Saudi Arabia's Youssef Masrahi, the Asian 400-meter record holder, was dropped from the Rio Olympics on Thursday after failing a drugs test, the country's Olympic committee announced.
The Chicago Cubs saved their scoring and drama until the later innings. Aroldis Chapman then capped it in his Cubs debut, even in a non-save situation.
Venus Williams opened play in the Rogers Cup on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Barbora Strycova.
Face down in the dirt with an iron post impaling his rump, Chinese Olympic mascot Huanhuan has seen better days.
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic survived a scare to beat Gilles Muller 7-5, 7-6 (3) on Wednesday in the Rogers Cup, his final event before the Rio Olympics.
Dirk Nowitzki has signed his contract with Dallas, and a person with knowledge of the deal says it's worth more than the original agreement.
A near-diplomatic incident -- as Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes termed it -- came to an end on Wednesday at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Francisco Lindor watched his hit squirt into the outfield and then danced his way down the first-base line before being engulfed by a wave of elated teammates.
Stanislas Wawrinka had to pass a stern test lasting two hours before emerging with a 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (10/8) victory over Mikhail Youzhny for a third-round berth at the Toronto Masters.
Eugenie Bouchard reconnected with her hometown fans with an impressive first-round victory at the women's Rogers Cup on Tuesday.