Freese thrown out at 2nd base to end Pirates’ loss to Astros – USA TODAY

Freese thrown out at 2nd base to end Pirates’ loss to Astros – USA TODAY

(Photo: The Associated Press) PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates infielder David Freese got a two-year contract extension Monday, then made the final out on a baserunning blunder in a game hours later. Doug Fister pitched seven scoreless innings of three-hit ball, Teoscar Hernandez hit a two-run homer and the Houston Astros beat the Pirates 3-1 on […]

McGregor defeats Diaz by decision in rematch (0:52) – ESPN

3:34 AM ET Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email print comment LAS VEGAS — Last month, the UFC sold for $4 billion in the largest transaction for a single franchise in sports history. On Saturday, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz offered evidence that the sport might in fact be worth every penny. Johnson drops Teixeira in 13 […]

Ryan Lochte owns up to ‘overexaggerated’ robbery story – ESPN

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email print comment NEW YORK — American swimmer Ryan Lochte said he “overexaggerated” what happened last Sunday at a Rio de Janeiro gas station and acknowledged it was his “immature behavior” that got him and teammates Jimmy Feigen, Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz into a mess that consumed the final week of […]

Chased by controversy: A timeline of Caster Semenya’s career – USA TODAY

Chased by controversy: A timeline of Caster Semenya’s career – USA TODAY

(Photo: The Associated Press) RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Caster Semenya is the Olympic champion nearly seven years to the day after she arrived in track and field and sparked a controversy so complex and so sensitive, the sport is still struggling to deal with it. Against her wishes, the 25-year-old South African has become […]

Racket Sponsor Backs Sharapova Despite Failed Drug Test – New York Times

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