RIO DE JANEIRO — World number one Jason Day and Ireland’s Shane Lowry on Tuesday withdrew from August’s Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, citing fears over the Zika virus. Golf is returning to the Olympics for the first time since 1904, but a number of big names, including four-time major champion Rory McIlroy and Fiji’s Vijay Singh have also pulled out.
PHILADELPHIA — Buddy Ryan, the cantankerous coach who constructed one of the greatest defenses in NFL history with the Chicago Bears and served as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals, died on Tuesday of cancer at age 82, the league announced. Ryan, whose twin sons Rex and Rob have carved out lengthy NFL coaching careers of their own, had a blustery, cocky personality and was sometimes at odds with coaches on his own teams — one of whom he punched during a game.
Wimbledon reigning champion Serena Williams appeared a little flustered in her first-round match Tuesday, but eventually dispatched Swiss qualifier Amra Sadikovic in straight sets to advance to the second round.
HOUSTON — An attorney who inadvertently sent a text message to The Associated Press expressing doubt about whether Johnny Manziel could stay clean of drugs has withdrawn from representing Manziel in his domestic violence case.
Tarvaris Jackson, the Seahawks’ backup quarterback the past three seasons but currently a free agent, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly pulling a gun on a woman reported to be his wife early Friday morning during a vacation at a resort in Kissimmee, Fla. The charge is a third-degree felony.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and incumbent Oklahoma City Thunder are the first three known teams to secure face-to-face meetings with free agent-to-be Kevin Durant, starting next weekend, according to league sources.
ARLINGTON — In case any fans were worried that the Wenatchee Valley Rams had lost their spark after a home loss to Puyallup Nation and a somewhat-shaky road win over the Washington Cavaliers, let Saturday’s 63-0 obliteration of the Arlington Grizzlies serve notice to the rest of the Western Washington Football Alliance that the Rams have put those setbacks behind them.