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NFL suspends Hardy for 10 games over assault

Apr 23, 2015

NFL suspends Hardy for 10 games over assault

The NFL suspended defensive end Greg Hardy for 10 games without pay Wednesday for conduct detrimental to the league after concluding there was “credible evidence” he roughed up his ex-girlfriend nearly a year ago when he was a member of the Carolina Panthers. Hardy, ...

Nadal gets revenge on Almagro in Barcelona; Cilic ousted

Apr 23, 2015

Nadal gets revenge on Almagro in Barcelona; Cilic ousted

Rafael Nadal avenged last year’s loss to Nicolas Almagro by beating his fellow Spaniard 6-3, 6-1 at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, while U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic slumped to a second-round exit. The second-seeded Nadal, who lost last week to Novak Djokovic in ...

Apr 22, 2015

WBO won't authorize Kameda unification bout

The World Boxing Organization announced Tuesday that it would not authorize a proposed unification bout in Texas on May 9 between Japan’s WBO bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda and Britain’s WBA champion Jamie McDonell. The WBO said in a letter emailed to Kameda and posted ...

Nishikori wins opener in Barcelona defense

Apr 22, 2015

Nishikori wins opener in Barcelona defense

Top-seeded Kei Nishikori began the defense of his Barcelona Open title with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia on Tuesday. Nicolas Almagro also advanced to the second round, where he will face eight-time winner Rafael Nadal, after opponent Paolo Lorenzi retired ...

Chicago wins 3OT thriller

Apr 22, 2015

Chicago wins 3OT thriller

They played for 101 grueling minutes, beginning Tuesday night and running into early Wednesday morning. The Chicago Blackhawks, looking for control of the first-round series. The Nashville Predators, searching for a split of their first four playoff games. Enter Brent Seabrook, a physical defenseman ...

Patriots to open against Steelers

Apr 22, 2015

Patriots to open against Steelers

Among the Patriots’ rewards for winning the Super Bowl is hosting the season opener. The opposition this year is another team with championship pedigree: the Pittsburgh Steelers. New England and Pittsburgh will begin the NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 10, with a game ...

Apr 22, 2015

Bayless to ref Mayweather-Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather Jr. got his license to fight Manny Pacquiao, along with a question about domestic abuse. Veteran referee Kenny Bayless got a spot in boxing’s richest fight ever. Meanwhile, all anyone looking for a ticket to the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight got on Tuesday was ...

Apr 22, 2015

England on top again in second test

A patient 94 not out from Marlon Samuels helped West Indies recover against England to end the first day of the second test on 188 for five in Grenada on Tuesday. While the tourists will be frustrated at not having made more inroads in ...

Apr 22, 2015

Australia to allow overseas Wallabies

The Australian Rugby Union reacted to the flood of top players heading abroad on Wednesday with a groundbreaking policy shift which will allow experienced Wallabies playing at foreign clubs to be selected for test matches. Effective immediately, players with 60 caps who have played ...

Apr 21, 2015

Stoll accused of drug possession

Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll is accused of having cocaine and Ecstasy with him when he was arrested on a felony drug charge at a Las Vegas Strip resort swimming pool, police said. The 32-year-old Stoll was arrested Friday afternoon after security guards ...

Apr 21, 2015

Bettman impressed with Jets brass

What the True North ownership group has done since getting the Winnipeg Jets from Atlanta could be an example for Las Vegas if the group led by Bill Foley is awarded an expansion franchise. “I think in terms of introducing a team to a ...

Apr 21, 2015

Ex-49ers tackle St. Clair dies at 84

Hall of Fame offensive tackle Bob St. Clair, a five-time Pro Bowler with a big personality who played all 11 of his seasons with his hometown San Francisco 49ers, died Monday. He was 84. The Pro Football Hall of Fame, the 49ers and the ...