Thursday, 30 June 2011

Sharapova to Face Kvitova in Wimbledon Final

Maria Sharapova advanced to the women's final at Wimbledon on Thursday. The 2004 champion will face Petra Kvitova in Saturday's championship.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Federer Loses in Wimbledon Quarterfinals

Roger Federer was eliminated in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the second straight year Wednesday, squandering a two-set lead for the first time at a Grand Slam tournament and losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in five sets.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Will MLB Try to Take Control of Dodgers?

A person familiar with Major League Baseball's plans says the league "probably" will file a motion to seize the cash-strapped Los Angeles Dodgers.

49ers Practice As NFL Lockout Continues

A group of San Francisco 49ers, organized by Quarterback Alex Smith, are practicing and training at nearby San Jose State University this week as labor talks and the NFL lockout continues.

Gamecocks Repeat As NCAA Baseball Champs

South Carolina won its second straight national championship with a 5-2 victory Tuesday night that completed a two-game sweep over Florida in the College World Series finals.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Nadal Worried About Foot Injury at Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal is worried about whether he can continue playing at Wimbledon after a left-foot injury almost made him retire from his fourth-round match Monday. Nadal advanced to the quarterfinals with a four-set win.

Dodgers File for Bankruptcy Protection

The Los Angeles Dodgers filed for bankruptcy protection in a Delaware court Monday, blaming the refusal of Major League Baseball to approve a multibillion-dollar TV deal that owner Frank McCourt was counting on to keep the troubled team afloat.

Serena Out at Wimbledon, Beaten in 4th Round

Defending champion Serena Williams was eliminated by Marion Bartoli 6-3, 7-6 in the fourth round of Wimbledon on Monday, cutting short her return to Grand Slam tennis after nearly a year out with serious health problems.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Tseng Wins LPGA Championship by 10 Shots

Top-ranked Yani Tseng easily won the LPGA Championship by 10 strokes Sunday to become the youngest player to claim four LPGA Tour majors.

Kurt Busch Takes Road to Victory at Infineon Raceway

Kurt Busch scored his first NASCAR Sprint Cup win of the season and first career on a road course when he took the checkered flag in Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway.

Davey Johnson Is New Nationals Manager

Davey Johnson was named manager of the Nationals on Sunday, three days after Jim Riggleman's sudden resignation. He'll take over on the bench Monday.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Irving Taken First by Cavs in NBA Draft

The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Duke guard Kyrie Irving with the No. 1 pick in Thursday's NBA draft. AP College Player of the Year Jimmer Fredette landed in Sacramento as part of a three-team trade.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Irving Taken First by Cavs in NBA Draft

The Cavaliers started their rebuilding effort by selecting Duke freshman Kyrie Irving with the first pick in Thursday's NBA draft. Arizona's Derrick Williams went No. 2 to the Timberwolves and Turkey's Enes Kanter was picked third by the Jazz.

Phillie Phanatic Injured by Foul Ball

The Phillie Phanatic had to be sent to the hospital after being struck by a foul ball at an minor league baseball game in Allentown. The hospital says the man inside the costume was treated and later released.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Rory McIlroy Returns Home As U.S. Open Champ

Fresh from his record-breaking win at the U.S. Open, Rory McIlroy met the press and fans at his home town golf club in Northern Ireland Wednesday. McIlroy won his first major by eight strokes, and won't play again until The British Open in July.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

NFL Owners Meet Outside Chicago

The next time NFL owners meet over labor, there is hope it will be to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with the players.

Michelle Obama seen as role model for South Africans

In her first trip to South Africa, the US first lady met with one of President Jacob Zuma's three wives, as well as apartheid-era civil rights hero Nelson Mandela.

Seeking to export child mentoring and wellness programs she has pushed in the United States, Obama also met with elementary schoolers at the Emthonjeni Community Center.

Many young, black South Africans look up to Obama and her family - America's first black "First Family".

Al Jazeera's Gladys Njoroge reports from Johannesburg.

Renegotiating the Egypt-Israel gas deal

For years, Egypt has been selling gas to Israel and Jordan at a bargain rate - and mostly to the benefit of just a few allies of Hosni Mubarak's regime.

Now, Egypt is asking the two countries to pay international gas prices, while some Egyptians even want the interim government to annul the deal in its entirety.

The move has angered investors and threatened to further strain relations between Egypt and Israel.

But following the revolution, profiteering at the state's expense is no longer being tolerated by some.

Al Jazeera's Ayman Mohyeldin reports from Cairo.

Riots rage in Northern Ireland

Tensions are running high ahead of the annual marching season in Northern Ireland.

Petrol bombs, bottles and bricks have been thrown at police officers during a second night of violence.

Politicians say it's the worst violence seen in East Belfast in more than a decade.

Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports.

NHL Approves Thrashers Move to Winnipeg

The NHL board of governors unanimously approved the sale and relocation of the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg, Manitoba Tuesday

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Denny Hamlin Repeat Winner at Michigan

Denny Hamlin made it back-to-back trips to Victory Lane in the Heluva Good!Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday and scored his first win of the 2011 Sprint Cup Series season.

McIlroy Goes Wire to Wire, Wins U.S. Open

Rory McIlroy's first major title was never in doubt Sunday as he ran away with the U.S. Open, winning by eight shots and breaking the tournament scoring record by a whopping four strokes. AP's Jim Militello reports from Bethesda, Maryland.

Marlins Manager Resigns

Edwin Rodriguez resigned as manaager of the slumping Florida Marlins on Sunday, and the search is under way for a new skipper.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

McIlroy Keeps on Rolling at U.S. Open

Rory McIlroy is 18 holes away from winning his first major. The Northern Irishman continued to make it look easy at the U.S. Open, finishing his third round an open best fourteen under par. AP's Jim Militello reports from Bethesda, Maryland.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Lewis Hamilton and Tony Stewart Swap Rides

Mobil 1 brought Formula 1 World Champion driver Lewis Hamilton and two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart together to swap race cars at Watkins Glen International.

Bruins Win First Stanley Cup in 39 Years

The Bruins blanked Vancouver 4-0 Wednesday night for their first NHL title since 1972. They had lost their last five Stanley Cup finals appearances since then.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Bruins, Canucks Each Hope to Be in 7th Heaven

The NHL season comes to a close Wednesday as the Bruins and Canucks square off in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals at Vancouver. The home team has won each of the first six games.