Pro Sports

British Open: a new golf course, a new Tiger Woods

Royal Liverpool, green and thick this time around, is still a firm and bouncy test of links golf. But it's nothing as it was in 2006, when the fairways were so baked and brown that Woods hit only one driver in four rounds.

Dwyane Wade re-signs with Miami Heat

Wade signed a new contract with the Heat on Tuesday. It's a two-year deal, the second of those seasons a player option, said a person familiar with the situation.

Pete Rose could play role at 2015 All-Star Game

The career hits leader generally is not allowed in any areas of major league ballparks not open to fans.

Bulls use amnesty clause to cut Carlos Boozer

Boozer had one season left on a five-year deal worth roughly $75 million. The amnesty clause allows a team to waive one player during the current labor deal and have 100 percent of his salary taken off the cap and the tax.

Chris Kluwe's lawyer threatens to sue Vikings

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe intends to sue the team over allegations of anti-gay conduct by a coach, his lawyer said Tuesday.

AP source: Wolves, Warriors restart Love talks

The Warriors have been reluctant to include shooting guard Klay Thompson in any package, which has been considered a deal-breaker for the Timberwolves.

Yoenis Cespedes wins again, beating Frazier in HR derby

Cespedes saved his best for last, a 452-foot blast to the third deck above left field that officially measured as the longest of the night.

Wainwright vs. Hernandez in All-Star game

Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the National League.

More than 26 million watch World Cup final in U.S.

An estimated 26.5 million people in the U.S. watched Germany's extra-time win on Sunday afternoon. The game had 17.3 million viewers on ABC and another 9.2 million on the Spanish-language network Univision.

Phil Mickelson confident — at least about links golf

He has missed three cuts. He withdrew twice after narrowly making the cut because of injuries. At the Masters, where he is a three-time champion, he missed the cut for the first time in 17 years. But Lefty's still smiling.

Brazil rethinks future after World Cup failure

The Cup was widely seen as Brazil's for the taking. They finished in fourth place with their star badly injured and the brutal memory of a 7-1 rout by the Germans in front of a global audience.

United Germany stands at the top of the world

Germany proved it had the best team in the world, and won its fourth World Cup with a win against Argentina.

72-year-old driver causes crash, raises questions

Morgan Shepherd can still probably wheel a race car better than you and most of your friends, but that doesn't mean the 72-year-old should be racing against the very best drivers in NASCAR.


Nibali excels at Tour de France as Contador crashes out

Alberto Contador's mishap has given this 101st edition of cycling's greatest event a dubious distinction of being the first in recent memory to force out its two top stars to crash injuries.

Basketball entrepreneur Louis 'Red' Klotz dies

Klotz formed a working relationship with the Globetrotters in 1952, putting together the opposing teams that almost always lost. In 1971, he hit the game-winner in a rare Globetrotter loss as a 50-year-old player/coach.

Brewers get to Martinez, rout Cardinals 11-2

Manager Mike Matheny chalked up Sunday's 11-2 loss to Milwaukee as a learning experience for his 22-year-old pitcher, who allowed four runs and seven hits in four innings. St. Louis fell a game behind of the Brewers in the NL Central at the All-Star break.

Germany wins terrifically entertaining World Cup

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, sat in the VIP section with other world leaders, waved a clenched fist as Goetze celebrated.

Tigers drop series finale, 5-2 to Royals

A five-run seventh inning keyed by Omar Infante's two-run single and an RBI double from Eric Hosmer prevented the Tigers from pulling off the four-game sweep.

Keselowski dominates in New Hampshire victory

After the last caution came with four laps left, Keselowski pulled away on the final restart to become the first driver to sweep the weekend in track history. He had the fastest car most of the weekend.

Mo Martin, with eagle on 18, wins Women's British Open

Americans now have won the first three majors of the LPGA Tour season for the first time since 1999, with Martin following Lexi Thompson at the Kraft Nabisco Championship and Michelle Wie at the U.S. Women's Open.