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May 2, 2015

Canadians cruise in opening contest

Canada showed its attacking power with a 6-1 victory over Latvia on Friday in the first game of the world hockey championship, while the United States beat 2014 runnerup Finland 5-1. Defending champion Russia opened with a 6-2 victory over Norway, and Sweden beat ...

May 2, 2015

Japanese pair left to settle for third

Kenta Matsudaira and Koki Niwa will leave the table tennis world championships with bronze medals in men’s doubles after losing their semifinal on Saturday. Matsudaira and Niwa were beaten in straight games by China’s Fan Zhengdong and Zhou Yu 11-3, 11-7, 12-10, 16-14. “It ...

Buccaneers take QB Winston with top pick in NFL Draft

May 1, 2015

Buccaneers take QB Winston with top pick in NFL Draft

Even with significant off-field baggage, Jameis Winston was the first pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday night. With no such issues, Marcus Mariota went second. You don’t pass up a potential franchise quarterback in today’s pass-happy NFL. So Florida State’s Winston is headed ...

Caps win on Ward's goal with 1.3 seconds left

May 1, 2015

Caps win on Ward's goal with 1.3 seconds left

Joel Ward wanted Alex Ovechkin to hear him over the din at Madison Square Garden. So, the forward screamed at his superstar teammate. Maybe he should do it more often. Ward got Ovechkin’s attention and drove the Russian’s feed past Henrik Lundqvist with 1.3 ...

Nadal remains confident despite recent slump in form

May 1, 2015

Nadal remains confident despite recent slump in form

Rafael Nadal insisted Thursday that he will not panic over his worrying slump in form which has placed serious question marks over his dream of a 10th French Open title. The 28-year-old Spaniard is down at four in the world rankings and has maximum ...

May 1, 2015

Burress indicted on tax charges

Former NFL star Plaxico Burress has been indicted on charges he failed to pay taxes, New Jersey prosecutors announced Thursday. The 37-year-old former wide receiver with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants and New York Jets was charged last week with willful failure to ...

May 1, 2015

Birdies key Matsuyama's victory

Hideki Matsuyama overturned a two-hole deficit on Thursday with three late birdies and an eagle in the second round of the Match Play Championship. Playing against the Netherlands’ Joost Luiten, the 16th seed Matsuyama put himself behind with bogeys on Nos. 1 and 3 ...

SoftBank launches America's Cup team

Apr 30, 2015

SoftBank launches America's Cup team

The Kansai Yacht Club has announced its challenge for the 2017 America’s Cup. The club, backed by the telecommunications company SoftBank Group, announced Thursday that SoftBank Team Japan will compete in the lead-up World Series events later this year with the goal of competing ...

Lightning eliminate Red Wings in Game 7

Apr 30, 2015

Lightning eliminate Red Wings in Game 7

Lucky bounce or not, Petr Mrazek never saw the puck coming. The Tampa Bay Lightning are moving on in the NHL playoffs. The Detroit Red Wings are headed home. Braydon Coburn broke a scoreless tie with a goal that kicked up over Detroit’s goalie ...

Spieth flies out blocks in Match Play opener

Apr 30, 2015

Spieth flies out blocks in Match Play opener

Even with a new format, the objective didn’t change in the Match Play Championship. And neither did the emotions. Masters champion Jordan Spieth, still equipped with that sporty short game, made seven birdies in 16 holes and had an easy time against Mikko Ilonen ...