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Nov 23, 2014

Tiger hires Como as swing coach

Tiger Woods, the former world No. 1 set to return to golf in less than two weeks, said Saturday that Chris Como is his new swing coach. Como, based in Texas, began working with Woods earlier this month and became the fourth swing coach ...

Nov 23, 2014

Retallick named rugby player of year

New Zealand lock Brodie Retallick was named world rugby player of the year on Saturday after helping the All Blacks beat Wales 34-16. Retallick, who made his debut in 2012, played in his 36th test for his 33rd win. His workrate and powerful runs ...

Nov 23, 2014

Pacquiao decks Algieri six times

Manny Pacquiao couldn’t resist having a little fun after getting the signature win he desperately needed for the fight boxing fans desperately want to see. No reason not to enjoy himself after sending Chris Algieri to the canvas six times Sunday night in a ...

Nov 23, 2014

UCLA honors Robinson, retires 42

UCLA is honoring Jackie Robinson by retiring the former four-sport athlete’s iconic No. 42 for all of its athletic teams. The school announced the honor Saturday night during the Bruins’ football game against Southern California. Robinson played baseball, basketball and football and ran track ...

Nov 23, 2014

Japan places second at team ski jump

Sochi Olympic bronze ski jump medalist Japan managed a runnerup finish against Olympic champion Germany in the men’s team event at a World Cup meet on Saturday. The team from Sochi, comprising Reruhi Shimizu, Daiki Ito, Noriaki Kasai and Taku Takeuchi, took second ahead ...

Miura retains WBC super featherweight title with sixth-round TKO

Nov 22, 2014

Miura retains WBC super featherweight title with sixth-round TKO

Takashi Miura beat top-ranked Mexican challenger Edgar Puerta to successfully defend his super featherweight crown for a third time in a WBC world title doubleheader on Saturday. Miura scored a technical knockout victory in the sixth round at Yokohama International Swimming Pool, as did ...

Bruins top Blue Jackets in shootout

Nov 22, 2014

Bruins top Blue Jackets in shootout

Boston Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg figured it had to be great television after Alex Khokhlachev ended the cliffhanger with a dramatic flourish. Khokhlachev scored the winner in the seventh round of a shootout in his second NHL game, leading the Bruins over the Columbus ...

Wie makes move for big payday

Nov 22, 2014

Wie makes move for big payday

Michelle Wie suddenly is in a position to consider a million ways how a great year can get even better. On a tough day that only rewarded the best shots, Wie holed out for eagle with a pitching wedge on her way to a ...

Nov 22, 2014

Spargo in front at Australian Masters

South Australian journeyman Paul Spargo will take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Australian Masters after shooting a one-under 71 on Saturday, with double defending champion Adam Scott lurking four strokes behind. World No. 2 Scott rued a bogey-strewn front nine ...

Nov 22, 2014

Peterson appeal date set for Dec. 2

Adrian Peterson’s hearing for the appeal of his suspension will be held on Dec. 2. And it will not be in front of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL announced that hearing officer Harold Henderson will preside over the proceedings. Peterson has not played ...

Bills escape snowbound Buffalo

Nov 22, 2014

Bills escape snowbound Buffalo

Bills receiver Chris Hogan trudged through hip-high drifts of snow to get to Ralph Wilson Stadium. Tight ends Scott Chandler and Lee Smith shared a ride on a snowmobile. Mush. All that was missing were Sherpas and sled dogs for the Bills to escape ...