Nascar | Matt Kenseth stretches his fuel and steals a win at Pocono

Joey Logano was the first leader to fade, his tank empty with three laps left. Martin Truex Jr. struck E with two laps to go. Kyle Busch knew his Toyota was about

Football | Russian club slams ‘bigotry’ by rival fans

Russian Premier League football team Anzhi Makhachkala has called for an end to “bigotry” in domestic football after its fans were abused by CSKA Moscow supporters. Throughout CSKA’s 1-0 home win

WADA to investigate new doping allegations in athletics

The World Anti-Doping Agency is alarmed by “wild allegations” made by two European media outlets of widespread suspicious drug tests in track and field, and is asking an independent body

Basketball | NBA in Africa? ‘Stay tuned’ for regular-season game

The NBA is in Africa for an exhibition, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver expects more important games to come. "Stay tuned," Silver said yesterday as 20 NBA stars, including Chris Paul

Booing has Australian footballer Goodes considering quitting

Few athletes have the credentials to challenge Adam Goodes for the mantle of being THE Australian sportsman, which is why a racism debate is raging Down Under. He may not have

Baseball | Yankees post 11-run inning in comeback win over Rangers

After giving up five runs in the first inning, the New York Yankees made up for it real fast. They scored 11 runs on 10 hits in the second inning, as

Football | Bayern Munich signs Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal

Bayern Munich completed the long-anticipated transfer of Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal from Italian champion Juventus yesterday. The Bundesliga champion said Vidal signed a four-year deal. “I wanted to take another big step

Michel Platini will run for FIFA president

Michel Platini will run for FIFA president and plans to announce his intentions this week. Two officials familiar with Platini’s plans have told The Associated Press that the FIFA vice president

Rugby | 3-year study fails to link rugby to long-term health impact

Researchers say they have been unable to find any definitive links between rugby and long-term physical and psychological health problems in former players. The study conducted by New Zealand’s Auckland University

Swim Worlds | From Vegas to Kazan: US wins mixed duet synchro at worlds

Christina Jones and Bill May, a couple of old pros in the pool making a comeback while juggling Las Vegas show careers, won a gold medal in new mixed duet

Boxing | Kovalev retains light heavyweight titles

Sergey Kovalev had little trouble taking care of business against an outmatched Nadjib Mohammedi. Now he can look forward to a homecoming bout in Moscow. Kovalev stopped Moha-­mmedi in the third round

Ex-World Cup winners Spain, Italy to play in 2018 qualifiers

Relief for Germany. Apprehension for Spain, Italy, France, and the Netherlands. And England resuming international football’s oldest rivalry with Scotland. While World Cup-holder Germany received a relatively kind qualifying draw on

Surviving ‘1,000 deaths,’ Froome all but locks up Tour

Feeling like he was “dying a thousand deaths,” Chris Froome started to think that a second Tour de France victory might be melting away like the patches of snow on

F1 | Vettel wins action-packed Hungarian GP

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel won an action-packed Hungarian Grand Prix for the first time yesterday, while Nico Rosberg saw his chance to catch Lewis Hamilton in the title race disappear

Football | Guardado lifts Mexico past angry Panama, 2-1, in Gold Cup

A night of conflict and controversy ended with referees surrounded by security and another win by Mexico surrounded by suspicion. Andres Guardado scored two goals on penalty kicks, including the tiebreaker

Motorsports | Title tussle takes a back seat as F1 mourns for Bianchi

The championship tussle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will take a back seat at the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend, with Formula One still coming to terms with the

Rugby | South Africa recalls Brussow for NZ, 1st test in 4 years

Hamstrung by injuries, South Africa recalled flanker Heinrich Brussow yesterday for his first test in four years among three changes to the starting 15 to face New Zealand. Brussow last played

Briefs | Football – Thailand FA president receives suspended 1-year jail term

A Bangkok criminal court has sentenced Football Association of Thailand president Worawi Makudi to a suspended jail term of one year and four months for forgery during his election in

Cycling | Tour de France – Thrills, spills and telephone pole on Stage 16 won by Plaza

Two bright-yellow Tour  de France arrows attached to a telephone pole were telling Geraint Thomas to veer sharp right. He rode straight into them. Roadside spectators on the hairpin bend both froze and

Golf | British Open – Slam gone, Spieth gears up for the next major

Jordan Spieth headed home from a grueling week at the British Open with history on his mind and another major in his future. Next up is the PGA Championship at Whistling

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