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'Johnny Football' addresses critics

Jun 28, 2014

'Johnny Football' addresses critics

Johnny’s gonna play and Johnny’s gonna party. Tired of scrutiny about how he spends his weekends away from football and drained by the spotlight that follows him, Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel said he has no plans to tone down his lifestyle. “I don’t ...

Jun 28, 2014

Wie one shot off pace in Arkansas

Michelle Wie shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 on Friday in her first round since winning the U.S. Women’s Open last weekend at Pinehurst, leaving her a stroke behind leader Alena Sharp in the NW Arkansas Championship. Wie played the back nine in 4-under 31 ...

Jun 28, 2014

Former All Black Ellis to join Kobe

Former All Blacks scrumhalf Andy Ellis will play for Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers when the current Super Rugby season ends. Ellis, 30, who played the most recent of his 26 tests for New Zealand as a replacement in the 2011 World Cup final, will ...

Ekblad top draft pick

Jun 28, 2014

Ekblad top draft pick

Florida selected Aaron Ekblad with the first pick in the NHL draft on Friday, making him the first defenseman to go No. 1 since St. Louis took Erik Johnson in 2006. “I want that burden of expectation,” Ekblad said. “I want that feel for ...

Tiger misses cut in return to course

Jun 28, 2014

Tiger misses cut in return to course

Tiger Woods never felt so good after playing so badly. Taking two shots to escape a plugged lie in a bunker put him a hole. Four straight bogeys on the back nine Friday in the Quicken Loans National buried his chances of making it ...

Wozniacki dispatches Konjuh in straight sets

Jun 27, 2014

Wozniacki dispatches Konjuh in straight sets

Caroline Wozniacki kept her composure to end the spirited run of 16-year-old Croat Ana Konjuh 6-3, 6-0 in the third round of Wimbledon on Friday. Wimbledon debutant Konjuh, the youngest player to reach the last 32 at the All England Club since 2005, forced ...

Jun 27, 2014

NHL to raise salary cap for 2014-15

After a year of record revenues, the NHL salary cap is going up again. The exact figure for the 2014-15 season hasn’t been set yet, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said on Thursday following a meeting of the league’s board of governors, but he hoped ...

Jun 27, 2014

Tiger shoots 74 in return from injury

Tiger Woods was back on the U.S. PGA Tour for the first time in more than three months on Thursday and said he felt “fantastic.” He was talking about his back, not his game. One day into his most recent return from injury, that’s ...

Nishikori rolls into 3rd round

Jun 27, 2014

Nishikori rolls into 3rd round

Kei Nishikori admitted he had made a perfect start to his Wimbledon campaign as the 10th seed moved into the third round with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 thrashing of American qualifier Denis Kudla on Thursday. Nishikori has never gone past the third round at ...

UFC returning to Saitama on Sept. 20

Jun 26, 2014

UFC returning to Saitama on Sept. 20

by Jason Coskrey

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is bringing its brand of mixed-martial arts back to Japan with not only one of the most highly anticipated heavyweight bouts in recent memory, but also what may be among the most important UFC debuts by a Japanese fighter in ...

Nishikori advances to third round

Jun 26, 2014

Nishikori advances to third round

Kei Nishikori cruised into the third round at Wimbledon on Thursday after dispatching American qualifier Denis Kudla with ease 6-3, 6-2, 6-1. It was the third consecutive year that Nishikori reached the third round at the All England Club. After a slightly rocky start, ...

Jun 26, 2014

Djokovic overpowers Stepanek in four sets

Top seed Novak Djokovic survived a testing Centre Court examination at the hands of close friend and veteran serve-and-volleyer Radek Stepanek to reach the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday. Djokovic, the 2011 champion, carved out a 6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5) victory over ...