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  • Defending champion Sloane Stephens knocked out in U.S. Open quarterfinals

    September 4, 2018 7:07 PM 17

    Stephens, one of the best defenders in the game, squandered all seven break-point chances in the first set, missing out a chance for early momentum during a lengthy third game of the match. She couldn’t convert four chances to break in that game that lasted 18 points, and Sevastova then quickly broke her for a 3-1 lead. Stephens then couldn’t convert

  • Thompson, Olynyk, Joseph headline Canada’s list of NBA players for second round of FIBA World Cup qualifying

    September 4, 2018 3:23 PM 10

    Cleveland’s Tristan Thompson and Miami’s Kelly Olynyk are among the six NBA players on Canadian coach Roy Rana’s training camp roster for next week’s FIBA World Cup qualifying game against Brazil. The two are joined by Khem Birch and Justin Jackson (Orlando Magic), Dillon Brooks (Memphis Grizzlies), and Cory Joseph (Indiana Pacers). Canada, which went 5-1 through

  • Nike decides a Kaepernick deal is worth the backlash

    September 4, 2018 2:10 PM 12

    The backlash started just hours after Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who sparked controversy for kneeling during the national anthem, tweeted that he’s starring in Nike’s iconic “Just Do It” ad campaign. Following the announcement, the hashtags #BoycottNike and #JustBurnIt started trending on Twitter. Some angry consumers

  • Bryson DeChambeau makes it two in a row in his FedEx Cup quest

    September 4, 2018 12:47 AM 16

    Cameron Smith, of Australia, tried to make a run at him with a pair of late birdies. But DeChambeau answered with a birdie on No. 15 to keep his lead at two shots. Needing an eagle to catch him on the par-5 18th, Smith came up short and into the hazard that left him with a bogey. Justin Rose birdied three of his last four holes for a 68 and wound up alone

  • Ronaldo, Salah, Modric make FIFA shortlist, Messi doesn’t

    September 3, 2018 11:19 PM 18

    Ronaldo left Madrid after the Champions League final win over Liverpool to join Juventus. Salah was injured in the final but was recognized for his Premier League record 32 goals for Liverpool. The women’s player shortlist is headed by five-time winner Marta of Brazil. The Orlando Pride player is up against Lyon teammates Ada Hegerberg of Norway and Dzsenifer

  • Bills’ McCoy still eligible for season opener during home invasion probe

    September 3, 2018 8:49 PM 11

    Running back LeSean McCoy is eligible to play in the Buffalo Bills’ season opener on Sunday at Baltimore and there are no plans to place him on the commissioner’s exempt list, the NFL said Monday. Police in Georgia continue to investigate a July home invasion at a house owned by McCoy, during which his former girlfriend was allegedly injured. No criminal

  • Redblacks linebacker Kyries Hebert suspended for second time this season

    September 3, 2018 3:22 PM 11

    “I’ve had over 800 career tackles and I’ve been in trouble five times maybe, so the ratio is not like it’s an every play incident where I have a play that’s illegal,” said Hebert. “I want to clean it up, the most important thing is our team and for me to be available to them.” Hebert also said after his Week 3 suspension that he knows he has little room for error

  • Marina Alex rallies to win her first LPGA Tour title

    September 3, 2018 1:56 AM 14

    Alex matched the course record with a 62 on Thursday, then shot 71-71 to begin the final round six strokes behind Women’s British Open champion Hall. Hall had a 75. The 22-year-old Englishwoman played the front nine in 2 over, with bogeys on the par-4 first and par-5 seventh. Australia’s Minjee Lee, two strokes behind playing partner Hall entering round

  • Blue Jays end road trip on high in Miami

    September 2, 2018 8:26 PM 12

    Reid-Foley allowed one run and four hits with one walk in his third major league start. The 23-year-old righty struck out the side in the first inning and worked himself out of a no-out, bases-loaded jam in the fifth with just one run scoring. Thomas Pannone pitched the final two innings for Toronto. Miami starter Jeff Brigham made his major-league debut

  • Webb Simpson holds lead at Dell Technologies Championship

    September 2, 2018 1:07 AM 11

    He is more interested in doing well enough, often enough, to be consistently among the elite. “I don’t want to just have a couple of good years and have it go away for two years,” Simpson said. “There are a few guys that are always top 10 in the world. I want to do that.” Jordan Spieth showed signs of getting on track, despite opening with two straight