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49ers start training camp after tumultuous offseason

Jul 22, 2014

49ers start training camp after tumultuous offseason

The San Francisco 49ers are eager to move forward from a forgettable offseason. They made nearly as much news off the field as in free agency and the draft, although they accomplished their top priority by re-signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the face of ...

Asian stars excited about LPGA team showdown

Jul 22, 2014

Asian stars excited about LPGA team showdown

After two decades of watching American and European women golfers play for the Solheim Cup, top worldwide rivals have their chance at a team title in the LPGA International Crown. The inaugural edition of the event will begin Thursday at suburban Baltimore’s Caves Valley ...

Jul 22, 2014

Conti named first Big 12 female official

The Big 12 Conference has assigned a female official to work one of its football games for the first time in league history. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday that Catherine “Cat” Conti will be on the crew for Kansas’ season opener at home Sept. ...

Jul 22, 2014

Kirilenko, Ovechkin end engagement

Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko has called off her engagement to Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin, R-Sport said on Monday, as another high-profile sporting romance hit the rocks. Just two months after newly crowned British Open champion Rory McIlroy and Danish tennis star Caroline ...

Jul 21, 2014

Franklin wins at L.A. Invitational

Olympian Missy Franklin won the 200-meter freestyle and finished second in the 100 backstroke on the final night of the Los Angeles Invitational on Sunday. Franklin won in 1 minute, 58.38 seconds, well ahead of Kylie Palmer of Australia, who touched second in 1:58.90. ...

Jul 21, 2014

Wozniacki claims Istanbul Cup title

Caroline Wozniacki overpowered second-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-1 Sunday to win the Istanbul Cup final and clinch her first WTA title of the year and 22nd overall. The top-seeded Dane needed only 67 minutes against the 24th-ranked Italian. Wozniacki won 76 percent of points ...

McIlroy wins British Open

Jul 21, 2014

McIlroy wins British Open

Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf’s oldest trophy. On the claret jug, his name is etched in silver below Phil Mickelson. In the record book, he is listed behind Jack ...

Kristoff races past rivals in Stage 15

Jul 21, 2014

Kristoff races past rivals in Stage 15

Almost at the line, Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger were exhausted but could see it coming — their first Tour de France stage victory. Those last 50 meters, however, got in the way. A bunch of sprinters leading the pack came speeding like a ...

Murata determined to make major impact

Jul 21, 2014

Murata determined to make major impact

by Kaz Nagatsuka

For Ryota Murata, the middleweight gold medal he earned in London wields power. Now a professional boxer, Murata has quickly transformed himself into a national icon in his Olympic-crazed homeland. His public presence isn’t just limited to the boxing ring. Murata has also become ...

McIlroy moves 6 shots ahead

Jul 20, 2014

McIlroy moves 6 shots ahead

Rory McIlroy looked as though he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday. When he rolled in a 10-foot eagle putt on the final hole for a 4-under 68, he straightened his back, stared defiantly at ...

Majka takes stage as Nibali ups lead

Jul 20, 2014

Majka takes stage as Nibali ups lead

Panting hard with his jersey unzipped and wide open in the heat, Polish rider Rafal Majka sped to a solo breakaway victory on Stage 14 as the Tour de France wrapped up its foray in the Alps on Saturday. The two stages were expected ...