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Sjostrom, Hosszu set world marks in victory

The women are getting it done at the world swimming championships. Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden lowered her own world record in the 100-meter butterfly to win gold Monday night, and then Katinka Hosszu of Hungary erased a world mark from the high-tech suit era to claim the 200 individual medley. ...

Ledecky off to golden start

Aug 3, 2015

Ledecky off to golden start

Katie Ledecky stood on the podium, a gold medal slung around her neck. After leaving rivals in her wake in the pool, she was alone smiling on the top spot while the other medalists departed. Seemingly uncertain what to do next and with no ...

Park wins Women's British Open

Aug 3, 2015

Park wins Women's British Open

As Inbee Park hunted down Ko Jin-young in the final stretch of the Women’s British Open, it quickly became clear which South Korean was the rookie and which was about to add another chapter to golf’s record book. The top-ranked Park picked up seven ...

Bettis ready to pull into Hall of Fame

Aug 3, 2015

Bettis ready to pull into Hall of Fame

By the end of 2004, Jerome Bettis was done. Finished. Burned out. A dozen years in the NFL, most of them as the perpetually smiling blue-collared soul of the Pittsburgh Steelers, left him spent. The Steelers had just watched a 15-1 season evaporate a ...

Shirai shines at Asian gymnastics championships

Aug 2, 2015

Shirai shines at Asian gymnastics championships

Kenzo Shirai bagged an individual gold and a silver at the Asian gymnastics championships on Sunday. Shirai, who followed his 2013 floor exercise world championship with a silver last year, took gold in the discipline with 16.450 points at Hiroshima Prefectural Gymnasium and silver ...

U.S. men fail to qualify for relay final at swim worlds

Aug 2, 2015

U.S. men fail to qualify for relay final at swim worlds

So much for the U.S. swim team’s plan to kick off the world championships with a strong performance in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay. The American men didn’t even qualify for the final. The U.S. squad of Jimmy Feigen, Anthony Ervin, Matt Grevers and Conor ...

WADA to probe new athletics doping claims

Aug 2, 2015

WADA to probe new athletics doping claims

The World Anti-Doping Agency is alarmed by “wild allegations” made by two European media outlets of widespread suspicious drug tests in track and field, and is asking an independent body to investigate. WADA president Craig Reedie said Sunday he was surprised by the scale ...

Miyazato in contention at major

Aug 2, 2015

Miyazato in contention at major

Mika Miyazato carded a 2-under-par 70 on Saturday to move into fourth place going into the final round of the Women’s British Open. Miyazato had six birdies against four bogeys and moved within two shots of the lead with a 54-hole total of 6-under ...

Aug 2, 2015

Japan makes changes for third-place playoff

The Japan side to play Tonga for third place in the Pacific Nations Cup shows five changes and one positional switch from the side that started the narrow loss to Fiji last Wednesday. Michael Leitch captains the side while vice captain Ayumu Goromaru is ...

Silent Brady sharp in Patriots' first padded practice

Aug 2, 2015

Silent Brady sharp in Patriots' first padded practice

Two things were certain when the New England Patriots put on pads for the first time at training camp on Saturday: The home fans sure do love Tom Brady, and the quarterback’s suspension and court case haven’t affected his accuracy. In between raucous cheers ...

Aug 1, 2015

Takanashi retains title at Miyanomori

Teenage ski jumping star Sara Takanashi successfully defended her title at the Miyanomori summer jump in Sapporo on Saturday. Takanashi, a two-time overall championship winner on the winter World Cup circuit, followed up a first jump of 87.5 meters with a 92-meter effort on ...

Ishikawa takes sole lead

Aug 1, 2015

Ishikawa takes sole lead

Ryo Ishikawa birdied his last three holes to grab sole possession of the lead after the second round of the Quicken Loans National on Friday. Ishikawa, who has yet to win a title on the U.S. tour, had seven birdies and four bogeys in ...

Aug 1, 2015

Oracle Team USA sued for $400,000

A former America’s Cup sailor is suing two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA for $400,000 for failing to fire or suspend a crewmate during the biggest cheating scandal in regatta history. Matthew Mitchell, who lives in Auckland, sued Oracle Team USA in federal court ...