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Broncos fired up in loss to Texans

Aug 24, 2014

Broncos fired up in loss to Texans

Stronger, healthier, feistier than ever. Peyton Manning capped a spunky week by getting the first disciplinary penalty of his storied career Saturday night when he was whistled for taunting in the Denver Broncos’ 18-17 preseason loss to the Houston Texans. Manning was mad after ...

Aug 24, 2014

Springboks turn back Argentina

South Africa survived a huge scare from Argentina to sneak a 33-31 win in the Rugby Championship on Saturday with a penalty by replacement flyhalf Morne Steyn three minutes from the end. Smashed in the scrums and often outplayed out wide, a shaky South ...

Aug 24, 2014

Graham fined for celebratory dunk

Saints tight end Jimmy Graham got the message from the NFL. He’s not dunking footballs over goal posts any more. On Saturday night, the Pro Bowl tight end finally responded to a $30,000 fine imposed by league officials. He called it “steep” and said ...

Hagino claims 400 freestyle silver

Aug 24, 2014

Hagino claims 400 freestyle silver

Kosuke Hagino claimed his fourth medal at the Pan Pacific Championships on Saturday with a silver-winning effort in the men’s 400-meter freestyle. A day after winning the men’s 400 individual medley gold, Hagino clocked 3 minutes, 44.56 seconds at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, ...

Aug 23, 2014

Nishikori expresses concern about fitness level

Kei Nishikori has spoken of his fitness concerns as he prepares to return to action for the first time in nearly a month at the U.S. Open, which begins on Monday. The 24-year-old needed three weeks of recovery after having a cyst removed from ...

Aug 23, 2014

Volleyball trophies stolen in Brazil

The trophies for the men’s and women’s volleyball world championships have been stolen in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian officials said Friday. The Brazilian volleyball confederation said the two trophies were stolen after being used in a promotional event on Copacabana Beach where they were ...

Teen Verstappen shrugs off pressure

Aug 23, 2014

Teen Verstappen shrugs off pressure

Max Verstappen will find himself in a unique position next year: fitting school exams around his debut as the youngest ever Formula One driver. When the 2015 F1 championship starts in Australia in March, Verstappen will be only 17. It will also be his ...

Smith named Jets' starting QB

Aug 23, 2014

Smith named Jets' starting QB

Rex Ryan saw enough to finally reveal the New York Jets’ worst-kept secret. Yes, Geno Smith — and not Michael Vick — will be the team’s starting quarterback this season. “He’s done everything that we’ve asked,” Ryan said after Smith threw a touchdown pass ...

Kvitova, Rybarikova win semis

Aug 23, 2014

Kvitova, Rybarikova win semis

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova reached the finals of the Connecticut Open for the third straight year, beating Samantha Stosur 6-3, 6-1 on Friday. She will face a close friend, Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia, for the title. The 68th-ranked Rybarikova beat Camila Giorgi of Italy ...

Scott, Tringale take charge

Aug 23, 2014

Scott, Tringale take charge

Now that the majors are over, Adam Scott is going after the only big prize left this year — a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup title. Scott ran off four straight birdies in the middle of his round Friday, and then closed ...

Koseki leads Japan to gold

Aug 23, 2014

Koseki leads Japan to gold

Pan Pacific Championships Yasuhiro Koseki added to Japan’s gold medal haul with victory in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke in his first major international competition Friday at the Pan Pacific Championships. A day after finishing second in the men’s 200 freestyle, Kosuke Hagino also emerged ...