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Rodriguez takes stage as Froome holds lead

Jul 17, 2015

Rodriguez takes stage as Froome holds lead

One mountain range completed, one more to go. Only the Alps loom as the last major obstacle between Chris Froome and a second Tour de France victory in Paris. His rivals tried and failed to make the British rider and his super-strong Sky team ...

Jul 17, 2015

Heyward, Steelers finalize six-year deal

Cam Heyward spent the offseason swatting away questions about his future as the final year of his rookie deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers loomed this fall. No matter how he was asked, the defensive end always gave a variation of the same answer: “I’m ...

Jul 17, 2015

Volleyball icon re-injures shoulder

Three-time beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings may need surgery after dislocating her shoulder twice in two months, but she still expects to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Walsh Jennings was at an appearance atop the Empire State Building on Thursday ahead ...

Ota claims historic first gold for Japan at worlds

Jul 17, 2015

Ota claims historic first gold for Japan at worlds

Yuki Ota was crowned the first- ever Japanese world champion in fencing after winning the men’s individual foil at the World Fencing Championships here on Thursday. Ota, who won an individual silver in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and another silver in the team foil ...

Johnson leads British Open with 65; Spieth two off pace

Jul 17, 2015

Johnson leads British Open with 65; Spieth two off pace

Jordan Spieth played like he had a Grand Slam to win. Dustin Johnson played like he had a score to settle. The two main characters from Chambers Bay brought their games across eight time zones and an ocean Thursday and set the tone at ...

Emotional Jenner accepts Ashe Courage Award at ESPYs

Jul 16, 2015

Emotional Jenner accepts Ashe Courage Award at ESPYs

Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs on Wednesday night while urging acceptance for others who are transgender. She received a standing ovation from some of the sporting world’s biggest stars after her 10-minute speech during the annual awards honoring ...

Majka captures 11th stage in Pyrenees

Jul 16, 2015

Majka captures 11th stage in Pyrenees

Chris Froome said he was open to undergoing independent physiological analysis to prove he’s riding clean as Rafal Majka won the 11th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday. Froome decimated his rivals on Tuesday’s tough 10th stage finish at La Pierre-Saint Martin ...

Ducks give veteran Kesler six-year contract extension

Jul 16, 2015

Ducks give veteran Kesler six-year contract extension

Center Ryan Kesler got comfortable quickly with the Anaheim Ducks, and the club let him know the feeling is definitely mutual. The veteran center agreed to a six-year, $41.25 million contract extension with the Ducks on Wednesday, cementing a long-term commitment after just one ...

Murray admits being down after loss to Federer

Jul 16, 2015

Murray admits being down after loss to Federer

Andy Murray is still struggling to recover from his Wimbledon misery as the world No. 3 prepares to lead Britain’s bid to reach the Davis Cup World Group semifinals for the first time in 34 years. Murray’s challenge for a second Wimbledon title was ...

Bryant signs five-year, $70 million deal with Cowboys

Jul 16, 2015

Bryant signs five-year, $70 million deal with Cowboys

Dez Bryant has the long-term contract he said he wouldn’t play without, and the Dallas Cowboys can quit worrying about whether he really would skip games. The All-Pro receiver signed a five-year, $70 million deal Wednesday, after months of posturing from both sides and ...