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Wall agrees to four-year contract extension with Wizards

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 02:04:53 -0400

(Reuters) - Point guard John Wall and the Washington Wizards have agreed on a four-year, $170 million contract extension, according to multiple reports on Friday.(image)



Unfazed Spieth takes two shot British Open lead

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:31:00 -0400

SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - It will clearly take more than blustering wind and hammering rain to stop Jordan Spieth at Royal Birkdale after he opened up a two-shot lead, posting a one under-par 69, in the second round of the British Open on Friday.(image)



Golf: Piller maintains lead at Marathon Classic

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:19:12 -0400

(The Sports Xchange) - Gerina Piller is halfway to her first LPGA Tour victory.(image)



Athletics: Bolt breaks 10 seconds for first time this season in Monaco win

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:12:49 -0400

MONACO (Reuters) - Usain Bolt ran under 10 seconds for the first time this year as he narrowly won the 100 meters at the Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday.(image)



Golf: LPGA dress code changes barely noticeable, says tour spokesperson

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:28:27 -0400

(Reuters) - Spectators at this week's LPGA event in Ohio will barely notice a change in the appearance of players after "minor" tweaks were introduced to the tour's dress code, an LPGA spokesperson said on Friday.(image)



Golf: Journeyman Collins shoots 60 in PGA Tour event in Alabama

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:22:04 -0400

(Reuters) - Journeyman Chad Collins flirted with golf’s magic number before settling for an 11-under-par 60 in the second round at the Barbasol Championship in Alabama on Friday.(image)



NBA: Yao not pursing purchase of Rockets

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:02:11 -0400

(The Sports Xchange) - At some point the Houston Rockets will be under new ownership but former center Yao Ming will not be involved.(image)



NFL: Bengals cornerback Pacman Jones suspended one game

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:24:44 -0400

(Reuters) - Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has been suspended one game for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, the league announced Friday.(image)



Cycling: Boasson Hagen takes stage win, Froome closes in on victory

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:27:14 -0400

SALON-DE-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) - Edvald Boasson Hagen ended a run of near misses to take stage 19 of the Tour de France on Friday, on a trouble-free day for race leader Chris Froome who moved to the brink of overall victory.(image)



Feud resurfaces as Horton, Sun Yang gird for world championships

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:22:35 -0400

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Australia's Mack Horton, the men's 400 meters Olympic freestyle champion, reignited his feud with Chinese rival Sun Yang on Friday, two days before they face each other at the start of the world championships in Budapest.(image)