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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 ...

Feb 6, 2016

Hahn moves ahead at Phoenix Open

James Hahn used a fast start and solid finish to edge one shot clear after Friday’s second round of the Phoenix Open at the TPC Scottsdale. Hahn fired a flawless 65 in ideal scoring conditions to post a 10-under total of 132. Bidding for ...

Feb 5, 2016

Japan advances to Fed Cup zone playoff final

Japan reached the promotion playoff final of the Asia-Oceania zone in the Fed Cup on Friday with a 2-1 win over Thailand. Japan fell behind the host nation after Eri Hozumi lost 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 to Bunyawi Thamchaiwat, but Nao Hibino tied it up ...

Goromaru embraces opportunity with Queensland Reds

Feb 5, 2016

Goromaru embraces opportunity with Queensland Reds

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Though he received widespread media exposure following his success at last fall’s Rugby World Cup, Ayumu Goromaru is a man of few words, at least publicly. He’s not reluctant to make media appearances. He’ll do it to promote the sport. But he just doesn’t ...

Feb 5, 2016

Japan to host Scotland in Aichi Prefecture, Tokyo in June

Japan will host Scotland at Toyota Stadium and Ajinomoto Stadium for two test matches in June, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced Friday. The Brave Blossoms will face Scotland at Toyota Stadium in Aichi Prefecture on June 18 before their second match in the ...

Feb 5, 2016

Nomura rises to third in Coates Golf Championship

Harukyo Nomura shot a 6-under-par 66 and was tied for third when the second round of the Coates Golf Championship was suspended due to rain on Thursday. New Zealand’s Lydia Ko, who had a hole to go before the call-off, is a stroke ahead ...

Feb 5, 2016

Phelps set to swim in Atlanta meet

Michael Phelps is coming to Atlanta for one of his final tuneups heading into the Rio Olympics. The 18-time gold medalist is scheduled to take part in the Atlanta Classic swim meet May 13-15 at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, site of the 1996 ...

Feb 5, 2016

Vonn miffed about course conditions

Lindsey Vonn left the finish area with plenty of complaints about the state of the Kandahar course and thinking she still had the fastest time in Thursday’s training for a World Cup downhill. Officially, she didn’t, because late starter Romane Miradoli of France beat ...