June 14, 2019; Pebble Beach, CA, USA; Francesco Molinari hits his tee shot on the 11th hole during the second round of the 2019 U.S. Open golf tournament at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports PEBBLE BEACH, CA. (Reuters) – They come from around the worldRead More →

Jodie Taylor scored in the 62nd minute as England notched a 1-0 Group D victory over Argentina at Le Havre, France, on Friday to clinch a spot in the round of 16 of the Women’s World Cup. Soccer Football – Women’s World Cup – Group D – England v ArgentinaRead More →

LE HAVRE, France (Reuters) – England’s Jodie Taylor scored the only goal as they broke the deadlock against Argentina just past the hour to secure a 1-0 win and reach the last 16 at the women’s World Cup on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Women’s World Cup – GroupRead More →

LE MANS, France (Reuters) – Le Mans 24 Hours winners Toyota have committed to staying in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) after 2020 when rule changes come into force and the top category switches to hypercars. The Japanese manufacturer said in a statement before this weekend’s race at Le Mans’Read More →

TORONTO/Rankin Inlet, NUNAVUT (Reuters) – Canadians erupted from coast to coast and all the way up to the Arctic on Thursday as the Toronto Raptors captured their first NBA championship in a country that is traditionally known as the home of hockey. The Raptors clinched the series in Oakland, CaliforniaRead More →

(Reuters) – Pat Bowlen, owner of the Denver Broncos for more than three decades, has died after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, his family and the football team said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen speaks about firing his head coach Mike Shanahan at Broncos headquartersRead More →

Katherine Perry and South Korea’s Jenny Shin each shot 6-under-par 66 on Thursday to share the clubhouse lead in the first round of the rain-delayed Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids, Mich. The day’s action started late due to rain, then was suspended for the night at 9:22 p.m. EDTRead More →

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce expects to be 100 percent at the start of training camp next month. FILE PHOTO – Oct 8, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) jumps over Houston Texans free safety Andre Hal (29) during the first quarterRead More →

FILE PHOTO: Jun 11, 2019; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) during minicamp at the SAP Performance Facility. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports – 12877874 Rookie Nick Bosa said the hamstring injury that forced him to miss OTAs and minicamp shouldn’t keep himRead More →

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s badminton king Lee Chong Wei, a three-time Olympic silver medalist and former world number one, announced his retirement on Thursday, as prolonged health issues after battling cancer dashed his hopes of a comeback. Malaysia’s badminton player Lee Chong Wei reacts during a news conference toRead More →

(Reuters) – List of the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup champions (best-of-seven series introduced in 1939): Jun 12, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; NHL commissioner Gary Bettman presents St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (27) with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Boston Bruins in game seven of the 2019 StanleyRead More →

(Reuters) – U.S. captain Megan Rapinoe on Wednesday defended her under-fire team mates’ exuberant celebrations during their record 13-0 World Cup victory over Thailand in Reims. Soccer Football – Women’s World Cup – Group F – United States v Thailand – Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims, France – June 11, 2019 AlexRead More →

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan marathon runner Felix Kirwa has been suspended for nine months after testing positive for strychnine, a substance sometimes used as rat poison. The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said Kirwa would be banned until Nov. 14 and was disqualified from his second-place finish at the Singapore marathonRead More →

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A senior Russian athletics official is facing a ban for a suspected anti-doping violation, the country’s suspended athletics federation said on Wednesday. The federation said first vice president Andrei Silnov, gold medalist in the high jump at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, had been suspended and would faceRead More →

LE HAVRE, France (Reuters) – Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman did not hold back after her side labored to a 1-0 win over New Zealand in their women’s World Cup opener on Tuesday, slamming players for “strolling” through the match in Le Havre. Soccer Football – Women’s World Cup – GroupRead More →

Twelve international players, led by prospective top-10 pick Sekou Doumbouya of Guinea, remained in the NBA draft at the final deadline to withdraw on Tuesday. Doumbouya, an 18-year-old power forward who plays for Limoges in France, is rated the ninth-best draft prospect by both ESPN and CBS. The NBA releasedRead More →

PEBBLE BEACH, CA. (Reuters) – Hitting a driver long and straight is one of golf’s special skills, but not one that will be on display very often at this week’s U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, where the biggest club in a player’s arsenal will likely be used only sparingly. JunRead More →

MONTREUIL, France (Reuters) – Caster Semenya, who is battling the sport’s governing IAAF over rules that prevent her from running her preferred distance races unless she takes testosterone-suppressant medication, won a 2,000 meters at the Montreuil athletics meeting on Tuesday. South African athlete Caster Semenya races for the first timeRead More →