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Djokovic, Nadal to clash

Apr 18, 2015

Djokovic, Nadal to clash

Winning a game against Novak Djokovic these days is quite an achievement. Even when you’re an U.S. Open champion. Djokovic won the first eight games of his Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinal match Friday before Marin Cilic managed to hold his serve, raising a thumb ...

Capitals rally past Isles to even series

Apr 18, 2015

Capitals rally past Isles to even series

So what if the Washington Capitals’ goalie was a last-minute rookie replacement, making his second NHL appearance all season? So what if Alex Ovechkin’s club had played nearly 5½ periods without ever holding a lead, and was facing a two-goal hole that was getting ...

Officials hopeful new era of Asian rugby on horizon

Apr 18, 2015

Officials hopeful new era of Asian rugby on horizon

Saturday’s opening game of the inaugural Asia Rugby Championship may have marked a new era for the sport in the world’s largest continent, but Eddie Jones has his eyes set on only one thing. “The Rugby World Cup is all I care about,” the ...

Brave Blossoms outplay S. Korea

Apr 18, 2015

Brave Blossoms outplay S. Korea

Japan began the inaugural Asia Rugby Championship just as it left off the old Asian 5 Nations with a bonus-point win Saturday. But it was hardly a performance that will have worried South Africa, Scotland, Samoa and even the United States, its opponents at ...

Apr 18, 2015

West Indies draws England in first test

An unbeaten 103 by Jason Holder helped West Indies salvage a nail-biting draw against England in the first test Friday, spoiling James Anderson’s celebrations after becoming his country’s record wicket taker Holder had successive partnerships of 105 with captain Denesh Ramdin and 56 with ...

Apr 18, 2015

Phelps doesn't qualify for final

Michael Phelps failed to qualify for the 400-meter freestyle final on Friday, finishing 17th overall in his first meet since serving a six-month suspension. Swimming in a far outside lane, the 18-time Olympic gold medalist was fourth in his heat with a time of ...

Rangers triumph in Game 1

Apr 17, 2015

Rangers triumph in Game 1

The New York Rangers wanted to jump right on the Pittsburgh Penguins in their playoff series opener. How about a goal at 28 seconds? Derick Brassard provided that, then Ryan McDonagh scored later in the first period. Henrik Lundqvist made the goals stand up ...

Phelps victorious in return to pool

Apr 17, 2015

Phelps victorious in return to pool

Michael Phelps won the 100-meter butterfly at his first meet in eight months Thursday night, beginning his push to compete at a fifth Olympics next year. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist led at the halfway mark and went on to touch first in 52.38 ...

Monfils takes out Federer

Apr 17, 2015

Monfils takes out Federer

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka both exited the Monte Carlo Masters in the third round Thursday, and Rafael Nadal continued his road to recovery by overcoming John Isner in three sets. Federer, who played his first tournament in nearly four weeks, made too many ...

Apr 17, 2015

NFL reinstates Peterson from ban

The NFL reinstated Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson on Thursday, clearing the way for him to return after missing most of last season while facing child abuse charges in Texas. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent Peterson a letter advising him of his reinstatement. Goodell ...