• Milos Raonic To Skip Rio Olympics Over Zika Fears
Milos Raonic To Skip Rio Olympics Over Zika Fears

Family is much too important for me and I can't risk not being able to have one of my own after my career in tennis is over. I am very proud to have competed for Canada at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, and on the world stage at several Davis Cup events.

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  • NBA great Nate Thurmond, Hall of Fame center, dies at 74
NBA great Nate Thurmond, Hall of Fame center, dies at 74

With the Bulls, on October 18, 1974, Thurmond had 22 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists and 12 blocks against the Hawks. He averaged 15 points and 15 rebounds for his career, but he played 11 of his 14 seasons with the Warriors, where he enjoyed his greatest success.

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  • Mickelson leads with good golf and good side of draw
Mickelson leads with good golf and good side of draw

The front nine is playing much easier, with the wind mostly at the players' backs. Rory McIlroy, the 2014 Open victor who missed last year's championship due to injury, was rather more upbeat after his two-under round of 69. Despite making the cut, Spieth admitted defeat in pursuit of his first Open championship. But in a procession of golf's F...

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  • Von Miller signs record-breaking $160m deal with Broncos
Von Miller signs record-breaking $160m deal with Broncos

As a practical matter, Miller is likely guaranteed to make at least $78 million under the contract. Whether or not there was animosity between Von Miller and John Elway during these last few months, whether or not Von cropped Elway out of a photo, whether or not Von ever intended on holding out next season, none of it matters any more.

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  • Super Serena wins seventh Wimbledon
Super Serena wins seventh Wimbledon

Serena Williams and Venus Williams have won their 14th Grand Slam doubles titles together, beating the team of Timea Babos and Yaroslava Shvedova in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. 'Literally one day when I woke up I felt different. She then was beaten in the Australian and French Open finals. "I played my best so what else could I do?" "I don't...

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  • Halep to meet Sevastova in final of Bucharest Open
Halep to meet Sevastova in final of Bucharest Open

Top-seeded Simona Halep made her way back to the Bucharest Open quarterfinals, surviving a late wobble to advance past Bulgarian qualifier Isabella Shinikova 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday. Sevastova won her only WTA title in 2010, and didn't reach a final again until the Wimbledon warmup at Mallorca last month. Halep will next face Montenegro's Danka K...

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  • Hunter-Reay eager for more good memories in Toronto
Hunter-Reay eager for more good memories in Toronto

It's something that he would like to do once again Sunday on the streets surrounding Exhibition Place. "You have one weekend where you're like the biggest jerk on the planet and everyone hates you and then the next weekend you have an unbelievable weekend and you're like the messiah again".

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  • Tour de France Odds 7/11/16 - Leader Chris Froome remains the favorite
Tour de France Odds 7/11/16 - Leader Chris Froome remains the favorite

Adam Yates is riding the Tour de France aiming for the general classification for the first time and so far he has been doing pretty well thanks to a no-nonsense approach to the three-week race. I showed that already in the Vuelta previous year and I'm so, so happy. Most were surprised when the Movistar rider failed to attack late in Sunday's sta...

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  • Blue Jays' Estrada may miss next start with sore lower back
Blue Jays' Estrada may miss next start with sore lower back

The Blue Jays slugger bumped home plate umpire Vic Carapazza in the first inning of Friday's 2-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians when the two got into a heated argument arguing balls and strikes. Team president and CEO Mark Shapiro spoke to Cleveland reporters (including MLB.com's Jordan Bastian ) about a variety of topics, including his trans...

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  • Mariners manager Scott Servais on Taijuan Walker: 'It's just not there'
Mariners manager Scott Servais on Taijuan Walker: 'It's just not there'

The Houston Astros look to sweep the Seattle Mariners late Wednesday night. Houston RHP Will Harris was named to the American League All-Star team and OF George Springer is one of the five AL players named to the Final Vote balloting for the last All-Star roster spot.

