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Johnny Manziel watches a lot, throws a little at CFL camp

Johnny Manziel spent much of the first day of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' training camp as an observer. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner watched a lot of the session Sunday, a day after signing with the Canadian Football league club. Manziel threw while working with the five other quarterbacks and did short tosses to receivers, but knelt off to the side or stood with quarterbacks coach Dan Morrison during...
Jimenez holds on to win Regions Tradition for first major

Jimenez holds on to win Regions Tradition for first major

Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Regions Tradition on Sunday for his first senior major title, closing with a 2-under 70 for a three-stroke victory. Jimenez held or shared the lead after every round, taking a three-shot edge into the final round at Greystone Golf & Country Club. The Spaniard finished at 19-under 269 for his fifth PGA Tour Champions victory. Steve Stricker, Joe Durant and Gene Sauers tied...
Hinchcliffe not expecting to run in Indianapolis 500

Hinchcliffe not expecting to run in Indianapolis 500

James Hinchcliffe watched the final day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying in street clothes. He could be suiting up in one of those cars next Sunday. Perhaps Pippa Mann will join him. As Schmidt Peterson Motorsports continued searching for a way to get Hinchcliffe into the race, the popular Canadian driver refused to lobby for a ride and acknowledged that he didn't expect to start in the 33-car field...
Final round of Byron Nelson starts after 4-hour rain delay

Final round of Byron Nelson starts after 4-hour rain delay

The final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson has started after a four-hour rain delay. Hometown star Jordan Spieth, trailing co-leaders Marc Leishman and Aaron Wise by 10 shots, was in the first group off the first tee. Threesomes were going off both nines Sunday at the new Trinity Forest course south of downtown Dallas. The Nelson is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a return to Dallas after 35 years...
Belmont distance, fatigue test Justify in Triple Crown bid

Belmont distance, fatigue test Justify in Triple Crown bid

Justify keeps showing something new each time he races. In the Kentucky Derby, he showed he could run in the mud in a crowded, 20-horse field. In the Preakness, he showed he could withstand the challenge of a top rival pressing him early and hold off others before the finish line — also in the mud. For his next trick, he'll need to show he can endure the grueling 1½-mile Belmont in New...
Green, Sargent join Pulisic on US soccer roster vs Bolivia

Green, Sargent join Pulisic on US soccer roster vs Bolivia

With no World Cup to prepare for, the United States announced a roster devoid of the veterans who failed to qualify for this year's tournament and filled with youth who could take the field 4½ years from now in Qatar. Midfielder Julian Green returns to the U.S. national team for the first time in two years, joining star midfielder Christian Pulisic in the group picked for the May 28 exhibition...
LSU Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon dies at age 80

LSU Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon dies at age 80

Billy Cannon, the gifted running back who won the Heisman Trophy for LSU in 1959 with a memorable Halloween night punt return touchdown against Mississippi, died Sunday. He was 80. LSU said Cannon, the school's only Heisman winner, died at his home in St. Francisville. The cause of death was not immediately known. Cannon led the Tigers to a national championship in 1958 and won the Heisman following...
Braves release slumping Bautista, Camargo to play 3B

Braves release slumping Bautista, Camargo to play 3B

The Atlanta Braves have released Jose Bautista a month after picking up the veteran slugger and will make Johan Camargo their starting third baseman. General manager Alex Anthopolous said the team made the decision Saturday before Camargo drove in two runs in an 8-1 win over Miami. Camargo, a switch-hitter, will play every day. The 37-year-old Bautista hit .143 with two homers and five RBIs in 12...

2016 Wimbledon runner-up Raonic pulls out of French Open

Milos Raonic, the 2016 Wimbledon runner-up, has withdrawn from the French Open a week before the clay-court Grand Slam tournament begins. Raonic says on Twitter on Sunday that he needs "to continue working hard to put myself in the best position when I step out on the court." He hasn't played since a straight-set loss to fellow Canadian Denis Shapovalov at Madrid on May 10. Shapovalov will...
US tops Canada 4-1 to claim bronze at hockey worlds

US tops Canada 4-1 to claim bronze at hockey worlds

The United States topped Canada 4-1 to claim the bronze medal at the world ice hockey championship on Sunday. Chris Kreider led the U.S. with two goals. Forward Nick Bonino scored the winner on a rebound during a power play in the final period. Anders Lee and Kreider added empty-net insurance goals to give the U.S. its third bronze in six years. "It's important for the team but it's also important...
Yates wins 15th stage for 3rd win, extends Giro lead

Yates wins 15th stage for 3rd win, extends Giro lead

Simon Yates made it a hat trick of wins in the Giro d'Italia on the 15th stage Sunday and the British rider consolidated his overall lead as the race heads into its final week. After unsuccessfully attempting a similar move just moments earlier, Yates set off on a solo attack with 17 kilometers (10.5 miles) remaining. He looked back after a few meters and continued to accelerate. Miguel Angel Lopez...
With Rome title, Nadal back on track entering French Open

With Rome title, Nadal back on track entering French Open

Rafael Nadal is right back where he wants to be heading into the French Open. Alex Zverev is in a good place entering Roland Garros, too. Nadal came out on top in a matchup of this year's top two clay-court players Sunday, beating defending champion Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 Sunday to win a record-extending eighth Italian Open title. Coming a week after a loss in the Madrid Open quarterfinals to Dominic...
Small clubs cross fingers for World Cup windfalls

Small clubs cross fingers for World Cup windfalls

The ideal scenario for the club where Paul Pogba played football as a kid might go something like this: The France midfielder shines so brightly at the World Cup that a money-no-object club — for argument's sake, let's say Real Madrid — decides that it cannot live without him and pays a nine-figure fee to shake him loose from Manchester United. US Torcy, the amateur club in the east Paris...
Nationals' Kendrick tears Achilles, will miss rest of season

