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Sep 17, 2014

McIlroy named PGA's top player

Rory McIlroy is the Vardon Trophy winner and the PGA of America’s player of the year for the second time. McIlroy won the points-based player of the year award on the strength of his two majors at the British Open and PGA Championship. Winning ...

Sep 17, 2014

Jackson rips NFL over new hires

The Rev. Jesse Jackson criticized the NFL on Tuesday for not including any African-American women when it brought on three domestic violence experts as consultants. The league said Monday that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith would serve as “senior advisers.” NFL director ...

NFL players' union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension

Sep 17, 2014

NFL players' union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension

The NFL players’ union appealed Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension Tuesday night. Rice was originally handed a two-game suspension in July under the NFL’s personal conduct policy after he was charged with assault following a Feb. 15 altercation with his then-fiancee in a casino elevator. ...

Nara, Date-Krumm eliminated in first round at Pan Pacific Open

Sep 16, 2014

Nara, Date-Krumm eliminated in first round at Pan Pacific Open

Kurumi Nara crashed out in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday in a grueling three-set match against eighth-seeded Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro. It was a bad day all round for the host nation as 43-year-old veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm also made ...

Eagles beat Colts on last play

Sep 16, 2014

Eagles beat Colts on last play

With Nick Foles at quarterback and LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles in the backfield, the Philadelphia Eagles are never out of the game. They proved it again on Monday night. Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, and then set up ...

Tiger working on regaining fitness

Sep 16, 2014

Tiger working on regaining fitness

Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club. Woods said Monday his strength has returned from “busting my butt in the gym pretty hard” and he is on schedule to resume competition ...

Sep 16, 2014

Swimmer Magnussen, coach split

Australia’s world 100-meter freestyle champion James Magnussen said on Tuesday that he was splitting with longtime coach Brant Best to get a fresh start heading toward the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 23-year-old, who is battling a persistent back injury, said he wanted to reinvigorate ...

Sep 16, 2014

Union expected to appeal Rice ban

The players’ union on Tuesday plans to appeal the indefinite suspension the NFL handed to Ray Rice last week. NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah told The Associated Press on Monday “we are expecting to appeal before the deadline on Tuesday night.” That deadline ...

Sep 16, 2014

Peterson: 'I am not a child abuser'

Star running back Adrian Peterson returned to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, insisting he is not a child abuser and wanting “everyone to understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child” after he was charged with a felony ...

Safarova advances at Pan Pacific Open

Sep 15, 2014

Safarova advances at Pan Pacific Open

Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic rallied from a set down to beat U.S. teenager Madison Keys 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday. The seventh-seeded Safarova saved eight of 10 break points to oust the ...

Chargers upset defending champion Seahawks

Sep 15, 2014

Chargers upset defending champion Seahawks

Antonio Gates hears the talk every offseason, that he’s lost a step and isn’t effective anymore. He just shrugs it off. It was vintage Gates on display Sunday, when the star tight end caught three touchdown passes from Philip Rivers to lead the San ...

Suzuki becomes youngest Japan LPGA Championship winner

Sep 14, 2014

Suzuki becomes youngest Japan LPGA Championship winner

Ai Suzuki earned her first title on Japan’s LPGA tour on Sunday, capturing the LPGA Championship by one stroke and replacing Ai Miyazato as the event’s youngest winner. Suzuki, at the age of 20 years, 128 days, seized the lead on the second day ...