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Report says Li to retire due to knee injury

Sep 18, 2014

Report says Li to retire due to knee injury

China’s two-time Grand Slam-winner Li Na is poised to retire, state media reported Thursday, in a move which would bring down the curtains on Asia’s most successful tennis career. CCTV-5, sports channel of state broadcaster China Central Television, quoted unnamed insiders as saying Li, ...

Sep 18, 2014

Sharks give Braun five-year deal

The San Jose Sharks have signed defenseman Justin Braun to a $19 million, five-year extension. The deal announced Wednesday will keep Braun under contract through the 2019-20 season. Braun has one year remaining on his current contract. Braun emerged as one of San Jose’s ...

Sep 18, 2014

Gymnast Biles aims to defend title

Simone Biles is ready to make a run at history. The 17-year-old will defend her all-around title at the World Gymnastics Championships in China next month. Biles is attempting to become the first woman since Russia’s Svetlana Khorkina in 2001 and 2003 to win ...

Sep 18, 2014

Cards RB Dwyer arrested for assault

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and their 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players. The Cardinals said ...

Sep 18, 2014

Oilers tab Pelletier as skating coach

The Edmonton Oilers have hired Olympic figure skating champion David Pelletier as a skating coach. The team made the announcement on Wednesday. Pelletier won a gold medal in pairs with partner Jamie Sale at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. The Canadians were awarded ...

Sexual harassment cases mar Asian Games countdown

| Sep 17, 2014

Sexual harassment cases mar Asian Games countdown

A second sexual harassment case at the Asian Games was being investigated by South Korea police on Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremony. Police asked prosecutors to indict a 19-year-old Palestinian soccer player for allegedly harassing a female staff member at the athletes’ ...

Sep 17, 2014

Caterham keeps Kobayashi for Singapore

Japanese Formula One driver Kamui Kobayashi has kept his Caterham seat for Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix despite lingering uncertainty about his future at the struggling team. The 28-year-old was dropped for German debutant Andre Lotterer at last month’s Belgian Grand Prix but returned for ...

Vikings reverse course, place Peterson on exempt list

Sep 17, 2014

Vikings reverse course, place Peterson on exempt list

After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner’s permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he ...

Sep 17, 2014

McIlroy named PGA's top player

Rory McIlroy is the Vardon Trophy winner and the PGA of America’s player of the year for the second time. McIlroy won the points-based player of the year award on the strength of his two majors at the British Open and PGA Championship. Winning ...

Sep 17, 2014

Jackson rips NFL over new hires

The Rev. Jesse Jackson criticized the NFL on Tuesday for not including any African-American women when it brought on three domestic violence experts as consultants. The league said Monday that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith would serve as “senior advisers.” NFL director ...

NFL players' union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension

Sep 17, 2014

NFL players' union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension

The NFL players’ union appealed Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension Tuesday night. Rice was originally handed a two-game suspension in July under the NFL’s personal conduct policy after he was charged with assault following a Feb. 15 altercation with his then-fiancee in a casino elevator. ...