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‘Ballers’ Makes the Most of Its South Florida Location

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Miami — Omar Benson Miller spent three seasons on CSI: Miami, but only this past year did he get a chance to film a television show in South Florida. “It was Miami at the best time to be in Miami: In the winter, which is just the mildest climate,” Miller said. “They can sign me up for another 10 years of that.” Miller appears on Ballers, HBO’s new series that …

From ‘99ers’ to ‘15ers’: U.S. Women Look to Carve Own Identity

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Vancouver, British Columbia — There’s a shadow hanging over the U.S. team as it prepares for Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final with Japan. It’s big and it’s dark but it’s been there so long, many outsiders hardly notice it anymore. Inside the American team, however, the shadow of 1999 is inescapable. That’s the …

A-Rod Finally Receives Ball From 3,000th Hit

Saturday, July 4, 2015

New York — Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups, saves the team $5.5 million and gets A-Rod the home run ball from his 3,000th hit. At the time Rodriguez and the Yankees signed their $275 million, 10-year contract in December 2007, they reached a separate …

‘Stick’ Meets Destruction

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Crews continue work on the demolition of Candlestick Park on Tuesday in San Francisco. Very little remains of the ballpark which was home to the San Francisco Giants baseball team and San Francisco 49ers NFL football team. Developers …

O’s Rearrange Rangers

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Baltimore — Mitch Moreland hit two home runs for the second straight game, and the Texas Rangers celebrated the return of Josh Hamilton by defeating the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 on Tuesday night. Shin-Soo Choo and Robinson Chirinos also …

Serena Slow Start To a Slam Again

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

London — As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start. In her first-round match at Wimbledon on Monday, Williams dropped three of the first four games. She slipped and nearly …

Ex-Champ Hewitt Begins a Farewell

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

London — The last Wimbledon singles contest of 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt’s career was a back-and-forth, four-hour tussle in which he saved three match points before finally succumbing 11-9 in the fifth set. He might have lost. He …

Keepers in the Spotlight

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Montreal — The Women’s World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo. The two women will be the last …

Solo Keeping Low Profile

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Montreal — Hope Solo has disappeared from the World Cup. Make no mistake: She has started every match for the U.S. women’s national soccer team ahead of tonight’s World Cup semifinal against Germany at Olympic Stadium. On and …

Seven Heading to Hall

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Toronto — Chris Pronger always seemed destined for the Hockey Hall of Fame. Going in this year is unprecedented, however, since he is still under contract as an NHL player. His inclusion took a bylaw change that specifies …

Sam Returns to Als From Absence

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Montreal — In the city where Jackie Robinson made the jump to the big leagues — and a country where gay marriage has been legal for a decade — Michael Sam has come to restart his football career. The first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team, …

Wade, Heat May Be at Their End

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Miami — The relationship between Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat is about to be tested like never before, and the most accomplished player in franchise history may soon have a new home. Wade will become a free agent Wednesday, electing to pass on a $16.1 million option …

Bruins Deal For Flyers Pugilist

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Philadelphia — After a draft in which he was praised, Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall made his second deal in three days Monday, sending feisty left winger Zac Rinaldo to the Boston Bruins for a third-round pick in the 2017 draft. Rinaldo, 25, supplied energy but lots …