MONTREAL — Sunday, as kickoff approaches for the Women’s World Cup final, U.S. national team players will aim one last smile or nod toward family members and friends gathered at sold-out BC Place in Vancouver.
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NFL players have a very short shelf life to make significant amounts of money so it’s tough to fault anyone who has outperformed a contract when they go knocking on the door to ask for more.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Two wins in a row might have been a rarity for the Mariners in the last six weeks, but three wins in a row seems like an impossibility.
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LONDON — Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal raced away to winning starts as nervous Wimbledon officials endured a “heatwave” day on the lawns while Andy Murray had to struggle to advance into the second round.
The Championships, Wimbledon commenced Monday and it was the usual suspects coming away with victories. World No. 1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic was a first-round victor on a gorgeous day at the All England Club. Djokovic was joined in the second round by French Open titlist Stan Wawrinka.
Karl-Anthony Towns already had completed an animated hand slap with his father, hugged and kissed his mother and shook hands with several more people before he finally huddled for a brief moment with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. After months of excitement and stress culminated in the Minnesota Timberwolves selecting him first overall, Towns smiled, exhaled and let out a “Wooo!”
Before anyone could bury the center position because of the Golden State Warriors’ small-ball waltz to an NBA title, the draft has arrived with a reminder that the lure of taking a potentially dominant big man will always trump modern trends.
LAS VEGAS — The NHL is tweaking the game and reshaping its teams.
SEATTLE — Major League Soccer has suspended Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey for three games, starting with the club’s Saturday home match against San Jose.
RENTON — Russell Wilson said he remains optimistic and “hopeful.”
UNIVERSITY PLACE — The U.S. Open will have a different feel at Chambers Bay but the goal for the tournament remains the same: A thorough examination of the world’s best golfers to determine a worthy champion.
UNIVERSITY PLACE — Fox Sports whiz Mark Loomis hunches over a laptop in his office trailer here, pulling up practice-footage shot by one of the gadgets his network will deploy in U.S. Open coverage.
UNIVERSITY PLACE — He’s 15. He looks like he’s 12.
UNIVERSITY PLACE — It was a moment of candor and sarcasm for Phil Mickelson, but it was a question that some golf fans probably didn’t realize — Phil is getting old.