• McIlroy: Not my job to grow the game
McIlroy: Not my job to grow the game

However, many players have cited concerns over Zika, a mosquito-borne virus which has been linked to defects in newborn babies and Guillain-Barre, a rare neurological syndrome which causes temporary paralysis in adults. "I don't know myself of a banned substance that could help a golfer across the board, with driving, with putting, with concentrati...

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  • Home Run Derby participation does not hurt second-half performance
Home Run Derby participation does not hurt second-half performance

Frazier lost in the final round to Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins, 20-13. Pederson hit 13 home runs in the first round of the 2015 Home Run Derby and that was more than the seven Dodgers' past participants. Luckily for the Marlins, MLB Advanced Media, who is in charge of team sites, does not allow a conditional promotion such as th...

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  • Bills draft pick arrested in Arkansas on misdemeanor charge
Bills draft pick arrested in Arkansas on misdemeanor charge

Jonathan Williams, a former running back for the Arkansas Razorbacks, was charged with driving while intoxicated early Thursday by Fayetteville police. According to the report, Williams refused a breath test on the advice of his agent, but officers booked him after they conducted sobriety tests. The officer asked Williams to leave the vehicle and...

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  • No wind, abundant birdies at start of British Open
No wind, abundant birdies at start of British Open

How to watch the British Open 2016? He deftly batted away a couple from the tabloid press here, including one about his feelings on the outcome of the U.S. 2 and has links pedigree after a second at a tempestuous Royal St George's in 2011. And he's been putting well, as evidenced by his on-the-green performance at Oakmont.

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  • Spieth: Olympic Withdrawal 'Hardest Decision I've Ever Made'
Spieth: Olympic Withdrawal 'Hardest Decision I've Ever Made'

Rory McIlroy has said that golf needs to start taking drug-testing seriously if it is to be seen as a mainstream sport. "I didn't get into golf to try to grow the game, I tried to get into golf to win championships and win major championships ", he said.

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  • Wins Quaker State 400
Wins Quaker State 400

Keselowski, Logano and Team Penske have now won all three of this year's experimental low, low downforce or less sideforce races. This is something I'm not going to forget. It's a timeline thing, everybody does it. But NASCAR slapped him with a passing penalty as he speed up approaching his pit stall. It was so hard to pass.

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  • Georgia's Kirby Smart excited about first SEC Media Days as head coach
Georgia's Kirby Smart excited about first SEC Media Days as head coach

Nick is working hard. "In that time, I've had the great benefit of being to every venue in the SEC, and the passion and energy that this conference exudes is incredible". We're going to play the best player that gives us the best opportunity to win football games. "I'm sure there's a lot of things that could have been done in a lot of different s...

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  • Charles Barkley on racial stereotypes: 'Some black people are crooks'
Charles Barkley on racial stereotypes: 'Some black people are crooks'

It's just easier for him to never sign up and let other people make mistakes. We've got to do better as black people. "The cops have made some mistakes; black people have made some mistakes", Barkley said . He added that 'there's a lot of blame to go around but I'm not going to get on TV and yell like all these other idiots'. Barkley said he...

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  • Olympics roundup: Felix edged in bid for 200-400 double
Olympics roundup: Felix edged in bid for 200-400 double

While Conley's third place marked the return of a familiar face to the Olympic stage, the biggest news on the final night of the trials was made by a 16-year-old from Scotch Plains, N.J. In an interview with NJ.com, Sydney McLaughlin admitted that whenever she fails to make to the Olympic Team this year, she already had a game plan.

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  • Sydney McLaughlin, 16, becomes youngest US Olympic track athlete
Sydney McLaughlin, 16, becomes youngest US Olympic track athlete

However, an ankle injury suffered in May affected her preparation for the trials. McLaughlin had originally planned to contest the World Junior track and field championships in Poland later this month, but said Sunday she will evaluate her plans now that the Olympics are on the horizon.

