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Nov 20, 2014

F1 driver Bianchi taken out of coma

Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is showing signs of recovery following a life-threatening crash in October, and is breathing unaided after being taken out of an artificial coma and repatriated from Japan to a French hospital. Bianchi, who crashed during the Japanese Grand Prix, ...

Rangers snap losing streak

Nov 20, 2014

Rangers snap losing streak

Cam Talbot’s time in the New York Rangers lineup is fleeting at best. That is life as Henrik Lundqvist’s backup. Looking for a spark in the midst of a three-game losing streak in which no one played particularly well — including Lundqvist — Talbot ...

Beat-up Federer hoping to recover in time for Davis Cup final

Nov 20, 2014

Beat-up Federer hoping to recover in time for Davis Cup final

Roger Federer is set to defy crippling back pain and a questionable relationship with Swiss teammate Stan Wawrinka when he plays his first-ever Davis Cup final against France in Lille from Friday. The Swiss have never won the Davis Cup in its long history, ...

NFL fines Lynch for silent treatment

Nov 20, 2014

NFL fines Lynch for silent treatment

For all the noise he creates on the field, Marshawn Lynch’s silence with the media has now cost him six figures in fines. The NFL fined Seattle’s star $50,000 on Wednesday for violations of the league’s media policy. League spokesman Michael Signora confirmed the ...

Nishikori reflects on momentous season

Nov 19, 2014

Nishikori reflects on momentous season

Kei Nishikori won’t lie: even he wasn’t expecting the season he had in 2014. “I never expected to come this far,” Nishikori said on Tuesday, a day after returning from London where he reached the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals. “My goal ...

Peterson out for rest of '14

Nov 19, 2014

Peterson out for rest of '14

Adrian Peterson’s dispute with the NFL reached another level when the league suspended Minnesota’s star running back without pay for at least the rest of the season. As his representatives initiated an appeal, Peterson remained at the center of an escalating argument between the ...

Red Wings bounce back to crush Blue Jackets

Nov 19, 2014

Red Wings bounce back to crush Blue Jackets

Detroit coach Mike Babcock was full of praise Tuesday night, a complete reversal after his team’s sluggish play in a loss to Montreal two days earlier. Jimmy Howard made 28 saves for his 19th career shutout, and Tomas Tatar and Tomas Jurco each had ...

Nov 19, 2014

Star cornerback Bailey retires

Champ Bailey said goodbye to the NFL on Tuesday after signing a ceremonial one-day contract with his beloved Denver Broncos. Bailey retired at age 36 with a cornerback-record dozen Pro Bowl selections, more interceptions (52) than any active player and no regrets. “Until my ...

Nov 19, 2014

NFL announces HOF semifinalists

Junior Seau, Kurt Warner and Tony Dungy are among 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2015. Seau and Warner are among eight first-year candidates in the balloting. Dungy is in his second year on the ballot. Former general managers ...

Nov 19, 2014

Tiger upset over parody interview

Tiger Woods criticized Hall of Fame golf writer Dan Jenkins on Tuesday for a parody in which Jenkins fakes an interview with him and covers topics from his reputation as a bad tipper to his failed marriage to his six-year drought in the majors. ...

Nishikori reflects on dynamic success, stress on tour

Nov 18, 2014

Nishikori reflects on dynamic success, stress on tour

Kei Nishikori on Tuesday confessed to feeling a tad envious of his tennis rivals being cheered on courtside by wives and girlfriends, but showed lightning footwork to dodge the $6-million question. “Tennis players are always on the road so it must help relieve some ...

Nov 18, 2014

Callahan leads Lightning to win

Ryan Callahan scored two goals in his first game against his former New York Rangers teammates as the surging Tampa Bay Lightning rode another big offensive outburst to a 5-1 victory Monday night. Callahan netted the second of Tampa Bay’s two first-period goals and ...