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Teenager Osaka stuns Stosur in California

Japan’s Naomi Osaka won her first WTA victory, when she survived a match point to beat former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur in three sets in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic on Monday. The 16-year-old Osaka is ranked 400th in the world and advanced through ...

Recovered from illness, Serena ready for return

Jul 29, 2014

Recovered from illness, Serena ready for return

Serena Williams finally realized what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed. Williams said she was barely aware of how sick she was as she tried to play through a viral infection that caused her to lose equilibrium during ...

Jul 29, 2014

Beadles donates huge sum to college

Jacksonville Jaguars guard Zane Beadles, who signed a five-year, $30 million free-agent contract in March, is giving back to his alma mater. Beadles pledged $750,000 to Utah’s football program Monday, the largest gift given to the school by a former player. Of his commitment, ...

Jul 29, 2014

Runner Lawrence dies in accident

Former University of Georgia 400-meter runner Torrin Lawrence has died in a car accident. He was 25. Lawrence ran for the United States in the opening round of the 4×400 relay at the IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas in May. The team went ...

Spain claims International Crown

Jul 28, 2014

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 ...

Peterson proclaims self NFL's best cornerback

Jul 28, 2014

Peterson proclaims self NFL's best cornerback

Patrick Peterson says the debate over who is the best cornerback in the NFL will go on and on and his opinion will never change: He is the best. “As a man, I can’t fathom putting another guy in front of me,” he said. ...

Nibali completes dominating Tour de France triumph

Jul 28, 2014

Nibali completes dominating Tour de France triumph

Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner’s podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees. Chants of “Vin-cen-zo!” rang across the famed avenue for the ...

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 ...