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Nastase banned from Fed Cup, Davis Cup until 2019

Ilie Nastase has been banned from the Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019 because of his foul-mouthed comments and bad behavior as Romania’s captain during a Fed Cup match against Britain.In addition to the ban, the International Tennis Federation said Friday the 1973 French Open champion will not be ...

Jul 21, 2017

Auckland the favorite to host 2021 America's Cup

Auckland is the favorite to host the next America’s Cup after holder Team New Zealand canvassed the prospect of staging the regatta there in 2021.New Zealand won the Auld Mug last month with an emphatic 7-1 victory over Oracle Team USA in Bermuda and, ...

/ Jul 21, 2017

Ole Miss football coach Freeze resigns after five years

University of Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze resigned Thursday after university officials found a “pattern of personal misconduct” that started with the school’s investigation into a call to an escort service.Freeze’s resignation brings a stunning end to a five-year tenure that saw a Sugar ...

Barguil takes stage as Froome holds lead

Jul 21, 2017

Barguil takes stage as Froome holds lead

French rider Warren Barguil triumphed on the barren slopes of the fearsome Col d’Izoard climb in the Alps, winning his second stage of the 104th Tour de France while Chris Froome successfully defended his overall race lead on Thursday, putting him within touching distance ...

Three tied atop leaderboard with 65s

/ Jul 21, 2017

Three tied atop leaderboard with 65s

The wind off the Irish Sea pushed away the rain clouds and bathed Royal Birkdale in sunshine, Stars and Stripes.The British Open began Thursday with an All-American flavor. Jordan Spieth, chomping away on gum as he watched one putt after another pour into the ...

Dallas police suspend probe of Elliott incident

/ Jul 20, 2017

Dallas police suspend probe of Elliott incident

Dallas police have suspended an investigation into an incident at a bar involving Ezekiel Elliott, the latest off-field issue for the Cowboys’ star running back.Police said Wednesday the investigation was suspended “due to the lack of a complaint,” and that no other witnesses had ...

/ Jul 20, 2017

Japan Boxing Commission, Kameda Gym complete settlement

Fighters with the controversial Kameda Gym could soon be back on Japan’s pro boxing scene following an announcement by the Japan Boxing Commission.The JBC said Wednesday it had reached a settlement after it was sued by the gym’s chairman, Shinji Yoshii, and its manager, ...

Ex-NFL receiver Hardy killed himself, coroner's office says

/ Jul 20, 2017

Ex-NFL receiver Hardy killed himself, coroner's office says

The death of former NFL wide receiver James Hardy has been ruled a suicide by Indiana officials.The Allen County Coroner’s Office said Wednesday that the 31-year-old Hardy died of “asphyxia due to drowning.” Michael Burris, chief investigator for the coroner’s office, says the determination ...

Aru falters, Froome soars in Alps

Jul 20, 2017

Aru falters, Froome soars in Alps

One series of giant Tour de France mountains out of the way. One more to come. And one less rival for race leader Chris Froome to watch quite so closely.By sticking like flypaper to the enterprising Romain Bardet, despite the French rider’s efforts to ...

Panthers reach into the past, select Hurney as interim GM

/ Jul 20, 2017

Panthers reach into the past, select Hurney as interim GM

Marty Hurney believes he is better prepared to make personnel decisions this time around with the Carolina Panthers.The Panthers on Wednesday brought back Hurney to be their interim general manager, two days after owner Jerry Richardson surprisingly fired Dave Gettleman. Hurney was the Panthers ...

/ Jul 19, 2017

Rebels name Mafi as team's top player

Tonga-born Japan international Amanaki Mafi has won the Melbourne Rebels player of the year award at the Super Rugby club.Mafi, who has played 16 test matches for Japan, was the fifth consecutive back-rower to win the award in the voting results announced Wednesday by ...