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Sep 16, 2014

Union expected to appeal Rice ban

The players’ union on Tuesday plans to appeal the indefinite suspension the NFL handed to Ray Rice last week. NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah told The Associated Press on Monday “we are expecting to appeal before the deadline on Tuesday night.” That deadline ...

Sep 16, 2014

Peterson: 'I am not a child abuser'

Star running back Adrian Peterson returned to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, insisting he is not a child abuser and wanting “everyone to understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child” after he was charged with a felony ...

Safarova advances at Pan Pacific Open

Sep 15, 2014

Safarova advances at Pan Pacific Open

Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic rallied from a set down to beat U.S. teenager Madison Keys 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday. The seventh-seeded Safarova saved eight of 10 break points to oust the ...

Chargers upset defending champion Seahawks

Sep 15, 2014

Chargers upset defending champion Seahawks

Antonio Gates hears the talk every offseason, that he’s lost a step and isn’t effective anymore. He just shrugs it off. It was vintage Gates on display Sunday, when the star tight end caught three touchdown passes from Philip Rivers to lead the San ...

Suzuki becomes youngest Japan LPGA Championship winner

Sep 14, 2014

Suzuki becomes youngest Japan LPGA Championship winner

Ai Suzuki earned her first title on Japan’s LPGA tour on Sunday, capturing the LPGA Championship by one stroke and replacing Ai Miyazato as the event’s youngest winner. Suzuki, at the age of 20 years, 128 days, seized the lead on the second day ...

Mayweather stays perfect

Sep 14, 2014

Mayweather stays perfect

Floyd Mayweather worked far too hard against Marcos Maidana their last time out to have to do it again in the rematch Saturday night. Mayweather dominated Maidana from the opening bell, using his boxing skills to keep the Argentine off balance and pile up ...

Obic Seagulls hand Bulls a 100-0 beating

Sep 14, 2014

Obic Seagulls hand Bulls a 100-0 beating

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Shun Sugawara threw three touchdown passes and backup Takushiro Hata added two more in the air as the four-time national champion Obic Seagulls whitewashed the Bulls 100-0 in the X League’ Central Division game on Sunday at Kawasaki Fujimi Stadium. The high-scoring Seagulls (2-0) ...

Peterson case creates new NFL crisis

Sep 14, 2014

Peterson case creates new NFL crisis

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson’s booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic violence by its players. It also has touched off a national ...

S. Carolina upsets No. 6 Georgia

Sep 14, 2014

S. Carolina upsets No. 6 Georgia

Todd Gurley is done looking ahead after all that cost No. 6 Georgia this week. The star tailback had 131 yards and a touchdown, yet didn’t have the ball at the most crucial moments as the Bulldogs fell to No. 24 South Carolina 38-35 ...

Sep 14, 2014

McIlroy, Horschel tied for lead

Already established as the best player in golf, Rory McIlroy approached the FedEx Cup finale as though he had nothing to lose. Except now he has so much to gain. McIlroy was plodding along Saturday in the Tour Championship, frustrated by a pair of ...

Sep 14, 2014

Norman survives chainsaw accident

Golf great Greg Norman said he was recovering in a U.S. hospital Sunday after almost cutting off his hand with a chainsaw. Australia’s former world No. 1 posted a photo to Instagram of himself lying in a hospital bed with his left arm heavily ...

Sep 14, 2014

Merritt shines at Continental Cup

LaShawn Merritt romped to victory in the 400 meters at the IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco, on Saturday as the Americans opened the defense of the title they won four years ago. The American clocked 44.60 seconds for victory while compatriot Francena McCorory ...