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Lewis shines as Patriots oust Texans

Jan 15, 2017

Lewis shines as Patriots oust Texans

The New England Patriots are headed back to a familiar spot: the AFC championship game. Dion Lewis had a 13-yard touchdown reception, a 98-yard kickoff return for a score, and a late 1-yard touchdown to help the Patriots hold off the Houston Texans 34-16 ...

Ryan leads Falcons into NFC title game

Jan 15, 2017

Ryan leads Falcons into NFC title game

Matt Ryan hardly resembled a quarterback who can’t win the big games. No, this looked more like an MVP. Returning to the postseason for the first time in four years, Ryan threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Atlanta Falcons past ...

Jan 14, 2017

Nishikori likely out of Davis Cup tie against France

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori revealed Saturday that his schedule has dissuaded him from playing in Japan’s Davis Cup fixture against France in February. The World Group first-round tie will be held at Ariake Tennis Forest Park from Feb. 3 to 5, but Nishikori ...

Unbeaten Suntory claims Top League title

Jan 14, 2017

Unbeaten Suntory claims Top League title

Suntory Sungoliath were crowned Japan Rugby Top League champions Saturday following a 27-15 win over Kobe Kobelco Steelers. The victory at Noevir Stadium sees Keisuke Sawaki’s team finish the season unbeaten on 69 points, two more than Yamaha Jubilo, who beat eighth-placed Toyota Verblitz ...

Divisional playoff clashes set

Jan 14, 2017

Divisional playoff clashes set

The divisional round of the NFL playoffs has a familiar feel. All four of the matchups this weekend are rematches of regular-season games from this season. And Saturday’s games feature coaches going against their former teams. Atlanta coach Dan Quinn spent four seasons with ...

Nishikori ready to compete for big titles

Jan 14, 2017

Nishikori ready to compete for big titles

Kei Nishikori said he’s become more mature and mentally stronger and is now ready to convert his immense promise into Grand Slam success. The fifth-ranked 27-year-old, the highest-ranked Asian men’s singles player ever, has won 11 career titles but never a major championship. He ...

Rams count on McVay's energy, passion for revival

Jan 14, 2017

Rams count on McVay's energy, passion for revival

Although Sean McVay is the youngest head coach in modern NFL history, he sees himself as the end product of many decades of football knowledge passed down by Jon Gruden, Mike Shanahan and his other veteran coaching mentors. The Los Angeles Rams are banking ...

Thomas takes 5-shot lead

Jan 14, 2017

Thomas takes 5-shot lead

Justin Thomas finished with another eagle and put himself in the PGA Tour record book again Friday in the Sony Open. One day after his 59 made him only the seventh player in PGA Tour history break 60, Thomas made an 8-foot eagle putt ...

Surging Capitals rout Blackhawks

Jan 14, 2017

Surging Capitals rout Blackhawks

Jay Beagle can’t explain his offensive success against the Chicago Blackhawks. It’s much easier to see why his Washington Capitals are rolling against everybody. Beagle scored twice to solidify his status as a Blackhawks killer and Washington routed Chicago 6-0 on Friday night to ...

Unknown Hintermann captures combined race

Jan 14, 2017

Unknown Hintermann captures combined race

Wearing the No. 51 bib of a total longshot, Swiss skier Niels Hintermann took advantage of the starting order to win a World Cup Alpine combined race on Friday. Hintermann was 23rd-fastest in the morning slalom, and that proved the key to victory. With ...

Murray looks to capture first Australian Open title

Jan 14, 2017

Murray looks to capture first Australian Open title

Having snatched Novak Djokovic’s world No. 1 ranking in a thrilling late-season raid, Andy Murray will bid to storm the Serb’s Melbourne Park fortress and capture an elusive Australian Open title after five agonizing near misses. Murray enters the year’s first Grand Slam in ...