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Golfers scratching Olympics

posted: 06/29/2016 2:37 a.m. Discuss

For the longest time, golf's biggest headache in preparing for a return to the Olympics was getting a new course built in Rio de Janeiro.

WIMBLEDON: Serena: Seizing '22' not on mind

posted: 06/29/2016 2:33 a.m. Discuss

Leave all the chatter about Serena Williams' pursuit of her 22nd major singles trophy to others.

Commentary: Golf's Olympic future remains up in air

posted: 06/29/2016 2:31 a.m. Discuss

Defections by some of the world's top golfers from this summer's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have been have been primarily because of Zika.

INTERLEAGUE: Cardinals' offense comes alive to even up series

posted: 06/29/2016 2:31 a.m. Discuss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Just about everybody in the Cardinals lineup drove in a run, Michael Wacha was good enough on the mound and St. Louis held off the Kansas City Royals 8-4 on Tuesday night to even their four-game, two-city series.

Notes

posted: 06/29/2016 2:30 a.m. Discuss

FUTURES GAME Benintendi, Stanek invited Former Arkansas Razorbacks outfielder Andrew Benintendi and former Razorbacks pitcher Ryne Stanek were invited Tuesday to play for the U.S. team in the MLB Futures Game during All-Star weekend in San Diego.

TEXAS LEAGUE: Travs pitcher takes All-Star game loss

posted: 06/29/2016 2:28 a.m. Discuss

The South Division All-Stars won Tuesday's Texas League All-Star game 8-5 over the North Division All-Stars at Hammons Field in Springfield, Mo.

Iceland drawing attention at Euro 2016

posted: 06/29/2016 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Somehow, a classic encounter between Germany and Italy is not the main attraction of the quarterfinal-stage at the European Championship.

Ryan -- NFL coach, defensive guru -- dies at 82

posted: 06/29/2016 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Buddy Ryan took a back seat to no one. Neither did his fierce defenses that won two Super Bowls.

Second Thoughts: Sharapova looks to ace Harvard

posted: 06/29/2016 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Maria Sharapova's tweet says it best: "Not sure how this happened but Hey Harvard! Can't wait to start the program!"

Off the wire

posted: 06/29/2016 2:19 a.m. Discuss

OLYMPICS Franklin, Lochte miss out Another star from the London Olympics has flopped at the U.S. swimming trials at Omaha, Neb.

2016 SUMMER OLYMPICS: Team formidable, sans name brands

posted: 06/28/2016 2:25 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping to persuade LeBron James to play in the Olympics.

Cubs' Bryant: 3 HRs, 2 doubles, no curtain call

posted: 06/28/2016 2:21 a.m. Discuss

CINCINNATI -- A large contingent of Chicago Cubs fans in the stands at Great American Ball Park wanted Kris Bryant to take a curtain call when he reached the dugout after hitting his third home run of the night. A few teammates wanted him to take a bow, too.

MLB Notes

posted: 06/28/2016 2:20 a.m. Discuss

Peralta called up to help bullpen

This date in baseball

posted: 06/28/2016 2:20 a.m. Discuss

1907 Twelve Washington baserunners stole against catcher Branch Rickey as the Senators defeated the New York Yankees 16-5.

Hickman, Mets/Cubs slugger, dies at 79

posted: 06/28/2016 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Jim Hickman, who supplied batting punch for the New York Mets during their futile early years and then became an All-Star for the Chicago Cubs, died Saturday in Jackson, Tenn. He was 79.

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