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Feb 23, 2015

Logano victorious at Daytona 500

Joey Logano, the driver who has spent seven years trying to live up to impossible expectations, raced to his first career Daytona 500 victory Sunday as he continued to reward Roger Penske for catapulting him into one of NASCAR’s top stars. Nicknamed “Sliced Bread” ...

Feb 23, 2015

Japanese jumpers third at worlds

Japan’s mixed ski jumping team, led by two-time women’s world champion Sara Takanashi and Noriaki Kasai, the oldest winner on the men’s World Cup circuit, took bronze on Sunday, the fifth day of the Nordic World Ski Championships. The Japan team also included Yuki ...

Ethiopia's Negesse wins Tokyo Marathon

Feb 22, 2015

Ethiopia's Negesse wins Tokyo Marathon

Ethiopia’s Endeshaw Negesse held off world and Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda to win Sunday’s Tokyo Marathon, part of the six-race World Marathon Majors series. The 26-year-old Negesse took the tape in 2 hours, 6 minutes flat ahead of Kiprotich (2:06:33) and defending ...

Suntory, Yamaha to meet in All-Japan final

Feb 22, 2015

Suntory, Yamaha to meet in All-Japan final

Yamaha Jubilo will meet Suntory Sungoliath in the final of the All-Japan Championship following Sunday’s two semifinals at Kintetsu Hanazono Rugby Ground. Top League runnerup Yamaha beat Toshiba Brave Lupus 21-9, while Suntory downed league champion Panasonic 31-25 to ruin the Wild Knights’ hopes ...

Nadal struggles again, loses to Fognini in Rio semis

Feb 22, 2015

Nadal struggles again, loses to Fognini in Rio semis

Rafael Nadal was beaten in the semifinals of the Rio Open on Saturday night, losing 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 on clay to Italian Fabio Fognini, who will meet David Ferrer in the final. Nadal has played three tournaments this year and has not reached a ...

Olympic champion Mayer leads Austrian downhill sweep

Feb 22, 2015

Olympic champion Mayer leads Austrian downhill sweep

In the space of two weeks, the Austrian downhill team has gone from “historical disaster” to a clean sweep of the podium. Olympic champion Matthias Mayer led an Austrian 1-2-3 finish in a World Cup race on home snow Saturday, marking the first such ...

Kings spoil Sharks' party

Feb 22, 2015

Kings spoil Sharks' party

The Los Angeles Kings delivered plenty of disappointment to the San Jose Sharks with two straight playoff series victories. They never sent as many Sharks fans home unhappy as they did Saturday night. Marian Gaborik scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, ...

'Miracle on Ice' feted 35 years later

Feb 22, 2015

'Miracle on Ice' feted 35 years later

All these years later, Dave Christian is still quick with a smile when asked about the signature moment of his hockey life — the amazing Miracle on Ice triumph over the Soviet Union. “In sports in general, everyone roots for the underdog, which we ...

Feb 22, 2015

Ali, Liston, Jackson items auctioned

A rare century-old signed photo of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the gloves worn by Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston fetched over $1.1 million at an auction in New York City. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions says the gloves sold for $956,000 and the photo brought in ...

Feb 22, 2015

Kasai fails to advance at worlds

Noriaki Kasai tasted defeat after he failed to advance to the second round of jumps in the men’s normal hill event at the world ski championships in Falun, Sweden, on Saturday. The 42-year-old Kasai, who won the silver medal in the men’s large hill ...

Feb 22, 2015

FINA seeks host for 2017 worlds

Swimming’s governing body FINA hopes to have a new host chosen for the 2017 world championships “in two to three weeks” after the Mexican city of Guadalajara withdrew unexpectedly. FINA executive director Cornel Marculescu told AP on Saturday that “various” cities — without naming ...

Feb 21, 2015

Hall induction an honor: Kumble

Former India captain Anil Kumble enters the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame on Sunday, saying he was honored to become only the fourth player from his country to join the elite club. “Its a great honor to be inducted into the Hall of Fame,” ...