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Serena sent packing in third round

Jun 29, 2014

Serena sent packing in third round

All of a sudden, Serena Williams is failing to stick around for long at Grand Slam tournaments. Betrayed by her backhand and, more surprisingly, her usually dangerous serve, five-time Wimbledon champion Williams lost to 25th-seeded Alize Cornet of France 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 Saturday in ...

Jun 29, 2014

Nadal values relationship with rivals

Rafael Nadal, with his legacy as one of the world’s greatest tennis players already secured, insists he would rather be remembered as a good guy rather than just a Grand Slam title winning machine. The 28-year-old Spaniard, with 14 majors amongst his 64 career ...

Jun 29, 2014

McCorory wins 400 at nationals

World indoor champion Francena McCorory held off Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross to win the women’s 400 meters at the U.S. athletics championships Saturday in a world-leading 49.48 seconds. McCorory, who earned the indoor world title in Sopot, Poland, in March, seized the lead ...

Jun 29, 2014

Reed two shots up at Congressional

Patrick Reed held it together better than anyone at steamy Congressional to build a two-shot lead in the Quicken Loans National on Saturday. Reed made three bogeys in a seven-hole span, but still managed an even-par 71 and was in good position to claim ...

Jun 29, 2014

Wie cards 66, takes two-stroke lead

Michelle Wie shot her second straight 5-under 66 on Saturday to take a two-shot lead in the suspended second round of the NW Arkansas Championship. Coming off a victory Sunday in the U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst, Wie had six birdies and a bogey ...

Jun 29, 2014

Gibbs calls Redskins name 'prideful'

Count former Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs among those who have no problem with the team’s name. The NFL team that Gibbs led to three Super Bowl titles in the first of two stints as coach has been heavily criticized for its nickname that’s ...

UFC plans ambitious project in Japan

Jun 28, 2014

UFC plans ambitious project in Japan

by Jason Coskrey

When DREAM and PRIDE were in their heyday about 10 to 15 years ago, Japan might have been considered the epicenter of mixed martial arts around the world. Those days are mostly over now. A number of organizations still remain, but the world’s most ...

Djokovic survives injury scare in win

Jun 28, 2014

Djokovic survives injury scare in win

Novak Djokovic lay crumpled on Centre Court, clutching his upper left arm and grimacing. He felt something pop and feared the worst. Djokovic had lunged for a shot behind the baseline, tumbled on the grass and rolled over twice, his racket flying from his ...

'Johnny Football' addresses critics

Jun 28, 2014

'Johnny Football' addresses critics

Johnny’s gonna play and Johnny’s gonna party. Tired of scrutiny about how he spends his weekends away from football and drained by the spotlight that follows him, Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel said he has no plans to tone down his lifestyle. “I don’t ...

Jun 28, 2014

Wie one shot off pace in Arkansas

Michelle Wie shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 on Friday in her first round since winning the U.S. Women’s Open last weekend at Pinehurst, leaving her a stroke behind leader Alena Sharp in the NW Arkansas Championship. Wie played the back nine in 4-under 31 ...

Jun 28, 2014

Former All Black Ellis to join Kobe

Former All Blacks scrumhalf Andy Ellis will play for Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers when the current Super Rugby season ends. Ellis, 30, who played the most recent of his 26 tests for New Zealand as a replacement in the 2011 World Cup final, will ...

Ekblad top draft pick

Jun 28, 2014

Ekblad top draft pick

Florida selected Aaron Ekblad with the first pick in the NHL draft on Friday, making him the first defenseman to go No. 1 since St. Louis took Erik Johnson in 2006. “I want that burden of expectation,” Ekblad said. “I want that feel for ...