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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

Roger Federer wins, Serena Williams loses in Cincy tourney

Roger Federer advanced to the third round of the Western & Southern Open with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Peter Gojowczyk. Serena Williams was eliminated by eighth-seeded Petra Kvitova in …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

2-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso leaving at end of season

Two-time champion Fernando Alonso will not race in Formula One next season. His decision comes amid speculation he is planning a move to IndyCar in the United States in a …

Sounders edge FC Dallas 2-1 for fifth straight victory

Nicolas Lodeiro’s free-kick goal in the 63rd minute was the winner as the Seattle Sounders defeated FC Dallas 2-1 on Sunday night for their franchise-tying fifth straight victory.

U.S. beats Japan 7-6 in final of softball world championship

Kelsey Stewart drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as the United States beat Japan 7-6 in the final of the women’s world softball championship …

Simona Halep wins in Montreal, beating Sloane Stephens

Top-ranked Simona Halep outlasted third-ranked Sloane Stephens 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-4 on Sunday to win her second Rogers Cup title.

Tiger Woods plays himself into contention for Ryder Cup team

Jim Furyk will have to decide whether Tiger Woods is worthy of making his Ryder Cup team.

Ledecky to tackle all 4 distances in Tokyo – 200 to 1,500

They’ve added a new swimming event to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics – the 1,500 meter freestyle – and Katie Ledecky plans to be racing it.

Rafael Nadal ends Stefanos Tsitsipas’ Toronto run

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal beat unseeded Greek upstart Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 7-6 (4) for his fourth Rogers Cup crown and fifth victory this year.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018

Brooks Koepka holds off Tiger Woods to win PGA Championship

Brooks Koepka is impossible to overlook now, winning the PGA Championship on Sunday with machine-like precision to go with his back-to-back U.S. Open titles.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018

Putts won’t drop, but Tiger Woods moves up the board at PGA Championship anyway

Tiger Woods was one good putt away from an eagle that would’ve vaulted him into second place at the PGA Championship. Instead of one putt, he needed three. That disappointing …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …