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LIVE: USA hosts Panama in World Cup qualifying

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 11:35pm
The United States men's national team leads Panama 2-0 in World Cup qualifying at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Jozy Altidore scored from close range in the 36th minute to give the U.S. the lead. Eddie Johnson made it 2-0 in the 52nd minute with a calm finish off a great ball from Geoff Cameron.After a last-minute win in Jamaica on Friday, the United States can go top of the qualifying group with ...    

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Woods, Garcia don't connect beyond handshake

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 6:45pm
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - Unable to arrange a private meeting, Sergio Garcia left Tiger Woods a note in his locker Tuesday at the U.S. Open with hopes of moving on from his racially charged comment and getting back to playing golf."I did leave him a note - a handwritten note," Garcia said. "And hopefully, he can take a look at it. It's a big week and I understand that it's difficult to meet up and stuff...    

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Woods, Garcia don't connect beyond handshake

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 5:39pm
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - Unable to arrange a private meeting, Sergio Garcia left Tiger Woods a note in his locker Tuesday at the U.S. Open with hopes of moving on from his racially charged comment and getting back to playing golf."I did leave him a note - a handwritten note," Garcia said. "And hopefully, he can take a look at it. It's a big week and I understand that it's difficult to meet up and stuff...    

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Rain causing problems at Merion

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 6:56pm
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - The most popular equipment Merion was not a golf club but a squeegee.More heavy rain at the U.S. Open flooded a bunker by the 11th green and filled fairways with large puddles and tiny stream. The course was closed for four hours during the first full day of practice, and shut down for good later in the afternoon.The U.S. Open returns to Merion for the first time in 32 years. A...    

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Garcia, Woods shown shaking hands on green

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 6:24pm
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia shook hands Monday on the U.S. Open practice range at Merion.It was the first time they have seen each other since Garcia jokingly said at an awards dinner in England that he would have Woods over for dinner during the U.S. Open and "we will serve fried chicken." Garcia apologized for the racially insensitive remark the next day at a news conferenc...    

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Will Nadal, Williams be unbeatable at Wimbledon?

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 2:10pm
PARIS (AP) -Right now, French Open champions Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams are as good as it gets in tennis.The next time we see them competing, at Wimbledon in two weeks, Nadal will be merely a serious contender, while Williams will be the unquestioned favorite.Both have a won-loss record of 43-2 in 2013. Nadal has won 22 matches in a row. Williams has won 31 straight, the longest single-seaso...    

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Protesters with flares interrupt French Open final

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 3:39pm
A man who jumped onto the court with a fiery flare spurting white smoke briefly interrupted the French Open final Sunday between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer. The topless spectator wearing a white mask surged from the crowd near Nadal as the Spanish player was about to serve for the second set, leading 5-1. The man had the words "Kids right" written on his belly. Security personnel wrestled the m...    

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Nadal shakes off protesters, Ferrer to win French Open

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 2:11pm
A bare-chested protestor who jumped on to court with a red flare and the dogged resistance of fellow Spaniard David Ferrer could not stop an irrepressible Rafa Nadal from storming to a record eighth French Open title with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 win on Sunday. The claycourt king was left startled in the sixth game of the second set when a man wearing a white mask leapt over from the stands and ran towards...    

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Froome wins Criterium du Dauphine race

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 12:43pm
Chris Froome won the Criterium du Dauphine race on Sunday for the first time.The British rider was second in Sunday's eighth and final stage behind stage winner Alessandro De Marchi of Italy.Overall, Froome was 58 seconds ahead of Sky Procycling teammate Richie Porte. Spain's Daniel Moreno was 2:12 back in third.Belgium's Tim Wellens led De Marchi by about 30 seconds with 3.1 miles to go in the 96...    

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Nadal wary as Ferrer finally enjoys the spotlight

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 4:12am
PARIS (Reuters) - David Ferrer is used to wearing the "best of the rest" label when it comes to Spanish claycourters, but on Sunday against Rafa Nadal the 31-year-old has the chance to add his name to the pantheon of greats.The Valencia-based player has reached the French Open final without dropping a set, and on Friday produced a ruthless display of power and accuracy to torment French hope Jo-Wi...    

