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Matsuyama in hunt for Phoenix Open title

Hideki Matsuyama’s 3-under-par third round on Saturday left him three strokes off the lead at the Phoenix Open tied for second. Starting the day in fourth in front of a TPC Scottsdale record crowd estimated at 201,003, Matsuyama carded five birdies and two bogeys, leaving him in a tie with ...

Takanashi wins again

Feb 7, 2016

Takanashi wins again

izenbach Austria Sara Takanashi won her ninth straight World Cup competition and the 40th of her career on Saturday. The 19-year-old posted the day’s two longest jumps, 93.5 and 93 meters, to rack up 257.2 points in an overwhelming victory over runnerup and local ...

Feb 7, 2016

Ebinuma, Shishime capture Grand Slam Paris judo titles

Masashi Ebinuma won the men’s 66-kg division in the Grand Slam Paris on Saturday, along with Toru Shishime who triumphed in the 60-kg category. Ebinuma overcame reigning world champion An Ba-ul of South Korea by ippon in the quarterfinals, bettered Frenchman Kilian Le Blouch ...

Quarterbacks Favre, Stabler highlight 2016 HOF class

Feb 7, 2016

Quarterbacks Favre, Stabler highlight 2016 HOF class

Brett Favre and the late Ken Stabler, a pair of kindred-spirit quarterbacks who each won a Super Bowl, were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Also voted in for the class of 2016, a day before the Super Bowl, were ...

Newton named NFL MVP

Feb 7, 2016

Newton named NFL MVP

Cam Newton is now a Super Bowl quarterback with an MVP award. Offensive Player of the Year, too. And his coach, Ron Rivera, owns a second NFL honor as well. Newton, the Carolina Panthers star, won The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player and ...

Jones victorious in first Six Nations match as England coach

Feb 7, 2016

Jones victorious in first Six Nations match as England coach

“Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” was resounding around an otherwise muted Murrayfield when England drove Scotland back in the scrum for a penalty, one final indignity for the beaten boys in blue. There was still time for England No. 8 Billy Vunipola to make another ...

Feb 6, 2016

Kaneto breaks own national record in women's 200m breaststroke

Rie Kaneto improved her Japan record in the women’s 200-meter breaststroke on Saturday. Racing at the Aquatic Super Series competition in Perth, Australia, between Japan, Australia and China, Kaneto won her final in 2 minutes, 20.04 seconds. The 27-year-old Kaneto set the previous record ...

Feb 6, 2016

Takanashi stretches win streak to nine

Ski jumper Sara Takanashi extended her winning streak in the women’s World Cup to nine events on Saturday. Takanashi opened with a 93.5-meter jump and added a 93.0-meter effort in the final round to score 257.2 points for a comfortable victory. Defending overall World ...

Feb 6, 2016

Nomura sits a stroke behind provisional third-round leaders

Harukyo Nomura was a stroke behind the provisional leaders at the Coates Golf Championship on Friday, when play was suspended due to darkness. Nomura, one of the few players to complete her second round when rain washed out much of Thursday’s play, carded one ...

Feb 6, 2016

Tabara takes third in freestyle skiing event

Naoya Tabara was third on Friday in a freestyle skiing World Cup aerials competition, scoring his first medal on the circuit in four years. The 35-year-old Tabara reached a World Cup podium for the first time in January, 2012, when he was also third. ...

Manziel's world falling apart

Feb 6, 2016

Manziel's world falling apart

With Johnny Manziel’s professional career in doubt and his personal life crumbling, his father fears for his safety. The troubled quarterback was under investigation by two police departments following allegations that he hit his former girlfriend last weekend in Texas. Manziel was dropped by ...

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 ...