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NFL vows to get house in order

Sep 20, 2014

NFL vows to get house in order

More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell on Friday announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL’s handling of players accused of crimes. The commissioner was definitive about one thing: He has not considered ...

Mayweather called before regulators

Sep 20, 2014

Mayweather called before regulators

Once again, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has some explaining to do. Nevada boxing regulators have ordered Mayweather to appear before them next week to answer questions about scenes aired on the Showtime network prior to his fight last Saturday night against Marcos Maidana. Specifically, they ...

Kerber, Wozniacki book spots in Toray Pan Pacific Open semifinals

Sep 19, 2014

Kerber, Wozniacki book spots in Toray Pan Pacific Open semifinals

The top two seeds, Angelique Kerber of Germany and Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki, roared into the semifinals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo Friday. Top-seeded Kerber outplayed sixth-seeded Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova 6-3, 6-0 and Wozniacki, a former world No. 1, overcame Spain’s Carla ...

Fans praise Li for impact as tennis pioneer

Sep 19, 2014

Fans praise Li for impact as tennis pioneer

On the day China’s first tennis superstar announced her retirement, fans praised Li Na as a pioneer both in the Western-dominated sport in which she excelled and in China’s tightly controlled system for training and managing athletes. Few players from Asia had excelled at ...

Hester sets return mark in rout

Sep 19, 2014

Hester sets return mark in rout

Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. Julio Jones made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch tumbling into the end zone. The result: One of the biggest wins in Atlanta Falcons history. Hester set an NFL ...

Sep 19, 2014

Royal and Ancient to allow females

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men. The R&A became the latest golf club to end years of male-only exclusivity on Thursday when its members voted overwhelmingly in favor of inviting women. The vote was effective ...

Sep 19, 2014

Selanne rips Boudreau in new book

Teemu Selanne managed to make a stir on the first day of the Anaheim Ducks’ training camp even after his retirement. Coach Bruce Boudreau and Selanne’s former teammates reacted with disappointment and chuckles Thursday after hearing about Selanne’s fierce criticism of Boudreau in a ...

Sep 19, 2014

Moya steps down

Carlos Moya has decided not to stay on as Spain’s Davis Cup coach next year after the five-time winners, missing their top players, were eliminated from the elite World Group by Brazil at the weekend. Injured world No. 2 Rafa Nadal and No. 5 ...