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Sep 14, 2014

Norman survives chainsaw accident

Golf great Greg Norman said he was recovering in a U.S. hospital Sunday after almost cutting off his hand with a chainsaw. Australia’s former world No. 1 posted a photo to Instagram of himself lying in a hospital bed with his left arm heavily ...

Sep 14, 2014

Merritt shines at Continental Cup

LaShawn Merritt romped to victory in the 400 meters at the IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco, on Saturday as the Americans opened the defense of the title they won four years ago. The American clocked 44.60 seconds for victory while compatriot Francena McCorory ...

Sep 14, 2014

France reaches Davis Cup final

France reached the Davis Cup final for the first time since 2010 on Saturday when it took an unassailable 3-0 lead over two-time defending champion Czech Republic in their semifinal. In the Nov. 21-23 final, France will tackle either Switzerland or Italy, whose semifinal ...

Nishikori reaffirms goal to become best in the world

Sep 13, 2014

Nishikori reaffirms goal to become best in the world

Kei Nishikori called his loss at Monday’s U.S. Open final an important step in his career when he arrived in Japan on Saturday. “The frustration of losing the final was big, but it marked my taking a big step in my tennis career,” Nishikori ...

Sep 13, 2014

U.S. triumphs in World Amateur Team Championship

SMU junior Bryson DeChambeau birdied the final hole and Canadian playing partner Corey Conners closed with a bogey to give the United States a two-stroke victory Saturday in the World Amateur Team Championship. The United States won the Eisenhower Trophy for the record 15th ...

Sep 13, 2014

Federer, Wawrinka spark Switzerland

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka took Switzerland close to its first Davis Cup final in 22 years after cruising to straight-sets wins in the opening singles against Italy on Friday. First, Federer beat 76th-ranked Simone Bolelli 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-4 without dropping serve to ...

Sep 13, 2014

Players' union OKs HGH testing

Hours after the players’ union voted Friday to accept an NFL proposal on drug policy changes that included HGH testing, the league says it is not a done deal. Player representatives to the union also voted for changes to marijuana testing, classification for amphetamines, ...

Sep 13, 2014

Japan ends worlds with four golds

Japan failed to win a medal on Friday in the final women’s weight class at the world championships, when Rio Watari lost in the first round of the 63-kg category. Watari’s defeat to last year’s beaten finalist, Mongolia’s Battsetseg Soronzonbold, saw the women finish ...

Vikes' Peterson accused of child abuse

Sep 13, 2014

Vikes' Peterson accused of child abuse

Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his son, and was swiftly benched by the team on Friday for this weekend’s game against New England. Peterson’s attorney, ...

Ravens fly high without Rice

Sep 12, 2014

Ravens fly high without Rice

The dismissal of Ray Rice wasn’t a distraction for the Baltimore Ravens. Ultimately, it served as inspiration. Playing a pivotal divisional game three days after the release of the star running back, Baltimore got a pair of touchdown passes from Joe Flacco and rolled ...

Yoshida, Icho extend dominance

Sep 12, 2014

Yoshida, Icho extend dominance

Three-time Olympic champion Saori Yoshida beat Sofia Mattsson of Sweden in the women’s 53-kg final to claim her 12th consecutive title at the wrestling world championships on Thursday. Three-time Olympic champion Kaori Icho made it a double victory for Japan in the three weight ...