FILE PHOTO: Tennis – WTA Premier – Eastbourne International – Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, Britain – June 23, 2019 France’s Alize Cornet during her round of 64 match against Britain’s Heather Watson Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge Third-seeded Alize Cornet of France posted a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Germany’s Tamara KorpatschRead More →

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (Reuters) – If there were any nerves concealed behind Shane Lowry’s thick beard they had no impact on his golf as the Irishman took the British Open by the scruff of the neck with a sensational course record in Saturday’s third round. Golf – The 148th OpenRead More →

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (Reuters) – Englishman Tommy Fleetwood is preparing himself for a wall of noise at Royal Portrush on Sunday when he attempts to reel in fan favorite Shane Lowry and win the British Open. Golf – The 148th Open Championship – Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portrush, Northern IrelandRead More →

(Reuters) – Thailand’s Jasmine Suwannapura and American Cydney Clanton teamed up for an emphatic six-stroke win at the Great Lakes Bay Invitational in Midland, Michigan on Saturday. They combined for a closing 11-under-par 59 in the four ball (better ball) format at Midland Country Club. It is a second LPGARead More →

LONDON (Reuters) – South African Akani Simbine pulled off something of a surprise in the London Diamond League 100 meters on Saturday, holding off local hope Zharnel Hughes and former world champion Yohan Blake to come home in 9.93 seconds. Athletics – Diamond League – London Anniversary Games – LondonRead More →

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill will not be punished under the personal conduct policy as the NFL closed its formal investigation into multiple alleged physical altercations. Hill pleaded guilty to an assault and battery charge in 2015 but a full version of an audio recording aired recently revealedRead More →

Houston Rockets star guard James Harden has withdrawn from playing for USA Basketball in the FIBA World Cup in China, according to the Houston Chronicle. FILE PHOTO: NBA player James Harden of the Houston Rockets attends a promotional event in Taipei, Taiwan July 5, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu Harden has informedRead More →

Tommy Sheppard will have the interim title pulled off and be named general manager of the Washington Wizards, the Washington Post reported on Friday. Sheppard, who joined the organization in 1994, has been serving as the fill-in general manager since Ernie Grunfeld was fired in early April. Sheppard was theRead More →

(Reuters) – Jim Herman established a one-shot lead over fellow American Bill Haas as players battled searing heat and humidity in the second round at the Barbasol Championship in Kentucky on Friday. Herman, winner of one PGA Tour event, vaulted to the front with a seven-under-par 65 at Keene TraceRead More →

Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina upset second-seeded Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia 7-6 (4), 6-3 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the BRD Bucharest Open in Romania. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 31, 2019. Slovakia’s Viktoria Kuzmova in action during her third roundRead More →

Jul 19, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Manny Pacquiao (left) and Keith Thurman face off after weighing in ahead of their WBA welterweight world title boxing fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Manny Pacquiao plans to teach WBA welterweight champion Keith ThurmanRead More →

PAU, France (Reuters) – Defending champion Geraint Thomas labeled Julian Alaphilippe the Tour de France favorite after the Frenchman extended his overall lead with a stunning victory in Friday’s individual time trial. Cycling – Tour de France – The 27.5-km Stage 13 Individual Time Trial from Pau to Pau –Read More →

PAU, France (Reuters) – France’s Julian Alaphilippe continued to amaze as he claimed an impressive victory in the 13th stage of the Tour de France, a 27.2-km individual time trial, to extend his overall lead on Friday. Cycling – Tour de France – The 27.5-km Stage 13 Individual Time TrialRead More →

The high stakes for building an NFL stadium for the Raiders in Las Vegas continues to rise with the latest cost estimate now coming in at $1.9 billion, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. A report indicated that $40 million was being added to the cost in order to giveRead More →

GWANGJU, South Korea (Reuters) – Losing is not something Adam Peaty does, or thinks about, very often but even if the Olympic breaststroke champion comes up short at the world swimming championships in South Korea it is unlikely to dent his confidence one little bit. FILE PHOTO: 2018 European ChampionshipsRead More →

(Reuters) – Quiet Australian achiever Cameron Smith was the lone bright spot on a poor day for a proud golf nation, sneaking within two strokes of halfway leaders Shane Lowry and J.B. Holmes at the British Open on Friday. Golf – The 148th Open Championship – Royal Portrush Golf Club,Read More →

Jul 18, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (17) argues with home plate umpire Brennan Miller (55) after being ejected during the second inning of the first game of a doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports NewRead More →