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Nishikori flies flag for Asia at Aussie Open

Kei Nishikori swept into the third round of “The Grand Slam of the Asia-Pacific,” then lamented the fact that the world’s most populous continent was still struggling to produce more players capable of ending its Grand Slam men’s singles drought. The fifth-seeded Japanese took just over two hours to beat ...

Cowboys mum over Romo's future

Jan 18, 2017

Cowboys mum over Romo's future

Those closest to Tony Romo on the Cowboys aren’t ready to discuss the future of the Dallas quarterback, probably because they know the likely final answer. After 156 games and franchise bests of 34,183 yards passing and 248 touchdowns, Romo’s career in Dallas appears ...

Dubinsky ends drought in victory

Jan 18, 2017

Dubinsky ends drought in victory

Brandon Dubinsky hadn’t scored a goal since Dec. 9 at Detroit, a 17-game stretch during which he had chances but couldn’t find the back of the net. The drought ended Tuesday night, maybe helping Columbus end a team-wide lull in the process. Dubinsky scored ...

Jan 18, 2017

All Blacks lose Cruden to French club

All Blacks flyhalf Aaron Cruden will leave New Zealand at the end of this year’s Super Rugby season after signing a three-year contract with French side Montpellier. The 28-year-old, who made the announcement on the Waikato Chiefs’ Facebook page on Wednesday, will still be ...

Muhammad Ali Center to sport champ's artistic touch

Jan 18, 2017

Muhammad Ali Center to sport champ's artistic touch

When Muhammad Ali wasn’t jabbing or dancing in the ring, he sometimes dabbled as an artist. Now, 15 drawings created by the boxing great are heading to the Muhammad Ali Center in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. The Ali originals are being donated by ...

Nadal prevails over Mayer in straight sets

Jan 17, 2017

Nadal prevails over Mayer in straight sets

Rafael Nadal powered into the second round of the Australian Open with a commanding straight-sets win over Germany’s Florian Mayer on Tuesday. The 14-time Grand Slam champion looked back to his healthy best after an injury-riddled 2016 as he beat the 49th-ranked Mayer 6-3, ...

Jan 17, 2017

Lifeguard tells 1976 Olympic champion Wilkie to slow down

Britain’s 1976 Olympic swimming champion David Wilkie revealed he tore up his health club member’s card after being accused of . . . swimming too fast. The 62-year-old, who won Olympic gold in the 200-meter breaststroke, told The Daily Mail he had been astonished ...

Jan 17, 2017

Green Bay vs. Dallas a huge TV draw

Green Bay’s 34-31 win over Dallas was seen by an average of 48.5 million on Fox, the most-viewed NFL divisional playoff game ever. The game Sunday had a 26.1 rating and 46 share, the network said Monday, the highest-rated NFC divisional game since 1997. ...

Penguins outlast Caps in high-scoring duel

Jan 17, 2017

Penguins outlast Caps in high-scoring duel

The goals kept coming. One after another. A dizzying three periods of shots followed by baffled goaltenders fishing pucks out of the net wondering how things got out of hand so quickly. When Pittsburgh’s Conor Sheary ended it 34 seconds into overtime to give ...

McDaniels gives up on chance to coach 49ers

Jan 17, 2017

McDaniels gives up on chance to coach 49ers

The search for San Francisco’s new coach narrowed on Monday with New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels pulling out of the running for the job, while the 49ers added more candidates for their general manager vacancy. Shortly after McDaniels said he was no longer ...