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Dec 14, 2014

Fannemel claims first ski jump win

Anders Fannemel of Norway earned his first career ski jump World Cup victory on Saturday by finishing first in a large hill night event. Fannemel jumped 132 and 133 meters for a total score of 263.1 points, 5.8 points ahead of Austria’s Gregor Schlierenzauer, ...

Dec 14, 2014

Teens make table tennis history

Fourteen year-olds Mima Ito and Miu Hirano on Saturday became the youngest-ever winners at the $1 million table tennis World Grand Finals in Bangkok. The schoolgirls took the women’s doubles title, beating Natalia Partyka and Katarzyna Grzybowski of Poland 11-7, 11-6, 11-4, 11-5, to ...

Dec 14, 2014

Pietilae-Holmner edges out Maze

Swedish skier Maria Pietilae-Holmner did just enough to protect her first-run lead and win a World Cup slalom race Saturday, beating overall leader Tina Maze of Slovenia by just .06 seconds. After winning Friday’s giant slalom, Maze was eyeing a 27th World Cup win ...

Dec 14, 2014

Khan eyes Mayweather after victory

Amir Khan put his name in the mix for a possible fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr., using his speed and accurate right hand Saturday night to win a lopsided 12-round decision over former champion Devon Alexander in a welterweight matchup. Khan (30-3) won round ...

Canadiens' Price stands tall between the pipes

Dec 13, 2014

Canadiens' Price stands tall between the pipes

The Los Angeles Kings were all over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night. The defending Stanley Cup champions just didn’t have much to show for it. With his team getting outplayed on the ice in front of him, Carey Price had a season-high 44 ...

Peterson loses appeal

Dec 13, 2014

Peterson loses appeal

The NFL’s hard line on Adrian Peterson held up. The league-appointed arbitrator for Peterson’s appeal affirmed the unpaid suspension until at least next spring, the final result of the child-abuse case that kept the Minnesota running back out of all but one game this ...

Dec 13, 2014

Scott tied for lead at Australian PGA

Defending champion Adam Scott and fellow Australians Scott Strange and Wade Ormsby were tied for the lead after three rounds at the Australian PGA Championship, with Boo Weekley one stroke behind. Scott shot a 3-under 69 on Saturday while Strange and overnight leader Ormsby ...

Hirscher races to giant slalom win

Dec 13, 2014

Hirscher races to giant slalom win

Marcel Hirscher of Austria was fastest in both runs Friday to easily win an icy World Cup giant slalom raced under floodlights, finishing more than one second ahead of his archrival Ted Ligety. Hirscher posted a combined time of 2 minutes, 30.18 seconds, with ...

Dec 12, 2014

Volleyball player arrested for cash theft at Tokyo pachinko

Police have arrested a Japan national team volleyball player on suspicion of stealing money from a wallet at a pachinko pinball parlor in Tokyo, police said Friday. Kongo Oh, 30, a member of Toray Industries Inc.’s men’s volleyball team, admitted to the charges, police ...

Cards outkick Rams, but lose QB Stanton

Dec 12, 2014

Cards outkick Rams, but lose QB Stanton

Drew Stanton hopped off the field to the bench and was carted off with a right knee injury. For the second straight meeting against the St. Louis Rams, the Arizona Cardinals lost a quarterback. They won both times, thanks to strong defense. Chandler Catanzaro ...