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Ferrer pulls off upset of Nadal

Rafael Nadal’s mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over. The top-ranked Spaniard hopes his confidence isn’t gone, too. Nadal lost to fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday, his earliest exit since 2003 at a tournament ...

Datsyuk goal seals Game 1

Apr 19, 2014

Datsyuk goal seals Game 1

The Boston Bruins worked all season to get home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs. It vanished with a flick of Pavel Datsyuk’s wrist. Just like that, on Datsyuk’s goal with 3:01 left, the Detroit Red Wings got the upper hand with a 1-0 win in ...

Apr 18, 2014

Robson to skip Grand Slam events

Britain will be without its top female player at Wimbledon after Laura Robson announced she is having surgery on her injured left wrist. The 64th-ranked Robson said in a short announcement on her Facebook page on Thursday that she will miss the French Open ...

Apr 18, 2014

Stanford cards 64 in first round

Angela Stanford adeptly handled the windy conditions to shoot an 8-under 64 on Thursday and take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the LPGA Lotte Championship. Stanford took the lead early with five birdies in a row on the front nine and ...

Apr 18, 2014

Receiver Johnson to play in CFL

Former NFL star Chad Johnson will make his return to the gridiron in the Canadian Football League. The veteran receiver, 36, signed a two-year deal with the Montreal Alouettes on Thursday after impressing team officials at a minicamp in Vero Beach, Florida. He last ...

Nole, Nadal, Federer rumble into Monte Carlo quarters

Apr 18, 2014

Nole, Nadal, Federer rumble into Monte Carlo quarters

Defending champion Novak Djokovic raced into the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals in dispatching Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 6-0, 6-1 in 47 minutes on Thursday. Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal also had little trouble, beating Italian Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-3, while fourth-seeded Roger Federer shook ...

Steen's goal gives Blues 3OT victory over Blackhawks

Apr 18, 2014

Steen's goal gives Blues 3OT victory over Blackhawks

The St. Louis Blues went the distance, and then some, to get the jump on the defending Stanley Cup champions. Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to cap the longest playoff game in franchise history and give the Blues a ...

Nadal, Federer roll in Monte Carlo

Apr 17, 2014

Nadal, Federer roll in Monte Carlo

Roger Federer was happier than eight-time champion Rafael Nadal after their straight-sets wins to reach the Monte Carlo Masters third round on Wednesday. Federer took just 52 minutes to beat veteran Radek Stepanek 6-1, 6-2, while Nadal overcame a rusty start to put away ...

Jets bid to bolster backfield with ex-Titan Johnson

Apr 17, 2014

Jets bid to bolster backfield with ex-Titan Johnson

Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson is looking to quickly prove his critics wrong. The New York Jets signed the former Titans running back Wednesday, a little over a week after he was officially released by Tennessee. Johnson met with the Jets all ...

Penguins come back to beat Blue Jackets in playoff opener

Apr 17, 2014

Penguins come back to beat Blue Jackets in playoff opener

Columbus coach Todd Richards insists his upstart team isn’t in the playoffs “just to go to school.” Maybe, but the Pittsburgh Penguins provided a pretty valuable lesson in perseverance during a 4-3 victory in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday night. ...

Apr 17, 2014

Doping tests had flaws, says JADCO

Jamaica’s anti-doping agency on Wednesday acknowledged that sample collection procedures in sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown’s positive test last year were “inconsistent” with international standards. In a statement, the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission said “some procedures” were faulty, only specifying that “no partial sample kits were used” ...

Apr 17, 2014

USA Track, Nike tie up through 2040

USA Track and Field has extended its partnership with Nike through 2040 to outfit teams and sponsor national championships. The new deal was announced Wednesday by USATF. Max Siegel, the CEO for track’s national governing body, said this is a “game-changer for the sport ...

Apr 17, 2014

Jets extend Maurice's contract

Coach Paul Maurice has been given a four-year extension by the Winnipeg Jets. Maurice came in as Claude Noel’s replacement in January and impressed Jets management as well as the players with his skills. “He’s an impressive hockey coach but he’s an impressive person ...