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Fish to retire after U.S. Open

Jul 23, 2015

Fish to retire after U.S. Open

Former top-10 player Mardy Fish says the U.S. Open will be the last tennis tournament of his career. The 33-year-old American has played just one competitive match since August 2013 as he’s dealt with anxiety issues. Fish will use a protected ranking to gain ...

De Grasse, Simpson claim Pan Am sprint gold

Jul 23, 2015

De Grasse, Simpson claim Pan Am sprint gold

Canada’s Andre De Grasse and Jamaica’s Sherone Simpson won their respective 100 meters finals at the Pan American Games on Wednesday while St. Lucia enjoyed a landmark moment at the multisport competition. De Grasse, Canada’s newest sprinting sensation, took the men’s final in 10.05 ...

Geschke wins mountain stage as leader Froome stays safe

Jul 23, 2015

Geschke wins mountain stage as leader Froome stays safe

Simon Geschke of the Giant-Alpecin team won a tough and dangerous Stage 17 of the Tour de France in the Alps on Wednesday with a brave solo ride, while former champion Alberto Contador fell during a terrifying high-speed descent. Race leader Chris Froome staved ...

Jul 22, 2015

Japan makes plenty of changes for PNC clash against U.S.

The Japan side that will take the field at Sacramento’s Bonney Field on Friday against the United States in the second round of the Pacific Nations Cup shows eight changes and one positional switch from the side that started last weekend’s 20-6 win over ...

Sky releases Froome data as doping speculation builds

Jul 22, 2015

Sky releases Froome data as doping speculation builds

The team of Tour de France leader Chris Froome bowed to pressure Tuesday and released data about his riding power, heart rate and pedaling rhythm, hoping to quell speculation about doping ahead of an increasingly likely victory in Paris. On the Tour’s second rest ...

Titans announce deal with Heisman Trophy-winner Mariota

Jul 22, 2015

Titans announce deal with Heisman Trophy-winner Mariota

Heisman Trophy-winner Marcus Mariota signed with the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday, becoming the last of the NFL’s first-round draft picks to finalize his deal. The former Oregon quarterback is expected to start immediately, with the timing of the contract keeping the No. 2 overall ...

Jul 21, 2015

Japan to meet host Colombia in Davis Cup World Group playoffs

Japan will travel to Colombia for its Davis Cup World Group playoffs tie in September, organizers announced after Tuesday’s draw in London. Japan, which defeated Columbia when the teams met in the playoffs in Tokyo in 2013, is among the seven seeded teams in ...

F1 pays last respects to Bianchi

Jul 21, 2015

F1 pays last respects to Bianchi

Formula One turned out in force on Tuesday to pay its last respects to Jules Bianchi at the 25-year-old French driver’s funeral in his hometown. World champion Lewis Hamilton and many of Bianchi’s pitlane colleagues joined family and friends of the talented young Marussia ...

Jul 21, 2015

Two killed in World Superbike race

Two Spanish racers were killed in a chain-reaction crash on the first lap of a World Superbike race, leaving the racing community overwhelmed with sadness and raising questions about what happened on the track. The deaths occurred Sunday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey ...

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 ...