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McIlroy takes charge at Open

Jul 19, 2014

McIlroy takes charge at Open

Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his commanding performance Friday at the British Open. ...

Gatlin cruises in 200

Jul 19, 2014

Gatlin cruises in 200

American sprinters Justin Gatlin and Tori Bowie set the fastest times this year in the 200 and 100 meters respectively at the Herculis meet on Friday. Gatlin, the 2004 Olympic champion in the 100, came out of the bend with the lead and pulled ...

Jul 19, 2014

Nibali dominates Stage 13 in Alps

Stamping his dominance in the mountains and on the race overall, Vincenzo Nibali won Stage 13 of the Tour de France in the Alps on Friday up the hardest climb so far. The Italian race leader collected his third Tour stage win by overtaking ...

Kinoshita falls to Tete in title bout

Jul 18, 2014

Kinoshita falls to Tete in title bout

Teiru Kinoshita lost a unanimous decision to South Africa’s Zolani Tete on Friday in a bout to fill the IBF’s vacant super flyweight title. From the get-go, the 28-year Teiru was repeatedly struck by the jabs of the division’s top-ranked contender at Kobe Port ...

Jul 18, 2014

Nara advances to Istanbul Cup quarterfinals

Kurumi Nara defeated Katerina Siniakova on Thursday in the second round of the Istanbul Cup to advance to the quarterfinals. Nara, who is ranked 38th in the world and the sixth seed, beat the 130th-ranked Czech 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (7-3), 6-2 to set up ...

Jul 18, 2014

McEnroe's son arrested for drugs

The son of tennis star and ESPN analyst John McEnroe and actress Tatum O’Neal has been charged with drug possession. Authorities say Kevin McEnroe and another man were arrested Tuesday night during “a narcotics transaction” in New York’s East Village. McEnroe didn’t enter a ...

Jul 18, 2014

Sorenstam returning to the links

The golfers that compete at the American Century Championship have someone new to worry about this weekend in Annika Sorenstam. Defending champion Billy Joe Tolliver, a four-time winner of the event, along with seven-time winner Rick Rhoden will have to contend with one of ...

Jul 18, 2014

North threatens Asian Games boycott

North Korea on Friday threatened to pull out of next month’s Asian Games in South Korea, blaming Seoul for the breakdown of talks on Pyongyang’s participation. The North’s official KCNA news agency said the talks in the border truce village of Panmunjom on Thursday ...

Jul 18, 2014

Madden, Levy among Hall presenters

Former coaching greats John Madden and Marv Levy will highlight the list of seven presenters during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. Madden will present former Oakland Raiders punter Ray Guy. Levy will introduce former Buffalo Bills receiver Andre Reed. Defensive end ...

Gatlin, Gay to face off in 200 meters in Monaco

Jul 18, 2014

Gatlin, Gay to face off in 200 meters in Monaco

American sprinters Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin bring their rivalry to the Monaco Diamond League meet on Friday when they clash in the 200 meters. Despite the withdrawal of Jamaica’s world silver medalist Warren Weir, who leads this year’s world list with 19.82 seconds ...

Kristoff takes stage as Nibali holds lead

Jul 18, 2014

Kristoff takes stage as Nibali holds lead

Alexander Kristoff, in a solo show of opportunistic racing, won the 12th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint and Vincenzo Nibali kept the yellow jersey on Thursday. Kristoff emerged from the barreling pack which overtook a pair of breakaway riders with ...

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 ...