Pro Sports

Serena Williams pulls out of Wimbledon with 'bug'

After Williams was examined for about 10 minutes on the sideline by medical staff, including a check of her blood pressure, the match began. After three games, though, an out-of-sorts Williams and her partner, older sister Venus, stopped. The tournament referee's office and WTA later said Serena, who lost in singles Saturday, had a viral illness.

Argentina sticks to script with late winner

Except for its final group-stage win over Nigeria, Argentina has won its matches in Brazil in the same manner — grinding down its opponents rather than dazzling them with brilliant football.

5 memorable World Cup chants

In terms of creativity, though, the U.S.'s "I believe that we will win!" is a notch below Argentina's elaborate sing-alongs or even the boisterous chants of the English.

Manziel's playbook: hanging with Justin Bieber

Manziel is free from football for the next few weeks. The Browns open training camp July 26, when Manziel will resume his competition with Brian Hoyer for the starting job. Manziel spent last week attending the NFL's rookie symposium with Cleveland's other first-year players.

Royals beat Twins 6-1 in series opener

Alcides Escobar tied a career high with four RBIs on two doubles and Salvador Perez homered to lift the Royals to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.

Belgium putting a Hazard in front of U.S. in Brazil

The instructions from coach Marc Wilmots for Tuesday's game are clear — he expects Hazard "to take charge of the match" and "impose himself as a leader."

Altidore, referee focus before U.S.-Belgium game

The Americans try to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 2002 when they play Belgium on Tuesday.

U.S. says Jozy Altidore available to play vs Belgium

Altidore has 23 goals in 71 international appearances and is the top forward on the American roster.

Germany survives Algeria 2-1 in extra time

"You don't have to play fantastic every match," Germany coach Joachim Loew said. "You have to win."

France beats Nigeria, advances to quarterfinals

France's forward line had made headlines with eight goals in its opening two group games, but there was little flair on display in a hard-fought contest against the African champions.

NBA teams prepare to chase stars in free agency

Carmelo Anthony, Dirk Nowitzki and Paul Pierce bring added gravitas to this year's free agent class. And LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade are back on the market.

Source: Jason Kidd to coach Bucks

Kidd went 44-38 in his only season as Nets coach, but then sought control of the basketball operations department and was denied. The Nets gave him permission to talk to other teams about a job.

At wet Wimbledon, Murray, Djokovic near rematch

It's the first time in 103 years that no U.S. men or women have reached the round of 16 at Wimbledon.

Suarez apologizes for biting opponent at World Cup

Ending a unified protest in Uruguay by everyone from Suarez to teammates, fans and even the country's president that the star striker had done nothing wrong, the Liverpool player on Monday offered an apology to Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini.

Infante's slam sends Royals to 8-6 win over Angels

Omar Infante capped a seven-run inning with his first career grand slam Friday, and Kansas City held on to beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-6 on a rough night for starting pitchers.

Colombia beats Uruguay 2-0 at World Cup

Rodriguez scored one of the best goals of the tournament and added a second to put Colombia into the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time with a 2-0 win over Uruguay on Saturday — setting up a meeting with Brazil.

Dwyane Wade set to become free agent; Chris Bosh deciding

Wade told the Heat on Saturday that he is opting out of the final two years and nearly $42 million in his contract, and will become a free agent on Tuesday — the same decision that LeBron James revealed earlier in the week.

Serena Williams loses in shocking fashion at Wimbledon

Alize Cornet of France beat the world's No. 1 player 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday in the third round, the earliest Serena Williams has exited Wimbledon in a decade.

Peralta's 2-run double helps Cards beat Dodgers

The St. Louis Cardinals helped them to a 3-1 victory over Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.

Royals washed out in 6-2 loss to Angels

Neither rain nor the Kansas City Royals could stop the Los Angeles Angels from winning again.