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New NHL franchise headed to Las Vegas

Jun 23, 2016

New NHL franchise headed to Las Vegas

The NHL is making a big bet on Las Vegas. The league will expand to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season after awarding its 31st franchise to billionaire businessman Bill Foley on Wednesday. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the decision after the league’s board of ...

McIlroy opts out of Olympics over Zika concerns

Jun 22, 2016

McIlroy opts out of Olympics over Zika concerns

Golfer Rory McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns about the Zika virus, saying Wednesday it is “a risk I am unwilling to take.” “After speaking with those closest to ...

Sprinter Sani Brown set to miss Rio Games

Jun 22, 2016

Sprinter Sani Brown set to miss Rio Games

Up-and-coming sprinter Abdul Hakim Sani Brown’s hopes of appearing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August are all but over, the Japan Association of Athletics Federations said Wednesday. A left thigh injury has forced the 17-year-old to withdraw from the national championships — ...

Jun 22, 2016

Jones touts Hartley as Lions skipper

Dylan Hartley has all the right qualities to lead the British and Irish Lions for the tour of New Zealand next year, the England captain’s head coach Eddie Jones has said. The 30-year-old hooker, who has picked up 74 caps for his country, led ...

Goromaru hopes to live up to expectations with Toulon

Jun 21, 2016

Goromaru hopes to live up to expectations with Toulon

Fullback Ayumu Goromaru’s goal with Toulon will be putting points on the board with his boot he said Tuesday, when he was unveiled by the French rugby giant. “When this offer arrived, I had no reason to turn it down,” said the 30-year-old who ...

Dibaba's coach arrested after raid produces EPO traces

Jun 21, 2016

Dibaba's coach arrested after raid produces EPO traces

The coach of world 1,500-meter champion Genzebe Dibaba and other long-distance runners was arrested near Barcelona on Monday after Spanish police raided his hotel room and found traces of EPO and other banned substances. Jama Aden, who is from Somalia, was detained along with ...

Jun 21, 2016

Yamada leaves training camp with injury

Japan wing Akihito Yamada, who is tied for the Super Rugby try-scoring lead, has left the national sevens training camp due to injury, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced Tuesday. Yamada, who appeared to feel pain in his calf during training on Monday, is ...

Sharapova's lawyer blasts WADA chief

Jun 21, 2016

Sharapova's lawyer blasts WADA chief

Maria Sharapova’s attorney, John Haggerty, hit out at World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) head Craig Reedie for comments he made about the Russian tennis star’s earnings. Speaking at a WADA symposium in London on Monday, Reedie complained that his organization’s yearly budget of $30 million ...

Jun 20, 2016

Nomura finishes ninth at Meijer Classic

Harukyo Nomura shot a final-round 1-under 70 to finish in a tie for ninth at the Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday. Starting the day in 11th, Nomura birdied No. 4 and No. 10 but struggled with her putter from there on. She finished with ...

Jun 20, 2016

Rosberg wins European GP to extend F1 title lead

Formula One’s pit-to-driver radio restrictions played a decisive role in Sunday’s European Grand Prix as Nico Rosberg got assistance in solving an engine-setting glitch and sailed away to an easy victory, while his Mercedes teammate and title rival Lewis Hamilton was frustrated at getting ...