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Newton falls short on biggest stage

Feb 8, 2016

Newton falls short on biggest stage

A dejected Cam Newton sat slouching behind the podium on Sunday night, wearing a black Panthers hoodie and a frown. The league’s top player this season didn’t feel much like answering questions, doing so mostly in delayed, two-word answers. Some questions he just let ...

Broncos defense smothers Panthers in Super Bowl 50

Feb 8, 2016

Broncos defense smothers Panthers in Super Bowl 50

A reborn Orange Crush might have sent Peyton Manning into retirement with a Super ending to his career. Von Miller and the impenetrable Denver defense harassed Panthers quarterback Cam Newton all game Sunday, and the Broncos made enough big plays for a 24-10 victory, ...

Trio win judo gold at Grand Slam

Feb 8, 2016

Trio win judo gold at Grand Slam

Hisayoshi Harasawa, Daiki Nishiyama and Megumi Tachimoto won their respective weight categories at the Judo Grand Slam on Sunday. In the men’s division on the final day of the meet, Harasawa won the over-100 kg title and Nishiyama the 90 kg, while Tachimoto was ...

Matsuyama wins Phoenix Open

Feb 8, 2016

Matsuyama wins Phoenix Open

Hideki Matsuyama defeated American Rickie Fowler in a four-hole playoff to claim victory at the Phoenix Open on Sunday. After finishing off the final round with a bogey-free 67 for a 14-under 270 total and a share of the lead in regulation, Matsuyama two-putted ...

Feb 7, 2016

Japan men's foil team misses Rio Games fencing berth

Japan’s men’s foil team missed out on a place in this summer’s Olympics fencing tournament after China took the berth as the top-ranked team from Asia-Oceania after the World Cup on Sunday. World No. 6 Japan, which won the silver medal in the 2012 ...

Matsuyama in hunt for Phoenix Open title

Feb 7, 2016

Matsuyama in hunt for Phoenix Open title

Hideki Matsuyama’s 3-under-par third round on Saturday left him three strokes off the lead at the Phoenix Open tied for second. Starting the day in fourth in front of a TPC Scottsdale record crowd estimated at 201,003, Matsuyama carded five birdies and two bogeys, ...

Feb 7, 2016

Unlikely hero Carey helps Capitals beat Devils

A day after being called up from the minor leagues, Paul Carey got the Washington Capitals to overtime with his first NHL goal. T.J. Oshie and Alex Ovechkin took over from there. Oshie and Ovechkin scored in the shootout, and the NHL-leading Capitals continued ...

Takanashi wins again

Feb 7, 2016

Takanashi wins again

izenbach Austria Sara Takanashi won her ninth straight World Cup competition and the 40th of her career on Saturday. The 19-year-old posted the day’s two longest jumps, 93.5 and 93 meters, to rack up 257.2 points in an overwhelming victory over runnerup and local ...

Feb 7, 2016

Ebinuma, Shishime capture Grand Slam Paris judo titles

Masashi Ebinuma won the men’s 66-kg division in the Grand Slam Paris on Saturday, along with Toru Shishime who triumphed in the 60-kg category. Ebinuma overcame reigning world champion An Ba-ul of South Korea by ippon in the quarterfinals, bettered Frenchman Kilian Le Blouch ...

Quarterbacks Favre, Stabler highlight 2016 HOF class

Feb 7, 2016

Quarterbacks Favre, Stabler highlight 2016 HOF class

Brett Favre and the late Ken Stabler, a pair of kindred-spirit quarterbacks who each won a Super Bowl, were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Also voted in for the class of 2016, a day before the Super Bowl, were ...

Newton named NFL MVP

Feb 7, 2016

Newton named NFL MVP

Cam Newton is now a Super Bowl quarterback with an MVP award. Offensive Player of the Year, too. And his coach, Ron Rivera, owns a second NFL honor as well. Newton, the Carolina Panthers star, won The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player and ...

Jones victorious in first Six Nations match as England coach

Feb 7, 2016

Jones victorious in first Six Nations match as England coach

“Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” was resounding around an otherwise muted Murrayfield when England drove Scotland back in the scrum for a penalty, one final indignity for the beaten boys in blue. There was still time for England No. 8 Billy Vunipola to make another ...