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Sep 23, 2016

Russia whips Finland to reach World Cup semifinals

Vladimir Tarasenko and Ivan Telegin scored 1:19 apart in the second period and Russia beat Finland 3-0 on Thursday to set up a World Cup of Hockey semifinal against Canada — and knock out Team North America. Evgeni Malkin scored in the third period ...

Sep 23, 2016

Owens Award to honor legend Ali

The first Jesse Owens Olympic Spirit Award will recognize the late Muhammad Ali. The Owens Award was started this year, the 80th anniversary of Owens’ four-gold-medal performance at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, and is to be presented annually to recognize people who have ...

Rugby fever draws Japan youth to New Zealand

Sep 23, 2016

Rugby fever draws Japan youth to New Zealand

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The rising popularity of rugby in Japan is having spinoff effects for the nation’s relationship with New Zealand as students increasingly choose to study in the rugby stronghold. After the Brave Blossoms’ historic victory against South Africa in the 2015 Rugby World Cup in ...

Third-string QB Brissett pilots Patriots to victory

Sep 23, 2016

Third-string QB Brissett pilots Patriots to victory

Maybe the Texans thought Jacoby Brissett would run out of bounds at the 5 in the first quarter of his first NFL start. After all, with Tom Brady suspended and Jimmy Garoppolo injured, the Patriots didn’t have any other quarterbacks on the roster to ...

Sep 22, 2016

Date-Krumm hoping to make comeback from knee operation

Japan’s former world No. 4 Kimiko Date-Krumm, who is rehabilitating after undergoing a second surgical procedure on her left knee in April, said Thursday she is targeting a return to action next year. Speaking during an event at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, ...

Sasnovich stuns Pliskova to reach Pan Pacific quarterfinals

Sep 22, 2016

Sasnovich stuns Pliskova to reach Pan Pacific quarterfinals

Aliaksandra Sasnovich fired Japan’s Naomi Osaka a warning shot with a stunning straight-sets win over U.S. Open finalist and world No. 6 Karolina Pliskova on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. The Belarusian qualifier, ranked 107th in ...

Sep 22, 2016

Hagino to have surgery on elbow

Rio Olympic gold medalist Kosuke Hagino indicated Wednesday he plans to undergo surgery on his right elbow next week and expects to sit out all swimming competitions for the rest of this year, including December’s world short course swimming championships in Canada. Hagino, who ...

Surgery puts Peterson's season in doubt

Sep 22, 2016

Surgery puts Peterson's season in doubt

Adrian Peterson will have surgery on his right knee to repair a torn meniscus, putting his season and perhaps his 10-year run with Minnesota in question. The Vikings have held off for now on placing the franchise’s all-time leading rusher on injured reserve, though, ...

Sep 22, 2016

Nevada Gov. Sandoval signals support for Las Vegas stadium

A plan to build an NFL stadium that could attract the Raiders to Las Vegas hit another milestone on Wednesday, with Gov. Brian Sandoval signaling support for the project and saying he intends to call Nevada lawmakers into a special session early next month ...

Sherman says message of anthem protests being lost

Sep 22, 2016

Sherman says message of anthem protests being lost

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said Wednesday the public isn’t listening to the message NFL players are trying to send with their actions during the national anthem. While some fans are obsessing about whether players take a knee, raise a fist or lock arms ...

North America beats Sweden in OT, needs help to advance

Sep 22, 2016

North America beats Sweden in OT, needs help to advance

When Nathan MacKinnon deked Henrik Lundqvist out for a highlight-reel overtime goal and got mobbed by teammates, he couldn’t be happier. Minutes later, MacKinnon found out that the 4-3 victory over Sweden on Wednesday wasn’t enough to get Team North America into the semifinals ...