• Olympic golf? I won't even watch on TV, says Rory McIlroy
Olympic golf? I won't even watch on TV, says Rory McIlroy

Player, who is also the captain of South Africa's first Olympic golf team, said he wouldn't blame the Olympic Committee for kicking golf out of future games as a result of so many notable players refusing to attend. 8 Adam Scott in opting out. "Yeah, I think I would have elaborated a little bit on the "grow-the-game" comment, " McIlroy said. "M...

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  • Tim Duncan thanks teammates, coaches, fans in open letter
Tim Duncan thanks teammates, coaches, fans in open letter

And while scores of basketball fans around the world are still reeling from the news, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich can't begin to fathom what it would be like to start a new season without his stalwart. He's made livings for hundreds of us, staff and coaches, over the years, and never said a word. He led the Spurs to five NBA Champions...

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  • Red Sox reach $3.65M deal with 17-year-old pitcher Groome
Red Sox reach $3.65M deal with 17-year-old pitcher Groome

Pomeranz spoke with manager John Farrell late Thursday, is slated to arrive Saturday and throw his first bullpen session for the Red Sox on Sunday. "We had him rated high up on our board and we think he is a guy who could be in our rotation one day". "We have to focus on winning series, especially against teams that are in our division", Yan...

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  • Pete Rose calls David Ortiz 'borderline' Hall of Famer
Pete Rose calls David Ortiz 'borderline' Hall of Famer

Before the game, Ortiz was asked to speak to the AL squad - some of whom are half his age. "I got to experience that today". "But sometimes, you've got to do what you've got to do to win the game". For his abundance of clutch postseason hits, he earned the moniker "Senor Octubre". Ortiz's successor will have some big shoes to fill as he ranks...

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  • New PM May to hand out more cabinet jobs
New PM May to hand out more cabinet jobs

Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said the German leader hasn't personally met May yet but "will certainly have contact with her soon". She kept Michael Fallon as defence minister, while former energy minister Amber Rudd was promoted to May's old interior minister job at the Home Office.

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  • Mickelson shines in wind and rain, keeps British Open lead
Mickelson shines in wind and rain, keeps British Open lead

Soren Kjeldsen of Denmark made a couple of early birdies to get within three shots of the leader. Keegan Bradley (-7) - Bradley was woeful on the greens heading into the week. Mickelson almost aced the famous "Postage Stamp", his ball rolling right up next to the cup at the 123-yard eighth hole for a tap-in birdie. "I played like Ben Hogan to...

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  • Pakistan's Mohammad Amir denied as England dominate in first Test
Pakistan's Mohammad Amir denied as England dominate in first Test

The Pakistan leg-spinner removed England batsmen Joe Root, James Vince and the recalled Gary Ballance to leave the home side 153 for four at tea, after Pakistan were bowled out for 339. And in just the second over the conditions played their part as Alex Hales (6) edged the latter to Azhar Ali. Amir had begun his six-wicket performance here i...

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  • Chicago Tribune trolls Bulls, Dwyane Wade with old age joke
Chicago Tribune trolls Bulls, Dwyane Wade with old age joke

In addition to the merchandise sale, the Heat will honor Wade with photo galleries, graphics and videos on the team's digital and social media platforms; images of Wade on the 3,400 sq. According to the news site, Wade has agreed to sign a two-year deal with Chicago , which is worth around $47 million. Wade and Miami had gone through negotiati...

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  • Fertitta Brothers Sell UFC for $4bn After Buying For $2m
Fertitta Brothers Sell UFC for $4bn After Buying For $2m

The Fertitta brothers , along with White, bought the mixed martial arts organisation for €2m in 2001 before UFC grew into one of the biggest brands in combat sports. WME is no stranger to UFC talent, as the talent agency already represents the promotion's biggest star in Ronda Rousey . "IMG to continue to take this sport to the next level".

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  • Toto Wolff considers Mercedes team orders after latest Hamilton-Rosberg incident
Toto Wolff considers Mercedes team orders after latest Hamilton-Rosberg incident

Rosberg was on course to head into Sunday's British Grand Prix with a 31-point lead over Hamilton, but after he limped home in fourth following damage sustained to his front wing in the crash, and with Hamilton taking the chequered flag, the margin of his advantage is now a slender 11.

