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McIlroy takes British Open lead with 66; Tiger 3 back

Jul 18, 2014

McIlroy takes British Open lead with 66; Tiger 3 back

Rory McIlroy had everything go his way on Thursday at the British Open. A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. He made half his six birdies on the par 5s and kept bogeys ...

49ers christen spectacular new stadium in Santa Clara

Jul 18, 2014

49ers christen spectacular new stadium in Santa Clara

San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York got a little teary on his drive to Levi’s Stadium on Thursday. His voice cracked while talking about taking his young son to games at the stadium for years to come. Others had a different reaction upon walking ...

Tiger uses late birdie blitz to card a 3-under 69

Jul 17, 2014

Tiger uses late birdie blitz to card a 3-under 69

Tiger Woods rolled back the years with some of the scintillating golf that made him a 14-time major winner as he carded a three-under par 69 in Thursday’s opening round at the British Open. A marvelous run of five birdies in six holes down ...

Cowboys release backup QB Orton

Jul 17, 2014

Cowboys release backup QB Orton

Quarterback Kyle Orton was released Wednesday by the Dallas Cowboys, an expected move after Tony Romo’s backup was a no-show during offseason workouts. Orton skipped the workouts amid reports that he was considering retirement. He was subjected to about $70,000 in fines for failing ...

France's Gallopin breaks away late to capture 11th stage

Jul 17, 2014

France's Gallopin breaks away late to capture 11th stage

French rider Tony Gallopin led a late breakaway in a show of opportunism and savvy racing to win Wednesday’s 11th stage of the Tour de France as Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead. The peloton returned to action after the race’s first rest ...

Jul 17, 2014

Mom, 40, becomes NFL cheerleader

She hadn’t done splits and high kicks since her cheerleading days in high school, but 40-year-old dance instructor Kriste Lewis set a lofty goal: to try out for the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations. Faced with competition from women who ...

Jul 17, 2014

Farah on target for comeback

Olympic champion Mo Farah is on course to win his race to be fit for this month’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. British star Farah, who won gold in the 5,000- and 10,000-meter races at the London 2012 Olympics, was ruled out of last weekend’s ...

Jul 17, 2014

Pacquiao to fight Nov. 22 in Macau

Manny Pacquiao will return to China for his next fight, taking on Chris Algieri in the gambling enclave of Macau. The scheduled Nov. 22 fight for a piece of the welterweight title held by Pacquiao comes a year after the Filipino headlined the first ...

Matsuyama chasing history at British Open

Jul 16, 2014

Matsuyama chasing history at British Open

Fast-rising star Hideki Matsuyama is one of the dark horses set to tee off at the British Open on Thursday as he bids to become the first Japanese player to win a major. The 22-year-old has caused a storm since winning his first event ...

Tiger facing winds of change as British Open draws near

Jul 16, 2014

Tiger facing winds of change as British Open draws near

Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand. In golf vernacular, it’s called a driver. Woods smashed it into the wind on the 528-yard ...

Saints come to terms with Graham

Jul 16, 2014

Saints come to terms with Graham

The New Orleans Saints on Tuesday confirmed a multiyear contract with Jimmy Graham, ending a protracted holdout for the star tight end. Graham skipped all of the Saints’ voluntary and mandatory practices and workouts — and challenged the NFL’s franchise tag process through arbitration. ...

Nibali favored to capture Tour title

Jul 16, 2014

Nibali favored to capture Tour title

With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998. The French have waited ...