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Mar 4, 2015

Rugby star Hayne signs with 49ers

Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne is getting his shot to play in the NFL. Hayne passed a physical and signed a three-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday. The team announced the deal for the undrafted free agent, who said his deal ...

Mar 4, 2015

Phelps may be allowed worlds entry

Michael Phelps, the 18-time Olympic swim champion who agreed not to compete at this year’s World Championships, could be reinstated for the meet by USA Swimming, ESPN reported Tuesday. USA Swimming executive director Chuck Wielgus told the network’s website that he has had informal, ...

Mar 3, 2015

Olsen retracts comments on Tiger

Former PGA Tour player Dan Olsen on Monday retracted a claim that Tiger Woods has been suspended for a month after Woods’ agent and tour officials strongly denied the statement. “I retract the entire interview. My comments were ill-advised. I want to apologize to ...

Smith sparks Sharks to win

Mar 3, 2015

Smith sparks Sharks to win

Ben Smith’s day started with a morning skate in Chicago and ended with a goal in San Jose. In between was a trade, a flight halfway across the country and a police escort that got him to the rink less than an hour before ...

Twelve cities selected for 2019 RWC

Mar 3, 2015

Twelve cities selected for 2019 RWC

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, one of the Tohoku locales that was seriously damaged by the 3/11 earthquake and tsunami four years ago, is among the 12 cities that will host the 2019 Rugby World Cup matches. On Monday, the host cities were decided in the ...

Suh set for free agency after Lions pass on tag

Mar 3, 2015

Suh set for free agency after Lions pass on tag

Ndamukong Suh can test the open market when free agency begins March 10 after the Detroit Lions did not use the franchise tag on the star defensive tackle. The deadline for teams to designate franchise or transition players came and went Monday, and the ...

Ioka to make title bid at third weight class

Mar 2, 2015

Ioka to make title bid at third weight class

Kazuto Ioka will take on WBA flyweight champion Juan Carlos Reveco in a bid to claim a title at his third weight category on April 22 at Osaka’s Bodymaker Colosseum, the Ioka Boxing Gym announced Monday. “I am going at this like it is ...

Mar 2, 2015

Yamamoto bout ends in no contest

by Jason Coskrey

Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto is still looking for his first victory in UFC. The mixed martial arts great had hoped to finally taste victory in his fourth attempt in the UFC Octagon on Saturday at UFC 184, but instead saw his bout against Roman Salazar ...

Mar 2, 2015

Ovechkin fires Capitals to victory over Leafs

Alex Ovechkin’s offensive performance against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night was impressive. His celebration after his first goal, however, was not. Ovechkin scored his 40th and 41st goals of the season and added an assist, Braden Holtby made 32 saves, and the ...

Mar 2, 2015

Maxwell mocked over choke sign

Australia’s Glenn Maxwell was both mocked and praised Monday after video emerged of him making a ‘choking’ gesture just moments before Kane Williamson launched the giant six that won Saturday’s Cricket World Cup clash for New Zealand. Maxwell, a controversial batsman dubbed ‘The Big ...

Nishikori No. 4 in latest rankings

Mar 2, 2015

Nishikori No. 4 in latest rankings

Kei Nishikori rose to No. 4 in the ATP world rankings on Monday, tying Kimiko Date-Krumm as the highest-ranked Japanese player ever. “Just saw the new rankings,” Nishikori said through his Twitter account. “Very proud of another step.” Nishikori’s ranking means that he will ...

Mar 2, 2015

Nadal triumph ends title drought

Rafael Nadal won his first title in nearly nine months Sunday after defeating Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1 at the Argentina Open. The top-seeded Spaniard hadn’t reached a final since winning at Roland Garros last year. It was Nadal’s 46th title on clay, moving him ...