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Sep 9, 2014

Takahashi drops third-place match at wrestling worlds

Yuki Takahashi missed out on Japan’s first medal at the World Wrestling Championships, losing to Iran’s Hassan Rahimi in the men’s 57 kg third-place match on Monday. The 20-year-old Takahashi lost to North Korea’s Yang Kyong Il in the quarterfinals and moved to the ...

Stafford, Johnson leads Lions in rout of Giants

Sep 9, 2014

Stafford, Johnson leads Lions in rout of Giants

Matthew Stafford was at his best when improvising — and that alone may be a sign of improvement. Stafford threw two early touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson, and Detroit beat the New York Giants 35-14 on Monday night in Jim Caldwell’s first game as ...

Nishikori's stock rises despite defeat by Cilic

Sep 9, 2014

Nishikori's stock rises despite defeat by Cilic

Kei Nishikori won’t leave New York as the first Asian man with a Grand Slam title, but his U.S. Open near-miss has shown him what he’s capable of. Nishikori fell 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to Marin Cilic in Monday’s title match, a battle of first-time ...

Ravens cut Rice after latest video emerges

Sep 9, 2014

Ravens cut Rice after latest video emerges

Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February. The grainy video, released by TMZ Sports, shows Rice and Janay Palmer in ...

Sep 9, 2014

Colts' Mathis likely done for season

Defending NFL sacks champion Robert Mathis is expected to miss the Colts’ entire season after tearing an Achilles tendon during a private workout last week in Atlanta, a person with knowledge of the injury said on Monday. Indianapolis coach Chuck Pagano was expected to ...

Sep 9, 2014

SMU football coach Jones resigns

SMU coach June Jones resigned Monday only two games into his seventh season at the school, citing “some personal reasons” for his sudden decision. The resignation, effective immediately, came after the Mustangs scored only one touchdown while losing their first two games this year. ...

Sep 9, 2014

Clowney undergoes knee surgery

Jadeveon Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Monday and will be out 4-6 weeks. Coach Bill O’Brien said he didn’t know exactly what was repaired in Clowney’s knee. Clowney was injured late ...

Star sprinter Kiryu doubtful for Asian Games

Sep 8, 2014

Star sprinter Kiryu doubtful for Asian Games

Teen sprinter Yoshihide Kiryu is doubtful for the Asian Games after suffering a torn left hamstring, the Japan Association of Athletics Federations said Monday. The 18-year-old Kiryu, carrying the hopes of becoming the first Japanese to run the 100 meters in under 10 seconds, ...

Matsuyama qualifies for season-ending Tour Championship

Sep 8, 2014

Matsuyama qualifies for season-ending Tour Championship

Hideki Matsuyama qualified for next week’s Tour Championship after finishing 20th with a 4-under 276 at the BMW Championship on Sunday. The result left Matsuyama 28th in the FedEx Cup standings. The top 30 appear in the Tour Championship starting Thursday, which allowed Matsuyama ...

Broncos beat Colts to give Manning NFL-wide dominance

Sep 8, 2014

Broncos beat Colts to give Manning NFL-wide dominance

Peyton Manning sure didn’t need Wes Welker in this heart-pounding opener. He threw three touchdown passes to tight end Julius Thomas in the first half and the Denver Broncos held on to beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-24 on Sunday night. In his second try, ...

Williams earns three-peat

Sep 8, 2014

Williams earns three-peat

A couple of months before Serena Williams capped her dominant run to a third consecutive U.S. Open championship and 18th major singles title Sunday night, she sat down with coach Patrick Mouratoglou to decipher why the season had been such a struggle by her ...

Nishikori's run to final inspires Samurai Blue

Sep 8, 2014

Nishikori's run to final inspires Samurai Blue

Gaku Shibasaki hopes he can take his first step onto the international stage Tuesday, hours after a fellow Aomori Yamada High School alumni tries to make sporting history with the world watching him — that being Kei Nishikori. In New York on Monday, Nishikori ...