FIFA bans former 2018, 2022 World Cup inspector for 7 years

Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP Harold Mayne-Nicholls is barred from taking part in ‘any kind of football-related activity at national and international level for a period of seven years.’ Harold Mayne-Nicholls, the man who chaired the 2010 FIFA panel that evaluated bids from 11 countries competing to host the 2018 and 2022…

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'No chance' injured JPP gets long-term Giants deal: source

Elsa/Getty Images Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul won’t get a long-term deal before the July 15 deadline. It never seemed likely that Jason Pierre-Paul would get a long-term deal before the July 15 deadline he had to sign one. But according to a Giants source, there’s “no chance” of that now….


SEE IT: Massive wipeout during Tour de France's third stage

HUY, Belgium (AP) — Spanish veteran Joaquim Rodriguez won the crash-marred third stage of the Tour de France on Monday, with British rider Chris Froome finishing second to take the race leader’s yellow jersey. The crash happened with a little under 60 kilometers (37 miles) remaining, forcing the stage to…


Bondy’s Wimbledon Diary: Shakespeare and considerate USWNT

FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images The U.S. team scores four goals in the first 20 minutes of the World Cup final. WIMBLEDON – The Globe Theater was a wonderful experience. The setting is spectacular and the performers were spot on. I have to say, however, “Measure for Measure” is not Shakespeare’s best…



Serena Williams beats sister Venus at Wimbledon

Alastair Grant/AP Serena Williams beats sister Venus Williams to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. WIMBLEDON – It was a tennis match played on mute. The grunts were fewer and softer. There was only a single challenge, that one by Serena, on a line call that was blatantly wrong. Nobody screamed,…



Free Pick: Detroit vs. Seattle MLB Lines & Handicapping Preview

MLB: Tigers vs Mariners Predictions Major League Baseball betting sees the Detroit Tigers taking on the Seattle Mariners on Monday July 6 at SafeCo Park in Seattle, Washington. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long. The Tigers are in danger of sinking to .500 as they start…



Rory McIlroy injures ankle playing soccer

rorymcilroy via Instagram Rory McIlroy’s status for the British Open appears in doubt after he reveals that he ruptured an ankle ligament playing soccer on the Fourth of July. Jordan Spieth’s chances at winning the third leg of golf’s Grand Slam became a whole lot stronger Monday morning, after defending…