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Stenson takes lead away from Mickelson in third round

Jul 17, 2016

Stenson takes lead away from Mickelson in third round

Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson delivered what everyone expects out of a major championship. They matched birdies and improbable par saves, momentum hanging in the balance on each shot. The lead changed four times over four hours of golf at its highest level, played ...

Jul 16, 2016

Sakura Sevens squad revealed for Rio Games

Chiharu Nakamura will captain the Japan women’s rugby sevens team at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced Saturday, when the names of 12 team members and two backups were released. The draw last month in Rio de Janeiro saw the ...

Jul 16, 2016

Halep, Raonic to skip Rio Games

Two top-10 tennis players withdrew from the Rio Olympics on Friday, citing concerns about the Zika virus. Fifth-ranked Simona Halep on the women’s side and No. 7 Milos Raonic for the men announced their decisions after their names were listed on the International Tennis ...

Jul 16, 2016

Stars give Benn eight-year deal

Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn signed an eight-year, $76 million contract extension Friday. The team announced the deal a day after Benn had surgery to repair an abdominal muscle injury. The 26-year-old Benn had a career-high 89 points on 41 goals and 48 assists ...

Jul 16, 2016

49ers' Lynch gets four-game ban

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aaron Lynch has been suspended for the first four regular-season games for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. The NFL announced the suspension Friday. Lynch is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and ...

Schippers wins solemn Monaco 100

Jul 16, 2016

Schippers wins solemn Monaco 100

Dafne Schippers sent out a further broadside to Olympic challengers by storming to victory in the 100 meters at Monaco’s Diamond League meet which went ahead Friday despite the deadly truck attack in neighboring Nice. At the Stade Louis II, all festivities outside the ...

Sunwolves lose again in season finale

Jul 16, 2016

Sunwolves lose again in season finale

The Sunwolves’ inaugural Super Rugby season came to a close Friday with a 40-29 defeat at the hands of the Sharks at Kings Park. As it have been for much of the season, Mark Hammett’s side — which finished the season with one win, ...

Tragedy overshadows 13th stage

Jul 16, 2016

Tragedy overshadows 13th stage

Amid reinforced security a day after the deadly attack in Nice, the Tour de France rolled on and defending champion Chris Froome extended his overall lead on Friday. Thousands of people lined the 37.5-km time trial route to La Caverne du Pont-d’Arc to celebrate ...

Mickelson narrowly keeps lead

Jul 16, 2016

Mickelson narrowly keeps lead

Phil Mickelson wore a black rain suit that he didn’t need until he approached the far end of Royal Troon and already had stretched his lead. Henrik Stenson opened the curtains at his house expecting to see rain coming down sideways and was pleasantly ...

Brady ends 'Deflategate'

Jul 16, 2016

Brady ends 'Deflategate'

Tom Brady says he will not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block his four-game “Deflategate” suspension, ending his fight on Friday in a scandal that tested the power of the NFL commissioner and tarnished the reputation of one of the league’s greatest players. ...