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Reese hangs on to claim 4th world long jump title

/ Aug 12, 2017

Reese hangs on to claim 4th world long jump title

American Brittney Reese claimed her fourth world long jump title on Friday after a tense, tight contest in which only 6 cm separated the top four competitors. Darya Klishina, competing as a neutral athlete after the Russian federation was banned over state-sponsored doping, took silver ...

Cowboys' Elliott gets six-game ban

/ Aug 12, 2017

Cowboys' Elliott gets six-game ban

The NFL suspended star Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games Friday, concluding after a yearlong investigation that the league's leading rusher injured his former girlfriend in three separate incidents last summer. According to the letter Elliott received informing him of the suspension, ...

Matsuyama tied for PGA lead

/ Aug 12, 2017

Matsuyama tied for PGA lead

Most meaningful of all the text messages Hideki Matsuyama received last week was the one from Jason Day congratulating the star for his 61 in the final round at Firestone to win his second World Golf Championship. It read: "Congrats, mate. Unreal playing. See you ...

/ Aug 11, 2017

USTA to give shot clock a test run at U.S. Open

The U.S. Tennis Association said shot-clock technology will be tested beginning this month at the U.S. Open. The technology tracks the time taken by the server between points. Stacey Allaster, head of pro tennis at the USTA, told USA TODAY that it will be tested ...

Nadal upset by Canadian teen in Montreal

/ Aug 11, 2017

Nadal upset by Canadian teen in Montreal

Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov upset top-seeded Rafael Nadal 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) in the third round of the Rogers Cup on Thursday. The 18-year-old Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ontario, advanced to a quarterfinal meeting Friday night with France's Adrian Mannarino, who defeated Hyeon Chung of ...

Kisner, Olesen lead PGA; Matsuyama 3 back

/ Aug 11, 2017

Kisner, Olesen lead PGA; Matsuyama 3 back

Jordan Spieth felt like he was "free rolling" coming into the PGA Championship, the only major keeping him from the career Grand Slam. He just didn't anticipate greens rolling like this. On some of the fastest, frightening and at times frustrating greens the PGA Championship has ...

Jones wants England to go native at 2019 Rugby World Cup

/ Aug 10, 2017

Jones wants England to go native at 2019 Rugby World Cup

England coach Eddie Jones said Thursday he wanted his players "close to normal life" during the 2019 World Cup in Japan after taking his backroom staff on a reconnaissance mission to the country. The back-to-back Six Nations champions will likely be one of the favorites ...