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Third-string QB Brissett pilots Patriots to victory

Sep 23, 2016

Third-string QB Brissett pilots Patriots to victory

Maybe the Texans thought Jacoby Brissett would run out of bounds at the 5 in the first quarter of his first NFL start. After all, with Tom Brady suspended and Jimmy Garoppolo injured, the Patriots didn’t have any other quarterbacks on the roster to ...

Sep 22, 2016

Date-Krumm hoping to make comeback from knee operation

Japan’s former world No. 4 Kimiko Date-Krumm, who is rehabilitating after undergoing a second surgical procedure on her left knee in April, said Thursday she is targeting a return to action next year. Speaking during an event at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, ...

Sasnovich stuns Pliskova to reach Pan Pacific quarterfinals

Sep 22, 2016

Sasnovich stuns Pliskova to reach Pan Pacific quarterfinals

Aliaksandra Sasnovich fired Japan’s Naomi Osaka a warning shot with a stunning straight-sets win over U.S. Open finalist and world No. 6 Karolina Pliskova on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. The Belarusian qualifier, ranked 107th in ...

Sep 22, 2016

Hagino to have surgery on elbow

Rio Olympic gold medalist Kosuke Hagino indicated Wednesday he plans to undergo surgery on his right elbow next week and expects to sit out all swimming competitions for the rest of this year, including December’s world short course swimming championships in Canada. Hagino, who ...

Surgery puts Peterson's season in doubt

Sep 22, 2016

Surgery puts Peterson's season in doubt

Adrian Peterson will have surgery on his right knee to repair a torn meniscus, putting his season and perhaps his 10-year run with Minnesota in question. The Vikings have held off for now on placing the franchise’s all-time leading rusher on injured reserve, though, ...

Sep 22, 2016

Nevada Gov. Sandoval signals support for Las Vegas stadium

A plan to build an NFL stadium that could attract the Raiders to Las Vegas hit another milestone on Wednesday, with Gov. Brian Sandoval signaling support for the project and saying he intends to call Nevada lawmakers into a special session early next month ...

Sherman says message of anthem protests being lost

Sep 22, 2016

Sherman says message of anthem protests being lost

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said Wednesday the public isn’t listening to the message NFL players are trying to send with their actions during the national anthem. While some fans are obsessing about whether players take a knee, raise a fist or lock arms ...

North America beats Sweden in OT, needs help to advance

Sep 22, 2016

North America beats Sweden in OT, needs help to advance

When Nathan MacKinnon deked Henrik Lundqvist out for a highlight-reel overtime goal and got mobbed by teammates, he couldn’t be happier. Minutes later, MacKinnon found out that the 4-3 victory over Sweden on Wednesday wasn’t enough to get Team North America into the semifinals ...

Okuhara triumphs over Kjaersfeldt in Yonex Open opener

Sep 21, 2016

Okuhara triumphs over Kjaersfeldt in Yonex Open opener

Rio Olympic bronze medalist Nozomi Okuhara eased into the second round of the Yonex Open Japan on Wednesday by defeating Line Kjaersfeldt 21-13, 21-6 in her opening match. Okuhara won seven straight points at the start en route to sending the Dane packing in ...

Overpowering Osaka eliminates Cibulkova

Sep 21, 2016

Overpowering Osaka eliminates Cibulkova

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Teenage sensation Naomi Osaka claimed her biggest scalp to date after beating world No. 12 Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open. Eighteen-year-old Osaka, whose appearance and playing style have drawn comparisons with her idol Serena ...

Sep 21, 2016

49ers quarterback Kaepernick reveals death threats

Colin Kaepernick says he has received death threats through social media and other avenues since he began to protest during the national anthem last month. Kaepernick said Tuesday he has not alerted San Francisco 49ers team security about the threats and understood that could ...