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Jan 23, 2015

Miracle on Ice team to be honored

Most members of the gold medal-winning 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team are expected to return to Lake Placid in February to participate in a special event centered around the 35th anniversary of their famed Miracle on Ice. The evening at Herb Brooks Arena on ...

Jan 23, 2015

Wagner triumphs in short program

Veteran Ashley Wagner showed that she’s still got it while pairs skater Haven Denney survived a near collision with the boards on the opening day of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. The 23-year-old Wagner won the ladies short program Thursday by earning 72.04 points ...

Deflated ball scandal brings denials from Brady, Belichick

Jan 23, 2015

Deflated ball scandal brings denials from Brady, Belichick

The two men most responsible for delivering wins for the New England Patriots both said on Thursday they have no explanation for how footballs used to reach the Super Bowl were underinflated. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he has not been contacted by the ...

Azarenka dumps Wozniacki at Australian Open

Jan 22, 2015

Azarenka dumps Wozniacki at Australian Open

Comeback queen Victoria Azarenka won a battle of former number ones against Caroline Wozniacki on Thursday to dance her way into the Australian Open third round. The Belarussian, a two-time Australian Open champion returning from injury, again showed why she is the most dangerous ...

Toews, Kane lift Blackhawks to win

Jan 22, 2015

Toews, Kane lift Blackhawks to win

With a couple of flicks of the wrist, the Chicago Blackhawks headed into the NHL All-Star break with momentum. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane beat Marc-Andre Fleury in a shootout to propel the Blackhawks to a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday ...

Nishikori rallies past Dodig

Jan 22, 2015

Nishikori rallies past Dodig

Kei Nishikori says he’s closing in on his best form after being pushed to four sets to put away Croatia’s Ivan Dodig and reach the third round at the Australian Open on Thursday. Fifth seed Nishikori, who is knocking on the door for a ...

J-Wave to air live radio broadcast of Super Bowl

Jan 21, 2015

J-Wave to air live radio broadcast of Super Bowl

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japanese FM radio station J-Wave (frequency: 81.3) will carry live game coverage of the Super Bowl XLIX, the company announced on Wednesday. It will be the first time the NFL’s championship game will be broadcast live on Japanese radio. Bilingual sports anchor Yuji Kondo ...

Onitsuka wins slopestyle title at snowboard worlds

Jan 21, 2015

Onitsuka wins slopestyle title at snowboard worlds

Miyabi Onitsuka took gold in the world slopestyle championship, and American snowboarder Ryan Stassel won the men’s event for his first major title on Wednesday. The 16-year-old Onitsuka was a surprise winner of the women’s gold medal. She won the Japan slopestyle title last ...

Flyers win feisty game against Pens

Jan 21, 2015

Flyers win feisty game against Pens

Heated rivals for years, the Flyers and Penguins scrapped through the kind of game that should have been settled on pay-per-view. Claude Giroux delivered the biggest blow of all, scoring 3:57 into overtime to lift Philadelphia over Pittsburgh 3-2 in a fight-filled game Tuesday ...

Jan 21, 2015

Bears hire Fangio to bolster defense

The Chicago Bears hired Vic Fangio as their new defensive coordinator Tuesday, hoping the veteran coach who spent the last four seasons with San Francisco can breathe some life into the once-storied unit. The Bears said they have reached an agreement with the 56-year-old ...

Jan 21, 2015

NFL says ball investigation ongoing

The NFL says its investigation into whether the New England Patriots used under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game is ongoing after a report Tuesday night claimed the league found 11 balls were not properly inflated. Troy Vincent, the NFL’s executive vice president for ...