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Olsen retracts comments on Tiger

Former PGA Tour player Dan Olsen on Monday retracted a claim that Tiger Woods has been suspended for a month after Woods’ agent and tour officials strongly denied the statement. ...

Smith sparks Sharks to win

Ben Smith’s day started with a morning skate in Chicago and ended with a goal in San Jose. In between was a trade, a flight halfway across the country and ...

Suh set for free agency after Lions pass on tag

Mar 3, 2015

Suh set for free agency after Lions pass on tag

Ndamukong Suh can test the open market when free agency begins March 10 after the Detroit Lions did not use the franchise tag on the star defensive tackle. The deadline for teams to designate franchise or transition players came and went Monday, and the ...

Ioka to make title bid at third weight class

Mar 2, 2015

Ioka to make title bid at third weight class

Kazuto Ioka will take on WBA flyweight champion Juan Carlos Reveco in a bid to claim a title at his third weight category on April 22 at Osaka’s Bodymaker Colosseum, the Ioka Boxing Gym announced Monday. “I am going at this like it is ...

Mar 2, 2015

Yamamoto bout ends in no contest

by Jason Coskrey

Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto is still looking for his first victory in UFC. The mixed martial arts great had hoped to finally taste victory in his fourth attempt in the UFC Octagon on Saturday at UFC 184, but instead saw his bout against Roman Salazar ...

Mar 2, 2015

Ovechkin fires Capitals to victory over Leafs

Alex Ovechkin’s offensive performance against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night was impressive. His celebration after his first goal, however, was not. Ovechkin scored his 40th and 41st goals of the season and added an assist, Braden Holtby made 32 saves, and the ...

Mar 2, 2015

Maxwell mocked over choke sign

Australia’s Glenn Maxwell was both mocked and praised Monday after video emerged of him making a ‘choking’ gesture just moments before Kane Williamson launched the giant six that won Saturday’s Cricket World Cup clash for New Zealand. Maxwell, a controversial batsman dubbed ‘The Big ...

Nishikori No. 4 in latest rankings

Mar 2, 2015

Nishikori No. 4 in latest rankings

Kei Nishikori rose to No. 4 in the ATP world rankings on Monday, tying Kimiko Date-Krumm as the highest-ranked Japanese player ever. “Just saw the new rankings,” Nishikori said through his Twitter account. “Very proud of another step.” Nishikori’s ranking means that he will ...

Mar 2, 2015

Nadal triumph ends title drought

Rafael Nadal won his first title in nearly nine months Sunday after defeating Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1 at the Argentina Open. The top-seeded Spaniard hadn’t reached a final since winning at Roland Garros last year. It was Nadal’s 46th title on clay, moving him ...

Ferrer tops Nishikori in final

Mar 1, 2015

Ferrer tops Nishikori in final

Kei Nishikori was denied his second ATP Tour title of the season after falling to Spaniard David Ferrer in the final of the Mexico Open on Saturday. No. 2 seed Ferrer, who is ranked ninth in the world, beat the top-seeded Nishikori 6-3, 7-5, ...

Jagr debuts as Panthers win

Mar 1, 2015

Jagr debuts as Panthers win

Jaromir Jagr added some spark to the Florida Panthers offense, even though he didn’t get on the score sheet. Jagr made his Panthers debut, and Scottie Upshall scored the go-ahead goal with 5:58 left in the Panthers’ 5-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on ...

Mar 1, 2015

Ndungu wins Lake Biwa Marathon

Kenya’s Samuel Ndungu outpaced the field in driving rain to win his second Lake Biwa Marathon on Sunday. Ndungu, who also won the 2012 edition, ran uncontested for most of the latter part of the race and cut the tape at 2 hours, 9 ...

Mar 1, 2015

Rampant Sri Lanka beats England

Sri Lanka cruised to a convincing 9-wicket win against England in its World Cup Pool A match on Sunday, powered by unbeaten centuries from Kumar Sangakkara, who smashed 117 off 86 balls, and opener Lahiru Thirimanne, who scored 139. Sri Lanka reached 312 for ...

Mar 1, 2015

Japan misses team ski jump medal

Japan, featuring veteran Noriaki Kasai, was left out of the medals after coming fourth in the ski jumping team competition at the world ski championships on Saturday. The team of Kasai, Daiki Ito, Junshiro Kobayashi and Taku Takeuchi finished with a total score of ...