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Siniakova, McHale advance to Japan Women's Open final

Sep 17, 2016

Siniakova, McHale advance to Japan Women's Open final

Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic and seventh seed Cristina McHale of the United States reached the final of the Japan Women’s Open in contrasting fashion on Saturday, when the Japanese pair of Shuko Aoyama and Makoto Ninomiya won the doubles title. Unseeded Siniakova, ...

Pats' Gronkowski still questionable

Sep 17, 2016

Pats' Gronkowski still questionable

The New England Patriots have listed tight end Rob Gronkowski as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins, one week after he missed the season opener with a hamstring injury. Defensive back Eric Rowe, acquired in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles last ...

Sharper's nomination for Hall causes outrage

Sep 17, 2016

Sharper's nomination for Hall causes outrage

The inclusion of former NFL safety and convicted rapist Darren Sharper on the Pro Football’s Hall of Fame nomination list, shocked some people Friday and has started a national debate over who should be eligible for induction. Sharper, a five-time Pro Bowler, appeared on ...

Zhang outlasts Lepchenko in Japan Women's Open quarterfinals

Sep 16, 2016

Zhang outlasts Lepchenko in Japan Women's Open quarterfinals

Zhang Shuai of China overcame Varvara Lepchenko of the United States to 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 6-3 in the women’s quarterfinals at the Japan Women’s Open on Friday to remain on course for her second career title. Zhang was the highest remaining seed at No. ...

Yamanaka retains WBC bantamweight crown with 11th title defense

Sep 16, 2016

Yamanaka retains WBC bantamweight crown with 11th title defense

Shinsuke Yamanaka and Hozumi Hasegawa each won his WBC world title fight by technical knockout on Friday. Yamanaka defended his bantamweight crown for the 11th time when he floored top-ranked challenger Anselmo Moreno of Panama in the seventh round of an entertaining battle of ...

Sep 16, 2016

Ex-49ers center Quillan dies at 60

Fred Quillan, the former San Francisco center who played on the 49ers’ first two Super Bowl champion teams, has died. He was 60. The team said Thursday that Quillan died Monday. Quillan played all 10 seasons of his NFL career with the 49ers after ...

Forte's touchdown trifecta too much for Bills to overcome

Sep 16, 2016

Forte's touchdown trifecta too much for Bills to overcome

Matt Forte scored three touchdown runs and Ryan Fitzpatrick finally solved Rex Ryan’s defense, leading the New York Jets to a 37-31 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night. Forte’s 3-yard run put New York ahead 27-24 with 2:12 left in the third ...

Sep 16, 2016

Stadium plan to lure Raiders to Vegas passes major vote

A plan to build an NFL stadium in Las Vegas and lure the Raiders from Oakland crossed a major hurdle Thursday when a Nevada oversight committee voted unanimously to recommend $750 million in public funding for the project. The Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee ...