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  • Nibali set to win Tour; Martin wins time trial

    Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, strains during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time-trial over 54 kilometers (33.6 miles) with start in Bergerac and finish in Perigueux, France, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PERIGUEUX, France (AP) — Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France and two Frenchmen will join him on the podium after a dramatic penultimate stage on Saturday.




  • Golf-European Tour Russian Open scores
    July 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Russian Open at the par-72 course on Saturday in Moscow 203 David Horsey (Britain) 65 68 70 Peter Whiteford (Britain) 66 71 66 207 Scott Jamieson (Britain) 66 72 69 Andrea Pavan (Italy) 73 70 64 Thomas Pieters (Belgium) 67 68 72 209 Damien McGrane (Ireland) 69 71 69 Gary Boyd (Britain) 69 68 72 Sam Hutsby (Britain) 72 67 70 210 Soren Hansen (Denmark) 72 69 69 Jamie McLeary (Britain) 68 72 70 211 Krister Eriksson (Sweden) 72 68 71 Adrian Otaegui (Spain) 70 73 68 Maximilian Kieffer (Germany) 67 71 73 Javier Colomo (Spain) 72 68 71 212 ...

  • Lakers mum on report Scott offered coaching job

    File photo of Byron Scott, who, reports say, has been offered the head coaching job at the Los Angeles Lakers, although the team has refused to comment on the issueLos Angeles (AFP) - The Los Angeles Lakers declined to comment on reports they had offered Byron Scott their head coaching job.




  • Furyk seizes share of Canadian Open lead

    Jim Furyk tees off on the eighth hole during the second round of the RBC Canadian Open at the Royal Montreal Golf Club on July 25, 2014 in MontrealUS veteran Jim Furyk fired a bogey-free seven-under 63 on Friday to seize a share of the Canadian Open second-round lead alongside Tim Petrovic with home hope Graham DeLaet lurking. Petrovic joined Furyk on 10-under 130 with a four-under par 66, while DeLaet, like Furyk, matched the Royal Montreal Golf Club's Blue Course record with a 63 for 132. DeLaet shared third place on eight-under with American Kyle Stanley, who posted a 67. Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell carded a 65 for 133, heading a group that also included American Justin Hicks (67), Scott Brown (66) and Andrew Svoboda (66).




  • US LPGA stars hope Phelps' golden touch rubs off

    US golfer Paula Creamer tees off during the second round of the LGPA International Crown at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Maryland, on July 25, 2014For America's team of LPGA stars at the International Crown, winning twice Friday after a humbling start was nice, but handshakes with US Olympic swim star Michael Phelps were priceless. Phelps, whose record haul of 22 Olympic medals includes 18 golds, greeted Paula Creamer and Stacy Lewis at the eighth hole of their 2-up triumph over Spain's Azahara Munoz and Carlotta Ciganda in the eight-team global match-play event. "I have to say that the highlight of the day was shaking Michael Phelps's hand," Creamer said. "Yeah, Michael Phelps, I almost fell over."




  • DeLaet well placed to end Canadian title drought

    PGA: RBC Canadian Open-Second Round(Reuters) - Canada's Graham DeLaet has his sights set on ending one of golf's oldest title droughts, and was in "a great position" just two shots behind leaders Jim Furyk and Tim Petrovic after the Canadian Open second round in Montreal. No Canadian has won the country's national open since Pat Fletcher in 1954, and DeLaet will start the weekend within striking distance after reeling off nine birdies in a seven-under-par 63 on Royal Montreal's Blue Course on Friday. Not since Mike Weir led at the halfway mark 10 years ago has a Canadian been so well-placed after two rounds. Left-hander Weir went on to lose to Vijay Singh in a playoff.




  • Lakers close to naming Scott as coach: reports

    Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott walks off the court after being ejected during their NBA basketball game in TorontoBy Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three months after coach Mike D'Antoni resigned, the struggling Los Angeles Lakers are expected to offer former player Byron Scott the job, multiple media outlets reported on Friday. According to ESPN and the Los Angeles Times, the Lakers have begun contract negotiations with Scott and are likely to reach an agreement within the next few days. Scott, 53, was a three-time NBA champion with the Lakers during their triumphant 'Showtime' era in the 1980s and has worked as a head coach in the league for 13 years, most recently with the Cleveland Cavaliers.




  • Seahawks star Lynch absent from training camp

    Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks sits in front of the media during an availability January 29, 2014 in Jersey City, New JerseyAs expected, star running back Marshawn Lynch failed to show for the first day of Super Bowl champion Seattle's pre-season training camp over contract issues. Seahawks general manager John Schneider addressed the situation on the team's flagship radio station without saying whether the team was willing to satisfy Lynch's demand to restructure the last two years on his contract. Lynch ran 301 times for 1,257 yards and 12 touchdowns and caught 36 passes for 316 yards and two touchdowns, last season to help Seattle reach the Super Bowl, where they routed Denver 43-8.




  • Unbeaten Japan leads Crown chase after fightback

    Japanese golfer Sakura Yokomine tees off during the LGPA International Crown at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Maryland, on July 25, 2014Sakura Yokomine sank a 15-foot par putt at 18 to complete an astonishing fightback and keep Japan undefeated and atop the field Friday at the LPGA International Crown matches. Standing 6-down with seven holes to play, Yokomine and Ai Miyazato rallied to split two points with Australia's Katherine Kirk and Lindsey Wright. Mika Miyazato and Mamiko Higa also rallied in a 3-and-2 win over Karrie Webb and Minjee Lee. Thailand were next on five points and Taiwan, South Korea and the United States all had four points entering Saturday's final four-ball matches.




  • Wizards' Wall added to U.S. national team roster

    NBA: Playoffs-Indiana Pacers at Washington Wizards(Reuters) - NBA All-Star guard John Wall of the Washington Wizards has been added to the U.S. national team roster following the withdrawal of Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin, USA Basketball announced on Friday. "We are excited that John is now able to participate in our training camp. He had an outstanding season with the Wizards and was a strong performer for us at last year's national team mini-camp," USA Basketball chief Jerry Colangelo said in a statement.