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Ronaldo tells judge he has ‘never tried to avoid taxes’

MADRID/July 31, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Soccer:  Cristiano Ronaldo told a Spanish judge Monday that he has “never tried to avoid taxes.” The Real Madrid forward, who is from Portugal, was questioned to determine whether he committed tax fraud worth almost 15 million euros ($17.5 million). Ronaldo spent more than 90 minutes answering the questions of … Continue reading Ronaldo tells judge he has ‘never tried to avoid taxes’

Beltre doubles for 3,000th hit, 1st from Dominican to do it

ARLINGTON, Texas/July 30, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Rangers, Adrian Beltre doubled for his 3,000th career hit Sunday to become the 31st player — and first from the Dominican Republic — to reach that milestone in the major leagues. The 38-year-old Texas Rangers star is in his 20th big league season. He is only the third player … Continue reading Beltre doubles for 3,000th hit, 1st from Dominican to do it

Mercy Sports Medicine Prepping for Serious Student Athlete Injuries

Springfield, MO July 29/2017 (STL.NEWS) As temperatures soar, local athletic teams are preparing for equally heated competition. That’s where the team from Mercy Sports Medicine comes in to help everyone keep their cool – and hopefully minimize injuries. This week marked the 26th time Mercy athletic trainers have come together for a day-long drill to … Continue reading Mercy Sports Medicine Prepping for Serious Student Athlete Injuries

Morris’s 88th-minute goal gives US Gold Cup title

SANTA CLARA, Calif./July 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — US Gold Cup Soccer: As the victorious American players bounced so hard the podium shook, medals round their necks, a beaming Bruce Arena in the back raised his arms to the air right along with them as gold confetti began to fall. The U.S. resurgence is off to an impressive start … Continue reading Morris’s 88th-minute goal gives US Gold Cup title

Stunner in Budapest: Ledecky loses for 1st time at worlds

BUDAPEST, Hungary/July 26, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Katie Ledecky reached for the wall. Someone else was already there. For the first time ever at the world championships, Ledecky knows what it’s like to lose. Bidding to become only the second female swimmer to win six golds at a single worlds, Ledecky settled for silver in the … Continue reading Stunner in Budapest: Ledecky loses for 1st time at worlds

Spieth takes road less to traveled to British Open

SOUTHPORT, England/July 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — British Open: The start was not what anyone expected out of Jordan Spieth. All that mattered to him was how he finished the British Open. And that might have been the biggest surprise of all. The record will show that Spieth took a three-shot lead into the final round … Continue reading Spieth takes road less to traveled to British Open

Spieth turns into a beauty on a nasty day at British Open

SOUTHPORT, England/July 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The flight of Jordan Spieth’s 3-wood from the light rough looked about as ugly as the weather at the British Open. The outcome was about as bright as his chances of getting his name on another major championship trophy. Spieth seized control Friday at Royal Birkdale with a shot … Continue reading Spieth turns into a beauty on a nasty day at British Open

Spieth feeling rested, sharp in pursuit of another major

SOUTHPORT, England/July 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — British Open: With a chance to close out the match, Jordan Spieth fired his second shot into the par-5 15th at Royal Birkdale and it never left the flag, bounding onto the green about 20 feet behind the hole. His partner Tuesday was Justin Thomas, who watched the flight … Continue reading Spieth feeling rested, sharp in pursuit of another major