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Just like old times, it’s Williams vs. Williams at Wimbledon

Sunday, July 5, 2015

LONDON – Just like old times. Used to be that a match involving Miss Williams vs. Miss Williams, as they like to say at the All England Club, was a regular occurrence at the latter stages of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world. During a span of eight majors from the U.S. Open in 2001 to Wimbledon in …

The Williams sisters head-to-head

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Serena leads 14-11 1998 Australian Open, hard-outdoor, R64, Venus, 7-6 (4), 6-1. 1998 Rome, clay-outdoor, QF, Venus, 6-4, 6-2. 1999 Key Biscayne, hard-outdoor, F, Venus, …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Golf Lee wins Greenbrier Classic WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – Danny Lee parred the second hole of a four-man playoff to win The Greenbrier Classic …

Froome and Contador on the front foot in Tour de France

Sunday, July 5, 2015

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. That gave them the early leg …

Ramirez’s 2-run HR lifts Red Sox over Astros, 5-4

Sunday, July 5, 2015

BOSTON – Hanley Ramirez handed the Boston Red Sox another well-timed win. Ramirez connected with a one-handed swing for a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning that lifted the Red Sox over the Houston Astros, 5-4, on …

Bass going from Celtics to Lakers

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Los Angeles Lakers say they plan to sign former Celtics forward Brandon Bass, as well as guard Lou Williams, last season’s Sixth Man of the Year. Bass averaged 10.6 points while playing all 82 games for Boston. …

Fisher Cats move back to .500 with 5-3 win over Rock Cats

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Ryan Schimpf went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs Sunday night to power the Fisher Cats to a 5-3 victory over the New Britain Rock Cats that pushed New Hampshire (40-40) back to .500 for the first time since June 3. A sacrifice fly by Kevin Nolan and …

4 Royals elected to start All-Star Game

Sunday, July 5, 2015

NEW YORK – The All-Star Game will have a Kansas City flavor, just not as much as it appeared last month. And the hometown Reds can celebrate a starter, too, despite Cincinnati’s sorry season. Houston second baseman Jose …

Sprint Cup race delayed more than 3 hours by rain

Sunday, July 5, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After a rain delay of more than three hours, Sunday night’s Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway started after 11 p.m. As rain delayed his final race at Daytona, four-time Sprint Cup champion …

Revolution lose fourth straight, 3-0

Sunday, July 5, 2015

FRISCO, Texas – Mauro Diaz had an early goal and a late assist, helping FC Dallas beat the New England Revolution, 3-0, on Saturday night. Diaz also played a role in the second goal for FC Dallas (8-5-5) in the 64th minute, pressuring Revolution defender Jose Goncalves to …

Rapping – and rocking – with Matt Bonner

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Major NBA news broke on Saturday when the San Antonio Spurs and a sweet-shooting power forward reportedly agreed to a lucrative, multi-year contract. You’re probably thinking the Spurs finally paid Concord’s Matt Bonner what he’s worth. Oddly enough, …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, July 4, 2015

NBA Free agent Aldridge chooses Spurs LaMarcus Aldridge is heading back home to Texas and the San Antonio Spurs are heading back to the top of the list of favorites in the Western Conference. One of the most coveted free agents on the market picked the Spurs over …

Strasburg exits with injury, but Nationals roll to victory

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Bryce Harper homered using a patriotic bat and the Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants, 9-3, on Saturday despite Stephen Strasburg exiting in the fourth inning with tightness in his left side. The bat was painted blue …