Pro Sports

Venus Williams a factor at Wimbledon

At age 34, Venus Williams is once again a factor at Wimbledon, the site of five of her seven major titles.

Soccer's bad boy bites opponent at World Cup

Faced with a smothering and frustrating Italian defense in a must-win World Cup game Tuesday, Uruguayan superstar Luis Suarez bit an opponent.

Ugliness reigns as Uruguay edges 10-man Italy 1-0

Uruguay defender Diego Godin scored with his shoulder in the 81st minute of an "in or out" match to send his side through to the second round, but the victory was overshadowed by a biting incident involving the South American squad's star forward Luis Suarez.

Court: Royals fan hit by hot dog gets new trial

In a ruling that could force sports teams to reassess how their mascots interact with spectators, the Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a new trial for a Kansas City Royals fan who was injured by a hot dog tossed at a baseball game.

Rams' Michael Sam calls rookie life 'positive'

Sam was in Ohio with the other NFC rookies, taking part in a PLAY 60 youth football clinic with local children at the Browns' training complex.

Rockies end 7-game slide with 10-5 win over Cards

Justin Morneau hit a three-run homer and drove in six runs as the Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-5 on Tuesday night to snap a seven-game losing streak.

Kershaw pitches Dodgers to 2-0 win over Royals

Kershaw still managed to follow his first career no-no by going eight marvelous innings, and Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier drove in a run apiece as the Dodgers scraped out a 2-0 victory.

Costa Rica defies doubters to win Group D

Costa Rica followed up its wins over Uruguay and Italy by holding England to a dour 0-0 draw on Tuesday, enough to finish first in Group D. Quite an achievement for a team that was seen as the rank outsider in the first ever World Cup group that contained three former champions.

Colombia tops World Cup group by beating Japan 4-1

James Rodriguez delivered a brilliant cameo performance off the bench to inspire Colombia to a 4-1 victory over Japan at the World Cup on Tuesday, helping secure top spot for his team in Group C and eliminating the Asian champions.

5 things at Wimbledon: Hingis' return; Venus plays

The 33-year-old Hingis, a five-time Grand Slam singles champion inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame last year, received a wild-card invitation for women's doubles from the All England Club. She and Vera Zvonareva are set to play a first-round match against Cara Black and Sania Mirza.

Samaras sends Greece through at World Cup

Samaras was adjudged to have been tripped in the area by substitute Giovanni Sio, and calmly slotted in the spot kick for a win that puts Greece through to the knockout stage. Ivory Coast would have advanced with a draw.

Nadal's grass-court winning streak now stands at 1

Overcoming a deficit against a flat-hitting opponent who kept finding lines early, Rafael Nadal beat 51st-ranked Martin Klizan of Slovakia 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to reach the second round.

LeBron tells Heat he will become free agent

Through his agent, James informed the Heat on Tuesday that he has decided to opt out of the final two years of his contract, a move that means he becomes a free agent on July 1.

Canadians to play prominent role in NBA draft

Eight Canadians could be drafted Thursday, a stunning development for a hockey-crazed country that had only eight players selected after Steve Nash was taken in the first round in 1996.

Royals beat Dodgers 5-3 to end 4-game skid

Jeremy Guthrie pitched into the eighth inning, Jarrod Dyson drove in two runs off Zack Greinke and the Royals held on to beat the Dodgers 5-3 on Monday night in their first meeting in nine years.

Mexico beats Croatia 3-1, advances in World Cup

Rafael Marquez, Andres Guardado and Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez scored in a 10-minute span in the second half, dooming a talented Croatia side to elimination from the group stage.

Brazil beats Cameroon 4-1, reaches 2nd round

Fred and Fernandinho added second-half goals to ensure top spot in Group A for Brazil, which will face South American rival Chile in the second round.

Dutch beat Chile 2-0 to top Group B

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal can, it seems, do no wrong at this World Cup. He sent on replacements Leroy Fer and Memphis Depay in the second half of the match against Chile on Monday and they scored both goals in a 2-0 win that confirmed the Dutch as Group B winners with a maximum nine points.


Europe stuttering to lowest 2nd round numbers

Ahead of Monday's matches, only the Netherlands and Belgium are guaranteed to reach the second round after winning their first two games. However, only a remarkable set of results will prevent France from joining them after its two convincing victories.

Speculation mounts about Carl Edwards' future with Roush Fenway

Carl Edwards' win on Sunday at Sonoma Raceway was his second of the season and locked him into the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.