Smith named Jets' starting QB

Aug 23, 2014

Smith named Jets' starting QB

Rex Ryan saw enough to finally reveal the New York Jets’ worst-kept secret. Yes, Geno Smith — and not Michael Vick — will be the team’s starting quarterback this season. “He’s done everything that we’ve asked,” Ryan said after Smith threw a touchdown pass ...

U.S. settles on 12-man roster

Aug 23, 2014

U.S. settles on 12-man roster

The U.S. has picked the 12 players it believes can defend its world basketball title. The Americans kept Derrick Rose and cut All-Star Damian Lillard and three others early Saturday morning, getting their roster down to the limit for the FIBA World Cup of ...

Kvitova, Rybarikova win semis

Aug 23, 2014

Kvitova, Rybarikova win semis

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova reached the finals of the Connecticut Open for the third straight year, beating Samantha Stosur 6-3, 6-1 on Friday. She will face a close friend, Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia, for the title. The 68th-ranked Rybarikova beat Camila Giorgi of Italy ...

Scott, Tringale take charge

Aug 23, 2014

Scott, Tringale take charge

Now that the majors are over, Adam Scott is going after the only big prize left this year — a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup title. Scott ran off four straight birdies in the middle of his round Friday, and then closed ...

Koseki leads Japan to gold

Aug 23, 2014

Koseki leads Japan to gold

Pan Pacific Championships Yasuhiro Koseki added to Japan’s gold medal haul with victory in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke in his first major international competition Friday at the Pan Pacific Championships. A day after finishing second in the men’s 200 freestyle, Kosuke Hagino also emerged ...

Aug 23, 2014

Homeless risk attack in Tokyo

A new survey by a nonprofit organization finds that about 40 percent of homeless people in Tokyo have had the experience of being attacked or threatened on the street.

Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

| Aug 23, 2014

Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

The ice bucket challenge’s phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors. Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign’s progress on July 29, it has raised more than $53.3 million from 1.1 million ...