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Gordon stars on big stage

by Kaz Nagatsuka

In a marquee matchup of American quarterbacks, which likely led fans to expect an aerial game, running back Gino Gordon stole the show with his stellar performance on the ground. Gordon rushed for 112 yards and scored four touchdowns to guide the Fujitsu Frontiers to their first-ever X League championship ...

Dec 17, 2014

IAAF notifies Kipsang of missed test

Kenya’s former world marathon record-holder Wilson Kipsang has been notified of a missed doping test by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), Athletics Kenya (AK) said on Tuesday. The notification followed the failure by Kipsang, the 2012 Olympic medalist and New York marathon ...

Dec 16, 2014

Houston close to hiring Herman

A person familiar with the situation said that the University of Houston is negotiating with Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman to be its new head coach. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because a deal hadn’t been completed. Houston fired coach Tony ...

Saints run over lowly Bears

Dec 16, 2014

Saints run over lowly Bears

Turns out all Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints needed to solve their problems was to show up in Chicago. Nothing like playing the Bears to break a slump. Even better, the Saints jumped into first place. Brees threw for 375 yards and ...

Eakins done with Oilers

Dec 16, 2014

Eakins done with Oilers

Dallas Eakins was fired Monday as coach of the Edmonton Oilers, who have lost 15 of 16 games and are well on the way to missing the playoffs for the ninth consecutive season. General manager Craig MacTavish will coach the team until the job ...

Dec 15, 2014

Yokohama puts hand up for Rugby World Cup matches

The Yokohama stadium that staged the 2002 soccer World Cup final between Brazil and Germany has been added to the list of potential venues for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The 72,000-seat stadium was not on the original shortlist of venues bidding to host ...

Streaking Maple Leafs edge Kings

Dec 15, 2014

Streaking Maple Leafs edge Kings

The Toronto Maple Leafs are rolling, and coach Randy Carlyle thinks they can play even better. James Reimer helped the Maple Leafs to a 4-3 shootout win over Los Angeles on Sunday, shutting out the Kings in the tiebreaker. “We think this group’s got ...

Bengals rout Browns to spoil Manziel's first NFL start

Dec 15, 2014

Bengals rout Browns to spoil Manziel's first NFL start

Wearing large headphones to block out the world, Johnny Manziel walked slowly from the Browns’ locker room, pausing to sign an autograph for a young fan who painted his face for the occassion. Manziel then stopped briefly to talk with friends waiting for him, ...

Coe alarmed by doping scandal

Dec 15, 2014

Coe alarmed by doping scandal

The current doping crisis engulfing track and field is as damaging to the sport as the scandals involving Ben Johnson and Marion Jones, IAAF vice president Sebastian Coe said Sunday. “In the 40 or so years in athletics, there have been big moments. Ben ...

Dec 15, 2014

Hirscher wins again to assume lead

Marcel Hirscher was bitterly disappointed to discover he would not be skiing on his favorite French slope but going to the icy-cold Sweden mountains instead. The switch worked out perfectly. The Austrian won Sunday’s World Cup slalom to add to his crushing victory in ...

Dec 15, 2014

Crosby diagnosed with mumps

Add Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby to the growing list of NHL players dealing with the mumps. The Penguins announced the diagnosis Sunday after holding the two-time MVP out of games over the weekend as a precaution when swelling developed on the right side ...