FILE PHOTO – Aug 14, 2019; Mason, OH, USA; Sloane Stephens (USA) serves against Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) during the Western and Southern Open tennis tournament at Lindner Family Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – American Sloane Stephens has parted ways with her coach Sven Groeneveld lessRead More →

FILE PHOTO – Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 9, 2019 Czech Republic’s Karolina Muchova in action during her quarter final match against Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina REUTERS/Carl Recine (Reuters) – Czech Republic’s 10th seed Karolina Muchova beat Slovakia’s Viktoria Kuzmova 7-5Read More →

FILE PHOTO – Aug 10, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Serena Williams (USA) serves against Marie Bouzkova (Czech) during the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Aviva Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Former world number one Serena Williams will begin her 2020 season with a return to theRead More →

FILE PHOTO – Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 2, 2019 Amanda Anisimova of the U.S. in action during her first round match against Romania’s Sorana-Mihaela Cirstea REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge (Reuters) – Rising American teenager Amanda Anisimova has withdrawn from the U.S.Read More →

Defending champion Clemson is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 for the first time. The Tigers received 52 first-place votes to grab the top spot in the poll, released Monday. They are followed by four NCAA football heavyweights, starting with Alabama, which received the other 10 first-placeRead More →

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown showed up to work Monday as his search for a suitable helmet continues. FILE PHOTO: Aug 15, 2019; Glendale, AZ, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) stretches next to his helmet against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason game at State FarmRead More →

(Reuters) – U.S. Presidents Cup captain Tiger Woods said on Monday he may select himself to play for the team in December but he would need to see how sharp his game is before making the call. Aug 18, 2019; Medinah, IL, USA; Tiger Woods warms up on the rangeRead More →

Madison Keys served 13 aces and won the fifth singles title of her career on Sunday when she posted a 7-5, 7-6 (5) victory over Svetlana Kuznetsova in the final of the Western & Southern Open near Cincinnati. Aug 18, 2019; Mason, OH, USA; Madison Keys (USA) returns a shotRead More →

The Oakland Raiders’ Antonio Brown was absent from practice Sunday, and general manager Mike Mayock sounded fed up with the star wideout. Aug 15, 2019; Glendale, AZ, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) looks on during the first half against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason game atRead More →

(Reuters) – Russian Daniil Medvedev survived cramps and tantrum where he cracked a racquet to clinch his first Masters 1000 title on Sunday with a 7-6(3) 6-4 win over David Goffin in the final of the Cincinnati Masters. Aug 17, 2019; Mason, OH, USA; Daniil Medvedev (RUS) poses for aRead More →

(Reuters) – The International team for December’s Presidents Cup will have at least four first-time players, after Mexico’s Abraham Ancer, China’s Li Haotong, Taiwan’s C.T. Pan and Australian Cameron Smith all qualified for the team on Sunday. Ancer, Li and Pan will become the first players from their respective countriesRead More →

(Reuters) – Rank outsider Andy Ogletree became the first player from Mississippi to win the U.S. Amateur Championship when he beat John Augenstein 2&1 in an all-American final in North Carolina on Sunday. Ogletree survived a dreadful start to claw his way to victory, booking his place in three ofRead More →

Milwaukee’s Eric Thames roped a two-run homer in the 14th inning and the Brewers scored a wild 15-14 victory over the host Washington Nationals on Saturday night. Thames’ 17th homer of the season, off Javy Guerra (1-1), was Milwaukee’s seventh long ball in a game that lasted 5 hours, 40Read More →

(Reuters) – The sporting expression “caught fire” took on a literal meaning on Sunday as several players at the BMW Championship, including Phil Mickelson, were affected by a fire at their hotel. A lightning strike caused a blaze on the top floor of the Eaglewood Resort, which is adjacent toRead More →

Former NFL and Texas running back Cedric Benson was killed Saturday night in a motorcycle crash in Austin, Texas. He was 36. FILE PHOTO: Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson looks upfield in the first half of their NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium inRead More →

The Chicago Bears, still in the hunt for a kicker, waived Elliott Fry on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Aug 8, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears kicker Elliott Fry (8) watches from the bench in the third quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY SportsRead More →

FILE PHOTO: Aug 15, 2019; Medinah, IL, USA; Phil Mickelson tees off on the 18th hole during the first round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Medinah Country Club – No. 3. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports Phil Mickelson was evacuated from his hotel room Sunday morning followingRead More →

Apr 9, 2019; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards center Dwight Howard (21) stands on the court during a time out in the first quarter against the Boston Celtics at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Lakers might turn to one of their former playersRead More →