• Tennis-Nadal loss sends shockwaves round Wimbledon

    * Nadal knocked out by inspired qualifier Brown * Murray, Federer, Kvitova cruise through (Updates after Nadal defeat) By Mitch Phillips LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - The untroubled advance of the heavy hitters at Wimbledon was spectacular halted on Thursday when twice champion Rafa Nadal was bundled…

    Reuters
  • Nibali hopes to stick closer to Froome at the Tour de France

    UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali did not see much of rival Chris Froome the last time they raced each other.

    Associated Press
  • Voynov gets 90 days in jail after plea in domestic violence case

    Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was sentenced to 90 days in jail and probation Thursday after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge stemming from an October fight with his wife. The 25-year-old Russian, who was suspended indefinitely by the National Hockey League in the wake of the…

    AFP
  • 'Big Brother' Veterans Unite at Season 17's First Live Eviction

    Kathy Griffin also joined the houseguests for the summer's second "BB Takeover."

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Motor racing-Formula One British Grand Prix 2nd free practice session

    July 3 (Infostrada Sports) - 2nd Free Practice Session from the Formula One British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Friday 1. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 1:34.155 2. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 1:34.502 3. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Ferrari 1:34.552 4. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes…

    Reuters
  • AP source: Knicks agree to deal with center Robin Lopez

    Robin Lopez is joining the Knicks, turning New York's NBA rivalry into a family affair. Lopez agreed to sign with the Knicks on Friday, a person with knowledge of the details said, and will play just across town from twin brother and Brooklyn Nets center, Brook. Robin Lopez will leave the Portland…

    The Associated Press
  • Powell fills Bolt's shoes and targets PB

    Asafa Powell will attempt to fill the sizeable shoes of injured Jamaican compatriot Usain Bolt in the 100m at Saturday's Diamond League meet in Paris, still keen on lowering his personal best of 9.72 seconds -- the fifth fastest time ever. "I'm very happy to be back," beamed Powell, who won Olympic…

    AFP
  • Wimbledon 'all-white' clothing rule is too strict: Federer

    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Players' efforts over the years to get Wimbledon's "all-white" clothing rule relaxed got a boost on Thursday when Roger Federer said he thought the policy as it stood was "quite extreme". Federer, whose remarks carry more weight than some other players because as…

    Reuters
  • Serena survives, Djokovic, Sharapova ease through

    By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - The needle on the Wimbledon Richter scale sat poised and ready but Serena Williams dug deep into her battle-hardened playbook to ensure there was no earth-shuddering shock at the hands of scurrying Briton Heather Watson on Friday. With the shockwaves of Rafa Nadal's…

    Reuters
  • Armstrong girlfriend must testify, Landis to produce records

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong's girlfriend can be questioned under oath about what she knows of his doping past, and his former teammate-turned-antagonist Floyd Landis will have to turn over records of investigations into his own previous doping case, a federal judge has decided.

    Associated Press
  • Riproduci

    2 Cuban baseball players defect during North Carolina trip

    Two Cuban baseball players here in the Triangle plan to stay in our country. They defected during their visit to Cary and Durham.

    WTVD – Raleigh/Durham3 min fa
  • Argentina, Chile poised for Copa America classic

    The prospect of leading his country to a first major title in 22 years is driving Lionel Messi as Argentina meet Chile on Saturday in a Copa America final clash of the golden generations. Messi heads a star-studded Argentina desperate to write their own piece of history by winning a first…

    AFP
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    NHL star retires: Martin St-Louis over the years (25 foto)

    Martin St-Louis retired after a 16-year career in which he won a Stanley Cup, Olympic gold and recorded more than 1,000 NHL points. Not to mention, he was an inspiration to undrafted and smaller players.

    Yahoo Sports
  • 'Good loser' Nadal vows to carry on

    Rafael Nadal insisted he has no intentions of quitting tennis despite slumping to a fourth successive Wimbledon humiliation on Thursday. The 29-year-old Spaniard, who was Wimbledon champion in 2008 and 2010 and runner-up in 2006, 2007 and 2011, was humbled 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 by dreadlocked German…

    AFP
  • Jonathan Toews gets ultimate honor of having beer named after him

    He has three Stanley Cups, two Olympic gold medals, one Conn Smythe Trophy, a lake named after him and, of course, one Mark Messier Leadership Award. But one achievement Jonathan Toews had yet to earn? Having a beer named after him.

    Puck Daddy
  • Cycling-New gadgets, but legs and sweat still key to Tour

    By Julien Pretot UTRECHT, Netherlands, July 3 (Reuters) - The 102nd Tour de France has some new high-tech toys this year as the famous old race reaches out to younger fans but those old staples, legs and courage, remain the recipe for victory. Tour organisers Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), GoPro…

    Reuters
  • American Pharoah headed to Haskell for next race

    OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — American Pharoah is headed to the Jersey Shore.

    Associated Press