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Stuhec wins World Cup opener

Dec 3, 2016

Stuhec wins World Cup opener

Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec won the season-opening downhill at Lake Louise on Friday for her first World Cup victory. “It’s the first one, but I definitely hope it’s not the last one,” Stuhec said. The 26-year-old Stuhec finished in 1 minute, 45.48 seconds. “We did ...

Suspect in McKnight case released without charge

Dec 3, 2016

Suspect in McKnight case released without charge

The shooting death of an ex-NFL player in a New Orleans suburb was a “road rage” incident that began on a nearby bridge, a sheriff said Friday, as he urged against a rush to judgment and defended his handling of the case. Joe McKnight ...

F1 champ Rosberg in shock retirement

Dec 3, 2016

F1 champ Rosberg in shock retirement

Quitting at the top, Formula One champion Nico Rosberg shocked the world of motor racing Friday by announcing he was retiring at the age of 31, five days after earning his first world championship. “I have decided to end my Formula One career. I ...

Matsuyama tied for lead with Johnson; Tiger 6 back

Dec 3, 2016

Matsuyama tied for lead with Johnson; Tiger 6 back

Hideki Matsuyama, making the most of a hot putter, shot a five-under par 67 Friday to match U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson for the lead at the Hero World Challenge. Sixth-ranked Matsuyama, coming off three Asian triumphs in the past six weeks, moved even ...

Sharks skate past Canadiens

Dec 3, 2016

Sharks skate past Canadiens

Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski scored in the first period, Martin Jones stopped 31 shots and the San Jose Sharks extended their mastery of Montreal at home by beating the Canadiens 2-1 on Friday in a matchup of division leaders. Jones won his third ...

Abe triumphs over Hashiguchi at Grand Slam Tokyo

Dec 2, 2016

Abe triumphs over Hashiguchi at Grand Slam Tokyo

Nineteen-year-old Hifumi Abe won his second Grand Slam Tokyo title on Friday in the men’s judo 66-kg division at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. Abe, the winner here two years ago, won the final by ippon slamming down Yuki Hashiguchi with a seoi-otoshi, or back-drop throw. ...

Tiger makes long-awaited return to golf

Dec 2, 2016

Tiger makes long-awaited return to golf

Hardly looking like a player who had not competed in 466 days, Tiger Woods ran off three straight birdies with a variety of shots and was tied for the lead in the Hero World Challenge on Thursday as he approached the turn. Three shots ...

Dec 2, 2016

Indiana football coach Wilson quits

When Indiana University athletic director Fred Glass woke up Thursday morning, he knew the Hoosiers’ football program would be turned upside-down. By nightfall, Glass had collected Kevin Wilson’s resignation, Tom Allen’s agreement to succeed Wilson and was trying to swat away questions about whether ...

Dec 2, 2016

IAAF keeping pressure on Russia

Russia will stay stuck in track and field’s doghouse, its athletes banned from competing under their own flag, until February at the earliest. In his latest update on Russian anti-doping efforts, Rune Andersen said on Thursday there has been progress but that his taskforce ...

Prolific line ignites Oilers in rout of Jets

Dec 2, 2016

Prolific line ignites Oilers in rout of Jets

Leon Draisaitl earned some high praise from linemate Connor McDavid. Draisaitl had two goals and an assist and McDavid had three assists in the Edmonton Oilers’ 6-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. “He’s one of my favorite guys to play with for ...

Cowboys win 11th straight

Dec 2, 2016

Cowboys win 11th straight

Dez Bryant sashayed through the Dallas locker room with an unmistakable swagger and had nothing but good things to say about his adversary this time around. It was a stark change from a week ago, when he sparred with Washington cornerback Josh Norman on ...

Dec 1, 2016

Hungary swim chief Gyarfas resigns

The head of Hungary’s swimming federation said Wednesday he was resigning, less than a year before the country will host the 2017 FINA World Championships. Calls for the ouster of Tamas Gyarfas, who first became federation president in 1993, were led by three-time Olympic ...