helped Japan complete the race in 39.02 seconds, finishing behind the United ...

Jul 27, 2014

Ex-Cal AD takes over at Penn State

Penn State hired Sandy Barbour as athletic director, a month after she stepped down as AD at the University of California-Berkeley. The 54-year-old Barbour replaces David Joyner, who announced he was resigning last month. Joyner took over at Penn State in the wake of ...

Jul 26, 2014

Seahawks' Lynch begins holdout

Marshawn Lynch famously said during Super Bowl week that he was “all about that action, boss.” His action on Friday was defiance. The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks opened training camp and Lynch chose to stay away because of his current contract situation. Beast ...

Australia captures more Commonwealth pool gold

Jul 26, 2014

Australia captures more Commonwealth pool gold

Australia continued to lead the way in the pool at the Commonwealth Games as it won four more gold medals on Friday, while England claimed its first two swimming golds. There was also more joy for host Scotland as Dan Martin won the men’s ...

Unbeaten Japan leads International Crown

Jul 26, 2014

Unbeaten Japan leads International Crown

Sakura Yokomine sank a 15-foot par putt at 18 to complete an astonishing fightback that kept Japan undefeated and atop the field at the LPGA International Crown matches on Friday. Standing 6 down with seven holes to play, Yokomine and Ai Miyazato rallied to ...

Johnson puts football first

Jul 26, 2014

Johnson puts football first

Andre Johnson had some issues with the Houston Texans. In the end, they weren’t serious enough to keep the star receiver off the field. Johnson was all smiles when he reported to camp on time Friday. He’s looking to move past an offseason where ...

Navardauskas wins Stage 19

Jul 26, 2014

Navardauskas wins Stage 19

Ramunas Navardauskas of Lithuania led a late breakaway in a downpour to win the 19th stage of the Tour de France on Friday after hitching a ride with his Garmin-Sharp teammates. Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey and is expected to ...