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May 29, 2015

McIlroy shoots season-worst 80

Rory McIlroy can’t seem to perform in front of a home crowd. The Northern Ireland star looked bewildered as he shot a 9-over-par 80 — his worst score of the season — in Thursday’s opening round of the Irish Open. He fell to the ...

Nadal rolls to second-round victory over Almagro

May 28, 2015

Nadal rolls to second-round victory over Almagro

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal of Spain eased into the third round of the French Open with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 win against countryman Nicolas Almagro on Thursday. Although the sixth-seeded Nadal had to save a break point in his opening service game, and was ...

May 28, 2015

Nishikori moves into fourth round after Becker pulls out with shoulder injury

Fifth seed Kei Nishikori reached the French Open fourth round on Thursday when scheduled last-32 opponent Benjamin Becker withdrew with a shoulder injury. “Benjamin Becker withdraws with right shoulder injury, Nishikori advances to R16. Wishing Benjamin a speedy recovery,” tweeted the official Roland Garros ...

Keith stars as Chicago forces Game 7

May 28, 2015

Keith stars as Chicago forces Game 7

It is really hard to wear out Duncan Keith. He just keeps going and going and going. Keith had three assists and saved a goal in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 on Wednesday night to force a ...

Nishikori moves into 3rd round with victory in straight sets

May 28, 2015

Nishikori moves into 3rd round with victory in straight sets

Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round of the French Open for the first time in two years on Wednesday with a straight-sets victory over Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci. The fifth seed Nishikori defeated Bellucci, a left-handed clay-court specialist ranked 40th in the world, 7-5, ...

May 28, 2015

Bylsma meets with Sabres brass

Former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma interviewed for the Buffalo Sabres’ vacancy Wednesday. A person familiar with the discussions said the talks took place in Buffalo and included Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula and general manager Tim Murray. The person spoke on the ...

May 28, 2015

Oldest ex-Bear Siegal dies at 97

John Siegal, an end who helped the Chicago Bears win three NFL titles in the 1940s and was their oldest former player, has died. He was 97. The Bears said Wednesday that he died this week at his home in Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania. Siegal ...

May 28, 2015

Troubled McDonald arrested again

NFL lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested for the second time this week. The Santa Clara Police Department said the former San Francisco 49ers defensive end was arrested Wednesday for violating a restraining order by being at a residence in Santa Clara. The restraining ...

Nishikori advances to third round of French Open

May 27, 2015

Nishikori advances to third round of French Open

Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round of the French Open for the first time in two years on Wednesday with a straight-sets victory over Brazil’s Thomaz Belluci. The fifth seeded Nishikori defeated Bellucci, a left-handed clay-court specialist ranked 40th in the world, 7-5, ...

May 27, 2015

WBA super featherweight champ Uchiyama has elbow surgery

Takashi Uchiyama, who won the 10th title defense of his WBA super featherweight crown on May 6, underwent elbow surgery on Wednesday. The 35-year-old Uchiyama underwent a three-hour procedure to clean out detached cartilage in his left elbow. He said he felt pain when ...

May 27, 2015

Australia wary of England's Bayliss

There was general consensus in Australia on Wednesday that retaining the Ashes this year got a little bit harder after the appointment of wily compatriot Trevor Bayliss as England’s new head coach. While former cricketers lined up to hail the success of “a ripper ...

Rangers thrash Lightning to force Game 7

May 27, 2015

Rangers thrash Lightning to force Game 7

Henrik Lundqvist had lots of help in another season-saving performance for the New York Rangers. The star goalie stopped 36 shots and Derick Brassard had a hat trick for the Presidents’ Trophy winners, who forced Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals with a ...