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American Xander Schauffele survives to claim Olympic gold

American Xander Schauffele held on despite a record-breaking round by Rory Sabbatini to win gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics tournament at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe, Japan. Schauffele rallied after a bogey on the par-5 14th hole to shoot a 4-under 67 on Sunday to finish the tournament at...
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Simone Biles pulls out of floor exercise

Simone Biles withdrew from the individual floor exercise event at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. She will decide whether to participate in the balance beam final, scheduled for Tuesday. “Simone has withdrawn from the event final for floor and will make a decision on beam later this week,” USA Gymnastics...
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NHL to investigate Evander Kane for betting on own games

The NHL said Saturday night that it will investigate San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane after his wife, purportedly, alleged on social media that he gambles on his own games and has tanked to cash in on his bets. The allegations were made on Instagram from an account purportedly belonging...
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Reports: Browns reach 3-year extension with RB Nick Chubb

The Cleveland Browns and two-time Pro Bowl running back Nick Chubb reached an agreement on a three-year, $36.6 million extension, ESPN and NFL Network reported Saturday. Chubb, 25, gets $30 million in guaranteed money, per the reports. The deal keeps Chubb under contract with the Browns through the 2024 season.
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Bill Belichick: Cam Newton is Patriots QB … for now

Veteran Cam Newton is the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots. At least for now. That’s what coach Bill Belichick told reporters Saturday, reiterating the comments he made after the Patriots selected Alabama quarterback Mac Jones in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft in April. Still, Belichick...
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Kevin Durant makes history as Team USA routs Czechs

Kevin Durant became the highest-scoring player in Team USA history as the Americans locked up a quarterfinal spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a 119-84 win over the Czech Republic on Saturday in Saitama, Japan. Durant made eight of his 11 shots and finished with 23 points, eight rebounds...
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Dodgers even stronger World Series favorites after deadline deals

The Los Angeles Dodgers entered baseball’s trade-deadline day as the betting favorites to win the World Series. Their blockbuster trade to land both ace starter Max Scherzer and shortstop Trea Turner from the Washington Nationals only helped matters. From Friday morning to Friday evening, the Dodgers’ odds to win the...
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Trail Blazers emerge as favorites to land Ben Simmons

The Philadelphia 76ers have been engaged in trade talks for Ben Simmons, with the Portland Trail Blazers currently holding the shortest odds to land the beleaguered star at +150 by PointsBet. The Blazers are currently being offered ahead of the Washington Wizards and Toronto Raptors, who are each +200, followed...
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White Sox acquire 2B Cesar Hernandez from Indians

Second baseman Cesar Hernandez was traded from the Cleveland Indians to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. Hernandez, who won the Gold Glove at second base in 2020, is batting .231 with a career-high 18 home runs and 47 RBIs this season and adds another powerful bat to the potent Chicago offense.
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Pistons to take Cade Cunningham at No. 1

Cade Cunningham was informed he will be drafted first overall in the 2021 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night, per multiple reports. Cunningham, a shooting guard from Oklahoma State, played one season in Stillwater and was one of the top-rated recruits in the Class of 2020 before leading the Cowboys to the 2021 NCAA Tournament.
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American Suni Lee claims all-around gymnastics gold

Suni Lee won the Tokyo Olympics all-around title Thursday with teammate and 2016 gold medalist Simone Biles cheering from the stands. Lee brightened the week for the American gymnasts, who settled for silver in the team event as the spotlight shifted to Biles’ decision to withdraw from the majority of the team competition and Thursday’s all-around. Biles could still participate in three individual events next week.
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Yankees near trade for Rangers slugger Joey Gallo

The New York Yankees, battling for a playoff spot in the American League, acquired outfielder Joey Gallo from the Texas Rangers on Wednesday, multiple media outlets reported. The Yankees will also get left-handed pitcher John King in the deal, while Texas is set to welcome six of New York’s prospects: outfielder Everson Pereira, infielder Ezequiel Duran, second baseman/outfielder Trevor Hauver, shortstop Josh Smith and right-handed pitchers Randy Vasquez and Glenn Otto, according to reports.
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Dak Prescott could miss 2 weeks

An MRI showed Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott had a muscle strain in his right shoulder, the team said Wednesday following the start of training camp. Prescott pulled himself from drills and exited the team’s first practice in pads with a sore throwing arm. “I felt some soreness when making...
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OLYMPIC MEN’S GOLF COMPETITION

Course: Kasumigaseki Country Club, East Course (Par 71, 7,447 yards) TV: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.-3 a.m. ET (Golf Channel, Round 1); Thursday, 7-9 a.m., 2-5 p.m. (GC, Round 1 re-air), 6:30 p.m.-3 a.m. (GC, Round 2); Friday, 7-9 a.m., 2-5 p.m. (GC, Round 2 re-air), 6:30 p.m.-3 a.m. (GC, Round 3); Saturday, 7-9:30 a.m. (GC, Round 3 re-air), 6:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. (GC, Round 4); Sunday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-8 p.m. (GC, Round 4 re-air).
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Simone Biles withdraws from women’s all-around

Simone Biles withdrew from the individual all-around gymnastics competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, citing her mental health. A day earlier, Biles pulled out of the team competition for the same reason, and her U.S. teammates wound up claiming the silver medal. USA Gymnastics issued a statement Wednesday that...
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Mets favored to land Nats’ Max Scherzer, Cubs’ Kris Bryant

The New York Mets are the frontrunners to land a pair of marquee players ahead of Friday’s trade deadline. If Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer or Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant are dealt by Friday, the Mets have been installed as the +300 favorite to acquire Scherzer and the +200 favorite to land Bryant by SportsBetting.ag.
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Oklahoma, Texas apply for SEC membership

Oklahoma and Texas formally applied to join the Southeastern Conference in 2025. The SEC released a statement Tuesday as the Big 12 Conference schools revealed separate meetings for their university governing bodies to discuss the next stops in conference alignment later this week. “The University of Oklahoma and the University...
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Aaron Wilson’s Take 5: NFL training camp storylines to watch

Days after Aaron Rodgers was joined on the disgruntled list by star wide receiver and close friend Davante Adams, there’s suddenly hope for a reconciliation for the Green Bay Packers quarterback following a simmering dispute that has dominated offseason headlines. Rodgers now intends to play for the Packers this season,...