Tournament

TENERIFE, Spain | Women’s World Cup gets underway in Spain

TENERIFE, Spain — The FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup gets underway on Saturday with eight games. The U.S. will tip off against Senegal in its quest for a third consecutive championship, something the Americans have never done in their storied history. While the U.S. has been the dominant force in the sport for the past … Continue reading TENERIFE, Spain | Women’s World Cup gets underway in Spain

LAUSANNE, Switzerland | FIFA to upgrade flights, raise prize money for Women’s WCup

LAUSANNE, Switzerland— In a concession to women’s soccer, FIFA will start funding business-class flights for some of the Women’s World Cup teams traveling to France for next year’s tournament. Total prize money will also “significantly increase” from the $15 million shared among 24 teams at the 2015 tournament, FIFA official Emily Shaw said Thursday at … Continue reading LAUSANNE, Switzerland | FIFA to upgrade flights, raise prize money for Women’s WCup

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Chris Wood shoots 65 to take 1-shot lead at KLM Open

THE HAGUE, Netherlands  — Chris Wood birdied the 18th hole to card his second 65 of the KLM Open on Saturday and take a one-shot lead into the closing round. The English golfer got off to a sluggish start with a bogey on the par-4 2nd at The Dutch in Spijk, and reached the turn … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Chris Wood shoots 65 to take 1-shot lead at KLM Open

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. | Rose leads by 1 shot with a clear shot at No. 1 in the world

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Justin Rose did his part on another day of low scoring Saturday in the BMW Championship, running off four straight birdies early for a 6-under 64 and a one-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele. At stake for Rose is moving to No. 1 in the world for the first … Continue reading NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. | Rose leads by 1 shot with a clear shot at No. 1 in the world

NEW YORK | The Latest: Woods, Williams admire each other’s comeback

NEW YORK  — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Tiger Woods and Serena Williams both know how to make a comeback. Williams is set to play in her ninth U.S. Open final and 31st at all Grand Slam tournaments a year after she missed the tournament because she … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Woods, Williams admire each other’s comeback

NEW YORK | Year after missing US Open, Nishikori shines in return

NEW YORK — Kei Nishikori was so crushed about missing the U.S. Open last year, he couldn’t even watch the tournament. Nishikori’s season was over with torn tendons in his right wrist, and he knew how much he’d ache to play if he flipped on the TV. “I didn’t really want to see any matches,” … Continue reading NEW YORK | Year after missing US Open, Nishikori shines in return

NORTON, Mass. | Boston Tee Party: Hatton, Rose lead all-England leaderboard

NORTON, Mass. — Tyrrell Hatton one-putted six consecutive greens on his way to an 8-under 63 to share the early lead with Justin Rose in the Dell Technologies Championship. The early half of the second round Saturday had an English look to it. Along with Hatton and Rose (67) tied for the lead at 10-under … Continue reading NORTON, Mass. | Boston Tee Party: Hatton, Rose lead all-England leaderboard

NEW YORK | The Latest: del Potro through to fourth round at US Open

NEW YORK — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 12:35 a.m. Juan Martin del Potro is through to the fourth round at the U.S. Open. The 2009 champion beat No. 31 seed Fernando Verdasco 7-5, 7-6 (6), 6-3 in the final match of the night. Next up for del Potro, … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: del Potro through to fourth round at US Open