Approaching health law tax is not just a levy on luxury

...Republicans in Congress and a sizable contingent of Democrats are calling for repealing the tax. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the front-runner Democratic presidential candidate, says she's concerned and would re-examine the tax. Since it doesn't take effect right...

Victoria Azarenka gets testy with umpire at US Open

...two-time Australian Open champion and two-time U.S. Open runner-up, had with chair umpire Aurelie Tourte:Azarenka...on a scorching day.The fourth-seeded Dane, last year's runner-up, beat NCAA champion Jamie Loeb 6-2, 6-0 in 67 minutes...

Jason Day's win at Barclays adds name to race for No. 1

...a playoff at St. Andrews. And with a runner-up at the PGA Championship, Spieth...the top four at all four majors.He was runner-up three other times (Houston Open...wins (including the U.S. Open), two runner-up finishes and two third-place finishes...

Marlins blank Braves, prolong Shelby Miller's misery

...losers in six in a row and 13 of 14, stayed true to form.Beginning the night with the worst average (.227) in the NL with runners in scoring position since the All-Star break, Atlanta has scored two runs or less in 20 of Miller's 27 starts.Miller...

Serena Williams faces little resistance in first-round match at US Open

...get by your next opponent, you have no chance of making a third round."The only real surprise in men's action was 2014 runner-up Kei Nishikori's 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4 loss to Benoit Paire, who never before had beaten someone...

Final tournament before FedEx Cup playoffs was costly to Vaughn Taylor

...caddie of each PGA Tour winner starting with the Travelers Championship to donate $500 into a fund, with the caddie for the runner-up donating $300.Hulka said it could turn into an event played before each Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup.

Faulkner makes major league debut

...league debut Monday night for the Texas Rangers. Faulkner relieved Rangers starter Colby Lewis with two outs in the sixth and runners on first and second. San Diego Padres outfielder Travis Jankowski hit a sharp ground ball to third baseman Adrian Beltre...

Ashton Eaton digs deep to take gold in decathlon

...earn enough points. He used a faster runner, Larbi Bourrada of Algeria, to pace him...where he sprawled across two lanes. The runners finishing up the event carefully avoided...said Damian Warner, who finished runner-up to Eaton.He's taking some of...

Belgian rider Kris Boeckmans is in induced coma after wreck in the Spanish Vuelta

...was brutal."More than the nerves, the heat we have been dealing with for the past few days has been inhuman," the Tour runner-up said.Riders get little relief in today's ninth stage, a 104.5-mile ride from Torrevieja to the Cumbre del Sol...

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce teaches lesson in how to win gold at worlds

...There was so much daylight between Fraser-Pryce and the runner-up, the Jamaican could have walked the last few steps and...shutting down early can be a risky proposition, especially if the runner isn't completely aware of her surroundings.That was the...