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Pace, Diaz share lead at Marathon

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) ― South Africa’s Lee-Anne Pace, seeking a breakthrough win in the U.S., shot a 3-under 68 to grab a share of the lead with Laura Diaz in the Marathon Classic on Saturday.Pace, an eight-time winner on the Ladies European Tour, bounced back from bogeys at holes 11 and 1...

Updated : 2014.07.20 20:49

Pirates top Rockies in 11th

PITTSBURGH (AP) ― Nobody plays more one-run games than the Pittsburgh Pirates.No wonder they are starting to look so comfortable when things get tight.Jordy Mercer doubled home Neil Walker with one o...

Updated : 2014.07.20 20:49

Rory McIlroy builds 6-shot lead at Open

HOYLAKE, England (AP) ― Rory McIlroy looked as though he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday.When he rolled in a 10-foot eagle putt on the final hole for a 4-under 68, he straightened his back, stared defiantly at thousands of fans crammed into t...

Updated : 2014.07.20 20:49

Brazil eyes Dunga as Scolari successor

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) ― Brazil could appoint former coach Dunga to replace Luiz Felipe Scolari as national team boss, media reports indicated Saturday, despite ex-Corinthians coach Tite being considered the longtime favorite. The Brazilian Football Confederation earlier confirmed it will u...

Updated : 2014.07.20 20:49

N. Korea’s Kim has ‘great expectations’ for Asian Games

SEOUL (AFP) ― North Korea’s Kim Jong-un expressed “great expectations” for their athletes at the upcoming Asian Games in the South, state media said Sunday, despite Pyongyang’s earlier threat to boycott the event.The North had announced plans to send athletes and cheerleaders to the G...

Updated : 2014.07.20 20:49

Cespedes wins home run derby

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ― Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star home run derby in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier by a whopping 9-1 in the fina...

Updated : 2014.07.15 19:53

[World Cup] Blatter gives Brazil 9.25 of 10

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) ― Brazil got 9.25 out of 10 from FIFA President Sepp Blatter for organizing a World Cup that was “very special” because of high quality football.Giving his tournament report on Monday, Blatter also criticized FIFA for not better tackling incidents of fan discriminati...

Updated : 2014.07.15 19:52

Europe-based footballers rumored to be on move

With the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil in the books and the summer transfer window fully open in European club football, some South Korean players are being rumored to be on the move.Ki Sung-yueng, under contract with Swansea City in English Premier League, is being linked to Aston Villa. ...

Updated : 2014.07.15 19:52

James makes Cavs better, now East more wide open

NEW YORK (AP) ― A word of caution to anyone anointing the Cleveland Cavaliers as the NBA favorites.Yes, the Cavaliers are going to be good, no doubt. It’s impossible not to be with the game’s best ...

Updated : 2014.07.13 20:01

China voices support for N.K. plan to send cheering squad to Asiad

BEIJING (Yonhap) ― China said Tuesday that it supports a decision by North Korea to send a cheering squad to the coming Asian Games in South Korea, urging both Seoul and Pyongyang to make “joint efforts” to promote peace and stability in the region. North Korea announced Monday it will ...

Updated : 2014.07.08 20:14

Park Tae-hwan hoping to qualify for individual medley at Asiad

In a rare career choice, South Korean swimming star Park Tae-hwan will try to qualify for individual medley races at the upcoming Asian Games, officials said on Tuesday.The Korea Swimming Federation s...

Updated : 2014.07.08 20:14

Kittel wins Stage 3 of Tour de France

LONDON (AP) ― Germany’s Marcel Kittel showed he may be the sprinter to beat at the Tour de France, speeding to his second stage win this year in Stage 3 on Monday as cycling’s big event entered Lon...

Updated : 2014.07.08 20:08

Almaty, Beijing, Oslo make list for 2022 Winter Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) ― As the IOC seeks to dispel concerns the Olympics are too expensive, two former host cities and one former also-ran advanced to the final phase Monday in the troubled race for the 2022 Winter Games.Left with little choice following the previous withdrawal of th...

Updated : 2014.07.08 20:07

[World Cup] WC hospitality exec arrested in ticket probe

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) ― A senior executive with the official World Cup corporate hospitality provider was arrested Monday in the plush beachside hotel where FIFA President Sepp Blatter is staying, as part of a Brazilian police investigation into illegal ticket sales.Ray Whelan, a director o...

Updated : 2014.07.08 20:05

[World Cup] FIFA: No action against Zuniga for Neymar tackle

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) ― FIFA will not take action against the Colombia player who injured Neymar and ended the Brazil star’s World Cup. FIFA said its disciplinary panel “cannot consider this matter”...

Updated : 2014.07.08 20:04