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Oilers snap 11-game losing streak

Dec 8, 2014

Oilers snap 11-game losing streak

The Edmonton Oilers were able to avoid two dubious streaks on Sunday by beating the San Jose Sharks 2-1. David Perron scored the game winner midway through the third period and the Oilers snapped an 11-game losing streak and avoided a ninth straight home ...

Seahawks top Eagles

Dec 8, 2014

Seahawks top Eagles

A dominant defensive performance against Chip Kelly’s high-powered offense even had Earl Thomas showing off his dance moves. Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes, ran for another score and the Seattle Seahawks stifled Philadelphia in a 24-14 victory over the Eagles on Sunday. Thomas, ...

Spieth wins by record margin

Dec 8, 2014

Spieth wins by record margin

Jordan Spieth had been down this road before. Three years ago at Isleworth, he was making the turn in the final round when he looked over at the scoreboard on the 18th fairway that showed he had a big lead. So it was eerie ...

Inamori prevails against Asahina for 78-kg title at Grand Slam Tokyo

Dec 7, 2014

Inamori prevails against Asahina for 78-kg title at Grand Slam Tokyo

Nami Inamori scored an ippon against countrywoman Sara Asahina to capture the women’s over 78-kilogram category at the Grand Slam Tokyo judo tournament on Sunday. The 21-year-old Inamori executed an ouchigari inner leg sweep against the 18-year-old Asahina for her first career Grand Slam ...

Kenya's Makau wins Fukuoka International Marathon

Dec 7, 2014

Kenya's Makau wins Fukuoka International Marathon

Former world record holder Patrick Makau of Kenya won the Fukuoka International Marathon on Sunday. Makau, who set a world record of 2 hours, 3 minutes, 38 seconds at the 2011 Berlin Marathon, crossed the tape at Heiwadai Stadium in 2:08:22, 26 seconds ahead ...

Vonn leads U.S. sweep

Dec 7, 2014

Vonn leads U.S. sweep

Lindsey Vonn punctuated her piercing scream after crossing the finish line by yelling “Yes!!!” as she fell to the snow. Finally, her surgically repaired right knee was OK. Finally, she could attack a course again. And finally, she was back. Vonn was vintage Vonn ...

Alabama hammers Missouri to claim SEC title

Dec 7, 2014

Alabama hammers Missouri to claim SEC title

Alabama locked up another title, with plenty of style points for the playoff committee. Now, the Crimson Tide can go after the crown they really want. Blake Sims threw a pair of touchdown passes, T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry each had a couple of ...

Warriors stretch victory streak to 12

Dec 7, 2014

Warriors stretch victory streak to 12

Steve Kerr called himself the luckiest coach in the NBA. In his first coaching job, his Golden State Warriors have set a franchise record with their 12th straight victory and improved to a league-best 10-1 on the road. “They’re easy to coach. They’re really ...

Babcock gets 500th victory

Dec 7, 2014

Babcock gets 500th victory

The Detroit Red Wings’ come-from-behind effort lifted coach Mike Babcock to a new career milestone. Darren Helm and the Red Wings rallied Saturday night to top the New York Rangers 3-2 and secure Babcock’s 500th victory. Helm’s wrist shot past Cam Talbot broke a ...

Tiger fights through illness to shoot third-round 69

Dec 7, 2014

Tiger fights through illness to shoot third-round 69

Tiger Woods had his best score of the week and never felt worse on Saturday in the Hero World Challenge. Woods lost his voice overnight. He was nauseous on the practice range and when he took a swig of water on the first hole, ...