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National Sports
  • Poor drafts, big contracts mark Phils’ fall

    PHILADELPHIA — An old, familiar chant is back after a long absence at the Philadelphia Phillies’ cozy ballpark. It goes like this: “E-A-G-L-E-S!” The Phillies are last in the NL East and headed toward their second straight losing season ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Lewis loses another one as Blue Jays topple Rangers

    TORONTO — Colby Lewis didn’t let a rough finish to the first half spoil his All-Star break. Still, he lost again in his return to the mound Saturday....

    July 20, 2014

  • East scrapesby West

    PHOENIX — Showtime Shoni lived up to her nickname in her first WNBA All-Star Game. And a wild game it was....

    July 20, 2014

  • Wiggins’ first summer stint had everything

    LAS VEGAS — Andrew Wiggins got a little of everything out of a week in Las Vegas. The opportunity to be teammates with LeBron James? Check. Fans chanting his name whenever the Cleveland summer-league team was playing? Check....

    July 20, 2014

  • Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali dominates mountian stage of Tour de France

    CHAMROUSSE, France — If Vincenzo Nibali was looking happier Friday after the Tour de France rode into the Alps, here’s why: His top rival fell out of contention, he gained nearly a minute on his next-biggest challenger and oh, he won Stage ...

    July 18, 2014

  • McIlroy and Woods deliver at British Open

    HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open....

    July 18, 2014

  • McIlroy shoots another 6-under 66 at British Open to extend day two lead

    HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy cast aside any talk of those second-round doldrums with a performance at Royal Liverpool that threatened to turn this into another major championship runaway....

    July 18, 2014

  • Fan hit by Ernie Els’ tee shot

    HOYLAKE, England — Ernie Els hit a spectator in the face with his opening tee shot at the British Open on Thursday, shaking up the two-time champion for the rest of his first round at Royal Liverpool....

    July 18, 2014

  • Leader fires a first round 62 in Ohio

    SYLVANIA, Ohio — Laura Diaz got off to a surprising start at the Marathon Classic. Diaz shot a 9-under 62 for a four-stroke lead in Thursday’s opening round....

    July 18, 2014

  • Tiger hunts the Claret Jug

    HOYLAKE, England — The warm ovation Tiger Woods heard walking up the 18th fairway at Royal Liverpool sounded familiar, even if the circumstances were not. Eight years ago it was because he was about to win the British Open....

    July 18, 2014