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  • Hendricks, 4 Relievers Throw 5-Hitter, Cubs Beat Rangers 6-0
Hendricks, 4 Relievers Throw 5-Hitter, Cubs Beat Rangers 6-0

Rangers RHP Yu Darvish (2-0, 2.87 ERA) returns from the disabled list and starts Saturday against Cubs RHP Jason Hammel (7-5, 3.46). Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. "We pitched and really played defense today", manager Joe Maddon said. "It just brings that sense of comfort to the team and gives you a jump-start for the whole Series",...

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  • Tim Tebow won't be speaking at the GOP convention
Tim Tebow won't be speaking at the GOP convention

Noland says being a delegate isn't about towing the party line, and that Trump isn't beholden to politics as usual. "When we don't have closed primaries, when we don't have some system - whether it's a closed primary or a convention or something that draws a distinction between us and the other people, those who are Republicans and those who are ...

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  • Trump Questions Ruth Bader Ginsburg Mental Capacity
Trump Questions Ruth Bader Ginsburg Mental Capacity

He really has an ego. "How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? " she asked. With the Republican National Convention taking place next week, it will very likely rally a lot of Republicans who have reservations about him to his corner.

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  • Trump introduces Gov Pence as 'my partner in this campaign'
Trump introduces Gov Pence as 'my partner in this campaign'

There appeared to be as many Trump supporters as journalists in attendance at the announcemetn, as the businessman's backers filled five rows of seats in a Hilton ballroom that was not expanded to its full size. "By picking Mike Pence as his running mate, Donald Trump has doubled down on some of his most disturbing beliefs by choosing an incredibly...

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  • Brad Keselowski wins for the first time at Daytona
Brad Keselowski wins for the first time at Daytona

It was Keselowski's fifth career Sprint Cup Series restrictor-plate win but his first at Daytona. Both Busch and Gibson pointed the finger at Joey Logano, who they cited for being too aggressive in going for the win as Logano tagged Busch's rear bumper off Turn 4 causing him to slide through the frontstretch infield.

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  • Chandler Parsons, Dallas Mavericks will definitely part ways
Chandler Parsons, Dallas Mavericks will definitely part ways

After Whiteside and Batum announced max contracts with their previous teams early Friday morning, Conley was the Mavericks' last hope with a big fish. Conley does have familiarity in Memphis in that he and a core group, which include Zach Randolph , Marc Gasol and Tony Allen , have advanced to the playoffs every year since the 2010-2011 season.

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  • JBJ With 2 Hits In All-Star Game
JBJ With 2 Hits In All-Star Game

And just like that, Ortiz was gone from sight and headed out of town. He was the only available pitcher who could have worked more than two innings. As Ortiz explained in hindsight, this is the way things were mapped out from the outset.

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  • Boise State's Ostrander fails to qualify for Rio Games
Boise State's Ostrander fails to qualify for Rio Games

So the three-time world champion waited for Karolyi to call her name late Sunday night at the end of an emotionally draining Olympic Gymnastics Trials. "I'm here just for fun". It didn't matter if I had to run a 29-second last 200 meters, I would have. Coming back from the injury, I wasn't sure where my fitness was at, and there is always the fea...

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  • Carrick's report on 1st week under Jose Mourinho
Carrick's report on 1st week under Jose Mourinho

The Portuguese takes charge of the reds for the very first time in a friendly against Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium and the fans around the world will be excited upon viewing the starting lineup. Marca report that Rojo - who the publication claim cost €20m when Louis van Gaal signed him from Sporting Lisbon in 2014 - is a transfer target for Vi...

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  • Lower NBA cap for 2017-18 may trouble Warriors
Lower NBA cap for 2017-18 may trouble Warriors

The players get about 51 percent of Basketball-Related Income no matter what. However, the shortfall was almost half as big as expected, according to Pincus . That challenge was just projected to be $5 million more hard. In a case of the rich get richer, he signed with the Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors for a reported $54.3 mill...

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