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Aug 14, 2016

Rams triumph over Cowboys in L.A. homecoming

Dallas’ Dez Bryant caught a 10-yard touchdown pass, but the Los Angeles Rams earned a win in their homecoming when Sean Mannion threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Green with 1:54 remaining for a 28-24 comeback over the Cowboys at the Los Angeles ...

Aug 13, 2016

Shibata retains IBF light flyweight title

Naoko Shibata defended her IBF light flyweight title on Saturday for the fifth time, defeating second-ranked Maria Salinas by a 2-0 decision. The fight was a rematch with the Mexican, whom Shibata drew with last November. The victory sees Shibata’s record improve to 16-3 ...

Aug 12, 2016

Jockey Take's father dies

Former thoroughbred trainer Kunihiko Take, the father of Japan’s most successful jockey, Yutaka Take, and a successful jockey in his own right, died Friday morning at the age of 77. “As a horseman, as a father, he was an extremely well respected and a ...

Aug 10, 2016

Pacquiao to make comeback against Vargas on Nov. 5

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao confirmed Wednesday that he will come out of retirement to fight WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas on Nov. 5 in Las Vegas. The boxer and Philippines senator issued a statement confirming the bout, saying he would conduct his entire ...

Aug 9, 2016

Berdych announces hiring of Ivanisevic as new coach

World No. 8 Tomas Berdych said Monday he had hired former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic as his coach. “In order to further improve I have decided to add Goran Ivanisevic to the team,” said the 30-year-old Berdych, who is skipping the Rio Olympics over ...

Aug 9, 2016

Surfing pioneer Farrelly dies at 71

Bernard “Midget” Farrelly, who won surfing’s first world championship and was a pioneering surfboard designer, has died at age 71, Surfing Australia confirmed Monday. Farrelly became the first Australian to win a major surfing title when he won the Makaha Invitational in Hawaii in ...

Aug 8, 2016

Top dirt-track racer Clauson dies after crash

Bryan Clauson, considered the top dirt-track racer in the U.S., has died from injuries suffered in an accident at the Belleville (Kansas) Midget Nationals USAC midget race. He was 27. His death was announced Monday morning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A statement from his ...

Aug 7, 2016

Kyrgios outplays Nishioka to reach Atlanta Open final

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios punched his ticket to the BB&T Atlanta Open final Saturday by ending the remarkable run of young upstart Yoshihito Nishioka 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Playing in humid conditions, second seeded Kyrgios blasted 16 aces to win the semi-final match over the 20-year-old ...

Legend Favre 'blessed' by Hall of Fame induction

Aug 7, 2016

Legend Favre 'blessed' by Hall of Fame induction

They came in No. 4 jerseys and wearing cheeseheads. They chanted “Go Pack Go.” It was Lambeau Field transported to Ohio, and only one man could have caused it. Brett Favre, welcome to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. “Believe me, I am an ...

Teenage jockey Fujita to make overseas debut on Aug. 19

Aug 6, 2016

Teenage jockey Fujita to make overseas debut on Aug. 19

Nanako Fujita is set to make her overseas debut at a Ladies World Championship race on Aug. 19 at Sandown Park Racecourse in England, the Japan Racing Association announced Saturday. The 18-year-old Fujita became the first female jockey from the JRA in 16 years ...

Cards extend stars Palmer, Fitzgerald

Aug 6, 2016

Cards extend stars Palmer, Fitzgerald

Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and quarterback Carson Palmer have signed one-year contract extensions with the Arizona Cardinals. The deals put Fitzgerald under contract through the 2017 season and Palmer through 2018. Fitzgerald, holder of virtually all the franchise receiving records with statistics among the ...