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Jun 25, 2015

Leitch to stay Brave Blossoms captain

Japan coach Eddie Jones, who will also serve as director of rugby of the new Japanese Super Rugby side, said Thursday that Michael Leitch would remain captain of the Brave Blossoms even though he had re-signed to play for the Chiefs next year rather ...

USADA looking into allegations against Salazar

Jun 25, 2015

USADA looking into allegations against Salazar

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has launched an investigation into allegations that famed track coach Alberto Salazar encouraged Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp and others in his stable of elite runners to skirt anti-doping rules, AP has learned. A person with knowledge of the investigation ...

Canadiens goalie Price earns multiple NHL honors

Jun 25, 2015

Canadiens goalie Price earns multiple NHL honors

Carey Price came away from the NHL Awards show with a hat trick. The Montreal Canadiens’ record-setting goalie claimed the Hart Trophy, the Vezina Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award at the NHL’s annual postseason bash Wednesday night. Price also shared the already-announced Jennings ...

Nishikori sets new mark with No. 5 seed at Wimbledon

Jun 24, 2015

Nishikori sets new mark with No. 5 seed at Wimbledon

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori was handed the fifth seed for Wimbledon on Wednesday, making him the highest seeded Japanese player in the grass court major during the Open era. Nishikori, the 10th seed last year, surpassed the mark of Kimiko Date-Krumm, who was ...

Jun 24, 2015

NHL expected to switch to 3-on-3 overtime format next season

The NHL plans to play three-on-three in overtime next season. The league’s general managers and players agreed Tuesday to change the regular-season overtime period from five minutes of four-on-four hockey to three-on-three. The Board of Governors still must approve the change Wednesday when it ...

Wounded Djokovic looking to heal at Wimbledon

Jun 24, 2015

Wounded Djokovic looking to heal at Wimbledon

Three weeks after his heartbreaking French Open final defeat, Novak Djokovic resurfaces to defend his Wimbledon title and prove that his Paris scars have healed. The world No. 1 has stayed resolutely out of the spotlight since his Roland Garros upset by Stan Wawrinka ...

Brady appeal hearing ends after more than 10 hours

Jun 24, 2015

Brady appeal hearing ends after more than 10 hours

After a 10-hour hearing, Tom Brady now must wait to find out if his appeal of a four-game suspension carried any weight with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Brady was suspended by the league for his role in the use of deflated footballs in the ...

England trounces New Zealand in Twenty20 match

Jun 24, 2015

England trounces New Zealand in Twenty20 match

England set itself up for the Ashes by ensuring New Zealand’s tour ended in a comprehensive defeat as it thrashed the Black Caps by 56 runs in the lone Twenty20 international at Old Trafford on Tuesday. New Zealand, set 192 for victory, collapsed to ...

Jun 23, 2015

Nishikori gets OK to practice again after calf injury

Injured Kei Nishikori has been cleared to resume practice for Wimbledon, his management company said on Monday. Nishikori retired in his Gerry Weber Open semifinal against Andreas Seppi with a calf injury on Saturday in Germany, where he underwent tests. World No. 5 Nishikori ...

Jun 23, 2015

Stoll charged with drug possession

Los Angeles Kings star center Jarret Stoll, who helped the club win the NHL title in 2012 and 2014, was charged with felony cocaine possession, authorities announced Monday. The district attorney’s office in Clark County, Nevada, revealed the details of the case against the ...

Jun 23, 2015

Umaga takes over for Kirwan

Former All Blacks captain Tana Umaga has been named coach of the Auckland-based Blues Super Rugby team, replacing John Kirwan who stepped down last week after three years in charge. The Blues and New Zealand Rugby on Tuesday jointly announced Umaga’s appointment on a ...