Rory McIlroy will look to pick up where he left off when the PGA Tour resumes this week. The world’s top-ranked golfer has finished among the top five in each of his six appearances this season, and he is set to tee off at the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge as a strong +750 betting favourite at sportsbooks monitored by

McIlroy’s steady run dates back to the beginning of last season. The 31-year-old Northern Irishman reclaimed his perch atop the golf world with a spectacular campaign that featured three wins and 14 top-ten finishes, and he also has one win

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Richard Sherman believes NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s statement condemning racism was a good start to dealing with the issue.

But the San Francisco 49ers’ star cornerback called on the league to do a lot more that just talk in the coming weeks and years to confront a problem that hasn’t gone away despite years of protest by players.

“I think having some people of colour represented in the general manager space, the front office space, obviously head coaches, that would go a long way,” Sherman said Wednesday. “They’ve tried their best to throw money behind it for a long time.

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Attorneys for Zion Williamson‘s former marketing agent are continuing their legal push to examine whether the former Duke All-American accepted improper benefits before playing for the Blue Devils, allegations the NBA rookie’s attorney said are “baseless.”

Prime Sports Marketing and company president Gina Ford filed a lawsuit last summer in a Florida, accusing Williamson and the agency now representing him of breach of contract. That came after Williamson had filed his own lawsuit a week earlier in North Carolina to terminate a five-year contract with Prime Sports after moving to Creative Artists Agency LLC.

In a court filing Tuesday

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MUNICH — Robert Lewandowski scored the winning goal, with some help from Canadian left back Alphonso Davies, as Bayern Munich beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 Wednesday to reach the German Cup final, with both teams paying tribute to the global protests against the killing of George Floyd.

Lewandowski netted his 45th goal of the season in the 74th minute as Bayern stayed on track for fifth a German league and cup double in eight years. It will face Bayer Leverkusen in the final on July 4 in Berlin.

The final goal came from a skillful sequence. Davies found space in the

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For more than 70 years, the Confederate flag was a familiar sight at NASCAR races. Through the civil rights era right on through the season opener at Daytona in February, the flag dotted infield campsites and was waved in grandstands by fans young and old.

As the nation – and at last, NASCAR — comes to grips with race relations in the wake of the death of George Floyd, it was time: The flag is no longer welcome in the stock car series.

NASCAR banned the flag at its races and all its venues Wednesday, a dramatic if overdue step

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NEW YORK — Canadian Stacey Allaster is the U.S. Open’s new tournament director, the first woman to hold that job at the American Grand Slam tennis tournament.

Allaster, born in Windsor, Ont., and raised in Welland, Ont., is a former CEO of the WTA women’s tour and has worked at the U.S. Tennis Association since 2016, pushing for changes such as the serve clock and warmup clock and lobbying for coaching to be allowed during matches.

She will stay on as the USTA’s chief executive of professional tennis, the association said Wednesday.

Allaster worked with Tennis Canada before moving to

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Canadian tennis star Felix Auger-Aliassime has pulled out of the upcoming Ultimate Tennis Showdown after twisting an ankle during training on Tuesday.

The UTS announced Auger-Aliassime’s withdrawal Wednesday on its Twitter feed.

“It’s nothing major to be honest. Bad luck that it happened yesterday during training,” Bernard Duchesneau, Auger-Aliassime’s agent, said.

“It’s nothing serious at all. It’s just too close from the beginning of the competition to take any risk.”

Duchesneau is hopeful Auger-Aliassime can resume training in a couple of weeks.

Auger-Aliassime will be replaced by Spain’s Feliciano Lopez at the event.

The UTS is set to start Saturday

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