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NFL postseason taking shape

Dec 20, 2014

NFL postseason taking shape

The Seattle Seahawks fly into Arizona on a four-game winning streak, looking very much like the Super Bowl championship team of a season ago. The Arizona Cardinals, already assured of a playoff berth, send a quarterback who wasn’t around a month ago against a ...

Phelps enters guilty plea for DUI

Dec 20, 2014

Phelps enters guilty plea for DUI

Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps pleaded guilty to drunken driving on Friday, almost three months after he was arrested after leaving a Baltimore casino. Phelps, 29, was arrested on Sept. 30. Documents show he was stopped for speeding and crossing the double yellow ...

Dec 19, 2014

Golfer Aoki celebrates golden anniversary of career

Isao Aoki, one of Japan’s most successful golfers, celebrated the 50th year of his career Friday, with Prime Minster Shinzo Abe among guests that joined him at a party in Tokyo. Former Yomiuri Giants manager Shigeo Nagashima was also at the party for the ...

Titans lose again, eye top pick

Dec 19, 2014

Titans lose again, eye top pick

Blake Bortles revived a stagnant offense. Jordan Todman provided some cushion. And Sen’Derrick Marks sealed it with the most rewarding sack of his career. The trio provided all the highlights in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 21-13 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night. In ...

Capitals fend off Blue Jackets in overtime

Dec 19, 2014

Capitals fend off Blue Jackets in overtime

The Washington Capitals made sure this one wouldn’t get to a shootout. Eric Fehr scored 42 seconds into overtime to lead Washington to a 5-4 victory over Columbus on Thursday night, extending the Capitals’ point streak to seven games and snapping the Blue Jackets’ ...

Dec 19, 2014

Ex-boxing champ Terrell dead at 75

Former heavyweight boxing champion Ernie Terrell, best known for his punishing loss to Muhammad Ali in the famed “What’s My Name?” fight in 1967, has died at the age of 75, the Chicago Sun-Times reported on Wednesday. Terrell, a towering 198-cm boxer with a ...

Dec 19, 2014

Miller on track to race in January

Bode Miller is skiing again and remains on schedule for a January return after undergoing November surgery on a disc in his back. U.S. Ski Team men’s head coach Sasha Rearick says the six-time Olympic medalist started skiing in Park City, Utah, this week, ...

Dec 19, 2014

Harbaugh mum on Michigan report

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is declining to respond to reports that he is weighing an offer from Michigan to become the new football coach at his alma mater. Harbaugh has one season remaining on the $25 million, five-year contract he signed in ...

Dec 18, 2014

Yamada joins Aussie rugby club

Japan international Akihito Yamada has joined Australian Super Rugby club Western Force, the club said on Thursday. The dynamic outside back joins the Force as a concessional signing for one year, with each Australian club permitted to recruit one Japanese player in addition to ...

Dec 18, 2014

Chryst named Wisconsin coach

Paul Chryst is coming home to coach Wisconsin. The school made it official on Wednesday, hiring Chryst away from Pittsburgh. The announcement ended days of speculation following the surprising departure of Gary Andersen for Oregon State. Chryst is a former Wisconsin offensive coordinator and ...

Dec 18, 2014

Luck lands NCAA executive post

West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck is joining the NCAA as executive vice president of regulatory affairs. The NCAA is creating a new position for Luck that will bring academic and membership affairs, the eligibility center and enforcement under one umbrella. He will oversee ...

Dec 18, 2014

Pettine responds to Kosar critique

Browns coach Mike Pettine calls former Cleveland quarterback Bernie Kosar’s harsh condemnation of the team’s front office “a little dramatic.” Kosar blasted the organization Monday, a day after the Browns were shut out by Cincinnati in rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel’s starting debut. Pettine says ...