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Samoa outlasts Canada; Japan falls to Fiji

Jul 30, 2015

Samoa outlasts Canada; Japan falls to Fiji

Samoa scored a last-gasp try to defeat Canada 21-20 and set up a Pacific Nations Cup final showdown with archrival Fiji here on Wednesday. The powerful Samoans looked to be slipping to a shock defeat after Canada’s Sale Sharks wing Phil Mackenzie raced over ...

England dominates on opening day of third Ashes test

Jul 30, 2015

England dominates on opening day of third Ashes test

The Ashes series took another twist Wednesday as England dominated the first day of the third test to finish only three runs behind Australia with seven wickets remaining after the tourists were dismissed for just 136. England finished the rain-hit day at Edgbaston on ...

Jul 30, 2015

Federer pulls out of Montreal tournament

Roger Federer pulled out of next month’s Rogers Cup hard-court tournament on Wednesday. A spokeswoman for Tennis Canada, Valerie Tetreault, wrote in an email to The Associated Press that Federer “wants to make sure he will be (in) top shape for” the U.S. Open, ...

Jul 30, 2015

McIlroy to miss Firestone title defense

Rory McIlroy has told the PGA Tour he will not play the Bridgestone Invitational next week as he recovers from his ankle injury. It will be the second straight tournament that McIlroy will miss as the defending champion. He injured his left ankle while ...

Brady takes fight to court as Kraft rips NFL

Jul 30, 2015

Brady takes fight to court as Kraft rips NFL

Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court on Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying “I was wrong to put my faith in the league.” One day after ...

Welter embraces role as NFL trailblazer

Jul 29, 2015

Welter embraces role as NFL trailblazer

Jen Welter accepts the title of trailblazer, embraces the chance to be a role model for girls and, perhaps most of all, can’t wait to get beyond the hype and on to work when the Arizona Cardinals open training camp this weekend. It’s only ...

Jul 29, 2015

Penguins send Sutter to Canucks

Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford ranks versatile center Brandon Sutter among his favorite players. One Rutherford has now traded twice. The Penguins sent the 26-year-old Sutter to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday in exchange for forward Nick Bonino and defenseman Alex Clendening. The ...

Jul 29, 2015

Retiring Fish loses to Sela in first round

The first stop of Mardy Fish’s farewell tour ended quickly with a 6-4, 6-4 first-round loss to Israel’s Dudi Sela in the Atlanta Open on Tuesday. Fish said it was a success just to play only his second competitive match of the year. He ...

Tiger stays calm with season on line

Jul 29, 2015

Tiger stays calm with season on line

Tiger Woods knows he’s played poorly over the past two years. Now, he’s facing the prospect of an early end to his season. Normally, the Quicken Loans National would be the beginning of a busy stretch of golf for Woods, including the year’s final ...