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McIlroy, world’s No. 1 golfer, injures ankle playing soccer

By The Associated Press
LONDON — Rory McIlroy was on crutches Monday with an ankle injury from playing soccer, leaving in doubt the prospects of golf’s No. 1 player defending his British Open title next week at St. Andrews. Just as excitement was building toward ...

American players enjoying fanfare after World Cup victory

By The Associated Press 12:02 a.m.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Megan Rapinoe strolled around taking selfies, occasionally sipping bubbly with her teammates and trying to balance the Women’s World Cup championship ...

United States takes down Japan, wins third Women’s World Cup

By The Associated Press
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Carli Lloyd came up big again. Three times. And with it came the Americans’ elusive third Women’s World Cup title. Lloyd scored three ...

U.S. tops Germany to reach Women’s World Cup final

By The Associated Press
MONTREAL — Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany, 2-0, on Tuesday night to ...

Wimbledon upset bid falls short for Peters native Riske

By Tribune-Review
Peters native Alison Riske had a chance to serve for the win in the second set, but sixth-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic survived ...

Leagues, teams oppose gambling, but reap rewards of fantasy partnerships

By John Harris
NBA commissioner Adam Silver had just completed a halftime interview during Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors ...

Technology driving sports gambling industry

By Bob Cohn
From animal bones ground into dice to telegraph wires to the Internet to smartphones, “gambling has always changed to keep up with technology,” said David Schwartz, director of the UNLV Center for Gaming Research. Technology, he said, “lets people do ...

NFL holds its ground in sports betting fight

By Jerry DiPaola
The NFL’s past and present are connected to racetrack bettors, fantasy football and casino operators, but the league says it remains solidly opposed to betting ...

Gambling’s lure is real concern, experts say

By John Harris
Melynda Litchfield refers to slot machines as the “crack cocaine of gambling.” She estimates she lost $100,000 as a habitual gambler, “maybe more.” Litchfield said she played slots five times a week at casinos in Joliet, Ill. Gambling consumed her ...

Could NCAA benefit from legalizing sports gambling?

By John Harris
Like their more vocal professional brethren, the NCAA stands staunchly against legalizing sports gambling and largely for the same reason: the integrity of the games. However, unlike the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB, the NCAA has been plagued with scandals related ...

U.S. women drop China, move on to World Cup semifinals

By The Associated Press
OTTAWA, Ontario — Carli Lloyd scored on a header in the 51st minute, and the United States beat China, 1-0, on Friday night to reach ...

U.S. advances to Women’s World Cup quarterfinals with 2-0 win over Colombia

By The Associated Press
EDMONTON, Alberta — Alex Morgan scored her first goal of the Women’s World Cup, and the United States advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 ...

Spieth grabs U.S. Open victory for his 2nd straight major title

By The Associated Press
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Another major for Jordan Spieth. Another stunning loss for Dustin Johnson. Chambers Bay delivered heart-stopping drama Sunday in the U.S. Open when ...

Legalized sports gambling across U.S. could soon become reality

By Bob Cohn
“Gambling is so — the threat of gambling, and to create more threats, is to me — I’m stunned. … I’m appalled ...

Pittsburgh-area bookies remain confident despite possible legalization

By Jerry DiPaola
Joe believed he had a sure thing. The San Francisco 49ers were 181⁄2-point favorites over the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX. The betting public ...

Federal court ruling on New Jersey statute will help define sports gambling fight

By Jerry DiPaola
As chairman of the state House Gaming Oversight Committee, Rep. John Payne keeps a wary eye on Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos. Yet he isn’t ignoring what is ...