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Feb 28, 2015

Yamaha captures All-Japan crown

Yamaha Jubilo won the All-Japan Championship on Saturday, defeating Suntory Sungoliath 15-3 in the final. Jubilo dominated possession for long stretches with an unimaginative game plan, but were sure in their tackles when forced to defend. Sungoliath tried to counter with some creative play, ...

Nishikori into Mexico final, will rise to No. 4

Feb 28, 2015

Nishikori into Mexico final, will rise to No. 4

Kei Nishikori advanced to the final of the Mexico Open with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 semifinal victory over South Africa’s Kevin Anderson on Friday, seizing a career-high world No. 4 ranking. Top seed Nishikori appeared to be cruising to an easy victory before the ...

Nishikori marches into semifinals

Feb 27, 2015

Nishikori marches into semifinals

Kei Nishikori advanced to the semifinals of the Mexico Open on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-4 quarterfinal victory over Ukraines’s Alexandr Dolgopolov. Nishikori, the top seed, knocked off his fifth-seeded opponent in 1 hour, 41 minutes, fending off four of the break points he ...

Hawks skate past Panthers

Feb 27, 2015

Hawks skate past Panthers

Teuvo Teravainen got off to a quick start in his first game since being recalled from the minor leagues. Teravainen, taking the roster spot of the injured Patrick Kane, scored on his first shift and Corey Crawford earned his second shutout of the season ...

Judge rules for Peterson in ban case; NFL files appeal

Feb 27, 2015

Judge rules for Peterson in ban case; NFL files appeal

In NFL limbo for the last five-plus months, Adrian Peterson’s future with the Minnesota Vikings is still in question. The path toward resolution of his status has been cleared, though the clash between league and the union over the personal conduct policy persists. Commissioner ...

Nishikori rolls into quarters

Feb 26, 2015

Nishikori rolls into quarters

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori reached the quarterfinals of the Mexico Open on Wednesday with a comfortable straight-sets win over Taiwan’s Lu Yen-hsun. The top-seeded Nishikori, seeking his second title of the season after triumphing in Memphis two weeks ago, took just under an ...

Crosby, Malkin steer Pens past Caps

Feb 26, 2015

Crosby, Malkin steer Pens past Caps

After losing their first three matchups with the Washington Capitals this season, the Pittsburgh Penguins regained some balance against their division rival. Sidney Crosby scored his 20th goal of the season, Evgeni Malkin added three assists, and the Penguins held on to beat the ...

Feb 26, 2015

Lions part ways with RB Bush

The Detroit Lions released running back Reggie Bush on Wednesday, halfway through the four-year deal he signed as a free agent before the 2013 season. Bush started 23 games for the Lions. He rushed for 1,006 yards in 2013, but this past season he ...

Feb 26, 2015

Nicklaus to sell own ice cream

Jack Nicklaus is now devoting time to the one glaring weakness in his incomparable career — ice cream. The Schwan Food Company in Minnesota is teaming up with the 18-time major champion to create Jack Nicklaus premium ice cream. It will be sold by ...

Feb 26, 2015

Kings give Clifford big extension

The Los Angeles Kings have signed forward Kyle Clifford to a five-year contract extension on Wednesday. He has three goals and seven assists to go with a team-leading 66 penalty minutes. The 24-year-old forward has played his entire NHL career with the Kings, with ...

Feb 26, 2015

F1 racer Alonso leaves hospital

Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso has left the hospital following a crash during testing in Barcelona last weekend, his McLaren team announced on Wednesday. “We are pleased to confirm that Fernando Alonso has now left hospital. He has returned to his family’s ...

Feb 26, 2015

Lindros sues former NHL referee

Former NHL star forward Eric Lindros has filed a lawsuit in Ontario Superior Court against former referee Paul Stewart, the Huffington Post, AOL Inc., and AOL Canada Inc., claiming he was defamed in an article published last summer. In an amended statement of claim ...