UNIVERSITY PLACE, Washington -- Jordan Spieth is halfway home to the Grand Slam, a prize only three of the biggest names in modern golf have ever chased. And he still can't believe how he got there. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 890 words, photos.
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Washington -- He won the first one the way players like to take majors, leading from the start at the Masters on a romp to the green jacket. The second for Jordan Spieth came Sunday night with a bit more difficulty. Had Dustin Johnson been a little more steady with the putter on the final green Sunday, they might still be playing for the U.S. Open trophy. Johnson wasn't. By Tim Dahlberg. SENT: 750 words, photos.
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Washington --Dustin Johnson had his baby in his arms, a smile of sorts frozen on his face. There would be plenty of time later to sort through the pain and the what-ifs. By Tim Dahlberg. SENT: 700 words, photos.
SANTIAGO, Chile -- Brazil has accepted the four-match suspension handed to Neymar following his red card in the group stage of the Copa America, ruling the Barcelona forward out of the rest of the tournament. SENT: 145 words, photos.
SPIELBERG, Austria -- Having beaten his Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton in three of the past four races, Nico Rosberg is confident he has found the missing ingredient required to win the Formula One title this year: more aggression. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 610 words, photos.
TOKYO -- Baseball and softball remain on course to get back into the Olympics. Squash, karate, surfing and four other sports are in contention to get into the games for the first time. By Jim Armstrong. SENT: 470 words, photos.
BOSTON -- Nearly three months after promising a statewide vote on Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Games, many unanswered questions remain about the referendum process even as Olympic organizers prepare to roll out a new master plan they hope will begin to address the concerns of a skeptical public. By Bob Salsberg. SENT: 600 words, photos.
MOSCOW -- Russia has slashed over $500 million from its official budget for the 2018 World Cup after cutting spending on hotels and infrastructure. SENT: 325 words.
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NYON, Switzerland -- Former European champions Celtic and Steaua Bucharest will start their Champions League qualifying campaigns against opponents from Iceland and Slovakia, respectively. SENT: 130 words.
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NYON, Switzerland -- West Ham and new coach Slaven Bilic will start their season in Andorra on July 2 in the Europa League first qualifying round. SENT: 95 words.
ABUJA, Nigeria -- The Nigeria Football Federation said it has been assured that coach Stephen Keshi will honor his two-year contract despite being named as a candidate to take charge of African champion Ivory Coast. SENT: 280 words.
SANDY, Utah -- Olmes Garcia's shot in the 3rd minute of stoppage time was redirected by Sporting Kansas City defender Kevin Ellis, giving Real Salt Lake a stunning 2-1 victory in Major League Soccer on Sunday. SENT. 290 words.
EASTBOURNE, England -- Eugenie Bouchard, last year's Wimbledon runner-up, is back on grass as she plays her first match at Eastbourne against Alison Riske in the second round, while the first round is also scheduled to be completed. UPCOMING: 200 words by 2000 GMT.
NOTTINGHAM, England -- Leonardo Mayer is the leading player in action at the Nottingham Open, with the fourth-seeded Argentine taking on Hyeon Chung in the second round at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament. UPCOMING: 200 words by 2000 GMT.
NEW YORK -- J.D. Martinez hit three homers and had six RBIs as the Detroit Tigers trounced the New York Yankees 12-4 Sunday to end a four-game losing streak. SENT: 630 words, photos.
NEW DELHI (AP) Mahendra Singh Dhoni knew what to expect before he walked off the field in Mirpur. He's captain of the limited-overs team in India, where cricket has no sporting equal. He led the Indian team that lost a series for the first time in Bangladesh. By C.Rajshekhar Rao. SENT: 485 words, photos.
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