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Jul 21, 2015

Matsuyama ends up tied for 18th place

Hideki Matsuyama finished the British Open in a tie for 18th place at 8-under-par 280 on Monday, seven strokes behind the winner, American Zach Johnson. Johnson defeated Australian Marc Leishman and South African Louis Oosthuizen over a four-hole playoff. On the final day of ...

Jul 21, 2015

Hewitt not a lock for Davis Cup captaincy: report

Tennis Australia will not guarantee Lleyton Hewitt the Davis Cup captaincy on his retirement next year and will instead open up the process to a group of applicants, a report said Tuesday. The head body announced in January that the two-time Grand Slam champion ...

Jul 21, 2015

Predators give forward Smith $21.25 million contract

The Nashville Predators have avoided arbitration with Craig Smith by signing the forward to a $21.25 million, five-year contract. General manager David Poile announced the deal with the restricted free agent on Monday. “Craig Smith is an integral part of our team’s young core ...

Froome retains lead as teammate crashes

Jul 21, 2015

Froome retains lead as teammate crashes

Britain’s Geraint Thomas survived a terrifying crash on a hair-raising descent as Ruben Plaza won Monday’s 16th stage of the Tour de France. Chris Froome finished in an elite group of favorites to maintain his 3-minute, 10-second lead over Nairo Quintana but his teammate ...

Johnson wins British Open in a playoff

Jul 21, 2015

Johnson wins British Open in a playoff

Zach Johnson cradled the silver claret jug in his arms. Jordan Spieth let it slip through his fingers. Spieth was right where he wanted to be in his spirited bid for the Grand Slam — tied for the lead with two holes to go ...

Jul 20, 2015

Bianchi funeral to be held in Nice

Jules Bianchi’s funeral will take place in his hometown of Nice on Tuesday. The French Formula One driver died on Friday from head injuries sustained in a crash at last year’s Japanese Grand Prix. Bianchi, 25, had been in a coma since the crash ...

Dunne, Spieth chase history

Jul 20, 2015

Dunne, Spieth chase history

For a place dripping with centuries of history, St. Andrews got more than it could have wanted Sunday. Jordan Spieth punched his golf bag in frustration after a careless bogey, perhaps sensing the British Open was slipping away. Just like that, and because this ...

Murray revels in British triumph

Jul 20, 2015

Murray revels in British triumph

A tearful Andy Murray celebrated taking Britain to its first Davis Cup semifinal in more than three decades on Sunday, sealing an emotional 3-1 victory over France to line up a home series against Australia. The Australians rallied from 2-0 down on Friday to ...

Greipel sprints to Stage 15 victory

Jul 20, 2015

Greipel sprints to Stage 15 victory

Andre Greipel took his third stage victory of this Tour de France by winning a bunch sprint at the end of Stage 15 on Sunday, while Britain’s Chris Froome remained in control of the overall race lead on a day when French police boosted ...

Australia deals crushing blow in second test to level Ashes

Jul 20, 2015

Australia deals crushing blow in second test to level Ashes

Australia dealt England a humiliating Ashes defeat at Lord’s on Sunday, winning by 405 runs to level the five-match series and deliver a wounding defeat from which England may struggle to recover. The match ended more than a day early after Australia dominated every ...

Tiger shifts focus to upcoming events

Jul 19, 2015

Tiger shifts focus to upcoming events

Tiger Woods has vowed to battle on against the dimming of the light after another desperately disappointing showing at the British Open. The game’s once predominant force packed his bags and headed for home after finishing seven shots adrift of the cut mark and ...