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McIlroy wins British Open

Jul 21, 2014

McIlroy wins British Open

Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf’s oldest trophy. On the claret jug, his name is etched in silver below Phil Mickelson. In the record book, he is listed behind Jack ...

Kristoff races past rivals in Stage 15

Jul 21, 2014

Kristoff races past rivals in Stage 15

Almost at the line, Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger were exhausted but could see it coming — their first Tour de France stage victory. Those last 50 meters, however, got in the way. A bunch of sprinters leading the pack came speeding like a ...

Murata determined to make major impact

Jul 21, 2014

Murata determined to make major impact

by Kaz Nagatsuka

For Ryota Murata, the middleweight gold medal he earned in London wields power. Now a professional boxer, Murata has quickly transformed himself into a national icon in his Olympic-crazed homeland. His public presence isn’t just limited to the boxing ring. Murata has also become ...

McIlroy moves 6 shots ahead

Jul 20, 2014

McIlroy moves 6 shots ahead

Rory McIlroy looked as though he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday. When he rolled in a 10-foot eagle putt on the final hole for a 4-under 68, he straightened his back, stared defiantly at ...

Majka takes stage as Nibali ups lead

Jul 20, 2014

Majka takes stage as Nibali ups lead

Panting hard with his jersey unzipped and wide open in the heat, Polish rider Rafal Majka sped to a solo breakaway victory on Stage 14 as the Tour de France wrapped up its foray in the Alps on Saturday. The two stages were expected ...

Wozniacki, Vinci set to clash for Istanbul title

Jul 20, 2014

Wozniacki, Vinci set to clash for Istanbul title

Top seed Caroline Wozniacki will tackle Roberta Vinci for the Istanbul WTA title on Sunday as the magical run of 16-year-old Ana Konjuh was ended at the semifinal stage. Wozniacki made the final with a 6-2, 6-3 win over France’s Kristina Mladenovic, while second-seeded ...

Jul 20, 2014

Oduya recovering from broken foot

Johnny Oduya’s walking boot caused a bit of a stir this weekend at the Chicago Blackhawks’ annual fan convention. The veteran defenseman said he broke his right foot when he blocked a shot in Game 7 of the Western Conference final against the Los ...

Jul 19, 2014

Jones backs Japan Super Rugby team

Japan is the only logical choice for Super Rugby when the southern hemisphere’s elite provincial tournament expands into Asia in 2016, the country’s head coach Eddie Jones said Friday. Organisers SANZAR confirmed earlier this week that Japan and Singapore had tendered bids, but Jones ...

McIlroy takes charge at Open

Jul 19, 2014

McIlroy takes charge at Open

Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his commanding performance Friday at the British Open. ...

Gatlin cruises in 200

Jul 19, 2014

Gatlin cruises in 200

American sprinters Justin Gatlin and Tori Bowie set the fastest times this year in the 200 and 100 meters respectively at the Herculis meet on Friday. Gatlin, the 2004 Olympic champion in the 100, came out of the bend with the lead and pulled ...

Jul 19, 2014

Nibali dominates Stage 13 in Alps

Stamping his dominance in the mountains and on the race overall, Vincenzo Nibali won Stage 13 of the Tour de France in the Alps on Friday up the hardest climb so far. The Italian race leader collected his third Tour stage win by overtaking ...