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Djokovic wins ATP Finals after injured Federer withdraws

Nov 17, 2014

Djokovic wins ATP Finals after injured Federer withdraws

In a potential blow to Switzerland’s Davis Cup ambitions, Roger Federer pulled out of the ATP Finals less than one hour before his title match against Novak Djokovic on Sunday, handing a third straight title at the year-end event to the top-ranked Serb. The ...

Djokovic puts away Nishikori

Nov 16, 2014

Djokovic puts away Nishikori

Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic overcame a lapse of concentration to beat Kei Nishikori 6-1, 3-6, 6-0 and advance to a third straight final at the ATP Finals on Saturday. The Serb, who sealed the year-end No. 1 spot after finishing unbeaten in the ...

Gordon sets NCAA record

Nov 16, 2014

Gordon sets NCAA record

Melvin Gordon had one magnificent night. Wisconsin’s star running back rushed for a major college-record 408 yards and four touchdowns and the 22nd-ranked Badgers overcame three early turnovers to take control of the Big Ten West division with a 59-24 win Saturday over No. ...

Stoll lifts Kings to OT win over Ducks

Nov 16, 2014

Stoll lifts Kings to OT win over Ducks

After a bitter seven-game playoff series last spring and two overtime nail-biters in the past four days, the Los Angeles Kings’ rivalry with the Anaheim Ducks has never been more intriguing. Jarret Stoll added more flavor to the Freeway Faceoff with a big game-winner ...

Tanaka wins Yokohama Marathon

Nov 16, 2014

Tanaka wins Yokohama Marathon

Tomomi Tanaka held off Philes Ongori of Kenya in a last-ditch sprint before the finish line to win the Yokohama International Women’s Marathon on Sunday. The 26-year-old Tanaka, appearing in her second full marathon after running as a pacemaker in last year’s event, ran ...

Nov 16, 2014

Klitschko KOs Pulev in fifth round

Wladimir Klitschko knocked out the previously unbeaten Kubrat Pulev in the fifth round to retain his four heavyweight belts on Saturday. Klitschko sent the Bulgarian flying back with a huge left punch to his jaw, leaving him sprawled on the canvas and giving referee ...

Nov 16, 2014

Maze triumphs in slalom opener

Tina Maze of Slovenia won the women’s World Cup slalom opener Saturday with an overall time of 1 minute, 55.15 seconds, while defending Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin finished 11th and said she had “lessons to learn.” Maze, who was fastest in the first run, ...

Nov 16, 2014

Tanaka wins Yokohama Marathon

Tomomi Tanaka held off Philes Ongori of Kenya in a last-ditch sprint before the finish line to win the Yokohama International Women’s Marathon on Sunday. The 26-year-old Tanaka, appearing in her second full marathon after running as a pacemaker in last year’s event, ran ...

Nov 15, 2014

Japan women place second in team pursuit

Japan’s women finished runner-up to the Netherlands in the team pursuit at the season-opening World Cup meet on Saturday night. Japan, which was fourth in the event at the Sochi Olympics in February, clocked 3 minutes, 4.78 seconds to place second at Hokkaido Tokachi ...

Nov 15, 2014

Jets coach Ryan hit with $100,000 fine

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan has been fined $100,000 for his postgame use of profanity that was picked up on video last Sunday. After the Jets beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-13, Ryan could be seen yelling while walking onto the field to meet ...

Nov 15, 2014

Wallabies recall bad boy Beale

Controversial back Kurtley Beale will join the Wallabies on Sunday, three weeks after a disciplinary hearing almost ended his international rugby career. Beale and back-rower Jake Schatz have been summoned from Australia to link up with the squad in Dublin on Sunday, a day ...