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MLB roundup: Padres clinch rare playoff berth

Mitch Moreland's bloop double down the left-field line scored Manny Machado with the go-ahead run in the top of the 11th inning Sunday as the San Diego Padres clinched their first National League playoff berth in 14 years with a 7-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners at Petco Park. Read More


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NFL roundup: Wilson tosses five touchdowns as Seahawks outlast Pats

Russell Wilson threw five touchdown passes and the Seattle Seahawks made a defensive stand at the goal line on the game's final play to defeat the visiting New England Patriots 35-30 on Sunday night. More »


A new era? DeChambeau's U.S. Open triumph puts field on notice

(Reuters) - As the golf world turns its gaze from Winged Foot Golf Club to the year's final major at Augusta National in November, questions remain over just how much Bryson DeChambeau's hard-charging U.S. Open win could shift the sport's landscape. More »


MLB, MLBPA commit $10 million to Players Alliance

Major League Baseball and the Players Association jointly committed $10 million to The Players Alliance on Monday to help boost the participation of Black Americans in all levels of the sport. More »


Djokovic wins fifth Italian Open to make Masters history

ROME (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic overcame a sluggish start to lift his fifth Italian Open title on Monday, defeating Argentine Diego Schwartzman 7-5 6-3 for a record 36th ATP Masters crown. More »


Halep claims Rome title after Pliskova retires with injury

ROME (Reuters) - Top seed Simona Halep gave her French Open preparations a boost when she claimed the Italian Open in Rome on Monday after second seed Karolina Pliskova retired from the final with injury when she was down 6-0 2-1. More »


UK sports bodies ask government for emergency aid

(Reuters) - A coalition of over 100 sports bodies, including the Premier League and Football Association, have asked British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for emergency funding because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the BBC reported on Monday. More »


Two in custody in Tour de France doping probe - Marseille prosecutor

PARIS (Reuters) - Two people were in custody on Monday after an investigation was opened into suspected doping by the Arkea-Samsic team at this year's Tour de France, the Marseille prosecutor said on Monday. More »


Trailblazing 'Original 9' headline Hall of Fame nominees

(Reuters) - The 'Original 9' group, whose efforts ultimately led to the creation of the WTA, headlined the list of nominees up for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. More »


Six players out of French Open qualifying due to COVID-19

(Reuters) - Six players in the men's and women's qualifying draw for the French Open have been withdrawn due to COVID-19 concerns, organisers have said. More »


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