WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa won his first pro title in more than three years when he beat French qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 7-5 in the Winston-Salem Open final on Saturday.
Anderson, ranked 15th, needed just 92 minutes to secure his third career ATP World Tour tournament title, and his first since winning at Delray Beach, Fla., on March 4, 2012.
Since then, Anderson was winless in seven finals...
GOTEBORG, Sweden (AP) — Oracle Team USA held the lead after the first day of the America's Cup World Series regatta in Goteborg after winning Saturday's two opening races.
Ben Ainslie's Land Rover BAR, which won the opening regatta in Portsmouth in July, was second in both races with Emirates Team New Zealand in third. That gives Oracle a slim two-point lead heading into Sunday's two races, which count for twice as many points.
BEIJING (AP) — This was going to hurt. No way around it for Ashton Eaton.
To get where the American decathlete wanted to go, he had to endure just a little more pain, dig just a little deeper. So Eaton gritted his teeth and charged ahead, grimacing as he stepped over a low railing and into the stands to wrap his exhausted arms around his wife.
That was about all the strength he had left. Setting a world record takes that much out of you....
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh junior James Conner shed some weight in the offseason in hopes of shedding more tacklers this fall.
Conner was the ACC Player of the Year in 2014, running for 1,765 yards and accounting for a school-record 26 touchdowns. Still, he dropped 10 to 15 pounds off his 6-foot-2 frame to give him a little more speed once he reaches the secondary.
The Panthers will rely heavily on Conner under first-year coach Pat Narduzzi. New...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A surge in students from China has prompted the University of Illinois to add Chinese-language broadcasts of its football games this season.
The (Champaign) News-Gazette (bit.ly/1JodfPl ) reports that the broadcasts will begin Friday when the Illini open their season at home against Kent State and will be available online as well as through a mobile app.
The university has more than 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students...