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Today β€” June 23rd 2018Sport

Athletics: Thompson overhauls Fraser-Pryce to claim Jamaican title

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) - Olympic 100 meters champion Elaine Thompson left it late before coming through in the closing stages to run down a fast-starting Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and win the Jamaican championships title on Friday.

Pair of ex-NHL players sues league for lack of concussion warnings

The National Hockey League is being sued by two former players, Daniel Carcillo and Nick Boynton, who allege the league withheld information about the long-term health dangers from concussion-related injuries.

NFL notebook: Hall of Famer Kelly out of hospital

Hall of Fame quarterback and Buffalo Bills icon Jim Kelly was released from the hospital a day after undergoing a scheduled follow-up procedure Thursday in New York City in his ongoing recovery from oral cancer surgery in March.

NHL notebook: Sabres draft Swedish D Dahlin with top pick

The Buffalo Sabres selected Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin with the No. 1 overall pick of the NHL draft on Friday night at American Airlines Center in Dallas.

NBA notebook: Cavs GM optimistic after talks with Team LeBron

Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman senses positive momentum as Cleveland prepares to pitch LeBron James on sticking around.

Major League Baseball notebook: MLB suspends Osuna 75 games

Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna accepted a 75-game suspension from Major League Baseball on Friday in connection with an assault charge.

Former Spur Bowen sounds off on Leonard saga

Former San Antonio Spurs regular Bruce Bowen didn't hold back in taking Kawhi Leonard to task in an interview with Sirius XM NBA Radio on Thursday.

Athletics: Year's fastest Lyles ready to be a 'big dog'

(Reuters) - Young Noah Lyles always wanted to be the next great sprinter after Usain Bolt retired and the 20-year-old American took a big step toward that goal with the year's fastest 100 meters at the U.S. championships in Iowa on Friday.

Golf: Weary Spieth rues not sticking to 'game plan' at Travelers

(Reuters) - Jordan Spieth blamed mental mistakes for his poor second round at the Travelers Championship on Friday as a former British Open champion said the current holder of the Claret Jug needs a break before defending the title.

Lyles runs year's best 100m to claim U.S. title

(Reuters) - Young sprinter Noah Lyles got faster as the day progressed when he first matched the quickest 100 meters of the year before eclipsing the mark with a 9.88-second dash to claim the U.S. championships title in Iowa on Friday.

On Baseball: Mets’ Season Is Looking Like a Rerun of Last Year’s Awful Show


Injured stars with no timetable to return and shaky investments in players over 30 years of age have contributed to a won-loss record nowhere near .500.

Switzerland Beats Serbia in a Game Tinged With History and Politics


Xherdan Shaqiri played the match with a Swiss flag on one shoe and a Kosovo flag on the other and he made a dramatic hand gesture after he scored the game-winner.

'10-second' rule denies Johnson share of lead with Harman

(Reuters) - Two-times major champion Zach Johnson fell foul of the "10-second rule" on Friday but managed to stay close to the lead as the American ended the second round one stroke behind pacesetter Brian Harman at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut.

Lyles equals year's fastest 100m, Rodgers withdraws

(Reuters) - Noah Lyles equaled the fastest 100 meters time in the world this year when the 20-year-old ran 9.89 seconds in the semi-finals of the U.S. championships in Iowa on Friday.

Chuck Vinci, Olympic Champion Weight Lifter, Dies at 85


Considered one of the greatest weight lifters ever, he won gold medals at the 1956 and 1960 Summer Games, the last to be won by an American man.

Russia's Kadyrov honors Egypt's Salah at gala dinner: press service

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-backed head of Russia's southern Chechnya region, hosted a dinner in honor of Egypt's football team and presented the Liverpool star forward Mohamed Salah with an award, the Chechen leader's press service said on Friday.

USOC close to naming new chief

(Reuters) - The United States Olympic Committee is close to naming a new chief executive officer with an announcement expected in the coming weeks, officials said on Friday.

Yesterday β€” June 22nd 2018Sport

Hend zooms to BMW lead as Fleetwood barely makes cut

(Reuters) - Long-hitting Australian Scott Hend tamed strong winds to take the second-round lead as Tommy Fleetwood barely made the cut at the BMW International Open in Germany on Friday.

Rhode Island legalizes sports betting, gets 51 percent of revenues

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed a $9.6 billion budget for fiscal 2019 on Friday that legalizes sports betting and gives the state 51 percent of the revenues from the wagers.