Chased by controversy: A timeline of Caster Semenya’s career – USA TODAY

Chased by controversy: A timeline of Caster Semenya’s career – USA TODAY

(Photo: The Associated Press) RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Caster Semenya is the Olympic champion nearly seven years to the day after she arrived in track and field and sparked a controversy so complex and so sensitive, the sport is still struggling to deal with it. Against her wishes, the 25-year-old South African has become […]

Racket Sponsor Backs Sharapova Despite Failed Drug Test – New York Times

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Brock Osweiler says he can win a championship in Houston – NBCSports.com

Getty Images Brock Osweiler will get a Super Bowl ring from the Broncos, but he was benched for Peyton Manning just before Denver’s postseason run. In Houston, Osweiler wants to win a Super Bowl as the starter. After agreeing to a four-year, $72 million contract with the Texans and arriving in Houston on Wednesday night, […]

Celtics’ Jared Sullinger returns in win 2 days after hospital stay – ESPN

2:45 AM ET print BOSTON — Celtics forward/center Jared Sullinger returned to game action Wednesday night, just 48 hours after staying overnight at a hospital because of a skin infection. Sullinger had 12 points, five rebounds, three steals, and two assists in 21 minutes, 13 seconds of floor time in Boston’s 116-96 triumph over the […]

Tejay van Garderen Drops Out of Tour de France – New York Times

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Botched play in fifth typical of Red Sox ugly season – Boston Herald

HOUSTON — If the Red Sox’ season could be captured in one sequence of events, it happened in the fifth inning last night. With the Sox leading by two runs, one out, and Astros runners on the corners, rookie starter Brian Johnson lobbed a pair of throws to first base to keep speedy Jake Marisnick […]