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Jul 5, 2015

Hamilton takes pole for British GP

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton produced another formidable performance in qualifying at the British Grand Prix on Saturday to clinch pole position for the eighth time in nine races this season. With a 46th career pole, the reigning world champion moved to third place on ...

Jul 5, 2015

Australia captain Clarke hails Harris as one of the best

Test captain Michael Clarke labeled Ryan Harris “as good as anyone who has played for Australia” after the fast bowler announced his retirement on Saturday because of injury. The 35-year-old quit the squad four days before the first Ashes test against England in Cardiff ...

Highlanders capture first Super Rugby title

Jul 4, 2015

Highlanders capture first Super Rugby title

Flanker Elliott Dixon scored one try and provided the last pass in another by winger Waisake Naholo as the Highlanders shocked the Hurricanes 21-14 in Saturday’s final to win their first Super Rugby title. Dixon carried four defenders over the goalline for a 39th-minute ...

Jul 4, 2015

Australia paceman Harris announces retirement

Australia’s injury-plagued paceman Ryan Harris announced his immediate retirement from all forms of cricket on Saturday, dealing a major setback to his team’s defense of the Ashes starting in England next week. The 35-year-old Queenslander withdrew from Australia’s ongoing warm-up match against Essex and ...

Jul 4, 2015

Tiger cards one-under 69, makes cut for Greenbrier Classic

Tiger Woods made it safely to the weekend at the Greenbrier Classic, where Venezuela’s Jhonattan Vegas fired a five-under-par 65 to join Scott Langley atop the leaderboard on Friday. Vegas had five birdies with no bogeys for a nine-under-par halfway total of 131. Langley, ...

Jul 4, 2015

Hernandez judge OKs phone probe

A Massachusetts judge has authorized a subpoena so lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez can identify an anonymous tipster who claimed one of the jurors who convicted Hernandez of murder may have been “untruthful” during jury selection. Judge Susan Garsh ruled ...

Jul 4, 2015

Sabres lock up O'Reilly for 7 years

The Buffalo Sabres have made newly acquired standout forward Ryan O’Reilly their highest-paid player by signing him to a $52.5 million, seven-year contract extension on Friday. The Sabres announced the signing, while two people familiar with discussions revealed the value of the contract to ...

Serena gets scare from Watson

Jul 4, 2015

Serena gets scare from Watson

The needle on the Wimbledon Richter scale sat poised and ready but Serena Williams dug deep into her battle-hardened playbook to ensure there was no earth-shuddering shock at the hands of scurrying Briton Heather Watson on Friday. With the shockwaves of Rafa Nadal’s exit ...

Jul 4, 2015

Tanaka in place to break new ground in Super Rugby

A day ahead of the Super Rugby Final against the Hurricanes, Japan and Highlanders scrumhalf Fumiaki Tanaka worked out on his own on Friday. If Tanaka gets into the game at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium, he’ll be the first Japanese to play in the final ...

Jul 3, 2015

Kings' Voynov gets three-month sentence

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was sentenced to three months in jail Thursday after pleading no contest to beating his wife after an argument at a Halloween party last year. Voynov, 25, was also placed on probation for three years for misdemeanor corporal ...

Jul 3, 2015

American Pharoah to race in Haskell Invitational

American Pharoah is headed to the Jersey Shore. As expected, racing’s first Triple Crown winner in 37 years will make his next start in the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Aug. 2 at Monmouth Park. Owner Ahmed Zayat said on Thursday the decision to ...