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UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 7:14 p.m.

Brooks Koepka takes 2-shot lead at PGA Championship and goes for another major

Two-time U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka took a step toward adding a third major to his short list of victories. Koepka bullied rain-softened Bellerive on Saturday on the front nine …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 9:10 p.m.

Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas, top-ranked Rafael Nadal reach Toronto final

Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas became the youngest player to beat four straight top-10 players in an event since the ATP World Tour was established in 1990, outlasting Kevin Anderson 6-7 …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 6:22 p.m.

Simona Halep, weary and aching, reaches Montreal final

A weary Simona Halep, upset over how her matches are scheduled, beat Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-1 to reach the final Rogers Cup final. The top-ranked Romanian will play for the …


Gary Woodland keeps his record and the lead at PGA Championship

Gary Woodland gets to keep his 36-hole record at the PGA Championship and some company in the record book. Tony Finau capped off one of the craziest rounds of his …


U.S. beats Japan 4-3 to reach final of softball worlds

Pitcher Rachel Garcia drives in the winning run in the eighth inning to lift the United States to a 4-3 win over Japan and into the final of the women’s …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 5:38 p.m.

PGA Championship notebook: The best Zach Johnson? Club pro 1 shot better than more well-known counterpart

There are two players going by the same name this week at the PGA Championship: Zach Johnson of Cedar Rapids, the two-time major winner, and Zach Johnson from Davis Park …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 5:32 p.m.

Gary Woodland sets scoring record but leads by only a stroke at rain-soaked PGA Championship

Gary Woodland followed up a great start with a round good enough to get him in the record book at the PGA Championship. Woodland had no choice but to play …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

Sloane Stephens reaches Rogers Cup semifinals

U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens romped into the Rogers Cup semifinals, beating Anastasija Sevastova 6-2, 6-2.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 7:37 p.m.

Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas upsets defending champ Alexander Zverev

Stefanos Tsitsipas pulled off another upset at the Rogers Cup, and top-seeded Rafael Nadal rallied at night to join the Greek teenager in the semifinals. Tsitsipas saved two match points …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 10:10 a.m.

Former Tour champion Jan Ullrich arrested over alleged attack

Former Tour de France champion Jan Ullrich was arrested early Friday and is being investigated for attempted manslaughter after allegedly attacking an escort at a Frankfurt hotel.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 7:51 p.m.

No sweat: Tiger Woods changes shirt and game to stay in mix at PGA Championship

Tiger Woods was 3-over par after the first two holes at the PGA Championship. He changed shirts before the third hole and his game got better. Woods scratched back to …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

Gary Woodland feels at home in Missouri, leads PGA Championship with 64

Kansas-bred Gary Woodland is feeling right at home in enemy territory in Missouri. He delivered his best performance in a major Thursday at the PGA Championship with a 64 to …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 7:38 p.m.

U.S. Open champ Sloane Stephens advances in Montreal

U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals, beating Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 7-5. U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals, beating Carla …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas upsets Novak Djokovic in Toronto

Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas upset Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3 in the Rogers Cup. The 19-year-old Tsitsipas broke the ninth-seeded Serb’s serve early in the third set …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 6:02 p.m.

Justin Thomas steps out of the shadow of Jordan Spieth as PGA champion

Since winning the PGA Championship last year, along with four more victories, Justin Thomas has stepped out of the shadow of Jordan Spieth and other young stars and into his …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 8:57 p.m.

Maria Sharapova advances at Rogers Cup

Maria Sharapova advanced to the second round of the Rogers Cup with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over qualifier Sesil Karatantcheva of Bulgaria. Play resumed under the afternoon sun with Sharapova …


U.S. teacher rows solo across Atlantic in record time

A high school science teacher from Cincinnati, Ohio, has rowed solo across the Atlantic Ocean, setting a record for a west-to-east crossing.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Henry Cejudo upsets Demetrious Johnson, T.J. Dillashaw stops Cody Garbrandt at UFC 227

Henry Cejudo ended Demetrious Johnson’s nearly six-year reign as the UFC flyweight champion with a split-decision victory and a stunning upset. T.J. Dillashaw also defended his bantamweight title with a …


Eleider Alvarez KO’s Sergey Kovalev to win 175-pound title

Eleider Alvarez dropped Sergey Kovalev three times in a brutal seventh round and won the 175-pound championship by knockout at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Alvarez ran his record to …


Nicolas Lodeiro and Will Bruin score late, Sounders beat Minnesota 2-1

Nicolas Lodeiro and Will Bruin scored stoppage-time goals to give the Seattle Sounders a 2-1 victory over Minnesota United. After Minnesota United’s Miguel Ibarra was called for a handball, Lodeiro …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

Andrew Putnam takes lead in Barracuda Championship

Andrew Putnam took the lead in the Barracuda Championship, three points ahead of playing partner Sam Saunders in the PGA Tour’s only modified Stableford scoring event. Saunders, Arnold Palmer’s grandson, …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 4:57 p.m.

Justin Thomas takes over at Firestone as Woods fades away

Justin Thomas pulls away from the crowd with five birdies in the middle of his round for a 3-under 67 and a three-shot lead going into the final round of …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Defending champion Alexander Zverev reaches Citi Open final

Defending champion Alexander Zverev has reached the final at the Citi Open. The No. 1-seeded Zverev beat 10th-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinals. Sixteenth-seeded Andrey Rublev beat unseeded …


Pornanong Phatlum singing to keep lead of Women’s British Open

Pornanong Phatlum has held her overnight one-shot lead of the Women’s British Open after the third round at Royal Lytham. She carded a solid 3-under 69 and dropped her first …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 1:34 p.m.

Kenny Perry shoots 12-under 60 for lead in Champions Tour event

Kenny Perry tied a tournament record with a 12-under-par 60 and has a five-shot lead after two rounds of the 3M Championship. He’s looking to become the second three-time winner …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 7:18 p.m.

Aaron Baddeley takes 2nd-round lead at Barracuda

Aaron Baddeley took advantage of Ollie Schniederjans’ late double bogey to take the lead Friday in the Barracuda Championship, the PGA Tour’s only modified Stableford scoring event. Baddeley had six …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

To extend their streak, Sounders will have to contain Minnesota’s one-man wrecking crew

Colombian forward Darwin Quintero has nine goals and eight assists in 17 games already for a Minnesota United FC squad that has won four of its last six and represents …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 7:22 p.m.

Defending champ Alexander Zverev edges Kei Nishikori in D.C. quarterfinal; Andy Murray out

Defending champion Alexander Zverev beat Kei Nishikori in 3 sets to return the semifinals at the hard-court Citi Open in Washington. Andy Murray withdrew from the tournament, citing fatigue. He …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

Jerry Smith shoots 64, leads by 2 at 3M Championship

Jerry Smith made three late birdies to shoot a bogey-free 8-under 64 on Friday and take a two-shot lead at the 3M Championship. Smith started on the back nine at …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, Ian Poulter share lead at Firestone

Another day of soft conditions at Firestone wasn’t enough for Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy or anyone else to catch a trio of leaders going into the weekend at the Bridgestone …