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Apr 10, 2014

Arizona to host Pro Bowl in 2015

The next Pro Bowl will be played in Arizona at the site of the Super Bowl, skipping Hawaii for the first time since 2010. The game will return to Hawaii in 2016, the NFL announced Wednesday. The 2015 game will be the third time ...

Sprinter Simpson gets 18-month doping ban

Apr 9, 2014

Sprinter Simpson gets 18-month doping ban

Jamaican Olympic sprinter Sherone Simpson was banned until Dec. 20 after testing positive for a banned stimulant, a disciplinary panel announced Tuesday. The three-member panel of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission said it would soon release its reasons for issuing an 18-month ban, which begins ...

Capitals keep hopes alive

Apr 9, 2014

Capitals keep hopes alive

Alex Ovechkin took his place in the NHL record book and helped the Washington Capitals keep pace in the playoff race. Ovechkin became the 11th player in NHL history to score 50 or more goals in a season five times and added two assists ...

Apr 9, 2014

Farah ready for full marathon debut

Mo Farah had just been draped in a Union Jack on the New York half-marathon finish line when he lost consciousness and collapsed on the chilly road. A month after being taken away in a wheelchair, Farah is preparing to race again in London ...

Apr 9, 2014

Thorpe battling infection in Sydney

The agent for five-time Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe says the 31-year-old Australian will never swim again after contracting two potentially-deadly infections while undergoing shoulder surgery. James Erskine said Tuesday that Thorpe was “quite sick” in a Sydney hospital but dismissed media reports the ...

Apr 9, 2014

Olympic swim champ Rice retires

Australia’s triple Olympic gold medalist Stephanie Rice announced her retirement from competitive swimming at the age of 25 on Wednesday. Rice had a stunning Olympic debut at Beijing’s Water Cube in 2008, winning the 200 and 400 meters individual medley titles as well as ...

Canucks lose playoff hopes

Apr 8, 2014

Canucks lose playoff hopes

John Gibson made 18 saves to record a shutout in his NHL debut and the Anaheim Ducks eliminated the Vancouver Canucks from playoff contention with a 3-0 victory Monday night. Daniel Winnik, Kyle Palmieri and Matt Beleskey scored for Anaheim, which is three points ...

Apr 8, 2014

Stadlers to make Masters history

Craig and Kevin Stadler will become the first father and son to play in the same Masters this week, but relations remain complicated between the two following a divorce. Craig Stadler, the 60-year-old winner of the 1982 Masters, divorced Sue, Kevin’s mother, in 2006. ...

Czech Republic finishes sweep against Japan

Apr 7, 2014

Czech Republic finishes sweep against Japan

by Jack Gallagher

The Czech Republic wrapped up its Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal against Japan on Sunday with two more victories to complete a 5-0 sweep. Czech No. 1 Lukas Rosol beat Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in the first reverse singles three-set dead rubber at ...

Inoue captures world title in sixth pro bout

Apr 7, 2014

Inoue captures world title in sixth pro bout

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Phenom Naoya Inoue, nicknamed “the Monster” for his unparalleled talent and considered the next big thing in Japanese professional boxing, took his first step toward greatness on Sunday night. The 20-year-old defeated champion Adrian Hernandez of Mexico with a sixth-round technical knockout and became ...

Blackhawks claim third straight win

Apr 7, 2014

Blackhawks claim third straight win

The Chicago Blackhawks are taking a more direct approach to generating offense without injured star forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. So far, it’s working. Rookie Jeremy Morin scored and set up Patrick Sharp’s go-ahead goal in the second period, and injury-depleted Chicago held ...

Federer clinches Davis Cup semifinal berth for Switzerland

Apr 7, 2014

Federer clinches Davis Cup semifinal berth for Switzerland

Roger Federer moved closer to adding one of the few trophies still missing from his cabinet by putting Switzerland into the Davis Cup semifinals on Sunday, while Italy and France also swept their reverse singles matches to complete come-from-behind victories. Federer won the decisive ...