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Feb 22, 2015

Kasai fails to advance at worlds

Noriaki Kasai tasted defeat after he failed to advance to the second round of jumps in the men’s normal hill event at the world ski championships in Falun, Sweden, on Saturday. The 42-year-old Kasai, who won the silver medal in the men’s large hill ...

Feb 22, 2015

FINA seeks host for 2017 worlds

Swimming’s governing body FINA hopes to have a new host chosen for the 2017 world championships “in two to three weeks” after the Mexican city of Guadalajara withdrew unexpectedly. FINA executive director Cornel Marculescu told AP on Saturday that “various” cities — without naming ...

Feb 21, 2015

Hall induction an honor: Kumble

Former India captain Anil Kumble enters the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame on Sunday, saying he was honored to become only the fourth player from his country to join the elite club. “Its a great honor to be inducted into the Hall of Fame,” ...

Feb 21, 2015

Ito takes silver at Nordic Worlds

Yuki Ito provided the highlight for Japan on Friday at the Nordic Skiing World Championships with a silver medal in women’s ski jumping. Sara Takanashi, was fourth, unable to overcome a poor first jump. Sochi Olympic champion Carina Vogt of Germany won with 236.9 ...

Rangers rookie Skapski triumphs in NHL debut

Feb 21, 2015

Rangers rookie Skapski triumphs in NHL debut

It took 14 seconds into his first NHL game for Mackenzie Skapski to give up his first career goal. The New York Rangers’ 20-year-old goalie proved to be perfect over the rest of his debut. After being beaten by Matt Moulson on the first ...

Tomic defeats Nishioka in quarters

Feb 21, 2015

Tomic defeats Nishioka in quarters

Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka failed in his bid to reach his first semifinal on the ATP tour, when he lost 6-3, 6-1 to Australian Bernard Tomic on Friday in the quarterfinals The 19-year-old Nishioka, ranked 154th in the world, forced seven break points against ...

QB Winston meets media

Feb 21, 2015

QB Winston meets media

Jameis Winston responded to all the lingering questions with some bold answers. According to Winston, the character concerns that dogged him at Florida State are history. The comparisons to Johnny Manziel are irrelevant. The supposed throwing shoulder injury is a non-issue. And anyone who ...

Mayweather, Pacquiao to fight May 2

Feb 21, 2015

Mayweather, Pacquiao to fight May 2

The Fight is finally on. Floyd Mayweather Jr. will meet Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in a welterweight showdown that will be boxing’s richest fight ever. Mayweather himself announced the bout Friday after months of negotiations, posting a picture of the signed contract online. ...

Nishioka storms into Delray Beach quarterfinals

Feb 20, 2015

Nishioka storms into Delray Beach quarterfinals

Yoshihito Nishioka, a 19-year-old from Japan, became the first teenage qualifier to reach the quarterfinals of the Delray Beach Open since his countryman, Kei Nishikori, won the title as an 18-year-old in 2008. Nishioka advanced Thursday with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Australian Marinko ...

Feb 20, 2015

Pacific Nations Cup schedule released

Japan will open its Pacific Nations Cup campaign on July 18 against Canada in San Jose, California, the Japan Rugby Football Union and World Rugby said Friday. The Brave Blossoms will play the United States on July 24 in Sacramento in the same U.S. ...

Feb 20, 2015

Raiders, Bolts could share stadium

The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement Thursday night, adding another layer of complexity ...

Feb 20, 2015

Tiger to skip Honda Classic

Tiger Woods will not be playing the Honda Classic next week. The decision was not a surprise. Woods said last week his game was not acceptable for tournament golf and that he would not play again until he felt like it was. His agent ...