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Aug 19, 2016

Sharper sentenced to over 18 years for rape

Former NFL star Darren Sharper was sentenced Thursday to more than 18 years in prison for drugging women in order to rape them — double the sentence recommended by prosecutors. One of Sharper’s victims — the only one to speak at his sentencing hearing ...

U.S. swimmers to meet with authorities about robbery

Aug 18, 2016

U.S. swimmers to meet with authorities about robbery

Three American Olympic swimmers planned to meet with Brazilian law enforcement Thursday to discuss a reported robbery targeting 12-time medalist Ryan Lochte and his teammates, a U.S. Olympic Committee official said. USOC spokesperson Patrick Sandusky said Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were released by ...

Nishikori beats Youzhny in straight sets

Aug 18, 2016

Nishikori beats Youzhny in straight sets

Japan’s newly crowned Rio Olympic bronze medalist Kei Nishikori got off to a winning start at the Western & Southern Open with a straight-sets second-round victory over Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny on Wednesday. World No. 7 Nishikori eased past his 68th-ranked opponent 6-3, 6-2 in ...

NFL threatens to ban 4 players in PED probe

Aug 16, 2016

NFL threatens to ban 4 players in PED probe

The NFL is still seeking an audience with the four linebackers it’s investigating for an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs. The league’s latest message to James Harrison, Clay Matthews, Mike Neal and Julius Peppers came with an ominous and onerous threat: Answer our questions ...

Aug 14, 2016

Rams triumph over Cowboys in L.A. homecoming

Dallas’ Dez Bryant caught a 10-yard touchdown pass, but the Los Angeles Rams earned a win in their homecoming when Sean Mannion threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Green with 1:54 remaining for a 28-24 comeback over the Cowboys at the Los Angeles ...

Aug 13, 2016

Shibata retains IBF light flyweight title

Naoko Shibata defended her IBF light flyweight title on Saturday for the fifth time, defeating second-ranked Maria Salinas by a 2-0 decision. The fight was a rematch with the Mexican, whom Shibata drew with last November. The victory sees Shibata’s record improve to 16-3 ...

Aug 12, 2016

Jockey Take's father dies

Former thoroughbred trainer Kunihiko Take, the father of Japan’s most successful jockey, Yutaka Take, and a successful jockey in his own right, died Friday morning at the age of 77. “As a horseman, as a father, he was an extremely well respected and a ...

Aug 10, 2016

Pacquiao to make comeback against Vargas on Nov. 5

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao confirmed Wednesday that he will come out of retirement to fight WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas on Nov. 5 in Las Vegas. The boxer and Philippines senator issued a statement confirming the bout, saying he would conduct his entire ...

Aug 9, 2016

Berdych announces hiring of Ivanisevic as new coach

World No. 8 Tomas Berdych said Monday he had hired former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic as his coach. “In order to further improve I have decided to add Goran Ivanisevic to the team,” said the 30-year-old Berdych, who is skipping the Rio Olympics over ...

Aug 9, 2016

Surfing pioneer Farrelly dies at 71

Bernard “Midget” Farrelly, who won surfing’s first world championship and was a pioneering surfboard designer, has died at age 71, Surfing Australia confirmed Monday. Farrelly became the first Australian to win a major surfing title when he won the Makaha Invitational in Hawaii in ...