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Feb 25, 2015

Giants release veteran Kiwanuka

The New York Giants released veteran defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka on Tuesday in a move that clears about $4.8 million of space under the NFL salary cap. The NFL Players Association estimates the new salary cap will rise to $143 million. Cutting Kiwanuka’s contract, ...

Feb 24, 2015

Boxer Inoue's title defense postponed after hand injury

WBO super flyweight champion Naoya Inoue will have his scheduled first title defense in May postponed after injuring his right hand, his Ohashi Boxing Gym said Tuesday. According to the gym, Inoue, 21, injured his right fist in his match against Argentina’s Omar Narvaez, ...

Ducks battle past Wings

Feb 24, 2015

Ducks battle past Wings

Until a third-period scoring burst, the Anaheim Ducks had no answers for Pavel Datsyuk’s domination. Datsyuk controlled the stat sheet for the Detroit Red Wings until the Ducks’ line of Ryan Kesler, Jakob Silfverberg and Andrew Cogliano finally got Anaheim going Monday night. The ...

Feb 24, 2015

Nishikori slated to compete in Davis Cup tie against Canada

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori will feature among four Japanese players to face Canada in the Davis Cup’s World Group first round tie next month in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Japan Tennis Association said Tuesday. Go Soeda, Tatsuma Ito and Yasutaka Uchiyama will also ...

Feb 24, 2015

Alonso recovering after accident

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso is making a “solid recovery” after being concussed following a crash in Formula One testing and is staying in a hospital for further observation. The Spanish driver escaped serious injury, but was airlifted by helicopter to the hospital for precautionary ...

Feb 24, 2015

Bagnoli named Columbia coach

Columbia has hired Al Bagnoli, who retired as Penn’s coach 13 weeks ago after a long and successful run with the Quakers, to try to revive the Ivy League’s worst football program. Columbia announced the hiring of Bagnoli on Monday. The 62-year-old Bagnoli was ...

Feb 24, 2015

Federer extends streak against foe

Roger Federer crushed a familiar opponent for the 16th successive time as he made an encouraging return to the ATP World Tour after his Australian Open debacle. The Grand Slam record-holder’s lively 6-3, 6-1 win over Mikhail Youzhny, a regular training partner, in the ...

Bruins snap out of funk by beating Blackhawks

Feb 23, 2015

Bruins snap out of funk by beating Blackhawks

Patrice Bergeron was happier that the Boston Bruins ended their losing streak than he was about a personal milestone. Bergeron opened the scoring with his 200th goal, then added two assists in Boston’s four-goal second period and the Bruins snapped a season-high six-game losing ...

England beats Scotland by 119 runs

Feb 23, 2015

England beats Scotland by 119 runs

Moeen Ali scored 128 and took two wickets as England hauled its Cricket World Cup campaign back onto the rails after two demoralizing losses with a 119-run win over Scotland. After losing to Australia by 111 runs and to New Zealand by eight wickets, ...

Feb 23, 2015

Logano victorious at Daytona 500

Joey Logano, the driver who has spent seven years trying to live up to impossible expectations, raced to his first career Daytona 500 victory Sunday as he continued to reward Roger Penske for catapulting him into one of NASCAR’s top stars. Nicknamed “Sliced Bread” ...

Feb 23, 2015

Japanese jumpers third at worlds

Japan’s mixed ski jumping team, led by two-time women’s world champion Sara Takanashi and Noriaki Kasai, the oldest winner on the men’s World Cup circuit, took bronze on Sunday, the fifth day of the Nordic World Ski Championships. The Japan team also included Yuki ...