Carli Lloyd's hat trick helps Americans win World Cup

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Carli Lloyd scored three times as the U.S. burst to a four-goal lead in the first 16 minutes, and the Americans overwhelmed defending champion Japan 5-2 on Sunday.
By Anne M. Peterson

Big inning lifts GreenJackets past Intimidators

The Augusta GreenJackets scored six runs in the second inning to beat the Kannapolis Intimidators 7-3 on Sunday night.
By David Lee

Peach Jam leads off busy month at Riverview Park

A jam-packed July sports calendar at the Riverview Park Activities Center gets underway this week with the 20th installment of the Nike Peach Jam Elite Youth Basketball League finals.
By Mike Rosier

Phillies rally in 10th inning to upend Braves

ATLANTA - Ryan Howard hit a tiebreaking sacrifice with the bases loaded in the 10th inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 Sunday to stop a six-game losing streak.
By Charles Odum

Plenty of storylines are set for Manic Monday

LONDON - One five-time Wimbledon champion is guaranteed to reach the quarterfinals. Another is assured of elimination.
By Chris Lehourites

Danny Lee wins Greenbrier Classic in four-man playoff

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Danny Lee was overcome with nerves after qualifying for a four-man playoff at The Greenbrier Classic. By the time he walked to the first playoff tee, he was ready.
By John Raby

Clint Bowyer knows he's running on fumes

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Clint Bowyer pushed the panic button long before Sunday night's rain-delayed Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
By Don Coble

After winning Triple Crown, a new world greets Espinoza

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — For the rest of his life, Victor Espinoza will be introduced as a Triple Crown winner.
By Tim Reynolds

Rain helps Lewis Hamilton win thrilling British GP

SILVERSTONE, England - Lewis Hamilton seized back control of the British Grand Prix after being overtaken on the first corner to win his fifth race of the season on Sunday and strengthen his Formula One title defense.

Nike Peach Jam has had an illustrious run

Nike Peach Belt alumni include No. 1 draft picks in the NBA Draft, current superstars and others who have gone on to Hall of Fame careers in the NBA.
By Chris Gay

Michaux: Spieth knows what he's doing

By playing in this weeks' John Deere Classic instead of going to the British Open early, Jordan Spieth is showing us that loyalty is one of the primary elements of his makeup.
By Scott Michaux

All-Star likes what he sees of pioneering girl at MLB camp

PARIS - As a two-time All-Star, Steve Finley knows more than most what it takes to shine in Major League Baseball. So can he hazard a guess at whether she'll go on to become MLB's first female player?
By John Leicester

Froome and Contador on the front foot in Tour de France

NEELTJE JANS, Netherlands - In ferocious winds and thunderous rain, Chris Froome and Alberto Contador managed to use the conditions to their advantage on the second stage of the Tour de France.
By Jerome Pugmire

Wiesberger gets the win after overnight leader stumbles

PARIS - Bernd Wiesberger came from three shots back to win the French Open on Sunday, making five birdies on the front nine to take command as overnight leader Jaco Van Zyl faltered.

Eventful Copa America puts an end to Chilean suffering

SANTIAGO, Chile - The Copa America ended with Chile celebrating a long-awaited triumph and Argentina left wondering how much longer its title drought will last.
By Ricardo Zuniga

Presidents tried influence vote, Blatter says

BERLIN - FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a Sunday newspaper interview that French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively.


In Sydney, Bernard Tomic has been suspended from Australia’s home Davis Cup quarterfinal against Kazakhstan for his verbal attack on Tennis Australia officials, including Pat Rafter and chief executive Craig Tiley.

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