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NHL players say losing teeth part of game

Feb 10, 2016

NHL players say losing teeth part of game

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When Brent Burns packs his bags for road trips, the San Jose Sharks defenseman often leaves something behind: His cosmetic teeth. “I don’t wear them often,” he said. “I usually find them in a drawer a couple months down the road and put them ...

Feb 10, 2016

Tennis star Murray becomes father

Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has joined the fathers’ club at the top of men’s tennis after his wife Kim gave birth to a daughter at the weekend. Media reports said Kim gave birth to a baby girl. Messages of congratulations flooded in on ...

Capitals give Trotz coveted victory in Nashville

Feb 10, 2016

Capitals give Trotz coveted victory in Nashville

A return to Nashville for Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz was nice, but winning was even better. Marcus Johansson had a goal and two assists to lead the Capitals over the Predators 5-3 on Tuesday night. Trotz was the first coach of the Predators ...

Broncos parade through Denver, leave questions for later

Feb 10, 2016

Broncos parade through Denver, leave questions for later

From the top of a fire truck, Von Miller thrust the Super Bowl trophy into the air again and again as the Denver Broncos convoy made its way through streets lined with blue-and-orange clad fans. Behind Miller, the Super Bowl MVP, stood Peyton Manning ...

Browns deny lying about Manziel concussion

Feb 10, 2016

Browns deny lying about Manziel concussion

The Browns are defending their handling of Johnny Manziel’s late-season concussion. The team issued a statement on Tuesday saying Manziel was diagnosed with a concussion on Dec. 30 by an independent neurologist, countering an NFL Network report that they lied about the injury to ...

Feb 10, 2016

Wallaby star Pocock mulling sabbatical

Star Australian back-rower David Pocock is considering a one-year sabbatical from rugby to study in England, a report said Wednesday, with the Wallabies and his club in talks over his future. The No 8, who recovered from two knee reconstructions in two years to ...

Feb 9, 2016

Nara reaches second round at Taiwan Open

Kurumi Nara earned a spot in the second round at the Taiwan Open on Tuesday, while a pair of compatriots made early exits in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Nara, ranked 89th in the world, dispatched 94th-ranked Wang Qiang of China 6-1, 6-3 in just over an ...

Feb 9, 2016

Ailing Riner may need shoulder surgery

France’s Olympic judo champion Teddy Riner could have to undergo surgery on a painful shoulder injury next week, his coach told AFP on Tuesday. Franck Chambily said Riner had a small piece of cartilage that was pushing on a tendon at the top of ...

Rugby veteran O'Connell announces retirement

Feb 9, 2016

Rugby veteran O'Connell announces retirement

Paul O’Connell has been forced to retire from rugby due to injury before having the chance to end a glittering career with European champion Toulon, the former Ireland captain said on Tuesday. O’Connell, whose retirement from international rugby came sooner than he had hoped ...

Feb 9, 2016

Reds' Goromaru won't start in exhibition

Japan fullback Ayumu Goromaru was named Tuesday to the bench for the Queensland Reds’ Super Rugby preseason game against the Brumbies. Goromaru, who joined the Brisbane-based side this week, was named among the reserves for Friday’s game, the Reds’ second and final warm-up before ...

Feb 9, 2016

London Marathon architect Disley dies at 87

John Disley, a former Olympic bronze medalist in the steeplechase and one of the founders of the London Marathon, has died. He was 87. London Marathon organizers said Disley died in a hospital early Monday after a short illness. The Welsh-born Disley won the ...