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Nishikori beats Tsonga, stays on course for ATP Finals

Kei Nishikori, bidding to become the first Asian-born player to qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals, beat former champion and local favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 in a third-round match at the Paris Masters on Thursday. The 24-year-old Nishikori is in sixth position in the race for the season ...

Federer stays on hot streak

Oct 30, 2014

Federer stays on hot streak

Roger Federer was made to fight all the way by local favorite Jeremy Chardy before reaching the third round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday, while Andy Murray moved one match away from qualifying for the ATP Finals. The 17-time Grand Slam champion completed ...

Oct 30, 2014

Federer's agent expands business

Roger Federer’s long-time agent is branching out beyond tennis. The agency headed by Tony Godsick — who has worked with 17-time major champion Federer for nearly a decade — will represent New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist for off-ice marketing deals. Lundqvist led the ...

Oct 30, 2014

Abdelkader sparks Wings past Caps

Justin Abdelkader scored twice in the third period to help the Detroit Red Wings rally for a 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night. Abdelkader broke a 2-2 scoreline when he took a drop pass from Pavel Datsyuk and beat Braden Holtby ...

Oct 30, 2014

Stars lead teams for Fed Cup final

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will lead the Czech Republic and Angelique Kerber will play for Germany in next week’s Fed Cup final. Following an early exit from the WTA Finals, Kvitova has a chance to win the Fed Cup title for the third time ...

Hagino breaks national record in 200-meter individual medley

Oct 29, 2014

Hagino breaks national record in 200-meter individual medley

Asian Games MVP Kosuke Hagino rewrote his own national record en route to winning the men’s 200-meter individual medley at a short-course World Cup on Wednesday. Hagino, who also triumphed in the 200 freestyle, improved his own mark in the 200 IM by 0.23 ...

Pens rally to crush Devils

Oct 29, 2014

Pens rally to crush Devils

A jolt from the league’s top-ranked power-play gave the Pittsburgh Penguins all they needed to overcome a slow start against the New Jersey Devils. Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby fueled a four-goal second-period outburst as the Penguins went on to score seven straight during ...

Hockey legend Howe resting after stroke

Oct 29, 2014

Hockey legend Howe resting after stroke

Ice hockey great Gordie Howe has lost some function on the right side of his body after having a stroke Sunday in Texas. Howe’s daughter Cathy on Tuesday said the 86-year-old Detroit Red Wings legend had lost much use of his right arm and ...

Djokovic celebrates return with win

Oct 29, 2014

Djokovic celebrates return with win

In his first match since the birth of his first child, defending champion Novak Djokovic stayed on course to finish the season as No. 1 by defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-4 in the second round of the Paris Masters on Tuesday. The top-seeded Djokovic ...

Oct 29, 2014

Bailey retires after 15 years in NFL

Champ Bailey is retiring after a 15-year NFL career that included a dozen Pro Bowl selections, more than any cornerback in history. Bailey’s agent, Jack Reale, said Tuesday from Atlanta that Bailey was still drawing interest from teams wanting him to play this season ...

Asian Games star Hagino wins World Cup 100 IM

Oct 28, 2014

Asian Games star Hagino wins World Cup 100 IM

Asian Games MVP Kosuke Hagino won the men’s 100-meter individual medley at the short-course World Cup on Tuesday. Hagino touched the wall in 52.03 seconds, with world champion Daiya Seto winning the 400 IM in 3:59.91 at the Tatsumi International Swimming Center. Hagino, though, ...

Redskins cool off Cowboys

Oct 28, 2014

Redskins cool off Cowboys

Colt McCoy did it again. The small-town West Texas kid calmly led a winning drive at the home of the Dallas Cowboys. McCoy’s successful return to his home state trumped Tony Romo’s dramatic return to the game. McCoy directed Washington to Kai Forbath’s 40-yard ...