Manning cleared over doping claims
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:16:07 -0400
The National Football League cleared Peyton Manning of involvement in doping on Monday, saying there was "no credible evidence" the legendary quarterback had used or been provided with performance enhancing drugs. An NFL statement said investigators had spent seven months probing allegations aired in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America in December which alleged human growth hormone had been mailed to Manning's household in 2011. The claims were made by Charles Sly, a former pharmacist at the Guyer Institute in Indianapolis, where Manning starred for the NFL's Colts for 14 seasons.
Manning cleared of doping allegations in documentary: NFL
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:57:20 -0400
(Reuters) - There is no credible evidence that future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning used human growth hormone or performance-enhancing drugs as was alleged in an Al-Jazeera documentary, the National Football League said on Monday. Manning, who retired at the end of last season after leading the Denver Broncos to a Super Bowl win over the Carolina Panthers, had denied allegations made in the documentary that he took human growth hormone while recovering from neck surgery in 2011. The NFL said in a statement that the Mannings were fully cooperative with the investigation and provided both interviews and access to all records sought by the investigators.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 04:57:16 -0400
July 25 (Gracenote) - The World Rankings 1. (1) Jason Day (Australia) 12.83 2. (2) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 11.68 3. (3) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 10.67 4. (4) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 9.20 5. (5) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 8.75 6. (6) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 6.96 7. (7) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 6.44 8. (8) Adam Scott (Australia) 6.31 9. (9) Danny Willett (Britain) 6.14 10. (10) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 5.50 11. (11) Justin Rose (Britain) 5.27 12. (12) Branden Grace (South Africa) 5.24 13. (13) Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 5.10 14. (14) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 4.93 15. (15) Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 4.47 16. (16) J.B. ...
Seahawks GM Schneider signs contract extension
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:10:19 -0400
(Reuters) - The Seattle Seahawks have reached a contract extension with general manager John Schneider, the NFL team announced on Sunday. The new deal extends through 2021, according to the NFL’s website, and is expected to make Schneider one of the highest paid general managers in the NFL. “Seahawks extend top GM John Schneider, key architect of ourroster....Congrats!” Seahawks owner Paul Allen said on Twitter.
USA romp past China in Rio basketball warm-up
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:46:08 -0400
The game at Staples Center, home of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, was a preview of the teams' scheduled August 6 clash in Rio de Janeiro, in the first-round opener for each. Kevin Durant, the erstwhile Oklahoma City Thunder star who rocked the NBA with his recent decision to depart for rivals Golden State via free agency, came off the bench to lead the USA with 19 points. "We should have won, but the way we won was excellent," said US coach Mike Krzyzewski.
Four dead as van collides with bus carrying Dallas Cowboys staff in Arizona
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:37:26 -0400
(Reuters) - Four people were killed on Sunday when a bus carrying staff of the Dallas Cowboys football team collided with a van on an Arizona highway, authorities said.
NFL's Dallas Cowboys bus involved in fatal crash
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:50:27 -0400
A Dallas Cowboys tour bus was involved in a road crash in Arizona in which four people in another vehicle died, the NFL team confirmed. Dallas Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple said the bus was carrying no players, and that a few staffers who were aboard suffered "bumps and bruises". According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the crash, which involved the tour bus and a passenger van, occurred about 80 kilometres (50 miles) south of Las Vegas, Nevada, not far from Dolan Springs, Arizona.
Griffey, Piazza make tearful Hall of Fame entries
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:43:34 -0400
Ken Griffey Jnr and Mike Piazza made tearful speeches at their induction ceremonies into the Baseball Hall of Fame, recalling family, childhoods and even the September 11, 2001, terrorism tragedy. The retired Major League Baseball stars were added to the shrine Sunday in ceremonies that drew 50,000 people to the small town in upstate New York known as the birthplace of the American pastime. Catcher Piazza, the second Hall of Famer whose plaque will feature a Mets cap, hit 220 home runs over more than seven seasons in New York starting in May of 1998.
Vegas powers to Canadian Open victory
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:31:20 -0400
Venezuela's Jhonattan Vegas started fast and finished strong to seize a one-shot victory in the US PGA Tour's Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club near Toronto. "I knew I had to get off to a fast start," said Vegas, who was five off the pace when play began. Dustin Johnson, a co-leader after each of the first two rounds who was tied for second heading into Sunday, shot a final-round 69 and finished in a three-way tie for second on 277.
US captures LPGA International Crown team title
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:02:36 -0400
Cristie Kerr birdied the par-5 16th hole to give the United States the title-clinching victory at the LPGA International Crown team matches, edging South Korea by a point. The Americans, who failed to even qualify for the decisive last-day singles matches in the 2014 inaugural edition of the event, captured the trophy with 13 points over the four-day event to 12 for South Korea and 11 for England and Taiwan. Lexi Thompson, Stacy Lewis, Gerina Piller and Kerr combined for a 6-3 with one halved record through three days of four-ball matches and the singles -- taking the title after losing both matches to England on the opening day of the tournament.
Facing Rio no-shows, golf looks to emerging market growth
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:30:40 -0400
Golf's return to the Olympics after 112 years may not be as triumphant as many in the sport hoped. The top four players in the men's game -- Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy -- have controversially opted to skip the competition. Three of them cited fears of Zika, the mosquito-borne virus spreading rapidly in the Americas, while Spieth blamed more general health concerns.
Q&A with designer of first Olympic golf course in a century
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:29:28 -0400
Gil Hanse was chosen in 2012 to design the golf course for the return of the sport to Olympic competition after an absence of more than 100 years. In winning the prestigious assignment, the 52-year-old American beat out some of the biggest names in golf, including Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Gary Player.
Golf-Facing Rio no-shows, golf looks to emerging market growth
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:00:02 -0400
By Liana B. Baker July 25 (Reuters) - Golf's return to the Olympics after 112 years may not be as triumphant as many in the sport hoped. The top four players in the men's game -- Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy -- have controversially opted to skip the competition. Three of them cited fears of Zika, the mosquito-borne virus spreading rapidly in the Americas, while Spieth blamed more general health concerns.
Griffey, Piazza inducted into baseball Hall of Fame
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 20:27:09 -0400
(Reuters) - With his distinctive style and ear-to-ear smile, Ken Griffey Jr. was inducted into the Major League Baseball (MLB) Hall of Fame on Sunday along with former slugger Mike Piazza. Nicknamed “The Kid”, Griffey’s timeless swing and grace in the outfield made him one of the most exciting and popular players in baseball history, and he once again thrilled fans during his ceremony in Cooperstown, New York. “I want to thank my family, my friends, the fans, the Reds, the White Sox and the Mariners for making this kid’s dream come true,” Griffey said.