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Sep 28, 2016

Former Australia bowler Walker dies at 68

Former Australia bowler Max Walker, whose awkward and unorthodox action earned him the nickname Tangles, has died. He was 68. Cricket Australia on Wednesday said Walker died after a battle with cancer. Walker played 34 test matches between 1972 and ’77, taking 138 wickets ...

Sep 28, 2016

New Zealand rugby boss comes under fire

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) boss Steve Tew faced calls to resign Wednesday over off-field scandals that have damaged the sport’s reputation in the rugby-mad home of the All Blacks. Pundits turned on Tew after an embarrassing U-turn over a teenage star who escaped conviction ...

Sep 28, 2016

Texans' Watt could be done for season

J.J. Watt has re-injured his back, according to a person familiar with his condition, and the Houston Texans expect the star defensive end to be sidelined until at least December, and possibly the entire season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday ...

Canada lands first blow in World Cup finals

Sep 28, 2016

Canada lands first blow in World Cup finals

Canada was not at its best. And it was still good enough. Brad Marchand and Steven Stamkos scored in the first period and the Canadians cruised to a 3-1 win over Team Europe in Game 1 of the World Cup of Hockey finals on ...

Kerber survives first test as world No. 1

Sep 27, 2016

Kerber survives first test as world No. 1

Playing her first match as the No. 1-ranked player in women’s tennis, Angelique Kerber dropped the first set before recovering to beat Kristina Mladenovic 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 6-4 on Tuesday to reach the third round of the Wuhan Open. Kerber replaced Serena Williams atop ...

Sep 27, 2016

49ers lineman Davis retires again

San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Anthony Davis has once again retired from the NFL. Davis sat out last year in part because of concerns over a concussion before deciding to return to the Niners this summer. He suffered another concussion in practice on Sept. ...

Sep 27, 2016

Hardy arrested on cocaine possession charge

Former Dallas defensive end Greg Hardy, who remains unsigned after a tumultuous 2015 season revolving around his domestic violence case in North Carolina, was arrested on a cocaine possession charge in Texas. Hardy was booked early Monday and later released on $5,000 bond in ...

Freeman, Coleman lead Falcons in rout

Sep 27, 2016

Freeman, Coleman lead Falcons in rout

Devonta Freeman practically wore out the Superdome turf with one long gain after another, Tevin Coleman wouldn’t be denied near the goal line and the New Orleans Saints hardly looked like the team that made an emotional homecoming nearly 10 years ago to the ...

McIlroy walks away with two prizes

Sep 26, 2016

McIlroy walks away with two prizes

Rory McIlroy holed two shots on the 16th hole at East Lake that made him a most unlikely FedEx Cup champion on Sunday. The first one he didn’t even see go in. Three shots behind with three holes to play at the Tour Championship, ...

Team Europe bounces Sweden from tourney

Sep 26, 2016

Team Europe bounces Sweden from tourney

Tomas Tatar stuffed in a shot that triggered quite a celebration. Tatar scored his second goal 3:43 into overtime to give Team Europe a 3-2 victory over Sweden on Sunday in the World Cup of Hockey semifinals. As Swedish goaltender Henrik Lundqvist lay on ...