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Jun 27, 2015

Police seize drone after Wimbledon flyover

Police have seized a drone which was flown over Wimbledon as some of the world’s top players warmed up for the Grand Slam in southwest London. Officers are investigating the incident after being alerted to a man flying a drone over the All England ...

Jun 27, 2015

Duramente out with leg fractures

Duramente, winner of this season’s Japanese Derby and Satsuki Sho titles, is expected to be rested for six months after tests revealed the three-year-old has chip fractures in both of his front legs, the Japan Racing Association said on Saturday. Duramente will not be ...

Jun 27, 2015

Detroit's Datsyuk has ankle surgery

Pavel Datsyuk had surgery on his right ankle and is expected to be re-evaluated in three months. The Detroit Red Wings confirmed Datsyuk’s operation Friday, saying it was to repair ruptured tendons in the ankle. Datsyuk, who turns 37 next month, had 26 goals ...

Jun 27, 2015

Earnhardt backs flag's removal

Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s most popular driver, called the Confederate flag “offensive to an entire race” Friday while voicing his support for it being removed from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse. NASCAR this week said it backs South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s ...

McDavid goes No. 1 to Oilers

Jun 27, 2015

McDavid goes No. 1 to Oilers

Connor McDavid’s favorite hockey player is Sidney Crosby. His favorite non-skating athlete is LeBron James. He’s now in their club, forever to be known as a No. 1 pick. McDavid’s journey toward widely expected NHL superstardom officially began Friday night when the Edmonton Oilers ...

Winston seeking to turn page as NFL career begins

Jun 27, 2015

Winston seeking to turn page as NFL career begins

Jameis Winston knows there are always eyes on him — watching, dissecting and waiting for him to make a mistake. The spotlight doesn’t leave, and Winston wants to shine in it. “It’s about my actions,” the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie said while attending a ...

Gay, Bowie capture 100 titles at U.S. nationals

Jun 27, 2015

Gay, Bowie capture 100 titles at U.S. nationals

Tyson Gay was going so fast through the finish line that he nearly ran out of track to apply the brakes, sidestepping cameramen to avoid a nasty collision. That kind of closing speed was necessary to catch the kid in the lane next to ...

Wozniacki quits semi with back injury

Jun 27, 2015

Wozniacki quits semi with back injury

Double junior Grand Slam winner Belinda Bencic will be aiming for the first WTA title of her career after injured opponent Caroline Wozniacki quit their semifinal after 13 minutes at the Eastbourne International on Friday. The second seed and former world No. 1 withdrew ...

Jun 26, 2015

Djokovic, three rivals placed on opposite sides of draw

Defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided his three biggest traditional rivals in the Wimbledon draw on Friday as the other members of tennis’ “Big Four” were all placed on the opposite side. Serena Williams had no such luck in the women’s draw, where she may ...

Javelin thrower Ebihara claims eighth national title

Jun 26, 2015

Javelin thrower Ebihara claims eighth national title

Yuki Ebihara booked her spot in this summer’s IAAF World Athletics Championships by winning her fourth straight women’s javelin title on the first day of the national championships on Friday. Ebihara, who won with a throw of 59.11 meters at Niigata’s Big Swan Stadium, ...

Jun 26, 2015

Titans field renamed Nissan Stadium

The Tennessee Titans’ home field is changing its name from LP Field to Nissan Stadium. Officials from the Titans and Nissan announced Thursday a 20-year partnership that renames Nashville’s downtown stadium. The naming rights are subject to approval by the NFL and Metro Government ...