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Terao invited to train with Islanders again

Jun 26, 2015

Terao invited to train with Islanders again

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Nikko Ice Bucks youngster Yuri Terao has been invited to the New York Islanders rookie minicamp next month, the club announced last week. It will be the second consecutive year Terao will join the rookie camp for the NHL’s Eastern Conference team, which formed ...

Nishikori confident of fitness for Wimbledon after calf injury

Jun 26, 2015

Nishikori confident of fitness for Wimbledon after calf injury

Kei Nishikori expects to be ready for Wimbledon next week, saying Friday that his condition is steadily improving after hurting his left calf last week. “My injury is getting better all the time and I think I’ll be fine,” Nishikori, the fifth seed at ...

Jun 25, 2015

NHL begins exploring expansion

The NHL is officially exploring expansion. The league is opening a formal expansion review process to consider adding new franchises to its 30-team league, Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday. Las Vegas, Seattle and Quebec City are the markets that have expressed the most serious ...

Jun 25, 2015

Cyclist Froome misses drug test

Former Tour de France champion Chris Froome revealed on Wednesday he missed a drug test this year while taking a couple of days off in Italy with his wife. Froome said he missed the test while staying at an exclusive hotel during a recovery ...

Jun 25, 2015

Ex-Saints coach Haslett named Penn State consultant

The coach who guided the New Orleans Saints through Hurricane Katrina has joined Penn State’s football team as a consultant. Penn State said Jim Haslett will work with its offensive, defensive and specials teams coaches and serve as a “sounding board” for the staff. ...

Jun 25, 2015

Leitch to stay Brave Blossoms captain

Japan coach Eddie Jones, who will also serve as director of rugby of the new Japanese Super Rugby side, said Thursday that Michael Leitch would remain captain of the Brave Blossoms even though he had re-signed to play for the Chiefs next year rather ...

USADA looking into allegations against Salazar

Jun 25, 2015

USADA looking into allegations against Salazar

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has launched an investigation into allegations that famed track coach Alberto Salazar encouraged Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp and others in his stable of elite runners to skirt anti-doping rules, AP has learned. A person with knowledge of the investigation ...

Canadiens goalie Price earns multiple NHL honors

Jun 25, 2015

Canadiens goalie Price earns multiple NHL honors

Carey Price came away from the NHL Awards show with a hat trick. The Montreal Canadiens’ record-setting goalie claimed the Hart Trophy, the Vezina Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award at the NHL’s annual postseason bash Wednesday night. Price also shared the already-announced Jennings ...

Nishikori sets new mark with No. 5 seed at Wimbledon

Jun 24, 2015

Nishikori sets new mark with No. 5 seed at Wimbledon

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori was handed the fifth seed for Wimbledon on Wednesday, making him the highest seeded Japanese player in the grass court major during the Open era. Nishikori, the 10th seed last year, surpassed the mark of Kimiko Date-Krumm, who was ...

Jun 24, 2015

NHL expected to switch to 3-on-3 overtime format next season

The NHL plans to play three-on-three in overtime next season. The league’s general managers and players agreed Tuesday to change the regular-season overtime period from five minutes of four-on-four hockey to three-on-three. The Board of Governors still must approve the change Wednesday when it ...