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Britain wins without Murray in Davis Cup

Jul 18, 2016

Britain wins without Murray in Davis Cup

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray joined in the celebrations — if not the matches — as defending Davis Cup champion Britain beat Serbia 3-2 Sunday to set up a semifinal against Argentina, which handed Italy its first home loss in the tournament in seven years. ...

Stenson wins duel with Mickelson to claim British Open

Jul 18, 2016

Stenson wins duel with Mickelson to claim British Open

Henrik Stenson is the champion golfer of the year, thanks to a final round for the ages. He kept hitting the best shots of his life, one after another, and he needed each one to stay ahead of Phil Mickelson in a British Open ...

Berdych, Pliskova withdraw from Rio over Zika concerns

Jul 17, 2016

Berdych, Pliskova withdraw from Rio over Zika concerns

Another top-10 tennis player, Tomas Berdych, withdrew from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics over concerns about the Zika virus on Saturday. Hours later, another Czech, 16th-ranked Karolina Pliskova said she was withdrawing as well because of Zika. Berdych, the Wimbledon semifinalist, said “it was ...

Jul 17, 2016

Yamada, Fujita dropped from Japan's sevens squad for Olympics

Last year’s World Cup heroes Akihito Yamada and Yoshikazu Fujita will not be travelling to Brazil for the Rio Olympics after they were omitted from Japan’s 12-man squad for rugby sevens. Yusaku Kuwazuru will captain the team announced by the Japan Rugby Football Union ...

Jul 17, 2016

Safin, Henin inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame

Marat Safin enjoyed life as a tennis player, calling it like living in a rock n’ roll band. That fun-filled journey brought him to the pinnacle of his sport — induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Safin and Justine Henin were inducted ...

Cambridge wins 200-meter race by matching personal best

Jul 17, 2016

Cambridge wins 200-meter race by matching personal best

Japan’s Asuka Cambridge equaled his personal best of 20.62 seconds to claim the men’s 200 meters at the Night of Athletics on Saturday. The 23-year-old, born to a Jamaican father and Japanese mother, logged the same time as Sorrillo Rondell of Trinidad Tobago with ...

Cavendish sprints past Kittel to win stage

Jul 17, 2016

Cavendish sprints past Kittel to win stage

Mark Cavendish approached the finish line with so much speed that German rival Marcel Kittel swerved out of the way. The “Manx Missile” easily sprinted to his fourth stage victory in the Tour de France on Saturday. “I didn’t see it,” Cavendish said of ...

Wilder overcomes injuries to retain WBC title

Jul 17, 2016

Wilder overcomes injuries to retain WBC title

Despite fighting mostly one-armed for half the bout, Deontay Wilder remained in control in the ring before quickly heading to the hospital. Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight title with a technical knockout when Chris Arreola’s corner stopped the fight after the eighth round Saturday ...

Stenson takes lead away from Mickelson in third round

Jul 17, 2016

Stenson takes lead away from Mickelson in third round

Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson delivered what everyone expects out of a major championship. They matched birdies and improbable par saves, momentum hanging in the balance on each shot. The lead changed four times over four hours of golf at its highest level, played ...