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Jul 18, 2014

Nara advances to Istanbul Cup quarterfinals

Kurumi Nara defeated Katerina Siniakova on Thursday in the second round of the Istanbul Cup to advance to the quarterfinals. Nara, who is ranked 38th in the world and the sixth seed, beat the 130th-ranked Czech 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (7-3), 6-2 to set up ...

Jul 18, 2014

McEnroe's son arrested for drugs

The son of tennis star and ESPN analyst John McEnroe and actress Tatum O’Neal has been charged with drug possession. Authorities say Kevin McEnroe and another man were arrested Tuesday night during “a narcotics transaction” in New York’s East Village. McEnroe didn’t enter a ...

Jul 18, 2014

Sorenstam returning to the links

The golfers that compete at the American Century Championship have someone new to worry about this weekend in Annika Sorenstam. Defending champion Billy Joe Tolliver, a four-time winner of the event, along with seven-time winner Rick Rhoden will have to contend with one of ...

Jul 18, 2014

North threatens Asian Games boycott

North Korea on Friday threatened to pull out of next month’s Asian Games in South Korea, blaming Seoul for the breakdown of talks on Pyongyang’s participation. The North’s official KCNA news agency said the talks in the border truce village of Panmunjom on Thursday ...

Jul 18, 2014

Madden, Levy among Hall presenters

Former coaching greats John Madden and Marv Levy will highlight the list of seven presenters during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. Madden will present former Oakland Raiders punter Ray Guy. Levy will introduce former Buffalo Bills receiver Andre Reed. Defensive end ...

Gatlin, Gay to face off in 200 meters in Monaco

Jul 18, 2014

Gatlin, Gay to face off in 200 meters in Monaco

American sprinters Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin bring their rivalry to the Monaco Diamond League meet on Friday when they clash in the 200 meters. Despite the withdrawal of Jamaica’s world silver medalist Warren Weir, who leads this year’s world list with 19.82 seconds ...

Kristoff takes stage as Nibali holds lead

Jul 18, 2014

Kristoff takes stage as Nibali holds lead

Alexander Kristoff, in a solo show of opportunistic racing, won the 12th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint and Vincenzo Nibali kept the yellow jersey on Thursday. Kristoff emerged from the barreling pack which overtook a pair of breakaway riders with ...

McIlroy takes British Open lead with 66; Tiger 3 back

Jul 18, 2014

McIlroy takes British Open lead with 66; Tiger 3 back

Rory McIlroy had everything go his way on Thursday at the British Open. A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. He made half his six birdies on the par 5s and kept bogeys ...

49ers christen spectacular new stadium in Santa Clara

Jul 18, 2014

49ers christen spectacular new stadium in Santa Clara

San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York got a little teary on his drive to Levi’s Stadium on Thursday. His voice cracked while talking about taking his young son to games at the stadium for years to come. Others had a different reaction upon walking ...

Tiger uses late birdie blitz to card a 3-under 69

Jul 17, 2014

Tiger uses late birdie blitz to card a 3-under 69

Tiger Woods rolled back the years with some of the scintillating golf that made him a 14-time major winner as he carded a three-under par 69 in Thursday’s opening round at the British Open. A marvelous run of five birdies in six holes down ...

Cowboys release backup QB Orton

Jul 17, 2014

Cowboys release backup QB Orton

Quarterback Kyle Orton was released Wednesday by the Dallas Cowboys, an expected move after Tony Romo’s backup was a no-show during offseason workouts. Orton skipped the workouts amid reports that he was considering retirement. He was subjected to about $70,000 in fines for failing ...

France's Gallopin breaks away late to capture 11th stage

Jul 17, 2014

France's Gallopin breaks away late to capture 11th stage

French rider Tony Gallopin led a late breakaway in a show of opportunism and savvy racing to win Wednesday’s 11th stage of the Tour de France as Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead. The peloton returned to action after the race’s first rest ...