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US OPEN ’19: Williams-Osaka reverberations felt a year later

Last year’s chaotic U.S. Open final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka still reverberates as 2019’s last Grand Slam tennis tournament is about to start in Flushing Meadows.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 25, 2019

MLB roundup: Anthony Rendon helps Nats sweep Cubs 7-5 in 11 for 5th straight win

Anthony Rendon homered and had four hits, including an RBI single in the 11th inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 7-5 on Sunday for their fifth straight …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019

Brooks Koepka leads after two rounds in Tour Championship

A storm delay at the Tour Championship slowed the momentum of Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas, right when they were starting to pull ahead in the chase for the $15 …


Andy Ogletree rallies to beat John Augenstein in US Amateur final

Andy Ogletree won the U.S. Amateur, rallying to beat John Augenstein 2 and 1. Ogletree was 4 down early in the morning round of the 36-hole final at Pinehurst’s renovated …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019

Justin Thomas holds on to win BMW Championship

Justin Thomas had more stress than he needed Sunday before regaining control with four birdies on the back nine at Medinah to win the BMW Championship and claim the No. …


Monday qualifier Doug Barron beats Couples at En Joie

Doug Barron became the 13th Monday qualifier to win a PGA Tour Champions event, holing two 15-foot birdie putts after a rain delay to beat Fred Couples by two strokes …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019

Seattle Sounders struggle to 2-all tie against 10-man LA Galaxy

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored in each half and the LA Galaxy tied the Seattle Sounders 2-2 despite playing nearly the entire match down a man.


Doug Barron leads suspended Dick’s Sporting Goods Open

Monday qualifier Doug Barron had a one-stroke lead in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open when lightning forced the suspension of play late in the second round. Making his second PGA …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019

Justin Thomas crushes Medinah with 61 for 6-shot lead

Justin Thomas opens with five straight birdies, adds a pair of eagles and shatters the course record at soft, vulnerable Medinah with an 11-under 61. He has a six-shot lead …


Ligue 1 roundup: Without Falcao, Monaco beaten 3-0 at Metz

Monaco is on target for another miserable season in the French league after losing 3-0 to newly promoted Metz for its second loss of the new campaign. Coming off a …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019

Ashleigh Barty upset in Cincy semifinal; Novak Djokovic also knocked out

Ashleigh Barty has lost in the semifinals the Western & Southern Open semifinals, missing her chance to return to the No. 1 ranking ahead of the U.S. Open. Barty lost …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019

La Liga roundup: Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema lead Real Madrid to opening win

Zinedine Zidane’s revamped Real Madrid got the spark it needed from a couple of old veterans to start the Spanish league with a win. Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale contributed …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019

Premier League roundup: VAR denies Man City again in latest wild match with Spurs

The video assistant referee denied Manchester City another crucial late goal in its latest wild match against Tottenham as the English Premier League champion dropped points for the first time …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019

Bundesliga roundup: Dortmund starts campaign with 5-1 win v Augsburg

Paco Alcacer scored twice as Borussia Dortmund began its bid to wrench the Bundesliga title from Bayern Munich with a 5-1 rout of Augsburg. Dortmund was keen to deliver a …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

Hideki Matsuyama blisters Medinah with 63 for BMW Championship lead

Hideki Matsuyama rides a hot putter to a record score at Medinah, making five birdie putts from 15 feet or longer for a 9-under 63 that gave him a one-shot …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

Miguel Angel Jimenez, Doug Barron share PGA Tour Champions lead

Miguel Angel Jimenez birdied three of the final six holes for a 7-under 65 and a share of the first-round lead with Monday qualifier Doug Barron in the PGA Tour …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

Without Lionel Messi, Barcelona loses 1st league opener in 10 years

Antoine Griezmann couldn’t make up for Lionel Messi’s absence and Barcelona opened its Spanish league campaign with a 1-0 loss at Athletic Bilbao. Veteran striker Aritz Aduriz scored the winner …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

Bayern Munich held 2-2 at home by Hertha Berlin in Bundesliga opener

After agreeing to sign Brazilian winger Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona, Bayern Munich was held to 2-2 by Hertha Berlin in the opening game of the Bundesliga. Robert Lewandowski scored twice …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

Bayern Munich agrees to sign Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona

Bayern Munich has agreed to sign Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona. The 27-year-old Coutinho failed to live up to expectations after joining Barcelona in 2017 for a …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

Naomi Osaka’s knee injury lends uncertainty to US Open

Naomi Osaka began retired from her quarterfinal match at the Western & Southern Open, unsure what’s going on in the knee. She expected to get an MRI to try to …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

Bundesliga spotlight: Soccer divides Berlin with Hertha, Union

Berlin is divided again with two rival soccer clubs in the Bundesliga. Hertha Berlin’s ambitious plans for the future have almost gone unnoticed in the excitement over Union Berlin’s promotion. …


EPL spotlight: Frank Lampard unfazed by new-look Chelsea’s tough start to season

Two losses in four days – one, admittedly, via a penalty shootout – is hardly the way Frank Lampard would have envisaged his tenure starting at Stamford Bridge. For someone …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

Justin Thomas turns it around and shares lead at Medinah

Justin Thomas goes from some of his worst golf on the range to a share of the course record at Medinah in about five hours Thursday. Thomas and Jason Kokrak …


DaMarcus Beasley has some fixes for American soccer

DaMarcus Beasley is heading into the final stretch of a decorated playing career. The captain of the Houston Dynamo plans to retire at the end of the season. He has …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

A ragged Roger Federer stunned in Cincinnati; Novak Djokovic advances

Seven-time champion Roger Federer was ousted from one of his favorite tournaments in little over an hour, falling in straight sets to a 21-year-old qualifier he’d never faced at the …


Sam Kerr focused on leading Red Stars to NWSL title

Sam Kerr says she is focused on leading the Chicago Red Stars to the NWSL title, not any lucrative offers from a European club that might be coming her way. …


European Soccer Weekend: Spanish, German leagues begin

The Spanish league opens with Barcelona playing Athletic Bilbao and Antoine Griezmann set for his debut. Real Madrid plays Celta Vigo. The Bundesliga is also beginning with Bayern Munich hosting …


UEFA postpones Champions League talks as clubs, leagues row

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has postponed a joint meeting with the heads of European clubs and leagues next month that was to help determine the future format of competitions, including …


Tiger Woods needs good week, good health to make it to East Lake

The course is familiar to Tiger Woods. The circumstances are not. Woods is playing the BMW Championship at Medinah, where he twice won the PGA Championship. But the Masters champion …


Golf notes: Tiger Woods shows up in Chicago, has work to do to reach Atlanta

The mild oblique strain that Tiger Woods cited when he withdrew after one round of FedEx Cup playoffs was feeling good enough that he flew to the Chicago area Tuesday …