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Nishikori ready to compete for big titles

Jan 14, 2017

Nishikori ready to compete for big titles

Kei Nishikori said he’s become more mature and mentally stronger and is now ready to convert his immense promise into Grand Slam success. The fifth-ranked 27-year-old, the highest-ranked Asian men’s singles player ever, has won 11 career titles but never a major championship. He ...

Rams count on McVay's energy, passion for revival

Jan 14, 2017

Rams count on McVay's energy, passion for revival

Although Sean McVay is the youngest head coach in modern NFL history, he sees himself as the end product of many decades of football knowledge passed down by Jon Gruden, Mike Shanahan and his other veteran coaching mentors. The Los Angeles Rams are banking ...

Thomas takes 5-shot lead

Jan 14, 2017

Thomas takes 5-shot lead

Justin Thomas finished with another eagle and put himself in the PGA Tour record book again Friday in the Sony Open. One day after his 59 made him only the seventh player in PGA Tour history break 60, Thomas made an 8-foot eagle putt ...

Surging Capitals rout Blackhawks

Jan 14, 2017

Surging Capitals rout Blackhawks

Jay Beagle can’t explain his offensive success against the Chicago Blackhawks. It’s much easier to see why his Washington Capitals are rolling against everybody. Beagle scored twice to solidify his status as a Blackhawks killer and Washington routed Chicago 6-0 on Friday night to ...

Unknown Hintermann captures combined race

Jan 14, 2017

Unknown Hintermann captures combined race

Wearing the No. 51 bib of a total longshot, Swiss skier Niels Hintermann took advantage of the starting order to win a World Cup Alpine combined race on Friday. Hintermann was 23rd-fastest in the morning slalom, and that proved the key to victory. With ...

Murray looks to capture first Australian Open title

Jan 14, 2017

Murray looks to capture first Australian Open title

Having snatched Novak Djokovic’s world No. 1 ranking in a thrilling late-season raid, Andy Murray will bid to storm the Serb’s Melbourne Park fortress and capture an elusive Australian Open title after five agonizing near misses. Murray enters the year’s first Grand Slam in ...

Thomas shoots 11-under 59 in opening round at Sony Open

Jan 13, 2017

Thomas shoots 11-under 59 in opening round at Sony Open

Fresh of his victory on Maui, Justin Thomas became the seventh player to join the “59 Club” on the PGA Tour when he made a 15-foot eagle putt on his last hole Thursday at the Sony Open for an 11-under 59. Thomas thought his ...

Kings find rhythm early, steamroll Blues

Jan 13, 2017

Kings find rhythm early, steamroll Blues

The Los Angeles Kings are tired of scrapping and rallying every night, so they put together a rare blowout victory. The St. Louis Blues are getting far too familiar with being on the other side of these games, particularly with struggling Jake Allen in ...

Chargers moving to L.A. after 56 years in San Diego

Jan 13, 2017

Chargers moving to L.A. after 56 years in San Diego

Chargers fans knew for several years that this dreaded day could be coming, that their beloved NFL team might move up the freeway to tap the perceived riches of Los Angeles. That didn’t make it any easier Thursday, when the San Diego Chargers ceased ...

Rams make McVay youngest head coach in NFL history

Jan 13, 2017

Rams make McVay youngest head coach in NFL history

The Los Angeles Rams have made Sean McVay the youngest head coach in NFL history. The Rams on Thursday hired McVay, who turns 31 years old on Jan. 24. The Washington Redskins’ offensive coordinator replaces Jeff Fisher, who was fired 13 games into the ...