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Federer ousts Nishikori at Australian Open

Resilient Roger Federer showed there was still life in the 35-year-old’s legs as he overhauled fifth seed Kei Nishikori 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 on Sunday to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals. After six months out of the game, Federer’s fairy-tale return continued under the lights of Rod Laver ...

Wild rally from two goals down to beat Ducks

Jan 22, 2017

Wild rally from two goals down to beat Ducks

Known as a steady, minute-munching defenseman, Ryan Suter also had a big game at the other end of the rink Saturday night. Suter, Erik Haula and Jason Zucker scored in a two-minute span late in the third period, and the Minnesota Wild rallied for ...

Vonn claims first win since making return

Jan 22, 2017

Vonn claims first win since making return

Lindsey Vonn is back on top in just the second race of her comeback from a knee injury and a broken arm. The American edged defending overall World Cup champion Lara Gut to win a downhill event in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Saturday and claim ...

Sungoliath, Wild Knights reach All-Japan Championship final

Jan 21, 2017

Sungoliath, Wild Knights reach All-Japan Championship final

The 54th All-Japan Championship final will feature a matchup between two of rugby’s greatest-ever back-row forwards following Saturday’s semifinals at Hanazono Rugby Ground. George Smith’s Suntory Sungoliath remained on track for the league and cup double as they beat Teikyo University 54-29, while David ...

Nadal rallies past Zverev to reach fourth round

Jan 21, 2017

Nadal rallies past Zverev to reach fourth round

Rafael Nadal held back time, for one tournament at least, when he rallied for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (7-5), 6-3, 6-2 win over German teenager Alexander Zverev to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open. The 14-time major winner is on a comeback ...

Nelson, Adams likely to be game-time call for Packers

Jan 21, 2017

Nelson, Adams likely to be game-time call for Packers

The Green Bay Packers may not know the status of injured receivers Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison until just before the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. Coach Mike McCarthy said on Friday that all three receivers would be “given every chance to ...

Jan 21, 2017

Bills' Watkins has foot surgery again

Buffalo Bills star receiver Sammy Watkins has had a second operation in less than a year for a broken left foot and is expected to be sidelined until the start of training camp. The Bills also announced on Friday that Shaq Lawson had surgery ...

Penguins blast Hurricanes

Jan 21, 2017

Penguins blast Hurricanes

The Pittsburgh Penguins have been beatable away from home this season. Good thing for them this felt nothing like a road game. Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist during Pittsburgh’s four-goal second period, and the Penguins routed the Carolina Hurricanes 7-1 on ...

Mayer victorious in super-G

Jan 21, 2017

Mayer victorious in super-G

Matthias Mayer finally managed to get over last season’s horrifying downhill crash, giving the host country a winning start to the traditional Hahnenkamm races on Friday. The Olympic downhill champion wore a protective air bag system but still broke two vertebrae as his body ...

Ito triumphs in ski jump event

Jan 20, 2017

Ito triumphs in ski jump event

Yuki Ito came from behind to capture her second title of the season on home soil on the first day of a women’s World Cup meet on Friday, while Sara Takanashi finished in fifth place. Ito, the winner in Sapporo last Saturday, managed 89.5 ...

Tomoki Kameda lines up March bout with Thailand's Tawatchai

Jan 20, 2017

Tomoki Kameda lines up March bout with Thailand's Tawatchai

Former WBO bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda will return to the Japanese ring on March 10 in an IBF super bantamweight non-title bout against Mike Tawatchai of Thailand, Kyoei Gym announced Friday. “I’m glad I can fight in Japan. I’d like to put in a ...

Sprinter Fukushima decides to turn pro

Jan 20, 2017

Sprinter Fukushima decides to turn pro

Sprinter Chisato Fukushima, the women’s 100- and 200-meter national record holder, is to turn professional, her Hokkaido Hi-Tech AC club said Friday. Fukushima left Hokkaido College of High Technology, which runs the athletics club, the same day. Sources close to the matter said the ...