Pro Sports

Argentina reaches World Cup semis with win over Belgium

Argentina, which hadn't advanced past the World Cup quarterfinals since 1990, used a disciplined defense to control the match.

Neymar injury sends host Brazil into somber mood

A somber mood spread over Brazil on Saturday as football fans came to grips with the loss of Neymar, the superstar striker who was knocked out of the World Cup with a fractured vertebra.

5 Things: Federer, Djokovic in Wimbledon final

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will renew their rivalry Sunday in the Wimbledon championship

After World Cup, MLS looks to steady growth

MLS Commissioner Don Garber is trying to elevate his league to one of the best in the world, and has pegged 2022 as the year when that might finally be true.

Athletics finalize blockbuster trade with Cubs

The Oakland Athletics made an aggressive move to add Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to their pitching staff.

Royals lose to Indians 7-3

House allowed three runs over 6 2-3 innings for his first major league win and the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 on Saturday night.

No Wimbledon coronation for Eugenie Bouchard

Bouchard, the 20-year-old Canadian playing in her first Grand Slam final, was trounced 6-3, 6-0 in 55 minutes by the hard-hitting Czech lefthander on Saturday, a humbling lesson for a player considered the next big star of the women's game.

Marlins rally past Cardinals 6-5

The Miami Marlins cleanup hitter grounded into a game-ending double play in a one-run loss Friday night. He wasn't thinking about instant redemption before getting the key two-out hit in a ninth-inning rally of a 6-5 victory on Saturday.

Netherlands beat Costa Rica in penalty shootout

Tim Krul came on as a substitute in the final minute of extra time and then saved two penalties in a 4-3 shootout victory over Costa Rica on Saturday, giving the Netherlands a spot in the World Cup semifinals.

Ronaldo: challenge on Neymar was intentional

Brazil great Ronaldo believes there was intention and violence in the challenge on Neymar that left the star forward with a fractured vertebra and ruled him out of the World Cup.

Garcia says he may need more surgery

St. Louis Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia told reporters he may need additional shoulder surgery because he's experiencing nerve issues and numbness in his hand.

After Cavendish falls, Kittel wins 1st Tour stage

Marcel Kittel of Germany won the first stage of the Tour de France for a second straight year after a late crash brought down British rival Mark Cavendish in the presence of royals on Saturday.

Petra Kvitova wins 2nd Wimbledon title

In one of the most dominant performances in a women's final at Wimbledon, Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic overpowered Eugenie Bouchard  6-3, 6-0 in only 55 minutes Saturday.

Cardinals hold off Marlins 3-2

Molina and Oscar Taveras placed consecutive two-out RBI doubles just out of right fielder Giancarlo Stanton's reach in a three-run sixth inning in a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night.

Ventura shuts down Indians in 7-1 Royals win

Ventura (6-7) blanked the Indians on four hits until Michael Brantley hit a leadoff homer in the ninth. He was pulled after Jason Kipnis' one-out single. Ventura allowed six hits and struck out four in the longest outing of his career.

Joey Chestnut gets mustard yellow belt and fiancee

The San Jose, California, man fell far short of his record last year of 69 dogs and buns, but he still easily beat second-place finisher Matt Stonie, also of San Jose, who downed just 56.

Peralta powers Cardinals past Giants 7-2

Jhonny Peralta's two-run homer produced the first runs scored by St. Louis in its first at-bat since June 18, a span of 14 games, leading the Cardinals past the reeling San Francisco Giants 7-2 on Thursday.

Wainwright stymies Giants in Cardinals' 2-0 win

The Cardinals starter allowed four hits over 7 2-3 innings, Matt Carpenter continued to feast on San Francisco pitching, and St. Louis ended a scoring drought, beating the Giants 2-0 Wednesday night.

20-year-old Canadian reaches Wimbledon final

Eugenie Bouchard became Canada's first Grand Slam finalist by beating French Open runner-up Simona Halep 7-6 (5), 6-2 at the All England Club.

5 things at Wimbledon: Newcomers vs. half of Big 4

Here are five things to watch Friday at Wimbledon in the men's semifinals: