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Feb 26, 2015

Don't boot Russia from athletics: Coe

Track legend Sebastian Coe, campaigning for the presidency of world athletics, said Wednesday that Russia should not be kicked out of the sport because of its doping scandal. Coe told AFP in an interview that Russia has been through “a difficult time” but it ...

Feb 25, 2015

Nishikori into second round at Mexico Open

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori of Japan defeated Alejandro Gonzalez of Colombia in straight sets in the first round of the Mexico Open on Tuesday. Nishikori, who is the top seed and seeking his second straight title on the ATP World Tour, triumphed 6-3, ...

Lack stops 40 for Canucks

Feb 25, 2015

Lack stops 40 for Canucks

Eddie Lack has hardly looked like a backup goalie since Vancouver starter Ryan Miller was injured in a collision with a teammate. On Tuesday, Lack had 40 saves as the Canucks beat the struggling Boston Bruins 2-1 on Tuesday night. “It was a busy ...

Love returns as Ryder Cup captain

Feb 25, 2015

Love returns as Ryder Cup captain

Davis Love III was on his porch in Sea Island taking part in a conference call for the first Ryder Cup Task Force meeting, and he was shocked by what he heard. First, the PGA of America really was going to let the players ...

Feb 25, 2015

Australia welcomes hostile crowd

A hostile crowd buoyed by New Zealand’s perfect start to the World Cup is set to turn Eden Park into a bear pit for visiting Australia on Saturday, but all-rounder Shane Watson is “excited” by the prospect of a rancourous reception. Both countries’ fans ...

Feb 25, 2015

Nishikori, Raonic to headline clash

Kei Nishikori, last year’s U.S. Open runnerup, and Milos Raonic, a semifinalist last year at Wimbledon, will provide the star power for next week’s Japan-Canada first-round Davis Cup tie in Vancouver. The team line-ups announced Tuesday for the March 6-8 matchup on an indoor ...

Feb 25, 2015

U.A.E.'s Anwar turns tables on Irish

Shaiman Anwar made the first hundred in the World Cup by a United Arab Emirates batsman as the amateurs from the Mideast recovered to 278 for nine against Ireland in their Pool B match at Brisbane’s Gabba ground on Wednesday. The U.A.E. were in ...

Feb 25, 2015

Giants release veteran Kiwanuka

The New York Giants released veteran defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka on Tuesday in a move that clears about $4.8 million of space under the NFL salary cap. The NFL Players Association estimates the new salary cap will rise to $143 million. Cutting Kiwanuka’s contract, ...

Feb 24, 2015

Boxer Inoue's title defense postponed after hand injury

WBO super flyweight champion Naoya Inoue will have his scheduled first title defense in May postponed after injuring his right hand, his Ohashi Boxing Gym said Tuesday. According to the gym, Inoue, 21, injured his right fist in his match against Argentina’s Omar Narvaez, ...

Ducks battle past Wings

Feb 24, 2015

Ducks battle past Wings

Until a third-period scoring burst, the Anaheim Ducks had no answers for Pavel Datsyuk’s domination. Datsyuk controlled the stat sheet for the Detroit Red Wings until the Ducks’ line of Ryan Kesler, Jakob Silfverberg and Andrew Cogliano finally got Anaheim going Monday night. The ...

Feb 24, 2015

Nishikori slated to compete in Davis Cup tie against Canada

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori will feature among four Japanese players to face Canada in the Davis Cup’s World Group first round tie next month in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Japan Tennis Association said Tuesday. Go Soeda, Tatsuma Ito and Yasutaka Uchiyama will also ...