Golf – Belgium’s Pieters returns to winnings ways with Czech Masters title

Belgian Thomas Pieters won his fourth European Tour title at the Czech Masters on Sunday, closing with a three-under 69 to seal a one-shot victory over playing partner Adria Arnaus of Spain. FILE PHOTO: Jul 20, 2019; Portrush, IRL; Thomas Pieters hits his tee shot on the 5th hole during the third round of The …

Blake blasts back with 100m Diamond League win, eyes world champs

Former world champion Yohan Blake of Jamaica edged Britain’s Adam Gemili in a photo-finish to win the 100 meters at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting on Sunday. Athletics – Diamond League – Birmingham Grand Prix – Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, Britain – August 18, 2019 Jamaica’s Yohan Blake wins the men’s 100 Metres final Action Images …

Miocic reclaims heavyweight title with knockout win over Cormier

Stipe Miocic reclaimed the heavyweight title with a stunning fourth-round knockout of Daniel Cormier and Nate Diaz scored a dominant decision win against Anthony Pettis in his first fight in over three years at the UFC 241 on Saturday night.  Former Olympic wrestler Cormier ducked under the longer reach of Miocic to land some heavy …

NFL notebook: Chargers S James to have foot surgery

Los Angeles Chargers All-Pro safety Derwin James will have surgery on his right foot and be sidelined approximately three months, NFL Network reported Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Jul 25, 2019; Costa Mesa, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James Jr. (33) walks into Jack Hammett Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports James suffered …

Tactic change helps Medvedev beat world number one Djokovic

A resilient Daniil Medvedev changed tactics midway through the second set and shocked world number one Novak Djokovic 3-6 6-3 6-3 in the Cincinnati Masters semi-finals on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Aug 16, 2019; Mason, OH, USA; Daniil Medvedev (RUS) returns a shot against Andrey Rublev (RUS) during the Western and Southern Open tennis tournament at …