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Tour de France: Elia Viviani storms bunch sprint on Stage 4

NANCY, France – Elia Viviani had left the Giro d’Italia utterly disappointed. Two months later, the Italian rider left bitterness and his sprinting rivals in his wake to claim his first career...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nuggets acquire Jerami Grant from Oklahoma City

DENVER – Jerami Grant gives Denver another power forward who can do a little bit of everything. The Oklahoma City Thunder obtained yet another first-round pick, which allows them to do a little bit...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NWSL seeks more sponsors, support after US title

Megan Rapinoe, the lavender-haired icon of women’s soccer, maintains that green is the key to her sport’s sustainability. “For me, it’s about the Benjis,” she said. Women’s soccer engages the U.S....

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

World-wide support for women’s soccer garnered after World Cup success

LYON, France – As the U.S. players celebrated their Women’s World Cup title by dancing on the field, a chant rose from the crowd in Lyon: “Equal pay! Equal pay!” It was a fitting tribute after the...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Kings coach Luke Walton says sex assault claim lacks facts

LOS ANGELES – Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton says sexual assault allegations against him are not backed up by facts and are designed to attract media attention. Walton made his comments in a...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Breeders’ Cup to add to safety measures at Santa Anita

LOS ANGELES – The Breeders’ Cup will increase the number of veterinarians on site during its world championships this fall at Santa Anita, where 30 horses died during the racing meet that recently...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sam Querrey reaches Wimbledon quarters, will face Nadal

WIMBLEDON, England – Sam Querrey is in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the third time in four years. His reward as he seeks to reach his first Grand Slam final? A matchup against 18-time major...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Women’s World Cup champion US team to attend The ESPYs

LOS ANGELES – Fresh off their victory at the Women’s World Cup, members of the U.S. national soccer team, along with top NBA draft pick Zion Williamson and world No. 1 golfer Brooks Koepka, will be...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Northern Arizona football player found dead in home

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University officials say a football player has died. The school’s athletics department said in a statement Monday that senior offensive lineman Malik Noshi was...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Julian Alaphilippe sparkles in Champagne, wins Stage 3 of Tour de France

EPERNAY, France – He was sweating, baked by the sun, and burning through his energy reserves. But, under the intense pressure of being pursued by the chasing pack of riders at the Tour de France,...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Coco Gauff’s captivating Wimbledon ends against former No. 1

WIMBLEDON, England – Out of escapes, out of surprises, Coco Gauff knew her captivating Wimbledon ride at age 15 was nearing its conclusion. The thousands of spectators at Court No. 1 on Monday...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

US men fail to follow women, lose Gold Cup final to Mexico

CHICAGO – U.S. men failed to follow the example of American women, showing just how far they are from success. Jonathan Dos Santos scored in the 73rd minute, and Mexico beat the United States 1-0...

DATE: July 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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