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Sep 9, 2014

SMU football coach Jones resigns

SMU coach June Jones resigned Monday only two games into his seventh season at the school, citing “some personal reasons” for his sudden decision. The resignation, effective immediately, came after the Mustangs scored only one touchdown while losing their first two games this year. ...

Sep 9, 2014

Clowney undergoes knee surgery

Jadeveon Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Monday and will be out 4-6 weeks. Coach Bill O’Brien said he didn’t know exactly what was repaired in Clowney’s knee. Clowney was injured late ...

Star sprinter Kiryu doubtful for Asian Games

| Sep 8, 2014

Star sprinter Kiryu doubtful for Asian Games

Teen sprinter Yoshihide Kiryu is doubtful for the Asian Games after suffering a torn left hamstring, the Japan Association of Athletics Federations said Monday. The 18-year-old Kiryu, carrying the hopes of becoming the first Japanese to run the 100 meters in under 10 seconds, ...

Matsuyama qualifies for season-ending Tour Championship

Sep 8, 2014

Matsuyama qualifies for season-ending Tour Championship

Hideki Matsuyama qualified for next week’s Tour Championship after finishing 20th with a 4-under 276 at the BMW Championship on Sunday. The result left Matsuyama 28th in the FedEx Cup standings. The top 30 appear in the Tour Championship starting Thursday, which allowed Matsuyama ...

Broncos beat Colts to give Manning NFL-wide dominance

Sep 8, 2014

Broncos beat Colts to give Manning NFL-wide dominance

Peyton Manning sure didn’t need Wes Welker in this heart-pounding opener. He threw three touchdown passes to tight end Julius Thomas in the first half and the Denver Broncos held on to beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-24 on Sunday night. In his second try, ...

Williams earns three-peat

Sep 8, 2014

Williams earns three-peat

A couple of months before Serena Williams capped her dominant run to a third consecutive U.S. Open championship and 18th major singles title Sunday night, she sat down with coach Patrick Mouratoglou to decipher why the season had been such a struggle by her ...

Nishikori's run to final inspires Samurai Blue

Sep 8, 2014

Nishikori's run to final inspires Samurai Blue

Gaku Shibasaki hopes he can take his first step onto the international stage Tuesday, hours after a fellow Aomori Yamada High School alumni tries to make sporting history with the world watching him — that being Kei Nishikori. In New York on Monday, Nishikori ...

Sep 8, 2014

Gatlin caps undefeated campaign

American sprinter Justin Gatlin finished the season undefeated by winning the 100 meters in 9.83 seconds at the IAAF world challenge meeting Sunday. Gatlin won all 18 races he entered this year. “My season ends now. I need to rest,” Gatlin said. “The crowd ...

Sep 8, 2014

Horschel hangs on for BMW title

The bad swing a week ago is a distant memory. The blown lead Sunday — that wasn’t enough to derail Billy Horschel, either. Horschel let a three-shot lead drop to nothing early in the final round of the BMW Championship before rebounding for a ...

Nishikori ready to make history

Sep 8, 2014

Nishikori ready to make history

Kei Nishikori’s journey to the U.S. Open final began a decade ago, when he was spotted as a teen at a tryout in Japan and invited to move to Florida to attend a tennis academy. Nishikori was among the first beneficiaries of a project ...

Slick passing sends Phoenix past Triumphant Lion

Sep 7, 2014

Slick passing sends Phoenix past Triumphant Lion

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

The defending Kanto champion Nihon University Phoenix got off to a fine start thanks to big-time offense by trouncing the Nippon Sport Science Triumphant Lion 56-14 on Sunday at Amino Vital Field in Kanto Collegiate Football League action. Operating their trademark shotgun formation, the ...

Oregon rallies past Michigan State

Sep 7, 2014

Oregon rallies past Michigan State

Marcus Mariota threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns and No. 3 Oregon’s blur offense overwhelmed No. 7 Michigan State’s stout defense in a 46-27 victory Saturday night. Mariota’s three touchdown passes — two to speedy redshirt freshman Devon Allen — gave him 69 ...