U.S. women's goalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended Wednesday for six months by U.S. Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans' early departure from the Rio Olympics.
Roma failed to reach the Champions League group stage after having two men sent off in a 3-0 defeat at home to Porto in the second leg of their playoff on Tuesday.
The Los Angeles Dodgers roughed up San Francisco ace Madison Bumgarner as the hosts beat the Giants 9-5 on Tuesday, opening a two-game gap between the teams fighting out top spot in the National League West division.
Sam Querrey got off to a successful start at the ATP Winston-Salem tournament by reaching the third round with a 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 7-5 win over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.
Top seed Agnieszka Radwanska overcame a slow start and breezed past Jelena Ostapenko 7-5, 6-1 on Tuesday night in the second round of the Connecticut Open.
Olympic marathon silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa failed to return to Ethiopia Monday night despite assurances he would not be punished for his Rio protest over political repression in his country.
The Olympic flag arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday as Japan's capital gears up to host the 2020 Games, with officials promising smooth sailing after Rio's sometimes shaky 2016 instalment.
Baltimore's Mark Trumbo hit his major league-leading 38th home run of the season to help the Orioles edge local rival Washington 4-3 on Monday, keeping them right in the intense fight for top spot in the American League East.
Russia is banned from the Paralympic Games as punishment for a state-backed doping program, after losing an appeal at sport's highest court.
Less than 24 hours after the close of the Rio Olympics, Ryan Lochte took a major financial hit Monday for a drunken incident he initially tried to pass off as an armed robbery.