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May 1, 2015

Burress indicted on tax charges

Former NFL star Plaxico Burress has been indicted on charges he failed to pay taxes, New Jersey prosecutors announced Thursday. The 37-year-old former wide receiver with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants and New York Jets was charged last week with willful failure to ...

May 1, 2015

Birdies key Matsuyama's victory

Hideki Matsuyama overturned a two-hole deficit on Thursday with three late birdies and an eagle in the second round of the Match Play Championship. Playing against the Netherlands’ Joost Luiten, the 16th seed Matsuyama put himself behind with bogeys on Nos. 1 and 3 ...

SoftBank launches America's Cup team

Apr 30, 2015

SoftBank launches America's Cup team

The Kansai Yacht Club has announced its challenge for the 2017 America’s Cup. The club, backed by the telecommunications company SoftBank Group, announced Thursday that SoftBank Team Japan will compete in the lead-up World Series events later this year with the goal of competing ...

Lightning eliminate Red Wings in Game 7

Apr 30, 2015

Lightning eliminate Red Wings in Game 7

Lucky bounce or not, Petr Mrazek never saw the puck coming. The Tampa Bay Lightning are moving on in the NHL playoffs. The Detroit Red Wings are headed home. Braydon Coburn broke a scoreless tie with a goal that kicked up over Detroit’s goalie ...

Spieth flies out blocks in Match Play opener

Apr 30, 2015

Spieth flies out blocks in Match Play opener

Even with a new format, the objective didn’t change in the Match Play Championship. And neither did the emotions. Masters champion Jordan Spieth, still equipped with that sporty short game, made seven birdies in 16 holes and had an easy time against Mikko Ilonen ...

Mayweather, Pacquiao set to cash in

Apr 30, 2015

Mayweather, Pacquiao set to cash in

His middle name is Money, or at least it used to be before Floyd Mayweather Jr. stopped flashing $100,000 wads of cash every time he saw a camera. That doesn’t mean money is ever very far from his mind. Certainly not now, when he’s ...

Apr 30, 2015

Smith confident Jets remain 'my team'

Not long ago, Geno Smith was the exciting new quarterback, the young guy with the big arm who was the future of the Jets. Two years after New York drafted him in the second round, Smith’s status is uncertain. The Jets hold the No. ...

Twelve-time PGA Tour winner Peete dies

Apr 30, 2015

Twelve-time PGA Tour winner Peete dies

Calvin Peete, who taught himself how to play golf at 24 and became the most successful black player on the PGA Tour before the arrival of Tiger Woods, died Wednesday morning, the PGA Tour said. He was 71. The tour did not have a ...

Apr 30, 2015

Table tennis pair moves into semis

Kenta Matsudaira and Koki Niwa defeated North Korean pair Kim Hyok Bong and Pak Sin Hyok in straight sets on Thursday to reach the semifinals of the men’s doubles at the World Table Tennis Championships. Matsudaira and Niwa won 11-3, 11-7, 12-10, 16-14 to ...

Apr 30, 2015

Djokovic pulls out of Madrid Masters

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will miss the Madrid Masters next week to rest as he attempts to complete the career Grand Slam at next month’s French Open. “The Serbian announced that he will not compete at the Caja Magica and will take a ...

Apr 30, 2015

Four Japanese horses to race at Ascot

Japan will have runners at Royal Ascot for the first time since 2011 after owner Hidetoshi Yamamoto chose to enter four horses for the prestigious meeting in England from June 16-20. Spielberg has the highest profile of the Japanese challengers — finishing third in ...

Apr 30, 2015

Concussion forces Hohaia to retire

Former New Zealand international Lance Hohaia says he is quitting rugby league because of “recurrent post-match concussion-type symptoms,” more than six months after being knocked unconscious by an opponent’s punch. The 32-year-old Hohaia told the BBC on Wednesday that the symptoms have occurred since ...