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Seahawks D silences 49ers

Richard Sherman offered one final challenge to San Francisco: “I told their sideline if they threw it my way I’d end the game.” He did exactly that — just like last time. Sherman provided the moment of the game against the 49ers once again, a mere 10 months after his ...

Nov 27, 2014

Coe plans to run for IAAF presidency

Sebastian Coe confirmed on Thursday he plans to run for the position of president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The double Olympic champion released a statement also saying he would unveil his election manifesto and vision for athletics and the IAAF ...

Datsyuk scores twice as Red Wings beat Flyers

Nov 27, 2014

Datsyuk scores twice as Red Wings beat Flyers

The Detroit Red Wings were doing just fine without Pavel Datsyuk in the lineup, but he showed why they’d still rather him on the ice. Datsyuk scored twice in his return from an injury to lead the Red Wings to a 5-2 victory over ...

Woodson planning on returning in '15

Nov 27, 2014

Woodson planning on returning in '15

When he signed a one-year contract with the Oakland Raiders in March, safety Charles Woodson wasn’t thinking much about playing beyond this season. Now the 38-year-old sees no reason to stop — as long as he can get through the final five games healthy. ...

Griffin faces uncertain NFL future

Nov 27, 2014

Griffin faces uncertain NFL future

Robert Griffin III mingled in the locker room and made small talk about shoes and food. No sense talking about football, not when a player who once could do no wrong has been benched for the second time in two years. The Redskins will ...

Australian batsman Hughes dies after blow to head

Nov 27, 2014

Australian batsman Hughes dies after blow to head

Australian test batsman Phillip Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday, two days after being struck in the head by a cricket ball during a domestic first-class match. He was 25. “It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ...

Predators usurp Kings in shootout

Nov 26, 2014

Predators usurp Kings in shootout

James Neal had to be patient while waiting for his name to be called in the shootout. Then he made his opportunity count. Neal scored the only goal of the six-round tiebreaker to give the Nashville Predators a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles ...

Well-wishers line up in support of Chiefs star Berry

Nov 26, 2014

Well-wishers line up in support of Chiefs star Berry

Wide receiver Jason Avant arrived in Kansas City a few days ago, a mid-season signing by the Chiefs. He was leaving his hotel Tuesday when a woman mustered up the courage to approach him. She didn’t want to welcome him to the team. Or ...

Nov 26, 2014

Hanyu set to skate at NHK Trophy

World and Olympic men’s champion Yuzuru Hanyu will probably skate at this week’s NHK Trophy, his coach, Brian Orser indicated on Tuesday. Hanyu suffered a contusion on his left thigh on Nov. 8 when he was bloodied in a collision with China’s Han Yan ...

Nov 26, 2014

Hughes still in critical condition

Phillip Hughes, the Australian batsman who needed emergency surgery after being knocked out by a cricket ball, remained in a critical condition on Wednesday. Australian team doctor Peter Brukner issued a statement saying Hughes had further scans at St. Vincent’s Hospital during the morning ...

Bills pound Jets in relocated game

Nov 25, 2014

Bills pound Jets in relocated game

Scott Chandler capped an emotionally draining week with a celebration for the folks back home in Buffalo. After catching a touchdown pass shortly before halftime, he began mimicking a shoveling motion, a nod to Bills fans who have spent the last few days digging ...

Hockey legend Pat Quinn dies

Nov 25, 2014

Hockey legend Pat Quinn dies

Pat Quinn, a former defenseman and longtime NHL coach and executive who brought a gruff and passionate presence to hockey across the decades, has died at 71. Quinn passed away Sunday night in Vancouver after a long illness, the Hockey Hall of Fame and ...

China discloses news of Sun doping ban

Nov 24, 2014

China discloses news of Sun doping ban

Olympic and world champion swimmer Sun Yang served a three-month doping ban earlier this year, China’s anti-doping agency disclosed Monday, in a case that raised questions over why the positive test was kept quiet for so long. Sun tested positive for the banned stimulant ...