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Dec 6, 2016

Heisman Trophy finalists announced

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is a Heisman Trophy finalist for the second consecutive season, joining Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers and Oklahoma teammates Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook. The finalists were announced Monday on ESPN and the award will be presented ...

Dec 6, 2016

Alabama star wins Nagurski Trophy

Team success is breeding individual success for members of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Alabama senior defensive lineman Jonathan Allen won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy on Monday night given annually to the nation’s best college defensive player. Allen was selected over four other finalists, including ...

Rust's hat trick rallies Penguins past Senators

Dec 6, 2016

Rust's hat trick rallies Penguins past Senators

Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan keeps insisting there isn’t a switch his team can flip that makes two-goal deficits vanish within a matter of minutes. It just seems that way. Bryan Rust had his first career hat trick, Sidney Crosby added his NHL-leading 17th ...

Luck throws for four TDs as Colts crush Jets

| Dec 6, 2016

Luck throws for four TDs as Colts crush Jets

Boys just want to have fun. Andrew Luck certainly didn’t have any when he sat out a Thanksgiving night loss with a concussion. He made up for it very nicely on Monday night in a 41-10 romp past the inept New York Jets. “To ...

Dec 5, 2016

Kamiji loses wheelchair tennis final

Rio Paralympic bronze medalist Yui Kamiji suffered a straight-sets defeat to Rio gold medalist and world No. 1 Jiske Griffioen 6-4, 6-4 in the women’s singles final at the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters on Sunday. Kamiji, who led the Japanese delegation as the flag ...

Dec 5, 2016

Takagi wins 1,500 speed skating gold

Miho Takagi won the women’s 1,500 meters in an ISU World Cup speed skating event on Sunday as Japan claimed nine podium finishes in the three-day competition in the Kazakhstan capital. Takagi, who also won the women’s 1,000 and team pursuit on Saturday, crossed ...

Pacioretty, Canadiens beat Kings

Dec 5, 2016

Pacioretty, Canadiens beat Kings

After struggling for offense throughout their road trip, the Montreal Canadiens finally found a whole bunch of goals at Staples Center. So did the Los Angeles Kings, which left goalie Carey Price both frustrated and grateful after a high-volume victory. Max Pacioretty had two ...

Brady earns record 201st win as Patriots beat Rams

Dec 5, 2016

Brady earns record 201st win as Patriots beat Rams

Tom Brady now stands alone when it comes to career wins by an NFL quarterback. Brady became the league’s leader in victories among QBs, earning his 201st by throwing for 269 yards and a touchdown to lead the New England Patriots past the struggling ...

Hataoka earns LPGA Tour card

Dec 5, 2016

Hataoka earns LPGA Tour card

Nasa Hataoka earned an LPGA Tour berth on Sunday, making her eligible to play in the majority of tournaments on the U.S. women’s golf tour next season. The 17-year-old finished in a five-way tie for 14th place with a total score of 5-under-par 355 ...

Matsuyama holds on to win third straight tournament

Dec 5, 2016

Matsuyama holds on to win third straight tournament

Hideki Matsuyama was only 5 when he first saw Tiger Woods, watching that 1997 Masters victory on videotape. Even sweeter was standing next to Woods in his Sunday red shirt to receive yet another trophy. Right now, the Japanese star can’t seem to lose. ...

Asahina edges Sone at Grand Slam Tokyo

Dec 4, 2016

Asahina edges Sone at Grand Slam Tokyo

Sara Asahina defeated 16-year-old Akira Sone after an extra period in the final of the women’s over-78-kg category to claim her maiden Grand Slam Tokyo crown on Sunday. In the repeat of the Kodokan Cup final three weeks ago, 20-year-old Asahina again came out ...