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Becker says Djokovic needs to work harder to be No. 1 again

Dec 8, 2016

Becker says Djokovic needs to work harder to be No. 1 again

Novak Djokovic lost his momentum in the second half of last season and was toppled as the world No. 1 by Andy Murray because his work rate dropped, the Serbian’s former coach Boris Becker said on Wednesday. Speaking a day after the two terminated ...

Goalie Mason bails out listless Flyers

Dec 7, 2016

Goalie Mason bails out listless Flyers

With the Philadelphia Flyers in subpar form on Tuesday night, goalie Steve Mason made all the difference. Mason made 42 saves and Jakub Voracek scored with 8.6 seconds left in overtime, lifting the Flyers to their sixth straight win, 3-2 over the Florida Panthers. ...

Dec 7, 2016

Seto wins two bronze at short-course worlds

Daiya Seto won bronze medals in the men’s 200-meter individual medley and 200-meter butterfly on the opening day of the world short-course swimming championships Tuesday. Seto, bronze medalist in the 400 individual medley at the Rio Olympics in August, clocked 1 minute, 52.89 seconds ...

Dec 7, 2016

Thomas Bjorn appointed European Ryder Cup captain

Thomas Bjorn was appointed as captain of Europe’s 2018 Ryder Cup team on Tuesday, a reward for his long and successful association with the event as a player and vice captain as well as his commitment to the European Tour. The 45-year-old Dane became ...

Djokovic, Becker set to part ways

Dec 7, 2016

Djokovic, Becker set to part ways

Novak Djokovic and coach Boris Becker are splitting up after three seasons — and a half-dozen Grand Slam titles — as a pair. Djokovic posted a statement on Facebook on Tuesday, saying the duo “jointly decided to end our cooperation.” “The goals we set ...

Dec 6, 2016

Bjorn named Europe's Ryder Cup captain for 2018

Thomas Bjorn is the first Scandinavian to be appointed captain of Europe’s Ryder Cup team. The 45-year-old Dane will lead the team against the United States in 2018 at Le Golf National in Paris after being chosen by a five-man panel, including Europe’s past ...

Dec 6, 2016

French Grand Prix returning to F1 calendar in 2018

The French Grand Prix will return to the Formula One calendar in 2018 after a 10-year absence. Christian Estrosi, the head of the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region, said Monday that the race will be organized at the Paul Ricard circuit in southern France. The world’s ...

Dec 6, 2016

Heisman Trophy finalists announced

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is a Heisman Trophy finalist for the second consecutive season, joining Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers and Oklahoma teammates Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook. The finalists were announced Monday on ESPN and the award will be presented ...

Dec 6, 2016

Alabama star wins Nagurski Trophy

Team success is breeding individual success for members of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Alabama senior defensive lineman Jonathan Allen won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy on Monday night given annually to the nation’s best college defensive player. Allen was selected over four other finalists, including ...

Rust's hat trick rallies Penguins past Senators

Dec 6, 2016

Rust's hat trick rallies Penguins past Senators

Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan keeps insisting there isn’t a switch his team can flip that makes two-goal deficits vanish within a matter of minutes. It just seems that way. Bryan Rust had his first career hat trick, Sidney Crosby added his NHL-leading 17th ...

Luck throws for four TDs as Colts crush Jets

| Dec 6, 2016

Luck throws for four TDs as Colts crush Jets

Boys just want to have fun. Andrew Luck certainly didn’t have any when he sat out a Thanksgiving night loss with a concussion. He made up for it very nicely on Monday night in a 41-10 romp past the inept New York Jets. “To ...

Dec 5, 2016

Kamiji loses wheelchair tennis final

Rio Paralympic bronze medalist Yui Kamiji suffered a straight-sets defeat to Rio gold medalist and world No. 1 Jiske Griffioen 6-4, 6-4 in the women’s singles final at the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters on Sunday. Kamiji, who led the Japanese delegation as the flag ...