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Murray ousts Simon in Madrid

Andy Murray put on another impressive performance on clay Thursday, defeating Gilles Simon 6-4, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the Madid Masters. The second-seeded Murray broke Simon’s serve in the final game of the first set and twice in the second to stay on track to defend his title. ...

May 5, 2016

Sunwolves announce starting lineup for upcoming match

The Sunwolves go in search of their second straight Super Rugby win Saturday with a starting XV that shows four changes and one positional switch from the side that started their historic 36-28 win against the Jaguares two weeks ago. Having had a bye ...

May 5, 2016

After acting in 'Creed,' Bellew to fight for world title

The last time British boxer Tony Bellew fought for a world title, it was in a Hollywood movie. Bellew played the role of world champion “Pretty” Ricky Conlan in “Creed,” the seventh installment in the “Rocky” series. Bellow, a tough-talking fighter from northern England, ...

May 5, 2016

Japan sending nine badminton players to Rio Olympics

Women’s doubles pair Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo have been named among the nine members for this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Thursday by the Nippon Badminton Association. The pair, who won the All-England Championships in March, was ranked No. 1 in the ...

May 5, 2016

Pak granted special exemption for U.S. Women's Open

Retiring South Korean great Se Ri Pak has received a special exemption from the U.S. Golf Association to play in the U.S. Women’s Open. The USGA announced the exemption Wednesday for the July 7-10 event at CordeValle in San Martin, California. Pak won the ...

May 5, 2016

Seahawks cut five players

The Seattle Seahawks have released five players including former starting center Drew Nowak. Seattle made the roster moves Wednesday ahead of their rookie minicamp this weekend. Along with Nowak, the Seahawks released running back Cameron Marshall, tight end Ronnie Shields, defensive end Josh Shirley ...

May 5, 2016

Manziel booked in domestic violence case

Johnny Manziel has been booked and posted bond in a domestic violence case, one day before the former Cleveland Browns quarterback faces his first court hearing. Manziel attorney Robert Hinton said Wednesday that the 23-year-old quarterback presented himself for booking and a mugshot. Police ...

May 5, 2016

Reds drop Goromaru from squad for Friday match

Fullback Ayumu Goromaru on Thursday was left off the Queensland Reds’ squad for the first time ahead of Friday’s game against the Crusaders. Goromaru, one of Japan’s heroes at last year’s Rugby World Cup in England, has failed to make an impact in the ...

May 5, 2016

Coyotes to make Chayka, 26, youngest GM in NHL history: source

The Arizona Coyotes will promote 26-year-old John Chayka to general manager, making him the youngest GM in NHL history, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. The Coyotes have scheduled a news conference Thursday to introduce Chayka, the person told The Associated Press ...

Hornqvist lifts Penguins to OT triumph over Capitals

May 5, 2016

Hornqvist lifts Penguins to OT triumph over Capitals

Patric Hornqvist makes a living by working in tight spaces. Given a rare moment of freedom from his usual spot parked in front of the opponent’s net, the Pittsburgh Penguins forward pushed the Washington Capitals to the brink of elimination. Hornqvist fired a loose ...

May 5, 2016

Fukuhara, Ishikawa secure Olympic spots

Ai Fukuhara and Kasumi Ishikawa both qualified for the women’s singles at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics based on the latest rankings released by the International Table Tennis Federation on Thursday. Jun Mizutani and Koki Niwa also secured their berths in the men’s singles ...