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Grabner nets pair as Rangers whip Leafs

Jan 20, 2017

Grabner nets pair as Rangers whip Leafs

Michael Grabner punished his former team while adding to a terrific start to the season. Grabner scored two goals to help the New York Rangers snap a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday. Grabner, who had ...

Raiders file papers for move to Las Vegas

Jan 20, 2017

Raiders file papers for move to Las Vegas

The Oakland Raiders have filed paperwork to move to Las Vegas. The NFL and officials in Nevada confirmed Thursday that the team is asking league owners to approve the move, although the team made no immediate comment and a group that wants to keep ...

Murray eases injury worries with solid win over Querrey

Jan 20, 2017

Murray eases injury worries with solid win over Querrey

Top seed Andy Murray eased into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a straight-sets victory over power-hitting American Sam Querrey on Friday. Murray, bidding to win his first Australian title after losing five finals, downed Querrey 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 and will next ...

Unseeded Istomin stuns No. 2 Djokovic

Jan 19, 2017

Unseeded Istomin stuns No. 2 Djokovic

Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic was upset in a shocking second-round loss to Uzbekistan wild card Denis Istomin. Djokovic was aiming to be the first man to win the Australian title seven times, and had won all his previous six head-to-head meetings against ...

Jan 19, 2017

FIA approves sale of Formula One to Liberty Media

Formula One’s governing body, the International Automobile Federation (FIA), said Wednesday it had approved Liberty Media’s $8 billion takeover of the sport. “The World Motor Sport Council has unanimously approved the change of control of Delta Topco Limited (the holding company of the Formula ...

Ryan, Mack receive NFL honors

Jan 19, 2017

Ryan, Mack receive NFL honors

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who directed the NFL’s highest-scoring attack, and Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack took top awards in media voting announced Wednesday. Ryan, who led the Falcons with club records in passing yards and touchdowns, was chosen the 2016 NFL ...

Red Wings rally for shootout victory over Bruins

Jan 19, 2017

Red Wings rally for shootout victory over Bruins

Thomas Vanek and the Detroit Red Wings have been perfect in shootouts this season. Vanek and Frans Nielsen scored in a shootout to lift the Red Wings to a comeback 6-5 win over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night. In 1-on-1 duels after regulation ...

Osaka knocked out of Australian Open in second round

Jan 19, 2017

Osaka knocked out of Australian Open in second round

Up-and-coming Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka was knocked out of the Australian Open in the second round on Thursday after losing to Britain’s Johanna Konta in straight sets. Konta, the ninth seed, ended Japanese interest in the women’s singles competition, taking a little over an ...

Brown apologizes for posting video

Jan 19, 2017

Brown apologizes for posting video

Antonio Brown insists he didn’t mean to disrespect his coach or create a distraction when he livestreamed the raucous aftermath of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ playoff win over the Kansas City Chiefs last week. The ever social media savvy Brown also didn’t rule out doing ...

Jan 18, 2017

University rugby teams to be left out of national championships

University rugby, the traditional center of the game in Japan, will no longer have a place in the national championships, the Japan Rugby Football Union decided on Wednesday. Starting next season, the championship will be contested by the first four finishers from the Top ...

Nishikori flies flag for Asia at Aussie Open

Jan 18, 2017

Nishikori flies flag for Asia at Aussie Open

Kei Nishikori swept into the third round of “The Grand Slam of the Asia-Pacific,” then lamented the fact that the world’s most populous continent was still struggling to produce more players capable of ending its Grand Slam men’s singles drought. The fifth-seeded Japanese took ...