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Onozuka falls short of third consecutive halfpipe title

Feb 18, 2017

Onozuka falls short of third consecutive halfpipe title

Ayana Onozuka missed out on her third consecutive overall halfpipe title after placing third in a freestyle skiing World Cup meet on Saturday. Onozuna scored 84.00 points and finished behind Sochi Olympic silver-medalist Marie Martinod of France (91.60) and American Devin Logan (86.80). Martinod ...

Feb 18, 2017

Ex-USC assistant Jackson dies at 81

John Jackson, who coached star tailbacks Marcus Allen and Charles White during their Heisman Trophy-winning seasons at Southern California, has died. He was 81. The university said Friday that Jackson died of complications following intestinal surgery on Thursday in suburban Torrance. Jackson was running ...

Julien vows to revitalize Habs

Feb 18, 2017

Julien vows to revitalize Habs

Claude Julien says his first goal as the new Montreal Canadiens coach will be to “create some pride” in the slumping club as he returns behind the bench. But Julien, who was hired Tuesday to replace Michel Therrien, said he plans to “fix and ...

Asian Winter Games ready to get underway in Sapporo

Feb 18, 2017

Asian Winter Games ready to get underway in Sapporo

With the Winter Olympics just a year and a short distance away, the Asian Winter Games will be the ideal stage for the continent’s leading winter athletes to fine tune for Pyeongchang 2018. The eighth Asian Winter Games will officially open Sunday in Sapporo ...

Feb 17, 2017

NFL bars quarterback Kelly from scoutine combine: source

Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly’s past troubles are the reasons the NFL revoked his invitation to the league’s scouting combine. A person familiar with the league’s decision told The Associated Press that Kelly is barred from participating in the event because of charges stemming from ...

Feb 17, 2017

Freestyle skier Endo sidelined by back injury

Men’s moguls ace Sho Endo on Friday pulled out of this weekend’s freestyle skiing World Cup meet in Akita Prefecture due to an injury injury. Endo has hurt his lower back and in addition to the two-day World Cup meet at Lake Tazawa is ...

Feb 17, 2017

Tsunoda, Minei to skip European Judo Open due to injuries

Natsumi Tsunoda, the 52-kg silver medalist at the Paris Grand Slam earlier this month, and 63-kg wrestler Miho Minei will miss this weekend’s European Judo Open due to injury, the All Japan Judo Federation said Friday. Tsunoda and Minei were both hurt at the ...