NICE, France (AP) — Dominic Thiem hit 11 aces Friday to upset second-seeded John Isner and set up a final against Leonardo Mayer at the Open de Nice.
The big-serving Isner also had 11 aces and saved seven of eight break points in the first set but lost the first three games of the second set to slump to a 7-6 (5), 6-3 loss at the clay-court tournament.
The 42nd-ranked Thiem, who is chasing his maiden ATP tour title, said "you don't play a final every...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power led the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 in a session that was dominated by Chevrolet.
Power turned a fast lap at 229.020 mph in Friday's final session to put Team Penske on top of the leaderboard. He was followed by Scott Dixon, who turned a lap at 228.585, and then Tony Kanaan as Chip Ganassi Racing drivers went second and third.
Penske was also represented by Simon Pagenaud, who was fourth fastest....
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Serious injuries such as bone fractures and dislocations are occupational hazards for bull riders, but doctors, riders and researchers say concussions are at the top of the list.
The Professional Bull Riders' circuit provides a stable of doctors, requires helmets for anyone born after 1994 and insists that concussed riders pass a test before getting back in the saddle.
But in this era of concern about head injuries suffered...
LONDON (AP) — British police say the army has safely removed an unexploded World War II bomb found near London's Wembley Stadium.
The 50-kilogram (110-pound) bomb was discovered Thursday by workers at a construction site near the stadium. It is believed to have been dropped over London during German bombing raids in the early 1940s.
The discovery of the device prompted police to evacuate hundreds of people from their homes and offices, as army bomb...
A person with knowledge of the deal says the Dallas Cowboys and cornerback Orlando Scandrick have agreed to terms on a contract extension.
The extra year on the contract is worth $9.5 million and pushes the total value of the deal to $20 million through 2019. The person spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the agreement.
It's the second time in three years the Cowboys have reworked contract terms for Scandrick,...
JESOLO, Italy (AP) — Alberto Contador lost the overall lead of the Giro d'Italia to Fabio Aru after he was involved in a crash toward the end of Friday's rainy 13th stage, which was won by Sacha Modolo.
Aru escaped the crash, which took out a number of cyclists just outside the final three kilometers (two miles) to move 19 seconds ahead of Contador. Mikel Landa moved into third, 1 minute, 14 seconds behind the Italian.
MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Alouettes have signed defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL.
The club says the free agent has agreed to a two-year deal.
Sam came out before last year's draft. He was selected in the seventh round by the St. Louis Rams and cut in training camp. The Dallas Cowboys signed him to their practice squad but released him in October.