Right on the heels of signing quarterback Russell Wilson to a contract extension, the Seattle Seahawks have locked up All-Pro middle linebacker Bobby Wagner. The Seahawks and Wagner finalized a four-year contract extension on Saturday night, making sure Seattle keeps Wagner beyond the 2015 season when his rookie contract was set to expire. NFL.com reported the deal is worth $43 million, which would make Wagner the highest-paid middle linebacker in football.
Posted: August 2, 2015, 5:42 am
Cole Hamels understood not getting to finish the eighth inning of his debut with the Texas Rangers. Hamels, who threw a no-hitter in his final start for Philadelphia, walked off the mound with a three-run lead over the San Francisco Giants after giving up a two-run double on his 97th pitch Saturday night. Three batters later, the score was tied, and the Rangers went on to lose 9-7 in 11 innings.
Posted: August 2, 2015, 5:04 am
The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent virus tests. The moves come after an Associated Press investigation showed a serious health risk to Olympic athletes in venues around Rio rife with sewage. In a statement to the AP, the World Health Organization said it suggested the International Olympic Committee start monitoring for viruses at the Rio venues.
Posted: August 2, 2015, 4:59 am
When the Washington Nationals took the bat out of Yoenis Cespedes' hands in the eighth inning, Lucas Duda let the rest of the National League know how tough it's going to be now to get through the middle of the new Mets' lineup. Duda hit a tiebreaking double after Cespedes was walked intentionally, leading New York to a come-from-behind, 3-2 victory over the Nationals on Saturday night in front of the second largest crowd ever for a Mets game at Citi Field. ''That's exactly what we're hoping to do, put some guys in the middle of that lineup, where you have bats throughout that can produce some runs,'' Mets manager Terry Collins said.
Posted: August 2, 2015, 3:33 am
Eugenio Suarez became the latest Reds hitter to frustrate Gerrit Cole. The shortstop had a sacrifice fly and an RBI double off Pittsburgh's 14-game winner, and Cincinnati extended its home-field success over the Pirates with a 4-3 victory on Saturday night. Cole (14-5) leads the majors in wins, but three of his five losses have come against the Reds, a team he has never beaten.
Posted: August 2, 2015, 2:53 am
Seahawks sign LB Wagner to 4-year extension
Posted: August 2, 2015, 6:08 am
Stanton rehab 'definitely slower' than expected
Posted: August 2, 2015, 4:40 am
HOF: Seau's daughter will speak in interview
Posted: August 2, 2015, 1:49 am
Lucchino leaving role as Red Sox president, CEO
Posted: August 2, 2015, 1:01 am
The World Anti-Doping Agency is "very alarmed" after fresh allegations about the "extraordinary extent of cheating" in athletics.
Posted: August 2, 2015, 12:03 pm
Worcestershire's Joe Leach takes a hat-trick with the first three balls of the One-Day Cup game against Northamptonshire.
Posted: August 2, 2015, 12:02 pm
England bowler Stuart Broad backs Mark Wood to replace James Anderson for the crucial fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.
Posted: August 2, 2015, 11:21 am
Britain's Adam Peaty sets a new World Championships record time in qualifying for the 100m breaststroke semi-final.
Posted: August 2, 2015, 10:42 am
Rookie Iglesias beats Pirates as Cole's bid for 15th win fails|
(The Sports Xchange) - Rookie right-hander Raisel Iglesias pitched six solid innings while shortstop Eugenio Suarez drove in three runs to lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. Pittsburgh starter Gerrit Cole (14-5), one of the National League's best pitchers during the past two seasons, remained winless in six career starts against Cincinnati after allowing three runs (two earned) and seven hits in five innings.
