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Aug 10, 2014

Runner dies of heart attack after Sydney fun run

A young man died Sunday after collapsing near the finish line of Sydney’s biggest road race, which saw 80,000 participants run from the city to Bondi Beach, Australian authorities said. The 27-year-old was taking part in the 14-km (8.7-mile) City2Surf fun run when he ...

Aug 10, 2014

Ex-cricket captain Lloyd named to West Indies selection panel

West Indies Cricket Board has named former captain Clive Lloyd the new head of its selection panel, the board said late on Saturday. The former left-handed, hard-hitting batsman, who turns 70 this month, has been appointed for a two-year term with former wicketkeeper-batsman Courtney ...

NASCAR's Stewart strikes, kills driver at New York track

Aug 10, 2014

NASCAR's Stewart strikes, kills driver at New York track

Witnesses say NASCAR star Tony Stewart struck another driver, Kevin Ward Jr., at a New York dirt track Saturday, a year after he was involved in another crash that left a young woman dead. Authorities say they are investigating the crash at Canandaigua Motorsports ...

Aug 10, 2014

Peterson earns 10th-round KO; Garcia drops Salka in second round

Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson would have liked to fight each other to unify to junior welterweight division. Instead, they did what they were supposed to do against overmatched opponents Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. After Peterson retained his IBF junior ...

Aug 9, 2014

Federal judge rules against NCAA

A federal judge ruled in a landmark decision that collegiate football and basketball players can sell the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the way for college athletes to get some payouts from the booming U.S. college sports industry after their careers are ...

Aug 9, 2014

Tsonga pulls off upset of Murray

Fresh from dispatching Novak Djokovic in straight sets, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga eliminated another of tennis’ top echelon by beating Andy Murray on Friday to reach the Rogers Cup semifinals. Tsonga beat eighth-seeded Murray 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-4 while Roger Federer was extended to three sets ...

Bortles leads Jags past Bucs

Aug 9, 2014

Bortles leads Jags past Bucs

Blake Bortles was solid in his preseason debut, throwing for 117 yards and leading a second-half drive for a field goal to help the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16-10 on Friday. The third overall pick in this year’s draft completed 7 ...

Phelps beaten in 100 fly

Aug 9, 2014

Phelps beaten in 100 fly

Tom Shields upset three-time Olympic champion Michael Phelps by one hundredth of a second to win the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. national championships on Friday. Shields touched in 51.29 seconds, tying for the second-fastest time in the world this year. Phelps was second ...

Serena, Venus set up semifinal matchup

Aug 9, 2014

Serena, Venus set up semifinal matchup

Serena and Venus set up an all-Williams semifinal in the Rogers Cup with hard-fought victories on Friday, both coming from a set down. Serena overcame Caroline Wozniacki 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, and Venus rallied to beat Carla Suarez Navarro 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. It will be ...

McIlroy surges to lead at PGA

Aug 9, 2014

McIlroy surges to lead at PGA

Rory McIlroy is making this PGA Championship feel like 2000 all over again at Valhalla. Back then, it was Tiger Woods who was making the game look easy as he started to pile up majors. Now it’s McIlroy, the 25-year-old from Northern Ireland who ...

Westwood tied for PGA lead

Aug 8, 2014

Westwood tied for PGA lead

Lee Westwood stormed into a share of the PGA Championship lead with five birdies in his last six holes on Thursday as four-times winner Tiger Woods ended the opening round a distant nine shots off the pace. Westwood, long regarded as one of the ...

Tsonga blows away Djokovic

Aug 8, 2014

Tsonga blows away Djokovic

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic was upset by 13th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Thursday in the Rogers Cup, falling 6-2, 6-2 in only 63 minutes in the third round. Djokovic came in with 11 straight wins over Tsonga but was nowhere near adding a 12th. “Just nothing ...