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  • Diamondbacks option struggling Shelby Miller to Reno
Diamondbacks option struggling Shelby Miller to Reno

The Diamondbacks announced on Thursday evening that struggling starter Shelby Miller has been optioned to Triple-A Reno. "I mean, if I go down there and figure some things out, build some strength in my pitches ... Arizona sent Atlanta young outfielder Ender Incaiarte, top infield prospect and 2015 first overall pick Dansby Swanson and fire-balli...

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  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says Her Recent Statements On Donald Trump Were 'Ill-Advised'
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says Her Recent Statements On Donald Trump Were 'Ill-Advised'

She promises to be more circumspect in the future. While a position on the SCOTUS bench is normally marked by a conservative or liberal stance, the justices are normally expected to refrain from making politically biased comments, if only to protect the integrity of the court.

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  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Miss Manchester United's Pre-Season Tour in China
Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Miss Manchester United's Pre-Season Tour in China

That works out well for Mourinho and United as four of his first six league matches will commence in the earlier portion of the day. The 34-year-old broke power records during his medical for United and continues to make his mark at his new club with the official announcement of the one-year deal on Instagram.

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  • Tory leadership: Ruth Davidson backs Theresa May
Tory leadership: Ruth Davidson backs Theresa May

Leadsom, who entered Parliament in 2010 after a career in financial services, has less political experience than May, and has faced allegations from rivals that she exaggerated her experience in the financial sector. After the vote Theresa May said that Britain needs "strong, proven leadership" to handle Brexit negotiations and unite the country. ...

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  • Egypt- Tour de France: Cummings best in stage 7
Egypt- Tour de France: Cummings best in stage 7

Adam Yates, a British rider, was hit by the collapsed arch and reached the finish with a bloodied chin. Lorenzo Lapage, the sports director of Orica-Bike Exchange - the team which Yates races for - said: "He (Yates) was on his own when it happened, the arch fell in front of him and he did not have time to brake so he did a somersault and fell o...

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  • Mercedes withdraws Rosberg penalty appeal
Mercedes withdraws Rosberg penalty appeal

While they initially lodged notice of their intention to appeal the penalty, Mercedes have now released a statement saying they "accept the stewards' interpretations of the regulations and their decision". And seven days after chastising Hamilton for his part in a "brainless" move that saw him crash with Rosberg on the final lap of the Austrian...

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  • Newcastle must come back with ANOTHER bid for Scotland worldwide - here's why
Newcastle must come back with ANOTHER bid for Scotland worldwide - here's why

The club is angling for around £6m for the defender, and Newcastle United is believed to have made an improved offer of now £5.5m. Blackburn defender Grant Hanley's proposed switch to Newcastle United could earn more than £500,000 for Crewe Alex.

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  • Tigers score 3 in 7th, rally to beat Royals 4-2
Tigers score 3 in 7th, rally to beat Royals 4-2

Batting just.235, he has also managed just nine home runs and 38 RBI alongside an underwhelming. But in the seventh, Hochevar allowed a game-tying home run to Tyler Collins . "It feels great, definitely", Collins said. They should be able to find some runs against Kennedy and get the win. The Detroit Tigers are hosting the Kansas City Royals ...

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  • Peyton Manning statue at Lucas Oil Stadium to be completed by 2017
Peyton Manning statue at Lucas Oil Stadium to be completed by 2017

The Patriots won their third Super Bowl in four years, but Brady ultimately didn't have to do all that much during New England's playoff run. Peyton Manning has more time than he's ever had before, so he's writing letters! There were plenty of Peyton references throughout the night.

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  • Former Sooner Track and Field Stars Headed to the 2016 Olympics
Former Sooner Track and Field Stars Headed to the 2016 Olympics

On day one she finished second in all her events except the shot put, typically her worst event, where she placed 17th. The U.S. begins Olympic play August 6 against China. It's a long journey, but we got the job done. It didn't matter if I had to run a 29-second last 200 meters, I would have. Asked what she loved most about Felix , McLaughlin...

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