• Today in History

    Today in History

  • In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 file photo, Sunderland's manager Sam Allardyce awaits the start of their English Premier League soccer match between Sunderland and Southampton at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England. Sam Allardyce has been hired as England's national soccer team manager on a two-year contract, on Friday July 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)

    Allardyce will take time to decide if Rooney remains captain

    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, England (AP) — Although new England manager Sam Allardyce will take his time before deciding if Wayne Rooney continues as captain, he already has a clearer idea of how he wants the national team to play.

  • Sir Ben Ainslie sprays Champagne over the crew of his Land Rover BAR yacht, as they win the America's Cup World Series event in Portsmouth, England, Sunday July 24, 2016. (Christopher Ison / PA via AP)

    Ainslie leads British crew to America’s Cup World Series win

    PORTSMOUTH, England (AP) — British sailing star Sir Ben Ainslie clinched his second straight hometown America’s Cup World Series victory with a win and two second-place finishes in Sunday’s three races.

  • Stacy Lewis, right, high-fives her caddie after winning over Japan's Mika Miyazato at the 16th hole Sunday, July 24, 2016, during the final round of the LPGA's UL International Crown golf tournament in Gurnee, Ill. (Morgan Timms/Daily Herald via AP)

    South Korea, Japan advance in UL International Crown

    GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — Cristie Kerr brought the wine for the final team dinner of deep dish pizza. She sent text messages to her teammates to try to keep them loose.

  • G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors prepare for a group photo session in Chengdu in Southwestern China's Sichuan province, Sunday, July 24, 2016. Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of the 20 most developed economies met in the southwestern city of Chengdu ahead of a G20 leaders meeting in September hosted by China. Participants in the front row are, from left are: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, an unidentified member, Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek, China's Finance Minister Lou Jiwei, China's People's Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan and Germany's Federal Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schauble. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool)

    G20 countries pledge to boost growth, dampen Brexit shock

    BEIJING (AP) — Global finance officials promised Sunday to protect the world economy from the shockwaves of Britain’s European Union referendum and to boost sluggish growth.

  • Venus Williams returns to Alison Riske during a semifinal in the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, July 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Britain’s Konta rides big serve to reach first career final

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Venus Williams is having such a blast with her tennis again at age 36, she has many more tournament titles in mind before she’s done.

  • Brandt Snedeker, of the United States, tees off on the 11th hole at the Canadian Open golf tournament in Oakville, Ontario, on Saturday, July 23, 2016. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Snedeker leads amateur du Toit in Canadian Open

    OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Jared du Toit was in position to become the first Canadian to win the Canadian Open in 62 years — and the first amateur to break through on the PGA Tour in 25 seasons.

  • Ainslie rebounds to share lead at America’s Cup World Series

    PORTSMOUTH, England (AP) — British sailor Sir Ben Ainslie recovered from a fifth-place finish in the first race to win the next two races and tie for the lead Saturday in the America’s Cup World Series.

  • Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, waves goodbye on the podium after the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 146.5 kilometers (90.7 miles) with start in Megeve and finish in Morzine-Avoriaz, France, Saturday, July 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    With a 3rd Tour title coming up, Froome turns focus to Rio

    MORZINE, France (AP) — Don’t expect Chris Froome to indulge in big celebrations on the Champs Elysees. After effectively securing a third Tour de France title on Saturday, the Kenyan-born British rider has already turned his focus to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

  • Great Britain's Mo Farah wins the Men's 5000m  during day 2 of the Diamond League anniversary games at The Stadium, in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, Saturday July 23, 2016. (Paul Harding/PA via AP)

    Farah dominant, Fraser-Pryce sluggish in final pre-Rio races

    LONDON (AP) — Mo Farah cruised to victory in the 5,000 meters and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce fell short in a sluggish sprint on Saturday in contrasting fortunes for the Olympic champions in their final races before heading to Rio de Janeiro.