TOKYO — Japan’s trouble-plagued new National Stadium, the centerpiece of the 2020 Summer Olympics, will cost more than $2 billion to build, nearly twice the original estimate, and be completed two months later than first thought, officials said on Monday. The new stadium, which will replace a now-destroyed venue built for the 1964 Summer Games, has been beset by woes including sky rocketing costs.
CROMWELL, Conn. — Bubba Watson won his second Travelers Championship the same way as the first, at the second extra hole. Watson beat Englishman Paul Casey in a playoff on Sunday at TPC River Highlands.
LONDON — Rafa Nadal and David Ferrer along with other high-profile figures in Spanish tennis have signed an open letter criticizing their federation over the poor running of the sport in the latest development of an ongoing feud. A total of 44 people put their name on Sunday to a seven-point statement that hit out at general poor organization along with a lack of transparency by the Spanish federation.
BOSTON — Backers of Boston’s controversial bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games unveiled a revised plan for the Games on Monday that they said would run a $210 million operating surplus, addressing concerns the event would leave city taxpayers on the hook. The forecast operating budget of $4.595 billion excludes hefty capital costs including an estimated $2.8 billion to build an Olympic Village for housing athletes and a $1.2 billion temporary stadium that would host athletics events as well as the opening and closing ceremonies and then be disassembled ...
WENATCHEE -- Hours before the Sleepy Hollow Fire swept through the Broadview neighborhood and destroyed fruit packing warehouses in north Wenatchee,12s in the Wenatchee Valley enjoyed a far lighter mood.
VICTORIA, British Columbia — Although the Wenatchee AppleSox had more hits, less errors and more opportunities to score on Sunday night, they lost their 11th game of the season by a score of 11-10 against the Victoria HarbourCats at Sports Traders Diamond.
LONDON — Such has been Serena Williams’s iron-fisted dominance of women’s tennis that the American is one Wimbledon title away from achieving a ‘Serena Slam’ and halfway toward completing a calendar Grand Slam.
Sounders forward Clint Dempsey has been suspended for a total of six U.S. Open Cup matches or the next two years of the competition — whichever is greater — and fined an undisclosed amount, the federation announced Thursday.
EDMONTON Alberta — Germany beat France in a penalty shootout after their thrilling Women’s World Cup quarter-final ended 1-1 after extra-time on Friday. The Germans triumphed 5-4 in the shootout after Claire Levogez, chosen as the fifth kicker for France, saw her low shot saved by Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Tom Watson retained his place atop the U.S. Senior Open leaderboard on Friday after shooting a one-under 69 in the second round, but was joined at the top by American Jeff Maggert and Australian Peter Fowler at Del Paso Country Club in California. Playing in the stifling Sacramento heat, the 65-year-old drained four birdies but also had three bogies to drop into a share of the lead with Maggert and Fowler at a five-under 135.
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former world record holder Asafa Powell surged to the 100 meters title at the Jamaican national trials on Friday in a time of 9.84 seconds, while 2011 world champion Yohan Blake failed to make it out of his semi-final. In the women’s final, double Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce scorched home in 10.79 seconds, the best in the world this year, to lay down a marker ahead of her 100m title defense at August’s world championships in Beijing.
PHILADELPHIA — Ryne Sandberg has resigned as manager of the last-place Philadelphia Phillies, the Major League Baseball team said on Friday. Sandberg, a Hall of Famer and former second baseman with the Chicago Cubs, compiled a 119-159 career record over parts of three seasons with the Phillies.
Wenatchee FC battled to a scoreless draw with Seattle Stars FC as temperatures reached 100 degrees on the pitch at Mike Hollis Field Saturday night. The Capitals largely failed to display either the aggressive defending that led to a 1-0 victory over Vancouver on June 13 or the 3 goal offensive outburst which earned a draw with Yakima United last week.
VICTORIA, British Columbia — The AppleSox fended off the Victoria HarbourCats 1-0 on Saturday when Sox pitchers Hunter Wells and Brian Gadsby combined for a four-hit shutout, a game that was a near complete opposite of Friday’s contest at Sports Traders Diamond.
WENATCHEE — Win or lose, coaches want to see a zero under the “E” column of the scoreboard. No dice on Thursday. While the official box score shows that the Wenatchee AppleSox only committed two errors, those miscues and three other mental and physical lapses led Wenatchee to be on the receiving end of the brooms as the Yakima Valley Pippins completed the sweep with a 7-4 win at Paul Thomas Sr. Field.