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Woods, McIlroy, Scott together at US Open

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 11:05pm
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott will play together the opening two rounds of the U.S. Open next week at Merion.For the third straight year, U.S. Open officials have put the top three players in the world ranking in the same group. The feature group will start at 1:14 p.m. Thursday off the first tee, and then 7:44 a.m. starting on the 11th tee Friday.The U.S. Open discl...    

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Nadal outlasts Djokovic in epic French Open semi

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 11:05pm
Rafa Nadal displayed the athleticism and self-belief that earned him seven French Open titles to tame Novak Djokovic 6-4 3-6 6-1 6-7(3) 9-7 in a pulsating 4-1/2 hour Roland Garros semi-final on Friday. In a match of high drama featuring a point penalty, a near tumble over the net, trick-shot mishaps, warnings for time wasting and angry outbursts, it was the sinew-stretching rallies that made the d...    

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Hockey: A wringer of emotions like no other

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 11:05pm
“People’s reaction to opera the first time they see it is very dramatic. They either love it or they hate it. If they love it, they will always love it. If they don’t, they may learn to appreciate it, but it will never become a part of their soul.”— Richard Gere character in “Pretty Woman.”* * *My name is Joe, I am 46 years old, and I am learning to love hockey for the first time in my life. I hav...    

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Bryans win men's doubles title at French Open

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 11:05pm
Ten years ago, Bob and Mike Bryan were still desperate to win a Grand Slam title and were sleeping on the floor of their bargain hotel room. Their lives changed for good when they won their first major championship in 2003 at the French Open. On Saturday, the top-ranked American twins extended their record by clinching their 14th Grand Slam trophy, defeating Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut of Fra...    

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Rookie Shawn Stefani shoots 66 to lead at St. Jude

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 11:05pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Rookie Shawn Stefani overcame a quadruple bogey and shot a 4-under 66 on Saturday to take the third-round lead in the St. Jude Classic.The 31-year-old Texan blew a two-stroke lead with the quadruple bogey on No. 11, but rebounded with four birdies over his final five holes to move back atop the leaderboard. He had eight birdies to go with that quadruple bogey to reach 12-unde...    

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Secretariat's towering legacy cemented at Belmont

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 11:05pm
Rain falls on the little graveyard at Claiborne Farm. The tour guide points to the chipped and worn tombstone of Gallant Fox, the only thoroughbred to win a Triple Crown and also sire a Triple Crown winner (Omaha). That, he says, will never happen again. He points out the great Nijinsky II, who came to stud here after winning the English Triple Crown in 1970, the last English Triple Crown winner.T...    

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Palace Malice wins Belmont Stakes

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 11:05pm
The two Hall of Fame jockeys were just about nose to nose as their horses hit the middle of the final turn of the Belmont Stakes. Gary Stevens, aboard Preakness winner Oxbow, was going to relinquish the lead to the hard-charging Palace Malice, and he knew it. He glanced over to his right and looked at good friend Mike Smith and told him: "You go on with him big boy, you're moving better than me." ...    

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Williams earns first French Open win since 2002

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 11:05pm
Serena Williams proved an irresistible force once more as she powered past Maria Sharapova 6-4 6-4 to win the French Open for the second time on Saturday - 11 years after her first triumph. Defending champion Sharapova threw everything at the 31-year-old Williams but came up short as the American became the oldest woman to lift the Suzanne Lenglen Cup since tennis turned professional in 1968. Apar...    

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Embattled Hermann addresses past in visit to RU

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 9:47pm
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Incoming athletic director Julie Hermann believes her failure to deal professionally with players, on and off the court as a volleyball coach at Tennessee, has taught her much and that's part of the reason she is "uniquely qualified" to run Rutgers' scandal-plagued department.Time will tell.Speaking to reporters briefly during a campus visit Wednesday, the embattled Hermann...    

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Baseball union says league interviewing players in new drug probe

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 1:31pm
The Major League Baseball players union, on the defensive after a new steroid scandal erupted in the sport, said Wednesday that the league is interviewing players in a probe into a Miami clinic but urged people not to rush to judgment.The disclosure came after ESPN reported that baseball would seek to penalize players, including New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez and Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ry...    

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