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Florida St. downs Notre Dame

Oct 19, 2014

Florida St. downs Notre Dame

Jameis Winston threw for 273 yards and two touchdowns and led No. 2 Florida State on a second-half comeback to hold off No. 5 Notre Dame 31-27. The Irish nearly pulled off the upset, moving to the 2-yard line in the game’s final moments. ...

Ferrer, Murray set to clash in Vienna final

Oct 19, 2014

Ferrer, Murray set to clash in Vienna final

David Ferrer came from a break down in the final set to defeat Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3) on Saturday and set up a final against Andy Murray at the Erste Bank Open. Top-seeded Ferrer will appear in his fourth final ...

Stamkos stars in Tampa win

Oct 19, 2014

Stamkos stars in Tampa win

The Vancouver Canucks were already praising Steven Stamkos hours before they faced the Tampa Bay Lightning star on the ice. Stamkos scored on a breakaway on the Lightning’s first shot as part of a two-goal performance and Tampa Bay beat Vancouver 4-2 on Saturday ...

Oct 19, 2014

McKenzie quits as Wallabies coach

A one-point, stoppage-time loss to New Zealand was the last act in Ewen McKenzie’s short and tumultuous stint as Australia coach, leaving the Wallabies rudderless a week ahead of a European tour and only 11 months before the Rugby World Cup. McKenzie had been ...

Oct 19, 2014

Serena hits back at Russian official

Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were bullying, sexist and racist. Shamil Tarpischev was fined $25,000 and suspended from tour involvement for a year for making the comments on ...

Oct 19, 2014

Former miler Scott battling cancer

Former miler and Olympian Steve Scott has prostate cancer — 20 years after beating testicular cancer. The 58-year-old track and cross-country coach at Cal State San Marcos was diagnosed in June. Scott is undergoing proton therapy, a form of radiation treatment that kills cancer ...

Oct 19, 2014

Golovkin stops Rubio in second

Gennady Golovkin stopped Marco Antonio Rubio in the second round Saturday night, defending his WBA middleweight title with his 18th consecutive stoppage victory. Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) punctuated his brief West Coast debut with a crushing left hand to the forehead of Rubio, who ...

Matsuyama falls back despite eagle

Oct 18, 2014

Matsuyama falls back despite eagle

Hideki Matsuyama rescued a tough day with a 16th-hole eagle on Friday as he managed an even-par, second-round 71 and fell into a tie for 22nd at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. In addition to his eagle, Matsuyama carded two birdies against four ...

Oilers can't find a way to defeat Miller

Oct 18, 2014

Oilers can't find a way to defeat Miller

Ryan Miller remained perfect against the Edmonton Oilers in his career and kept the Vancouver Canucks perfect this season. Miller made 28 saves to record his 30th career shutout — and improve to 9-0 against Edmonton — as the Canucks beat the struggling Oilers ...

Oct 18, 2014

Tarpischev gets one-year WTA ban

Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 by the WTA Tour and suspended from tour involvement for a year for questioning Venus and Serena Williams’ gender in comments on Russian television. The WTA Tour said Friday that it is seeking Tarpischev’s ...

Oct 18, 2014

Receiver Harvin traded to Jets

The New York Jets have acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks. Two people familiar with the trade said on Friday that Harvin, a star in last season’s Super Bowl but injury prone through his career, was headed to the Jets. The ...

Watt shining on gridiron for Texans

Oct 18, 2014

Watt shining on gridiron for Texans

J.J. Watt has been padding his highlight reel this season by doing things almost unheard of for a defensive end. He swats passes, he sacks quarterbacks. He mugs for TV viewers, he dances for the fans. But mostly, he dominates. Watt’s two-handed tip of ...