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…

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Vacchiano: Pierre-Paul risked future with fireworks stunt

It’s hard enough to understand why anyone would put their life, health and career in jeopardy by doing something as dangerous as playing with fireworks. But it’s almost impossible to understand what was going through the mind of Jason Pierre-Paul this weekend, considering everything else he had at stake. Because…


Lloyd's hat trick leads U.S. to win Women's World Cup

Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA Today Sports Carli Lloyd becomes America’s latest sports hero, scoring a hat trick to lead the U.S. to its first World Cup title since 1999. VANCOUVER, B.C. – Sixteen years after Brandi Chastain buried a penalty kick in Pasadena and showed the world her abs, the United States…


Mets offense explodes while Matz shuts down Dodgers, 8-0

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Steven Matz picks up his second career win by tossing six scoreless innings and striking out eight. METS 8, DODGERS 0 LOS ANGELES — It is not just his bat. In his second major league start Steven Matz did not lead the team in hits and run,…


Giants’ Pierre-Paul injured in fireworks accident: report

Al Bello/Getty Images Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul injures his hand while shooting off fireworks during a 4th of July celebration, according to multiple reports. Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul injured his hand in a Fourth of July fireworks accident, according to multiple reports. A radio host for WINZ in Miami tweeted…


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A-Rod home run not enough for Yankees in 8-1 loss to Rays

RAYS 8, YANKEES 1 A pitcher not at his sharpest while working his way back from elbow surgery — and a lineup unable to muster barely any offense — took the sparkle out of a summery baseball afternoon in New York. Only, this was not Matt Harvey and the Mets…


Women's World Cup Final: U.S. vs. Japan live blog

Graham Hughes/AP Fans of the U.S. women’s national team have had plenty to cheer for at the World Cup in Canada. The U.S. women’s national soccer team plays Japan in Vancouver on Sunday in a rematch of the 2011 World Cup final. Four years ago, Japan rallied late and won…