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Aug 4, 2016

NFL analyst Tom Jackson leaves ESPN after 29 years

Hall of Fame broadcaster Tom Jackson is calling it quits after a 29-year career. ESPN announced Wednesday that the 65-year-old NFL analyst is retiring from broadcasting. Jackson’s final assignment will be this weekend at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Jackson ...

Aug 3, 2016

British cyclist Armitstead says she's clean

British cyclist Lizzie Armitstead insisted in a two-page statement Wednesday that she is a clean athlete and that three missed anti-doping tests in a 12-month period amounted to honest oversights. She released the statement one day after U.K. Anti-Doping confirmed the world road race ...

Former Formula One star Amon dead at 73

Aug 3, 2016

Former Formula One star Amon dead at 73

New Zealand motor racing driver Chris Amon, who was considered one of the best Formula One drivers of his generation, has died aged 73, his family said on Wednesday. The cause of death was cancer. Amon competed in Formula One between 1963 and 1976, ...

Cardinals, Mathieu agree to extension

Aug 3, 2016

Cardinals, Mathieu agree to extension

The Arizona Cardinals and All-Pro defensive back Tyrann Mathieu have agreed to a five-year contract extension, a rich reward for a player once considered a high-risk draftee. A person with knowledge of the agreement says the contract totals $62.5 million, with $40 million guaranteed. ...

Golf's Olympic future questioned

Aug 3, 2016

Golf's Olympic future questioned

When it was announced in 2009 that golf was to be included in the Olympic program for the first time in more than 100 years, the decision was heralded for bringing one of the world’s biggest sports into the Olympic tent. But with many ...

Injured Wawrinka pulls out of Rio Games

Aug 3, 2016

Injured Wawrinka pulls out of Rio Games

World No. 4 Stan Wawrinka withdrew from the Olympics with a back injury on Tuesday, dealing another blow to the tennis tournament, which has been hit by high-profile withdrawals. The 31-year-old is the third Swiss player to withdraw after Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic, ...

Yoshida ready to face pressure, overcome jinx in Rio

Aug 3, 2016

Yoshida ready to face pressure, overcome jinx in Rio

There will be more than meets the eye riding on freestyle wrestler Saori Yoshida’s bid for an unprecedented fourth consecutive Olympic title the Rio Games. Not only will the 33-year-old be aiming to achieve victory in what could likely be her swansong, but she ...

Aug 2, 2016

Australian swimming pioneer Carlile dies at 95

Forbes Carlile, a pioneering influence in the sport of swimming and the only person to have represented Australia at an Olympics first as a coach and then as an athlete, has died. He was 95. The Australian Olympic Committee on Tuesday said Carlile died ...

Bush hoping to extend career after signing with Bills

Aug 2, 2016

Bush hoping to extend career after signing with Bills

Running back Reggie Bush wasn’t going to let a freak accident on the concrete surface ringing the Edward Jones Dome field in St. Louis end his career. Declaring his surgically repaired left knee 100 percent, Bush eagerly looked forward to the opportunity of playing ...

Kimura aiming higher than bronze

Aug 1, 2016

Kimura aiming higher than bronze

As the first Japanese to make four Olympic volleyball teams, Saori Kimura is burning to improve on her team’s 2012 bronze-medal finish. The wing spiker, a high school student when she made her Olympic debut in Athens in 2004, turns 30 a day before ...