Walker outduels Day on back nine to capture PGA title

Unheralded Jimmy Walker captured his first major title in wire-to-wire fashion, outdueling top-ranked defending champion Jason Day down the back nine Sunday at rain-soaked Baltusrol to win the PGA Championship.The 37-year-old American sank a tense thre...

Village security beefed up after Australia theft

Security at the Olympic village has been tightened following the theft of a computer and team shirts from the Australian delegation during a fire evacuation, team officials said Sunday.Australia chef de mission Kitty Chiller told reporters that a lapto...

Italy says 6,500 migrants rescued since Thursday

The Italian coastguard said the bodies of five migrants were recovered from the Mediterranean Sunday, while more than 6,500 people had been rescued off Libya since Thursday.In one operation by the Italian navy vessel Vega, "five migrants were picked up...

Taliban truck bomb strikes foreign guesthouse in Kabul

A powerful Taliban truck bomb struck a guesthouse popular with foreigners in Kabul early Monday, a security source and local media said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties."A truck packed with explosives struck the entrance of Northgate ...

Djokovic beats Nishkori to claim Toronto title

World number one Novak Djokovic defeated Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3, 7-5 Sunday to win the Toronto hardcourt tournament and claim his 66th career singles title.The Serb top seed collected his seventh trophy of the season as he duplicated his win over As...

Pope refuses to equate Islam with violence

Pope Francis refused to equate Islam with violence on Sunday, saying Catholics could be just as deadly and warning Europe was pushing its young to terrorism."I don't think it is right to equate Islam with violence," he told journalists during his retur...

Five visitors killed at Bolivia’s top tourist draw

Five tourists from Belgium, Italy and Peru were killed in a car crash at Bolivia's famous salt flats, the Salar de Uyuni, authorities said Sunday."A tour company vehicle was in a crash and flipped over at the salt flat itself, and as a result, five peo...

Halep eases past error-prone Keys to Montreal tennis title

Simona Halep beat a mistake-prone Madison Keys 7-6 (7/2), 6-3 on Sunday to win the WTA Montreal hardcourt tournament and claim her 14th career singles crown.World number five Halep, of Romania, has now won 23 or her last 26 matches, a stretch that has ...

Ariya credits past lessons after Open victory

Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn credited the lessons learned from her experiences over the past year as a key factor in helping her to Sunday's historic title at the Women's British Open.Ariya became the first player from Thailand - male or female - to win...

Jihadists launch offensive to ease Aleppo siege

Jihadist forces allied to rebels attacked regime forces south and southwest of Aleppo Sunday in a bid to ease the siege of Syria's second city, rebels and a monitor said.Since July 17, President Bashar al-Assad's forces have surrounded rebel-held distr...

Brazilians protest in Rio as city prepares for Olympics

Protesters turned out Sunday for lightly attended demonstrations in Rio against embattled President Dilma Rousseff five days before the start of the 2016 Olympic Games.About 4,000 protesters gathered on the beach at Copacabana in a festive atmosphere w...

Vettel vows Ferrari Formula One will return stronger

Sebastian Vettel tried to reassure Ferrari?s fans and his team after another disappointing race on Sunday when he finished fifth ahead of team-mate Kimi Raikkonen in his home German Grand Prix.The four-time world champion, who argued with Ferrari pit-w...

Rahul hundred helps India take control

Lokesh Rahul completed a patient hundred as India closed in on the West Indies' first innings total of 196, by reaching 185 for one at lunch on the second day of the second Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Sunday.Making the most of his recall to the t...

New Russia appeals as IOC rejects blame for doping crisis

Yulia Efimova on Sunday became the third Russian swimmer to challenge her Rio Olympics ban as the International Olympic Committee rejected blame for the Russia doping crisis.Efimova, who won a 200m breaststroke bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics,...

Ariya lands historic British Open title

Ariya Jutanugarn made history on Sunday when she became the first Thai golfer - man or woman - to win a major title with a final round 72 and a 16 under par 272 total at the Women's British Open. Two ahead at the start of the final round, Ariya's lead ...