Ford drivers hopeful for more success at Michigan

[ad_1] BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Yes, victory lane this season has been dominated by Joe Gibbs’ Toyotas, but this weekend the NASCAR Cup Series is in Michigan. That means Ford’s drivers should be motivated — and history suggests they’ll be tough to beat. “I had the privilege of having dinner with the Ford family (Thursday) night,” Brad Keselowski said. “All the Ford drivers got together to do that at the

McIlroy moves into share of lead at Canadian Open

[ad_1] ANCASTER, Ontario (AP) — Rory McIlroy shot a bogey-free 6-under 64 on Saturday to move into a share of the lead after three rounds at the Canadian Open. Seeking his second victory of the season, McIlroy surged into a tie with Webb Simpson (67) and Matt Kuchar (69) at 13-under 197. Adam Hadwin, seeking to become the first Canadian winner of the event since 1954, was one shot back
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Hope Solo says U.S. coach Jill Ellis ‘cracks under pressure’

[ad_1] Hope Solo isn't a participant in this year's Women's World Cup, but the former United States goalkeeper isn't interested in being a silent observer.Just three days before the U.S. begins play, Solo ripped coach Jill Ellis and said "she cracks under pressure."Solo has been at odds with U.S. Soccer since being suspended for six months and seeing her contract terminated after calling Sweden's national team a "bunch of cowards"

Bruins-Blues Cup Final Game 6 could hinge on officiating

[ad_1] ST. LOUIS (AP) — Patrick Maroon doesn’t want to go there. Not even about how the St. Louis Blues handle the roller coaster of inconsistent officiating. “I’m not talking about it,” the usually talkative Maroon said. “If you want to talk about Game 6, I’ll talk about Game 6.” Except the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins are so tight that Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final is
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Barty wins French Open for 1st Grand Slam title

[ad_1] PARIS -- Ashleigh Barty decided to take a break from tennis in 2014 to play cricket. After almost two years away, the Australian returned to the tour, and that career choice paid off in a big way Saturday with her first Grand Slam title.The No. 8-seeded Barty took control right at the start of the French Open final and never really let go, beating unseeded 19-year-old Marketa Vondrousova of

Lineup shuffling benefits Blues in Stanley Cup Final

[ad_1] ST. LOUIS (AP) — Had Oskar Sundqvist not gotten suspended and Robert Thomas ruled out with a nagging injury, Zach Sanford might never have gotten a chance to show his stuff on hockey’s biggest stage. If Vince Dunn not taken a puck to the mouth during the last round, Robert Bortuzzo might not have had the chance to score a key goal in the Stanley Cup Final. This is
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Brilliant Vettel sets up long-awaited Ferrari-Mercedes duel

[ad_1] Finally, Sebastian Vettel is back on pole position. It's been almost a whole year since Vettel lined up at the front of a Formula One grid but he will do so for Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix after coming out on top in a thrilling duel with championship leader Lewis Hamilton.1 RelatedVettel and Ferrari have fallen short of expectations so far this year, with Mercedes able to turn in six
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On her terms and timeline, Ashleigh Barty climbs to top at French Open

[ad_1] PARIS -- She just turned 23, and yet it feels as if we've known Ashleigh Barty forever.Her dimpled smile and businesslike demeanor on court have been familiar sights for years now. She was a junior Wimbledon champion at 15 and a Grand Slam doubles finalist at 16. Any athlete who succeeds that young earns predictable labels -- prodigy, phenom -- and Barty, one of the most well-liked and admired