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Ranked Johnson, Spieth, McIlroy three to beat at Masters

She was coughing up blood for three months without telling me. Should Johnson, who clinched his first and so far only major at last year's U.S. Open, win this week he would become the first golfer other than Woods to win four consecutive PGA Tour s...

Staley says she would go to White House if invited

As the confetti fell, Wilson bawled at halfcourt, uncertain of what to do with the season's journey complete. Does that mean North Carolina really has the advantage tonight? "It feels great. The win cements the reality in the public mind that had b...

India win series from Australia 2-1 after 8-wicket romp

The victory sealed India's seventh series win in a row, dating back to their triumph in Sri Lanka in August, 2015. Not surprisingly then, Kohli, who even carried drinks to come out and chat with his mates in the course of this Test, was elated.

Cubs, Maddon become first to use no-pitch intentional walk

Martinez brought his game for Opening Night, keeping the Cubs off-balance throughout the contest. The 31-year-old switch-hitter hit.276/.393/.447 in 125 games for the Cubs in 2016, and has averaged 69 walks per year in his eight full Major League B...

Final Four: Things to know

Gonzaga's Nigel Williams-Goss celebrates his team's win at Saturday night's buzzer for the NCAA semifinals game against SC. That advantage ballooned to 14 points early in the second half, but SC responded with a furious 16-0 run to take the lead with...

SC's Thornwell back from Final 4 sick day

Tar Heel fans from all around the country are arriving in Phoenix , Arizona, to cheer on UNC as they face OR in their Final Four matchup on Saturday . The 1939 team known as the "Tall Firs" was the very first ever NCAA national championship. Wh...

USA Hockey, women reach agreement; seek growth for sport

The NHL Players' Association said in a statement Friday that the players "fully support the US women's national team's efforts to reach an equitable agreement with USA Hockey". "USA Hockey's role is not to employ athletes, and we will not do so",...

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Rafael Nadal clinches record 10th French Open title

With the victory, Nadal now has 15 Grand Slam titles, one more than Pete Sampras and behind only rival Roger Federer on the all-time list. He claimed a second break moments...

76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start NBA draft

Teams chasing those two squads may make up ground quickest with a veteran player they can only get through free agency or a trade, so that may have to wait until July. The 76ers wo...

FIFA warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at Confed Cup

The Russian team played an overwhelming advantage throughout the match, creating a huge number of unsafe moments. Russian Federation remained composed against New Zealand in ...

Beavers' streak at 23; Harrison slam fuels 13-1 win over LSU

On the base paths, LSU was hurt by its own poor choices and by a missed call on the umpires. In what we thought was going to be a close , tight game, top-seeded Oregon State...

Portugal and Mexico draw 2-2 in Confederations Cup

He was disappointed with the scoreline and urged his teammates to win the next game of the group. "Tomorrow we have a very important game with Russia", Santos said with a pained ...

Golden State Warriors championship parade set for Thursday in Oakland

Now, you may say: "So what?" "I can't believe it, but I have to", Durant said recently of where he is after a decade. Yes, they drafted wisely and built soundly. Just like he did...

Injured Frankie Dettori pulls out of Royal Ascot with arm injury

It's the most special five days, there are richer meetings but nowhere else has the history or the tradition. Strike The Tiger was running in the concluding Windsor Castle Stakes...

Zach Johnson making an early move at Erin Hills

This isn't like most Opens. The Offaly man posted a disappointing 74, which saw last year's runner-up move from one under to one over at the end of the second round. On every h...

US Open at a glance

Four others are within three shots as the third round winds down. Brain Harman has a one-shot lead at 12 under. Then he had a run of three birdies. Matsuyama, the world number ...

US Open filled with limitless possibilities, few stars

He said he'll play a lot and work on his putting in advance of the British Open at Royal Birkdale next month. "If you look at this golf course and you talk to me, Jason or Rory, ...

Special Reports

India wary of rejuvenated Pakistan: Kohli

India , however, does have an upper hand since Pakistan usually is on the losing side against India in ICC tournaments . Pakistan's fielding and catching was exceptional...

An early US Open departure for Day and McIlroy

Koepka , a power-hitting U.S. Ryder Cup team member, said, "I'm pretty chill anyway". "I hope the moment will come as soon as possible". I guess I've just kind of always been tha...

Rickie Fowler leads US Open on day of highs and lows

No one took advantage of Erin Hills like Fowler. Okay, the former Masters champion's 72 surely wasn't quite what he had in mind before teeing-off, but it could have been so much ...

Penguins' Stanley Cup victory parade will be held Wednesday

Kunitz opened the show with the first goal of the game, and then won it in double overtime when he took a pass from Crosby and knuckled his shot past Craig Anderson to send the P...

Golden State Warriors Get The Best Of The NBA's First Finals Trilogy

Kerr's team set an National Basketball Association record for regular-season wins with 73 last season and returned to the Finals, but lost to Cleveland in seven games. On Wednesda...

Warriors say no decision has been made on White House visit

They get to celebrate Curry , Klay Thompson, coach Steve Kerr , and Finals MVP Kevin Durant , who unlike the others will be in his first championship parade. "They want to tal...

Sarfraz happy to 'prove critics wrong' after historic win

Pakistan will now play the victor of Thursday's second semi between India or Bangladesh in Sunday's final at the Oval. Earlier, Pakistan bowlers led by Hasan Ali put up a...

Johnson on course, opens with a par

Dustin Johnson will start as favourite when the 117th US Open tees off here on Thursday, with forecasted rain expected to boost the world number one's big-hitting game at the ...

McGregor prohibited from elbowing, kicking Mayweather during fight

After the August 26 bout at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas , the talking point will revolve around the payouts, more than the quality of the 12-round fight. While some media outl...