Sports

  • Teenager gatecrashes Serena and Federer party Published in: 27 August 2014 Teenager gatecrashes Serena and Federer party

    Despite boasting 34 grand slam singles titles between them, Serena Williams and Roger Federer were forced to share the spotlight with a 15-year-old at the U.S. Open on Tuesday as all three advanced to the second round. American wild card Catherine Bellis, the youngest player in the draw, took her place alongside the five-times U.S. […]

  • Armstrong living positive life but problems not over Published in: 19 August 2014 Armstrong living positive life but problems not over

    Lance Armstrong is living an unbothered and positive life 18 months after confessing to using performance-enhancing drugs, the disgraced cyclist told CNN. A cancer survivor and hero to millions, Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France victories and banned for life from racing in 2012 by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after it accused […]

  • Djokovic the top seed for U.S. Open, Federer second Published in: 19 August 2014 Djokovic the top seed for U.S. Open, Federer second

    Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has been seeded number one for the U.S. Open with five times winner Roger Federer seeded second, the United States Tennis Association announced on Tuesday. Should both players reach the final of the year’s last grand slam tournament, they would compete in a mouth-watering re-match of this year’s Wimbledon final, […]

  • NFL considers toughening domestic violence sanctions: report Published in: 14 August 2014 NFL considers toughening domestic violence sanctions: report

    The National Football League is considering toughening the penalties for domestic violence in the wake of the uproar created by the two-game ban handed to Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, the Washington Post reported Thursday. The new policy, if implemented, could establish guidelines for a suspension of four to six games without pay for […]

  • Former NBA top pick Oden trial date set on battery charges Published in: 13 August 2014 Former NBA top pick Oden trial date set on battery charges

    Former No. 1 NBA draft pick Greg Oden must stay away from an ex-girlfriend and remain on a GPS monitor as he awaits trial on battery charges but may travel outside Indiana, a judge ruled on Wednesday. Oden, 26, a National Basketball Association free agent, is accused of striking his ex-girlfriend in the face on […]

  • Los Angeles Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer finalized: NBA Published in: 12 August 2014 Los Angeles Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer finalized: NBA

    Steve Ballmer, the former head of Microsoft, has completed his $2 billion purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, ending a saga that began when former team owner Donald Sterling was heard making racist remarks to his girlfriend on a tape recording. The deal closed after a California appeals court confirmed the right of […]

  • Autopsy set for driver fatally struck by NASCAR's Stewart Published in: 11 August 2014 Autopsy set for driver fatally struck by NASCAR’s Stewart

    An autopsy will be performed Monday on Kevin Ward Jr., the 20-year-old sprint car driver who was killed over the weekend after being struck on a New York race track by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart, Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero said. Investigators also completed a reconstruction of the crash that led to Ward’s death at […]

  • Phelps makes U.S. squad as Olympic hopes gather steam Published in: 11 August 2014 Phelps makes U.S. squad as Olympic hopes gather steam

    Michael Phelps overcame the first hurdle to a potential return to Olympic competition in 2016 when he was named along with exciting teenagers Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin on the U.S. team for the Pan Pacific Championships on Sunday. Phelps’ qualification for the Aug. 21-24 championships on Australia’s Gold Coast has also earned the winner […]

  • Landon Donovan to retire after 2014 MLS season Published in: 7 August 2014 Landon Donovan to retire after 2014 MLS season

    Landon Donovan, the United States’ all-time top scorer, will retire from the game at the end of the current Major League Soccer season, the player said on Thursday. “After careful deliberation and many conversations with those closest to me, I have decided that this will be my last year as a professional soccer player,” Donovan, […]

  • U.S. college leaders vote for sports reform: NCAA Published in: 7 August 2014 U.S. college leaders vote for sports reform: NCAA

    College athletes in the United States may be a step closer to receiving greater financial compensation after a group of university leaders voted on Thursday to let the richest athletic conferences have autonomy on several key issues. The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division I board of directors approved the measure that would let the five […]

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