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Day to skip Olympics over Zika fears

Jason Day pulled out of the Olympics on Tuesday because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No. 1 player as it returns from a century-long absence at the games. The sport has lost two of its biggest stars in the last week, adding to the perception that the Olympics ...

Yamaha match against Toulon canceled

Yamaha Jubilo’s scheduled friendly against Toulon next month has been canceled, the match’s organizers announced Wednesday. Yamaha, Japan fullback Ayumu ...

Jun 29, 2016

Group stage for rugby sevens set

Pairings are set for the first Olympic rugby competition in 92 years with the draw on Tuesday placing favorites New Zealand, Fiji and South Africa in different groups in the men’s tournament. The rugby sevens event at the Rio de Janeiro Games will be ...

Hurdler Pearson withdraws from Rio Games

Jun 29, 2016

Hurdler Pearson withdraws from Rio Games

Olympic champion Sally Pearson has reportedly withdrawn from the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro because of a hamstring injury. The Herald Sun newspaper and other Australian media reported Wednesday that Pearson, the 100-meter hurdles Olympic gold medalist in London four years ago and ...

Franklin, Lochte struggle at trials

Jun 29, 2016

Franklin, Lochte struggle at trials

One by one, some of America’s biggest swimming stars are going down at the Olympic trials. First, Ryan Lochte. Then, Missy Franklin. Lochte, an 11-time Olympic medalist but slowed by a groin injury, missed out on his second chance to make the team in ...

Nishikori practices after injury; Daniel falls to Monaco

Jun 29, 2016

Nishikori practices after injury; Daniel falls to Monaco

A day after needing treatment for an oblique injury during his first-round victory at Wimbledon, fifth seed Kei Nishikori put in about an hour of practice on Tuesday. Nishikori, who received an on-court massage prior to the final set of his straight-sets victory over ...

Jun 28, 2016

Serena begins title defense by beating Sadikovic

Defending champion Serena Williams stuttered to a low-key and error-strewn 6-2, 6-4 first-round victory over Swiss qualifier Amra Sadikovic on Tuesday. Looking ill-at-ease, as though her quest for an elusive 22nd Grand Slam title was weighing heavily on her shoulders, Williams struggled with her ...

NFL defensive guru Buddy Ryan, 82, passes away

Jun 28, 2016

NFL defensive guru Buddy Ryan, 82, passes away

Buddy Ryan, who coached two defenses that won Super Bowl titles and whose twin sons Rex and Rob have been successful NFL coaches, died Tuesday. He was 82. His death was confirmed by the Buffalo Bills, who are coached by son Rex Ryan. James ...

Jun 28, 2016

Hershel Walker says Trump friendship costly

Retired NFL player Herschel Walker says he’s being dropped from speaking engagements because of his relationship with Donald Trump. In an interview on the “TMZ Sports” TV show, the Heisman Trophy winner and former “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant said he’s known Trump “before he became ...

Jun 28, 2016

Predators give forward Forsberg a six-year contract

The Nashville Predators have signed forward Filip Forsberg to a six-year, $36 million contract, locking up one of their brightest young stars long term. Forsberg will make $6 million each of the next six seasons under terms of the deal announced Monday, At a ...

Nishikori puts away Groth in straight sets in opener

Jun 28, 2016

Nishikori puts away Groth in straight sets in opener

Fifth seed Kei Nishikori defeated big-serving Australian Sam Groth 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 in the first round of Wimbledon on Monday. The 124th-ranked Groth, who four years ago recorded the world’s fastest serve at 263 kph, dished up 15 aces compared to just one from ...

Ledecky clinches spot for Rio with 400 free win

Jun 28, 2016

Ledecky clinches spot for Rio with 400 free win

Katie Ledecky has set the bar so high, it’s a bit of a disappointment when she doesn’t set a world record. The 19-year-old has no complaints. She’s heading back to the Olympics. Getting that formality out of the way in her first event of ...