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Kaepernick looks forward

Dec 26, 2014

Kaepernick looks forward

Colin Kaepernick is in the process of considering how he might go about his offseason regimen to bounce back from a disappointing year, and employing a mechanics coach or quarterback guru as Tom Brady and other stars have done is being discussed. “That’s still ...

Dec 25, 2014

Manning intends to return in 2015

Peyton Manning says he plans to return to the Denver Broncos in 2015 for his 18th NFL season. Manning was asked during his weekly news conference Wednesday if there was a set of circumstances that would lead him to retire. He replied: “I have ...

Dec 25, 2014

Change gives Nash first hat trick

It took 141 regular-season games and one extra day for Rick Nash to get his first hat trick with the New York Rangers. A little help from the NHL official scorer on Christmas Eve made it so. About 12 hours after the Rangers beat ...

Dec 25, 2014

JRFU suspends Bourke, Fifita

Ricoh Black Rams flyhalf Colin Bourke was suspended for two Top League games, while Toyota Industries Shuttles forward Siosaia Fifita drew a one-game ban, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced Thursday. The 29-year-old Bourke, who was not sin-binned in Saturday’s 27-26 Group B defeat ...

Austrians off to horrendous start

Dec 25, 2014

Austrians off to horrendous start

Without a podium finish in the first three races, the Austrian downhill team is having its worst start to a World Cup season in 25 years as the former “Wunderteam” has failed to make any impact. Hannes Reichelt was ninth in Lake Louise last ...

Seahawks consider legacy

Dec 25, 2014

Seahawks consider legacy

In the locker room after stifling Arizona, Michael Bennett was holding court, more than happy to proclaim this Seattle Seahawks’ defense as the best all-time. Certainly it was bombastic and the opinion of just one player. Yet Bennett might have been on to something. ...

Red Wings beat Sabres to end skid

Dec 24, 2014

Red Wings beat Sabres to end skid

Tomas Tatar took advantage of extra space on the ice to create some scoring chances — and help Detroit end a six-game skid. Tatar had a pair of power-play goals in the third period Tuesday night and the Red Wings beat the Buffalo Sabres ...

Broncos lead league with nine selected for Pro Bowl

Dec 24, 2014

Broncos lead league with nine selected for Pro Bowl

The AFC West champion Denver Broncos led the NFL with nine players selected for the Pro Bowl on Tuesday. Quarterback Peyton Manning was picked for the 14th time. Joining Manning from the Broncos will be Ryan Clady, Chris Harris, Von Miller, Aqib Talib, Demaryius ...

Patriots, Spurs on same path

Dec 24, 2014

Patriots, Spurs on same path

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are aiming for their fourth Super Bowl title. Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs are going for their sixth NBA championship. Different sports. Similar dynasties. “They’re built and designed culturally very similarly,” said Scott Pioli, head ...

Dec 24, 2014

Manziel reflects on first pro season

Humbled by his rough rookie season, Johnny Manziel promised to be a more committed quarterback. The NFL knocked some of the air out of Johnny Football. “I’m not the guy that I’ve always been,” he said. “I’m not the Johnny Manziel that came in ...

Dec 24, 2014

Marshall wins Boca Raton Bowl

Quarterback Rakeem Cato and receiver Tommy Shuler have played together since high school, so they were able to communicate without a lot of conversation Tuesday in their final game for Marshall. “We don’t need to talk,” Shuler said. “Just a head nod.” What does ...