Sports News Headlines

Thu, Jul 30 2015

Deflategate judge tells NFL, players: Don't argue. Settle

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NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - Tom Brady's effort to void his four-game suspension was set back on Thursday as litigation embroiling the New England Patriots star quarterback was sent to a New York judge, who urged a speedy resolution to the "Deflategate" scandal.

Sports, U.S. 30 Jul 2015

Castro homers in bottom of ninth as Astros beat Angels

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(The Sports Xchange) - Catcher Jason Castro slugged a walk-off home run with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Houston Astros completed a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels with a 3-0 win Thursday night at Minute Maid Park.

2:55am EDT

Blue Jays build on Price boost by downing Royals

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(The Sports Xchange) - The Toronto Blue Jays backed up the acquisition of ace pitcher David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday afternoon by blasting three home runs to defeat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 in the evening.

30 Jul 2015

Giants pick up Reds starter Leake

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- The San Francisco Giants made a deal for one of the hottest pitchers in baseball on Thursday by acquiring right-handed starter Mike Leake in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds.

3:04am EDT

Oliver suffers Diamond Race setback, Fraser-Pryce wins

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STOCKHOLM - World champion David Oliver failed in his bid to wrap up the 110 meters hurdles Diamond Race title after finishing third in the Stockholm Diamond League meeting on Thursday.

30 Jul 2015

Goosen and Ishikawa set pace, Woods five back

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- Veteran South African Retief Goosen drew on good memories of past Presidents Cups played at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club as he charged into a tie for the first-round lead at the Quicken Loans National in Virginia on Thursday.

Sports, Tiger Woods 30 Jul 2015

Beijing and Almaty make last pitches to stage 2022 winter Games

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KUALA LUMPUR - The bidding teams from Beijing and Almaty made their final pitches to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday, pushing their cases to be chosen as the host for the 2022 winter Olympics.

2:08am EDT

PM Abbott calls on fans to 'respect' Goodes

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SYDNEY - Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called on Australian Rules fans to show "respect and civility" to Adam Goodes as support for the Aboriginal footballer continued to build on Friday.

Sports, Tony Abbott 30 Jul 2015

Not so hard for 'Big Easy' after kidney stone worries

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- Ernie Els put behind him a fear over potential kidney stones and the disadvantage of no pre-tournament practice rounds this week as he surged into contention for the Quicken Loans National in Virginia on Thursday.

30 Jul 2015

Japan boosts 2020 logo defense, Belgian designer may take action

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TOKYO - The Japanese designer of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games emblem hit by a controversy over its similarity to a Belgian design said on Friday he had never seen the other logo, after the Belgian designer hinted at legal action.

2:47am EDT