Month: September 2017

WUHAN, China — On a sellout opening night at the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open in Wuhan, central China, a huge roar rolls through the packed stands as Li Na walks on to the court. Li, 35, quit tennis in 2014, but Asia’s first Grand Slam singles champion is still very much the face of the
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Among the graded races offered on the California stakes schedule, 22 are named for well-known horses, 14 honor a variety of owners, trainers, racetrack executives and celebrities, and two are named for jockeys. One of those jockeys is Bill Shoemaker. The other is Eddie Delahoussaye. The Eddie D Stakes highlights the opening-day card at Santa
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HEDDON-ON-THE-WALL, England — Just yards from the boundary of Close House Golf Club, the venue for this week’s British Masters, is the birthplace of George Stephenson, inventor of the first passenger steam locomotive. Like Stephenson, Rory McIlroy knows all about hot air. The difference is that Stephenson used it and McIlroy has to suffer it.
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Scott Davies is a four-time British under-23 time trial title champion Welsh cyclist Scott Davies has signed for the UCI World Tour team Dimension Data for 2018/19. The 22-year-old has agreed a two-year contract with the South African-based team and will ride with multiple Tour de France stage winner Mark Cavendish. I’m delighted to be
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Editor’s note: This story originally ran on September 29, before Stanton won the 2017 National League MVP Award. In the Year of the Home Run, we’ve had more players reach the five-, 10- and 20-home run levels than ever. But no one clouted, slugged or smashed more dingers than Giancarlo Stanton. The Miami Marlins right
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Suspended Florida defensive lineman Jordan Smith is facing four more felony complaints. According to Alachua County court records, the Gainesville Police Department filed four sworn complaints against Smith on Wednesday. Police say Smith used the credit card of a Virginia man to pay $1,007.82 for his Gainesville apartment. Smith faces two fraud
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