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Ravens running back Rice says actions 'totally inexcusable'

Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called “the biggest mistake of his life.” His arrest for domestic violence against his then-fiancee last February is something Rice figures will haunt him long after NFL career has ended. The Baltimore ...

Tiger steady in first round

Tiger Woods made six birdies to account for his mistakes and opened with a 2-under 68 at the Bridgestone Invitational ...

Aug 1, 2014

Ali's gloves fetch nearly $400,000

The gloves that boxing great Muhammad Ali wore in his legendary 1971 fight against Joe Frazier in what became known as the fight of the century sold at auction on Thursday for almost $400,000. An anonymous bidder bought the gloves for $388,375 at the ...

Nishikori outlasts Lacko, faces Gasquet in quarters

Aug 1, 2014

Nishikori outlasts Lacko, faces Gasquet in quarters

Kei Nishikori battled through a second challenging three-set test Thursday to reach the Citi Open quarterfinals where he’ll face an opponent he has never beaten, Frenchman Richard Gasquet. Nishikori, the fourth seed, outlasted Slovakian Lukas Lacko 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 in the third round while ...

Johnson taking leave of absence from golf

Aug 1, 2014

Johnson taking leave of absence from golf

Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for “personal challenges,” a swift end to his season that will keep him from playing the PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Ryder Cup. In a statement Thursday from ...

Amos beats Rudisha to gold at Commonwealth Games

Aug 1, 2014

Amos beats Rudisha to gold at Commonwealth Games

Nijel Amos of Botswana turned the tables on Olympic champion David Rudisha to win the 800-meter gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on a cool, rainy Thursday night at Hampden Park. Amos, who finished second to Rudisha at the 2012 London Games, cut outside ...

Manziel taking lumps in first camp

Aug 1, 2014

Manziel taking lumps in first camp

Johnny Manziel has quickly learned his college days — on the field anyway — are over. Less than a week into his first NFL training camp with the Browns, Manziel is going through the typical growing pains of any rookie quarterback. He’s doing all ...

Nishikori beats Querrey to make 3rd round at Citi Open

Jul 31, 2014

Nishikori beats Querrey to make 3rd round at Citi Open

Kei Nishikori won his opening match on the pre-U.S. Open hard-court circuit, beating Sam Querrey of the United States 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 Wednesday in the second round of the Citi Open. Fourth-seeded Nishikori, who received a first-round bye, was playing for the first time ...

James smokes field to claim gold in Commonwealth 400m

Jul 31, 2014

James smokes field to claim gold in Commonwealth 400m

London Olympic champion Kirani James handed out a comprehensive lesson in one-lap running when he cruised to victory in the 400 meters in a star-studded athletics session at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday. The 21-year-old Alabama-based Grenadan, who won world gold in 2011 at ...

Jul 31, 2014

Raiders owner mum on team's future

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis has confirmed he’s met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas. “Former San Antonio mayor Henry Cisneros is a friend, and Henry suggested I take the opportunity ...

Jul 31, 2014

Bolt labels Times report as 'lies'

Even as athletics medals were being won at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday, the spotlight was on the sprinter nowhere near the track: Usain Bolt. The world’s fastest man was at the center of a controversy in Glasgow for apparently criticizing his games experience ...

Jul 31, 2014

Steelers will retire Green's No. 75

The Pittsburgh Steelers are retiring Hall of Fame defensive end Joe Greene’s No. 75. The team announced Wednesday that Greene will be honored during a ceremony on Nov. 2 when the Steelers host the Baltimore Ravens. Greene, the fourth overall pick in the 1969 ...

Nishikori growing in confidence against top players

Jul 30, 2014

Nishikori growing in confidence against top players

Kei Nishikori has new confidence against the top stars in tennis, thanks to some success on the court and in his work with coach Michael Chang. Nishikori, enjoying his best ATP season with a repeat title at Memphis and win on Barcelona clay, begins ...

Jets feel good about season

Jul 30, 2014

Jets feel good about season

Welcome to Camp Confidence, where bold proclamations are among the annual rites of summer for the New York Jets. Yes, they’re talking again. And maybe even a little more than before. Oh, and guess what? Rex Ryan doesn’t mind one bit, even though he ...