Woods plays like he practiced: poorly
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods was in a rare position on Saturday at the Quicken Loans National tournament. Basically it was a fight all day." Woods, who has struggled to find his form after back surgery and another swing change, came to the course three shots off the pace. Woods missed his first six fairways, but scrambled to seven successive pars, and kept hoping he could turn it around. Kershaw extends scoreless inning streak
(The Sports Xchange) - Left-hander Clayton Kershaw extended his streak of consecutive scoreless innings to 37 while leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday in front of 52,979 at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw (9-6) retired the final 14 batters he faced, permitted only two hits and a walk and finished with seven strikeouts in eight innings. The left-hander took the mound in the top of the ninth inning to an ovation, but was replaced by right-handed closer Kenley Jansen when C.J. Cron was announced as a pinch hitter.
Golf-Woods plays like he practiced - poorly
Tiger Woods was in a rare position on Saturday at the Quicken Loans National tournament. Basically it was a fight all day." Woods, who has struggled to find his form after back surgery and another swing change, came to the course three shots off the pace. Woods missed his first six fairways, but scrambled to seven successive pars, and kept hoping he could turn it around. Merritt, Chappell share lead, Tiger slips back
(Reuters) - Americans Troy Merritt and Kevin Chappell, both looking for their first PGA Tour wins, shared a one-shot lead after Saturday's third round of the Quicken Loans National, while tournament host Tiger Woods fell from contention. Merritt set an early target with a course record 10-under-par 61 to go 14-under, a figure matched at the end of the round by Chappell, who shot 67 for his 199 total at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia. Another stroke back were Americans Charles Howell III (67) and Jason Bohn (67), Sweden's David Lingmerth (68) and 23-year-old Kim Meen-whee of South Korea (67).
Tiger falters as Merritt, Chappell share PGA lead
Troy Merritt fired a tournament record 10-under par 61 Saturday to share the PGA Quicken Loans National lead with Kevin Chappell while Tiger Woods struggled and fell out of contention. Merritt, a 29-year-old American ranked 180th in the world, birdied the first five holes and finished with 11 birdies against a lone bogey in the third round at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club. Fowler is coming off wins at the Players Championship in May and the Scottish Open three weeks ago while Merritt and Chappell each seek their first PGA title.
Swing struggles return as Tiger stumbles back
Tiger Woods, who raised hopes of ending a two-year win drought with a solid start at the PGA Quicken Loans National, stumbled from contention Saturday with a three-over par 74. A day after a shooting a 66, his lowest round of the year in relation to par, Woods was back to the erratic play that has dominated his past two seasons, campaigns marked by back surgery, swing changes and the worst rounds of his career. "Basically it was a fight all day," Woods said.
Korean Ko and Taiwanese Lu share Turnberry lead
South Korean Ko Jin-young and Teresa Lu of Taiwan shared the lead after the third round of the Women's British Open at Turnberry on Saturday. Both players carded three-under-par 69s to finish level on 208, eight under, one ahead of overnight leader Suzann Pettersen of Norway (72). Japan's Mika Miyazato was in fourth place at the Scottish links course on 210, one ahead of world number one Park In-bee (69) of South Korea, second-ranked Lydia Ko (72) of New Zealand and Australian Minjee Lee (70).
More injury heartbreak for Broncos receiver Williams
Kyle Williams' NFL hard luck continued on Saturday as the Denver Broncos wide receiver said he would miss the 2015 season after an Achilles tendon injury at training camp. Williams was carted off the practice field in Denver after he was injured while returning a punt during special teams practice. The 27-year-old went down awkwardly while attempting to scoop up the football on the team's second day of training camp.
Golf-Merritt fires 61 for early third-round lead, Tiger falters
American Troy Merritt fired a 10-under-par 61 to soar into first place early in the third round of the Quicken Loans National on Saturday as tournament host Tiger Woods spluttered with a faulty driver. Merritt, looking for his first PGA win in his 96th start, carded five birdies in a row out of the gate, then added a four-birdie run from the 12th as he led in the clubhouse on 14-under 199 at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia. Japan's Ryo Ishikawa was only one shot back through seven holes, a stroke ahead of Charles Howell III (through nine holes), Kevin Chappell (8) and Rickie Fowler (7).