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Safarova advances at Pan Pacific Open

Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic rallied from a set down to beat U.S. teenager Madison Keys 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday. The seventh-seeded Safarova saved eight of 10 break points to oust the unseeded Keys and advance to the ...

Mayweather stays perfect

Sep 14, 2014

Mayweather stays perfect

Floyd Mayweather worked far too hard against Marcos Maidana their last time out to have to do it again in the rematch Saturday night. Mayweather dominated Maidana from the opening bell, using his boxing skills to keep the Argentine off balance and pile up ...

Obic Seagulls hand Bulls a 100-0 beating

Sep 14, 2014

Obic Seagulls hand Bulls a 100-0 beating

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Shun Sugawara threw three touchdown passes and backup Takushiro Hata added two more in the air as the four-time national champion Obic Seagulls whitewashed the Bulls 100-0 in the X League’ Central Division game on Sunday at Kawasaki Fujimi Stadium. The high-scoring Seagulls (2-0) ...

Peterson case creates new NFL crisis

Sep 14, 2014

Peterson case creates new NFL crisis

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson’s booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic violence by its players. It also has touched off a national ...

S. Carolina upsets No. 6 Georgia

Sep 14, 2014

S. Carolina upsets No. 6 Georgia

Todd Gurley is done looking ahead after all that cost No. 6 Georgia this week. The star tailback had 131 yards and a touchdown, yet didn’t have the ball at the most crucial moments as the Bulldogs fell to No. 24 South Carolina 38-35 ...

Sep 14, 2014

McIlroy, Horschel tied for lead

Already established as the best player in golf, Rory McIlroy approached the FedEx Cup finale as though he had nothing to lose. Except now he has so much to gain. McIlroy was plodding along Saturday in the Tour Championship, frustrated by a pair of ...

Sep 14, 2014

Norman survives chainsaw accident

Golf great Greg Norman said he was recovering in a U.S. hospital Sunday after almost cutting off his hand with a chainsaw. Australia’s former world No. 1 posted a photo to Instagram of himself lying in a hospital bed with his left arm heavily ...

Sep 14, 2014

Merritt shines at Continental Cup

LaShawn Merritt romped to victory in the 400 meters at the IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco, on Saturday as the Americans opened the defense of the title they won four years ago. The American clocked 44.60 seconds for victory while compatriot Francena McCorory ...

Sep 14, 2014

France reaches Davis Cup final

France reached the Davis Cup final for the first time since 2010 on Saturday when it took an unassailable 3-0 lead over two-time defending champion Czech Republic in their semifinal. In the Nov. 21-23 final, France will tackle either Switzerland or Italy, whose semifinal ...

Nishikori reaffirms goal to become best in the world

Sep 13, 2014

Nishikori reaffirms goal to become best in the world

Kei Nishikori called his loss at Monday’s U.S. Open final an important step in his career when he arrived in Japan on Saturday. “The frustration of losing the final was big, but it marked my taking a big step in my tennis career,” Nishikori ...

Sep 13, 2014

U.S. triumphs in World Amateur Team Championship

SMU junior Bryson DeChambeau birdied the final hole and Canadian playing partner Corey Conners closed with a bogey to give the United States a two-stroke victory Saturday in the World Amateur Team Championship. The United States won the Eisenhower Trophy for the record 15th ...

Sep 13, 2014

Federer, Wawrinka spark Switzerland

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka took Switzerland close to its first Davis Cup final in 22 years after cruising to straight-sets wins in the opening singles against Italy on Friday. First, Federer beat 76th-ranked Simone Bolelli 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-4 without dropping serve to ...

Sep 13, 2014

Players' union OKs HGH testing

Hours after the players’ union voted Friday to accept an NFL proposal on drug policy changes that included HGH testing, the league says it is not a done deal. Player representatives to the union also voted for changes to marijuana testing, classification for amphetamines, ...