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Bruins top Blue Jackets in shootout

Nov 22, 2014

Bruins top Blue Jackets in shootout

Boston Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg figured it had to be great television after Alex Khokhlachev ended the cliffhanger with a dramatic flourish. Khokhlachev scored the winner in the seventh round of a shootout in his second NHL game, leading the Bruins over the Columbus ...

Wie makes move for big payday

Nov 22, 2014

Wie makes move for big payday

Michelle Wie suddenly is in a position to consider a million ways how a great year can get even better. On a tough day that only rewarded the best shots, Wie holed out for eagle with a pitching wedge on her way to a ...

Nov 22, 2014

Spargo in front at Australian Masters

South Australian journeyman Paul Spargo will take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Australian Masters after shooting a one-under 71 on Saturday, with double defending champion Adam Scott lurking four strokes behind. World No. 2 Scott rued a bogey-strewn front nine ...

Nov 22, 2014

Peterson appeal date set for Dec. 2

Adrian Peterson’s hearing for the appeal of his suspension will be held on Dec. 2. And it will not be in front of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL announced that hearing officer Harold Henderson will preside over the proceedings. Peterson has not played ...

Bills escape snowbound Buffalo

Nov 22, 2014

Bills escape snowbound Buffalo

Bills receiver Chris Hogan trudged through hip-high drifts of snow to get to Ralph Wilson Stadium. Tight ends Scott Chandler and Lee Smith shared a ride on a snowmobile. Mush. All that was missing were Sherpas and sled dogs for the Bills to escape ...

Nov 22, 2014

Monfils downs ailing Federer in Davis Cup

Davis Cup Roger Federer’s valiant attempt to shake off a back injury backfired spectacularly when the Swiss 17-time Grand Slam champion was swept aside by Gael Monfils Friday as France leveled the Davis Cup final at 1-1 on Friday. Monfils triumphed 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 ...

Matsuyama holds lead after 36 holes at Dunlop Phoenix Tournament

Nov 21, 2014

Matsuyama holds lead after 36 holes at Dunlop Phoenix Tournament

Hideki Matsuyama produced flashes of sheer brilliance to conjure a seven-under-par 64 on Friday, snatching a one-stroke lead at the halfway point of the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament. The 22-year-old, who claimed his maiden victory on the U.S. PGA Tour at the Memorial Tournament earlier ...

Nov 21, 2014

Speedskater Kodaira triumphs in 500-meter race

Nao Kodaira beat Olympic champion Lee Sang-hwa of South Korea in the women’s 500 meters to claim her first World Cup win in the second event of the season on Friday. Kodaira powered home in 38.05 seconds, while Lee had to make do with ...

Raiders finally get first win

Nov 21, 2014

Raiders finally get first win

After 368 days and 16 straight losses, the Oakland Raiders finally had something to celebrate. Rookie Derek Carr threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to James Jones with 1:42 remaining, and the Raiders got one last defensive stop to snap a 16-game losing streak with ...

Nov 21, 2014

Boxer Taylor charged in shooting

Arkansas prosecutors have charged IBF middleweight champion Jermain Taylor in a shooting at his home. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that the 36-year-old Little Rock native was charged Wednesday with first-degree battery and first-degree terroristic threatening. If convicted, he faces up to 26 years in ...

Nov 21, 2014

Vettel to race for Ferrari in 2015

In a widely expected shake-up, four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel will replace two-time champion Fernando Alonso at Ferrari next season. The 27-year-old German will be leaving Red Bull for the Italian team on a three-year deal, Ferrari said Thursday. “The dream of a ...

Nov 21, 2014

NFL union appeals Peterson ban

The NFL players’ union on Thursday appealed the league’s suspension of Adrian Peterson and demanded an independent, neutral arbitrator hears the case. In a letter to its player representatives and executive committee obtained by AP, the NFLPA called commissioner Roger Goodell’s punishment “unprecedented, arbitrary, ...