Monday, August 18, 2014
New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, rehabbing a torn elbow ligament, threw 25 fastballs off a bullpen mound on Saturday and said he felt no pain.
Borussia Dortmund defeated third-division Stuttgarter Kickers 4-1 in the first round of the German Cup on Saturday, while Bundesliga side Stuttgart lost 2-0 at second-tier Bochum.
New season, new manager — same misery at Manchester United. Louis van Gaal failed to usher in the bright new era expected at United on Saturday, watching in frustration as the team opened the season with a home loss for the first time in 42 years.
Ecuador forward Joao Plata scored his 11th goal of the season to help Real Salt Lake to a 2-1 win over the Seattle Sounders on Saturday and into top spot in the Major League Soccer Western Conference.
Defending champion Paris Saint-Germain earned its first win of the season in the French league by defeating Bastia 2-0 on Saturday, but lost star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to an injury.
Ana Ivanovic overcame illness and nerves as she outlasted French Open champ Maria Sharapova 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 on Saturday to reach the final of the WTA Tour's Cincinnati event.
Five-time former champion Roger Federer continued his dominance over hard-hitting Canadian Milos Raonic with a 6-2, 6-3 win Saturday to reach the final of the ATP Cincinnati Masters tournament.
Brittany Lincicome, who is chasing her first USLPGA title since 2011, posted a one-under 71 to maintain the lead at the LPGA Championship on Saturday.
Nick Watney fired a five-under par 65 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Brad Fritsch after three rounds of the U.S. PGA Tour's Wyndham Championship.
Australian Will Power, closing in on his first IndyCar crown, earned pole position Saturday for Sunday's Wisconsin 250 at the Milwaukee Mile.