Bird flu outbreak in Gifu forces culling of 80,000 chickens

Jan 14, 2017

Bird flu outbreak in Gifu forces culling of 80,000 chickens

About 80,000 chickens were being culled at a poultry farm in Yamagata on Sunday after about 100 dead ones tested positive for a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu the previous day. The Gifu Prefectural Government launched inspections at 16 nearby chicken farms the ...

Unbeaten Suntory claims Top League title

Jan 14, 2017

Unbeaten Suntory claims Top League title

Suntory Sungoliath were crowned Japan Rugby Top League champions Saturday following a 27-15 win over Kobe Kobelco Steelers. The victory at Noevir Stadium sees Keisuke Sawaki’s team finish the season unbeaten on 69 points, two more than Yamaha Jubilo, who beat eighth-placed Toyota Verblitz ...

Divisional playoff clashes set

Jan 14, 2017

Divisional playoff clashes set

The divisional round of the NFL playoffs has a familiar feel. All four of the matchups this weekend are rematches of regular-season games from this season. And Saturday’s games feature coaches going against their former teams. Atlanta coach Dan Quinn spent four seasons with ...

Rams count on McVay's energy, passion for revival

Jan 14, 2017

Rams count on McVay's energy, passion for revival

Although Sean McVay is the youngest head coach in modern NFL history, he sees himself as the end product of many decades of football knowledge passed down by Jon Gruden, Mike Shanahan and his other veteran coaching mentors. The Los Angeles Rams are banking ...

Thomas takes 5-shot lead

Jan 14, 2017

Thomas takes 5-shot lead

Justin Thomas finished with another eagle and put himself in the PGA Tour record book again Friday in the Sony Open. One day after his 59 made him only the seventh player in PGA Tour history break 60, Thomas made an 8-foot eagle putt ...

Surging Capitals rout Blackhawks

Jan 14, 2017

Surging Capitals rout Blackhawks

Jay Beagle can’t explain his offensive success against the Chicago Blackhawks. It’s much easier to see why his Washington Capitals are rolling against everybody. Beagle scored twice to solidify his status as a Blackhawks killer and Washington routed Chicago 6-0 on Friday night to ...