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Spain claims International Crown

Their bond goes far beyond their designation as teammates, and as a whole they are far more than merely a quartet of players thrown together to represent Spain. The foursome that won the inaugural International Crown on Sunday have been friends on and off the golf course for years, which ...

Jul 28, 2014

Panthers' Hardy speaks with media

Convicted Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy said he wants to remain with the Carolina Panthers beyond this season. Hardy addressed the media before Sunday’s practice but refused to answer specific questions about his recent conviction on two domestic violence charges except to say, ...

Jul 28, 2014

Langer wins Senior British Open

Bernhard Langer ran away with the Senior British Open on Sunday for his fourth senior major title, finishing a Champions Tour-record 13 strokes ahead of Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie. The 56-year-old German closed with a 4-under 67 at sunny and breezy Royal Porthcawl to finish ...

Jul 28, 2014

Carter back in All Blacks squad

Star flyhalf Dan Carter has been restored to the All Blacks squad for this season’s Rugby Championships at the expense of his Crusaders’ teammate Colin Slade. Carter, the world’s leading points-scorer in tests with 1,440, missed New Zealand’s June test matches against England while ...

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 ...