Stan Wawrinka Will Miss the Rest of the Season With a Knee Injury

Photo During his first-round loss at Wimbledon, Stan Wawrinka regularly iced his left knee. A knee injury will force him to miss the rest of the season. Credit Andrew Couldridge/Reuters Stan Wawrinka chose long-term health over a United States Open title defense. He pulled out of the Open, which begins Aug. 28, because of an […]

Nets to play Thunder and Heat in Mexico City

Russell Westbrook will have the chance to collect a triple-double on foreign soil when the Oklahoma City Thunder play the Brooklyn Nets in Mexico this season. The NBA Mexico City games will feature the Nets playing regular-season games against the Thunder and the Miami Heat. The Thunder’s Westbrook — the reigning Most Valuable Player — […]

Kyle Shanahan calls Reuben Foster a starter but leaves door open for change

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Since San Francisco 49ers weakside linebacker Malcolm Smith suffered a torn pectoral that landed him on injured reserve Aug. 5, it seemed like a fait accompli that rookie first-round pick Reuben Foster would take over that job on a permanent basis. On Tuesday, Niners coach Kyle Shanahan said that Foster is […]

Lewis scores in stoppage time, NYCFC beats Revolution 2-1

AP Published 9:13 p.m. ET Aug. 20, 2017 NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Lewis scored in stoppage time to help New York City FC beat the New England Revolution 2-1 on Sunday for its third straight victory. The 20-year-old rookie has scored his only two MLS goals in back-to-back games. Villa trapped a long cross […]

Browns players stand, link arms during anthem

TAMPA, Fla. — About 30 Cleveland Browns players stood linking arms in a line during the national anthem before Saturday’s preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The long line of players stood together just in front of the Browns’ bench, behind the rest of the players and coaches standing closer to the field. All […]

In aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Clint Capela doing all he can to help

Scott Olson/Getty Images Houston Rockets center Clint Capela had been inactive on Twitter for 10 days. But as the wind and rains brought on by Hurricane Harvey pulverized his city, Capela put his fingers to work, pelting his more than 27,000 followers with messages on Sunday. “First off, I was just trying to help the […]

UEFA bans United's Jones 2 matches, fines Blind for doping procedure violations

Action Images via Reuters / John Sibley Livepic Phil Jones and Daley Blind were found guilty following their refusal to take part in UEFA’s doping control procedure after Manchester United’s Europa League triumph over Ajax in May. Neither player was found guilty of having banned substances in their system because both declined to undergo tests, […]

How Adam Gase can work magic — again

We can throw out Jay Cutler’s lost season with the Chicago Bears in 2016. Don’t even watch it. Injuries, a new system and he played in only five games. But we only have to go back to 2015 to find a time when Cutler played extremely efficient football. With 3,659 passing yards, 21 touchdowns, 11 […]

On Soccer: Soccer Capital: Lure of London, and Its Money, Reshape Premier League

Another consultant to foreign investors into English soccer put it more bluntly: London, he said, acts as a “giant magnet to money.” Increasingly, that magnet is powerful enough to bend and shape the very landscape of the Premier League. Ten years ago, on the eve of the 2008-9 season, six teams in English soccer’s top […]