Nationals' Kendrick tears Achilles, will miss rest of season

Veteran Washington Nationals infielder-outfielder Howie Kendrick tore his right Achilles tendon in the opener of Saturday's doubleheader against the Los Angeles Dodgers and will miss the rest of the season. Kendrick confirmed the injury while standing on crutches and wearing a walking boot in the Nationals' clubhouse after Washington was swept in the doubleheader. He will have surgery as early as...
On time, on target: LeBron, Cavs pound Celtics in Game 3

On time, on target: LeBron, Cavs pound Celtics in Game 3

Before taking the floor, LeBron James stood in the hallway with his teammates outside Cleveland's locker room and pounded his chest with both hands. The Celtics got thumped next. James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 rebounds and the Cavaliers looked like a different team on their home court, tightening the Eastern Conference finals with a 116-86 victory in Game 3 over Boston on...
LEADING OFF: Ohtani starts, Hill ailing, Darvish tries again

LEADING OFF: Ohtani starts, Hill ailing, Darvish tries again

A look at what's happening around the majors today: OHTANI TIME Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani pitches at home against Tampa Bay. He's 3-1 with a 3.58 ERA in six starts, and struck out 11 Twins in his last outing. The 23-year-old rookie is hitting .321 with six home runs and 17 RBIs in 84 at-bats. NOT AGAIN The Dodgers will see how Rich Hill is feeling, a day after the lefty starter lasted just...
Betts, Benintendi power Red Sox past Orioles 6-3

Betts, Benintendi power Red Sox past Orioles 6-3

Sloppy, rainy and downright lousy weather didn't cool down the fast start Mookie Betts is off to this season. Betts hit a two-run homer before Andrew Benintendi followed with a shot of his own in the fifth inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-3 on Saturday night. Betts is hitting a major-league best .368 with 15 homers and 32 RBIs out of the leadoff spot for the Red Sox. "...
Vasillevskiy shines late, Lightning hold off Capitals 3-2

Vasillevskiy shines late, Lightning hold off Capitals 3-2

The Tampa Bay Lightning are on the brink of a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final. Coach Jon Cooper and his players say it won't be easy to close the deal against the Washington Capitals. "We haven't won anything yet," Cooper said Saturday night after Cedric Paquette scored in the opening minute and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 28 shots to help the Lightning hold off the Caps 3-2 in Game...
Vasillevskiy shines late, Lightning hold off Capitals 3-2

Vasillevskiy shines late, Lightning hold off Capitals 3-2

The Tampa Bay Lightning are on the brink of a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final. Coach Jon Cooper and his players say it won't be easy to close the deal against the Washington Capitals. "We haven't won anything yet," Cooper said Saturday night after Cedric Paquette scored in the opening minute and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 28 shots to help the Lightning hold off the Caps 3-2 in Game...
Dodgers' Rich Hill has no solution for recurring blister

Dodgers' Rich Hill has no solution for recurring blister

Blisters on the middle finger of his pitching hand are nothing new for veteran Dodgers left-hander Rich Hill, but the latest one is worse than usual and he doesn't know how to solve the problem. Hill threw just two pitches against the Washington Nationals on Saturday night before he was pulled with a recurrence of the blister problem that has already put him on the disabled list twice this season...
Justify wins foggy Preakness, keeps Triple Crown bid alive

Justify wins foggy Preakness, keeps Triple Crown bid alive

Justify rounded the final turn and hit the top of the stretch winded but with the lead. The roar from the crowd was delayed, hushed by the thick fog that enveloped the track. When Justify emerged from the haze in view of the grandstand, trainer Bob Baffert could see jockey Mike Smith's white silks and knew his horse had been pushed to his limit with 100 yards left to go. "I knew he was in for...
The Latest: Harvick beats Suarez to win NASCAR All-Star race

The Latest: Harvick beats Suarez to win NASCAR All-Star race

The Latest on the NASCAR All-Star race (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Kevin Harvick continued his dominating season, winning the NASCAR All-Star race on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway to take home $1 million. Harvick won two of the first three stages and beat Daniel Suarez to the finish line to claim his second All-Star race victory. It came exactly 11 years after his first win in this event...
Kevin Harvick picks up $1 million check with All-Star win

Kevin Harvick picks up $1 million check with All-Star win

Nothing can stop Kevin Harvick these days, not an experimental rules package or a field of racers with nothing but pride on the line, and the hottest driver in NASCAR scored a $1 million payday by winning the All-Star race. Harvick's win Saturday night came exactly 11 years to the day of his only other win in Charlotte Motor Speedway's exhibition event. This time the victory is part of a raging hot...
The Latest: Kentucky Derby winner Justify captures Preakness

The Latest: Kentucky Derby winner Justify captures Preakness

The Latest on Saturday's 143rd running of the Preakness (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Justify emerged from the fog and sloshed his way to another impressive victory, holding off several hard-charging challengers to win the Preakness on Saturday and keep alive the chance for trainer Bob Baffert's second Triple Crown champion in four years. On a sloppy track similar to the conditions in the Kentucky...
Helio, Danica move on; Hinchcliffe is bumped from Indy 500

Helio, Danica move on; Hinchcliffe is bumped from Indy 500

IndyCar's marquee names turned a day of qualifying for the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" into a throwback, nail-biting, bumping affair. Helio Castroneves, seeking a redemptive record-tying fourth victory, was fastest around Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Danica Patrick was fast, too, and she averaged 227.610 mph to snag the ninth and final spot in the next round of qualifying, the Fast Nine...
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