- NFL union urges quick Brady ruling, seeks to void suspension
(Reuters) - The National Football League and its players union asked a federal judge to decide by Sept. 4 whether to uphold star New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension, which could resolve the "Deflategate" scandal before the regular season starts.
- China media says Beijing can handle any problem for Winter Games
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese state-run media on Saturday lauded the decision to award Beijing the 2022 Winter Olympics, saying the city could handle any problem thrown at it and would aim to put on a "big party".
- Japan's Ishikawa moves one ahead as Tiger roars
(Reuters) - Ryo Ishikawa sank a 30-footer at the last for a third consecutive birdie to edge a stroke in front after the second round while Tiger Woods also charged into contention at the Quicken Loans National in Virginia on Friday.
- Double delight for Hurley after police locate his father
(Reuters) - American Billy Hurley III had double cause to celebrate on Friday when he made the cut at the Quicken Loans National in Virginia, then learned that his father had been found by police after going missing 12 days earlier.
- Lieberman becomes NBA's second female assistant coach
(Reuters) - Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman became the second female assistant coach to join a National Basketball Association staff when she was hired by the Sacramento Kings, the team announced on Friday.
- Seahawks, Wilson agree to four-year contract extension
(Reuters) - Quarterback Russell Wilson has agreed to a lucrative four-year contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks, the National Football League team said on Friday.
- Mets land Cuban slugger Cespedes at trade deadline
(Reuters) - A flurry of deals got in under the wire of Friday's Major League Baseball trade deadline, crowned by the New York Mets acquiring Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes from the re-tooling Detroit Tigers.
- Wie drops out as Pettersen sets pace at windy Turnberry
TURNBERRY, Scotland (Reuters) - Norway's Suzann Pettersen surged two strokes clear of the field while world number 17 Michelle Wie of the U.S. pulled out with a sore ankle in the Women's British Open second round on Friday.
- Argentine exec in FIFA case pleads not guilty to U.S. charges
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former chairman of an Argentina-based sports marketing business, one of 14 people indicted in a corruption case that has roiled the soccer world's governing body FIFA, pleaded not guilty in a U.S. court on Friday.
- IOC in no mood for risks, opts for Beijing's sure bet
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The choice of Beijing as host of the 2022 Winter Olympics over Kazakhstan's Almaty was a solid vote for the tried and tested, and the financial and organizational security of China.
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