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  • Results of probe into Russian doping to be issued Monday
Results of probe into Russian doping to be issued Monday

Bach said the case of Stepanova, who first made allegations of doping in Russian athletics, would need special permission under the Olympic Charter. Bach said he could not speculate on what the report might say or what the consequences might be, but stressed that the International Olympic Committee would take the rights of individual athletes int...

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  • David Ortiz got new hand tattoo to commemorate All-Star Games
David Ortiz got new hand tattoo to commemorate All-Star Games

Marlins ace Jose Fernandez suggested that he would groove Ortiz a fastball, and Cubs lefty Jon Lester described how he would greet his former Boston teammate with fastballs. Ortiz helped the Red Sox end their 86-year World Series title drought in 2004, and then helped them win the Series in 2007 and 2013, when he was chosen as MVP.

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  • Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas lead United States of America gymnastics team for Rio
Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas lead United States of America gymnastics team for Rio

This team will be the overwhelming favorite to win a team gold medal in Rio and there is also a chance for many other individual event medals. Raisman and Douglas both competed on the gold medal-winning 2012 Olympic team. Having barely avoided a premature end to her Olympic comeback, Douglas says she is ready to embrace every set between now an R...

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  • How much should Celtics give up for Blake Griffin?
How much should Celtics give up for Blake Griffin?

Then, the best way for them to get something out of Westbrook's plan to jump into free agency next summer is to trade him as early as now. "Not only are (some GMs) hearing that Westbrook will get traded, it's that it will be sooner rather than later, before the season starts, and the most likely destination is the Boston Celtics ", Beck said ...

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  • I'll watch Olympics, but not golf: McIlroy
I'll watch Olympics, but not golf: McIlroy

Carla Camurati, director of culture for the Rio Olympics, said the posters were meant to highlight the variations in a country of 200 million that is made up former African slaves, native peoples, Europeans from Portugal and across Europe, Japanese - and mixtures of many more.

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  • UEFA EURO News: France in awe of 'our little Monsieur Plus
UEFA EURO News: France in awe of 'our little Monsieur Plus

It was a very hard match and Germany had the most chances in the first half, controlling the ball and tempo with nearly 65% possession of the ball. "We've already written history". They are a decent side with a few top players and in a tournament that has lacked a team boasting real quality, Griezmann is the man to carry France to a victory i...

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  • Antonio Conte talks Chelsea tactics as Italian is unveiled as Blues boss
Antonio Conte talks Chelsea tactics as Italian is unveiled as Blues boss

Those players are in other teams. Chelsea belongs in the Champions League and we must stay there. "Over the next four years I will try to help the team win more trophies", he added. Then you decide. In the past, I started my season with the other teams with one idea of football, and then I changed because I saw that these players, or the syst...

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  • Kerber holds her own in final against Williams
Kerber holds her own in final against Williams

Kerber will move up to No. 2 in the rankings next week behind Williams, who has been No. 1 since February 2013. "I don't think that the answer is to continue to shoot our young black men in the United States", Williams added. The victory at Wimbledon a year ago raised her Grand Slam title count to 21, where it remained until Saturday. "But it's...

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  • England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's
England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

But Bayliss was outvoted at a selection meeting last week by Angus Fraser, Mick Newell and James Whitaker who all wanted to hold Anderson back for the second Test at Old Trafford next week after his shoulder injury. 3 batsman Azhar Ali scoring two centuries. Wahab Riaz also initiated a war of words with English batsman Joe Root. "It's an advant...

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  • England seamer Ball to make test debut against Pakistan at Lord's
England seamer Ball to make test debut against Pakistan at Lord's

There can be no way back", he said . "The way they've dealt with it has been really good and it's given me time to get my head around it". "But as a bowler he has the power". England captain Alastair Cook has speculated that Amir could face a hostile reception from the crowd at Lord's but Misbah backed the left-arm quick to let his cricket ...

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