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Takada aiming for NFL career

Aug 23, 2014

Takada aiming for NFL career

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Playing in the NFL is the ultimate dream of every kid who plays football. The majority, however, never get to see that dream come true. The window of opportunity to reach the NFL is even narrower if you don’t live in the United States. ...

Aug 22, 2014

Goalie Giguere ends storied career

The goaltender known as “Jiggy” is stepping away from the net. Jean-Sebastien Giguere announced his retirement Thursday after 16 NHL seasons in which he won 262 games, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship. The Colorado Avalanche say Giguere made his decision ...

Carter wins Stockholm 100 meters

Aug 22, 2014

Carter wins Stockholm 100 meters

Nesta Carter of Jamaica was the only sprinter to dip below 10 seconds as he won the men’s 100 meters at the Stockholm Diamond League meet on Thursday. Carter clocked 9.96 to beat Keston Bledman of Trinidad and Tobago, who finished in 10.09. Britain’s ...

Phelps makes return to international competition at Pan Pacs

Aug 22, 2014

Phelps makes return to international competition at Pan Pacs

It was raining, and it was pouring for Michael Phelps’ return to international competition. It was anything but boring. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist advanced to the 100-meter freestyle final at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships on Friday, with his time of 48.45 seconds ...

Kvitova reaches Connecticut semis

Aug 22, 2014

Kvitova reaches Connecticut semis

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova moved into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open with a 6-4, 6-1 win Thursday over fellow Czech player Barbora Zahlavova Strycova. Kvitova went down by a service break in the third game of the match, but avoided the upset bug ...

Eagles beat Steelers; Blount, Bell play day after arrest

Aug 22, 2014

Eagles beat Steelers; Blount, Bell play day after arrest

Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount played in a preseason game one day after they were arrested for marijuana possession. They combined for 55 yards rushing in Pittsburgh’s 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night. “I’m sorry to be a ...

Aug 21, 2014

Top League to introduce new officiating system this season

When the Top League kicks off its 12th season on Friday, there will be a slight change in the officiating as the league implements a television match official system. The introduction of a TMO system is intended to bring Japan in line with the ...

Rams reach out to Ferguson teams

Aug 21, 2014

Rams reach out to Ferguson teams

Courtland Griffin has attempted to keep the lives of his McCluer North football players as normal as possible despite the upheaval in their community: Ferguson, Missouri. North is one of three high schools in the Ferguson-Florissant School District that has yet to begin classes ...