Tour de France begins Saturday in Netherlands with tough course

...a big block of training back home in Colombia.Quintana, who made his breakthrough at the Tour in 2013 when he was runner-up to Froome, said preparing at home for the race was his best option."Things are less difficult when you're with...

Young Wimbledon stats from 2014 make early exits in women's division

...won that matchup to reach a Grand Slam final in the sixth major tournament of her career, a month after Halep was the runner-up at the French Open.Back at the All England Club on Tuesday, both women lost in the first round to opponents ranked...

Tiger Woods tries to find game in West Virginia event

...gave Jonas Blixt his second tour win in 2013.Stallings and Blixt are back, along with 2014 champion Angel Cabrera and runner-up George McNeill. Cabrera's two-stroke win was his first in a tournament other than a major. McNeill learned after...

Augusta's Kenny Larry breaks Peak Amateur Series drought

...Jones Creek Classic in late August 2013, Larry had two runner-up finishes and two third-place finishes, but no wins...He was overdue," said Hurt, who has a victory, a runner-up finish and a third-place finish in three starts this...

Armando Chavez Jr. is following father's lead in rowing

...Carolina, going on to win Nationals. On Saturday, he said his goal was to win the men's open. He finished as the runner-up, with Chavez Sr. finishing fifth. In addition, Chavez Jr. was part of a winning Men's Masters Four team.Today...

Justin Gatlin sets meet record in 200-meter victory at US outdoor championships

...amazing moment with my daughter (last year)," Montano said.There was a little drama in the men's shot put, with runner-up finisher Christian Cantwell perturbed over winner Joe Kovacs taking two extra practice throws before the final."I...

Serena Williams is focus of attention at Wimbledon

...Maria Sharapova, two-time winner Petra Kvitova or 2013 runner-up Sabine Lisicki.But as 18-time major champion and...2002, 2003, 2009, 2010 and 2012. She also was the runner-up twice.And yet, here is what Williams had to say shortly...

Future of Chambers Bay as a major site uncertain

...the shore of Puget Sound became the story of the U.S. Open for most of last week until the theatrics of Spieth and runner-up Dustin Johnson on the back nine Sunday let golf reclaim center stage."The players are ultimately are the ones that...

Novak Djokovic gets favorable Wimbledon draw

...Grand Slam, opens play against Margarita Gasparyan. Williams lost in the third round last year.Defending champion Petra Kvitova is in the other half, and could face last year's runner-up Eugenie Bouchard in the quarterfinals.

Louis Oosthuizen's rally comes up short

...tried to add the U.S. Open to his titles at the Masters, British Open and PGA Championship. Mickelson has been the runner-up six times at the U.S. Open.Mickelson played his first nine at Chambers Bay in 3-under par and the final 63 holes...