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Jones victorious in first Six Nations match as England coach

Feb 7, 2016

Jones victorious in first Six Nations match as England coach

“Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” was resounding around an otherwise muted Murrayfield when England drove Scotland back in the scrum for a penalty, one final indignity for the beaten boys in blue. There was still time for England No. 8 Billy Vunipola to make another ...

Feb 6, 2016

Kaneto breaks own national record in women's 200m breaststroke

Rie Kaneto improved her Japan record in the women’s 200-meter breaststroke on Saturday. Racing at the Aquatic Super Series competition in Perth, Australia, between Japan, Australia and China, Kaneto won her final in 2 minutes, 20.04 seconds. The 27-year-old Kaneto set the previous record ...

Feb 6, 2016

Takanashi stretches win streak to nine

Ski jumper Sara Takanashi extended her winning streak in the women’s World Cup to nine events on Saturday. Takanashi opened with a 93.5-meter jump and added a 93.0-meter effort in the final round to score 257.2 points for a comfortable victory. Defending overall World ...

Feb 6, 2016

Nomura sits a stroke behind provisional third-round leaders

Harukyo Nomura was a stroke behind the provisional leaders at the Coates Golf Championship on Friday, when play was suspended due to darkness. Nomura, one of the few players to complete her second round when rain washed out much of Thursday’s play, carded one ...

Feb 6, 2016

Tabara takes third in freestyle skiing event

Naoya Tabara was third on Friday in a freestyle skiing World Cup aerials competition, scoring his first medal on the circuit in four years. The 35-year-old Tabara reached a World Cup podium for the first time in January, 2012, when he was also third. ...

Manziel's world falling apart

Feb 6, 2016

Manziel's world falling apart

With Johnny Manziel’s professional career in doubt and his personal life crumbling, his father fears for his safety. The troubled quarterback was under investigation by two police departments following allegations that he hit his former girlfriend last weekend in Texas. Manziel was dropped by ...

Haden retiring as USC athletic director

Feb 6, 2016

Haden retiring as USC athletic director

The University of Southern California hired Pat Haden to guide its storied athletic department through the toughest time in its history. With that job largely done, USC’s athletic director and dedicated Trojan decided he was ready for another role. Haden will retire on June ...

Lightning light up Penguins

Feb 6, 2016

Lightning light up Penguins

The surging Tampa Bay Lightning are piling up goals and victories. Ondrej Palat and Anton Stralman both scored twice, Tyler Johnson had a goal and two assists and the Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 on Friday night for their eighth consecutive home win. ...

Feb 6, 2016

Romanowski says to fight CTE

Bill Romanowski sustained 20 documented concussions, and certainly more he doesn’t know about, during his 16-year NFL career as a linebacker. He was hardly surprised to learn this week that late Raiders quarterback and Hall of Fame finalist Ken Stabler had been diagnosed with ...

IAAF probing doping allegations against Ma

Feb 6, 2016

IAAF probing doping allegations against Ma

The IAAF is investigating the authenticity of a two-decade-old letter published in Chinese media that suggests state-sanctioned doping in the 1990s, and casts doubt on the longstanding world records set by Wang Junxia in the women’s 3,000 and 10,000 meters. Wang’s records could be ...

Goodell backs Chargers, Raiders

Feb 6, 2016

Goodell backs Chargers, Raiders

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell pledged Friday “to do everything possible” to help teams in Oakland and San Diego work to get new stadiums in their current markets. “The league supports both of these teams, but we are working very hard with not only the ...