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Matsuyama 'going backward' ahead of PGA Championship

/ Aug 9, 2017

Matsuyama 'going backward' ahead of PGA Championship

High-flying Hideki Matsuyama on Tuesday described his practice round form as going "backward" ahead of the PGA Championship, the final major of the season. But that could prove to be a good omen as the 25-year-old world No. 3 bids to become the first Japanese ...

Redskins QB Cousins handling expectations

/ Aug 9, 2017

Redskins QB Cousins handling expectations

Kirk Cousins knows this season will determine his future in the NFL, and possibly whether it is with Washington or elsewhere. It's a familiar situation for him, and Cousins said he's learned how to handle expectations. This season will mark the third straight year Cousins will ...

Sugita falls to Goffin in Rogers Cup first round

/ Aug 9, 2017

Sugita falls to Goffin in Rogers Cup first round

Yuichi Sugita was eliminated 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 by Belgian ninth-seed David Goffin on Tuesday in their men's singles first-round match at the Rogers Cup. Sugita, winner of the Antalya Open in July and currently ranked 46th in the world, managed to take the first set ...

Super Rugby's Rebels re-sign Japan international Mafi

/ Aug 9, 2017

Super Rugby's Rebels re-sign Japan international Mafi

Their Super Rugby future may be in doubt, but the Melbourne Rebels are certain they want Tonga-born Japan international Amanaki Mafi back for next season. The Rebels announced Wednesday that Mafi, who has played 16 tests for Japan, would return in the backrow. Mafi, 27, was ...

Van Niekerk cruises to 400-meter gold

/ Aug 9, 2017

Van Niekerk cruises to 400-meter gold

Wayde van Niekerk didn't even push through the line to win the 400 meters at the world championships on Tuesday. After all, his semifinal heat in the 200 is coming on Wednesday. Much like Usain Bolt at his best, Van Niekerk can cruise even against ...

Nadal guns for No. 1

/ Aug 8, 2017

Nadal guns for No. 1

Rafael Nadal says he will focus on the foes in front of him at the ATP Montreal Masters this week, and not on his chance to return to No. 1 in the world. A semifinal run in Montreal would see the Spaniard supplant Britain's Andy ...

/ Aug 8, 2017

Bills sign Boldin

The Buffalo Bills signed free agent Anquan Boldin on Monday in a move that adds an established veteran presence to a mostly young and untested group of receivers. Boldin arrived at the Bills training camp facility in suburban Rochester, New York, to sign the contract, ...

NHL players in minors can't play in Olympics

/ Aug 8, 2017

NHL players in minors can't play in Olympics

Not only will Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and most of the best hockey players in the world not be going to the Olympics, neither will anyone on an NHL contract. The league has decided that players with active NHL contracts, even those in ...

McLeod gives Jamaica gold in hurdles

/ Aug 8, 2017

McLeod gives Jamaica gold in hurdles

The tune blaring across the stadium sound system was unmistakable: "Jamming" by Bob Marley. The flag the winner paraded around the track was familiar, too: The black, green and gold cross of Jamaica. That 110-meter hurdler Omar McLeod was at the center of this celebration ...

Two-time Tour de France winner Contador set to retire

Aug 7, 2017

Two-time Tour de France winner Contador set to retire

Two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador will retire next month after riding in the Spanish Vuelta. Contador announced his plan to stop racing on a video posted Monday on Instagram. The Spanish rider said the Vuelta "will be my last race as a professional ...