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/ Apr 15, 2017

Kyrgios to skip Monte Carlo event

Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios on Friday joined Roger Federer and Kei Nishikori in announcing he will skip the Monte Carlo Masters, the first top-level European clay court event of the season. The world No. 15 explained he had opted to start his build-up to ...

/ Apr 15, 2017

Female kicker earns scholarship

A teenage high school student is believed to have made U.S. sporting history by becoming the first woman to win a college scholarship to play American football. Becca Longo, an 18-year-old senior at Basha High School in Chandler, Arizona, has signed a letter of ...

Crosby powers Pens to 2-0 lead

/ Apr 15, 2017

Crosby powers Pens to 2-0 lead

Mike Sullivan’s decision to throw together Sidney Crosby, Conor Sheary and Jake Guentzel was two parts pragmatism and one part experimentation. The Pittsburgh Penguins were banged up in mid-March and needed a spark. So Sullivan put the best player in the game alongside a ...

/ Apr 14, 2017

Coe warns Russia over drug reforms

The IAAF will re-evaluate its stance on Russia if the country continues to frustrate efforts to overhaul its anti-doping practices, president Sebastian Coe told AFP on Thursday. Russia was banned from international athletics in November 2015 after evidence emerged of state-sponsored doping and must ...

Unbeaten Crusaders crush Sunwolves

/ Apr 14, 2017

Unbeaten Crusaders crush Sunwolves

Winger Manasa Mataele scored three tries while his uncle and teammate Seta Tamanivalu languished in the sin-bin as the Crusaders crushed the Sunwolves 50-3 Friday to remain unbeaten after seven Super Rugby matches. All Blacks center Tamanivalu was sin-binned in the 29th minute for ...

Vegas Golden Knights hand reins to Gallant

/ Apr 14, 2017

Vegas Golden Knights hand reins to Gallant

Kicked off the bus by the Florida Panthers in November, Gerard Gallant has packed his bags for Las Vegas to take over as the first coach of the NHL expansion Golden Knights. “I interviewed in mid-January and when I got the interview I felt ...

Wilson scores in OT as Caps rally past Leafs

/ Apr 14, 2017

Wilson scores in OT as Caps rally past Leafs

Heavily favored to beat the young and inexperienced Toronto Maple Leafs, the Stanley Cup-contending Washington Capitals weren’t supposed to be the team that flubbed and floundered at the start of the playoffs. Playing some of their worst hockey of the season, the Capitals fell ...

Steelers chairman Rooney passes away at 84

/ Apr 14, 2017

Steelers chairman Rooney passes away at 84

Dan Rooney, the powerful and popular Pittsburgh Steelers chairman whose name is attached to the NFL’s landmark initiative in minority hiring, died Thursday. He was 84. The team announced his death but details were not immediately available. Rooney took over operation of the team ...