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Jul 19, 2016

Japan to face visiting Ukraine in Davis Cup World Group Playoff

Japan drew Ukraine as its September opponent on Tuesday, when the Davis Cup World Group Playoff draw was held in London. Japan, which lost its first-round World Group tie against Britain in March, will host the playoff at Osaka’s Utsubo Tennis Center from Sept. ...

Sagan edges Kristoff in photo finish to win 16th stage

Jul 19, 2016

Sagan edges Kristoff in photo finish to win 16th stage

Peter Sagan showed off his world champion qualities, timing his sprint perfectly to win the 16th stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish as the race crossed into Switzerland on Monday. Sagan, a Slovakian with the Tinkoff team, edged Alexander Kristoff ...

Jul 19, 2016

Bears' Tillman decides to retire after 13-season career

Longtime Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman is retiring from the NFL after 13 seasons. The 35-year-old Tillman, known for his “peanut punch” after forcing 44 career fumbles, spent his first 12 seasons with the Bears and went to two Pro Bowls. He started 12 ...

Jul 19, 2016

Former NFL coach Campbell dies at 87

Former Eagles coach Marion Campbell, who played on Philadelphia’s last NFL championship team in 1960, has died. He was 87. The team announced late Sunday that Campbell died Wednesday in Plano, Texas. Campbell, a two-way player and two-time Pro Bowl pick, played for the ...

Russia's participation in Rio uncertain after doping report

Jul 19, 2016

Russia's participation in Rio uncertain after doping report

A scathing report outlining a state-sanctioned doping system in Russia prompted immediate calls for the nation’s entire team to be sidelined from the Summer Games, raising the possibility that the Olympics could go on without a sports superpower for the first time since the ...

Dolphins sign ex-Pro Bowler Foster to contract

Jul 19, 2016

Dolphins sign ex-Pro Bowler Foster to contract

Four-time Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster took a big step Monday in his comeback from a torn Achilles tendon, signing a $1.5 million, one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins. “I still feel like I’m a Pro Bowl-caliber player, and I intend to show ...

Britain wins without Murray in Davis Cup

Jul 18, 2016

Britain wins without Murray in Davis Cup

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray joined in the celebrations — if not the matches — as defending Davis Cup champion Britain beat Serbia 3-2 Sunday to set up a semifinal against Argentina, which handed Italy its first home loss in the tournament in seven years. ...

Stenson wins duel with Mickelson to claim British Open

Jul 18, 2016

Stenson wins duel with Mickelson to claim British Open

Henrik Stenson is the champion golfer of the year, thanks to a final round for the ages. He kept hitting the best shots of his life, one after another, and he needed each one to stay ahead of Phil Mickelson in a British Open ...