Tennis

Maria Sharapova withdraws from Western and Southern Open due to lingering forearm injury By Don Han

Five-time Grand Slam champion and former world number one Maria Sharapova has announced her withdrawal from the Western and Southern Open held in Cincinnati due to a left forearm injury sustained in Stanford weeks ago, much to the disappointment of her fans....

NWSL

Portland Thorns take the number two spot, defeating the Chicago Red Stars, 3-2 By Cindy Lara

The Chicago Red Stars lose their first home game this season, falling to a confident Portland Thorns team....

NWSL

Boston Breakers and Washington Spirit tie 2-2 in an even, if low stakes, match By Claire Watkins

Both teams are rebuilding, and need to figure out what this season means to them...

Tennis

WTA Cincinnati first round preview: Ekaterina Makarova vs Barbora Strycova

Don Han | The first round of the Western and Southern Open features a blockbuster encounter between world number 23 Barbora Strycova and the Washington DC champion Ekaterina Makarova, with the winner being part of another blockbuster match-up as the third seed and former world number one Angelique Kerber awaits in the second round. Strycova’s recent results Strycova’s only hard court event in the US Open Series thus far was in Toronto. Having fallen out of the Top 25 in the rankings recently for the first time since the 2016 Wimbledon Championships, Strycova entered the Rogers Cup looking for a great run. However, she was handed a very tough draw as the Czech was drawn to face 13th seed Kristina Mladenovic, who has had deep runs in Indian Wells and Madrid, in the first round. Unexpectedly, Strycova produced an upset when she outclassed the Frenchwoman in straight sets, playing some solid tennis to take the win despite Mladenovic being very erratic. Barbora Strycova hits a forehand at the Rogers Cup | Photo: Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images North America The Czech then followed it up with yet another amazing victory, this time over Daria Gavrilova as she came from 4-6 1-4 down to produce an improbable comeback and prevail in three tough sets, setting up a meeting with world number two Simona Halep in the third round. There, she was outgunned by the firing Romanian, who prevailed easily in straight sets losing just one game in the process after just 59 minutes of play. Makarova’s recent results Makarova has had a...

NWSL

Orlando Pride closed in on play off spot with victory over Sky Blue FC By Casey Caprio

The two teams were tied in the standings entering the match, but the injury plagued Sky Blue gave up 5 goals to Orlando and could not answer....

MiLB

Sioux Falls Canaries defeat St. Paul Saints 7-3 behind 7 innings from Bo Hellquist By Stevie Larson

Hellquist allowed just three runs on four hits on the night, as the Saints fell to their division rivals on Saturday night at CHS Field....

NASCAR

5 things to watch: Pure Michigan 400 By Stevie Larson

Before the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series races at Michigan International Speedway, check out five things to watch in the race....

Tennis

Elina Svitolina staying positive during Rogers Cup run By Pete Borkowski

One match away from a third Premier title of 2017, Elina Svitolina explained to the media that she is trying to stay focused on continuously improving as she marches towards the top of the women's game....

Tennis

Simona Halep: I could not feel the ball By Pete Borkowski

Simona Halep saw her title defence at the Rogers Cup come to a crashing end on Saturday in Toronto, a loss that left the world number two looking for answers that she could not find....

Tennis

WTA Rogers Cup: Elina Svitolina pulls double duty to end Halep's title defence By Pete Borkowski

Elina Svitolina made a seemingly impossible task look easy as she bounced back after defeating a top-four opponent this morning to dominate defending champion Simona Halep and book her spot in the final of the Rogers Cup....

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World Athletics Championships: Maria Lasitskene wins gold to retain her High Jump title By Pathik Gamana

The Russian Maria Lasitskene continued her dominance and stretched her win to 25 competitions as she won gold to retain her World Championships medal. Yuliya Levchenko took home the silver with Licwinko the bronze....
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