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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 ...

Smile Japan aims for more glory

Feb 17, 2017

Smile Japan aims for more glory

Having achieved its main objective of the season by qualifying for next year’s Olympics, the women’s national ice hockey team, Smile Japan, turns its attention to the Asian Winter Games. On Sunday, the women completed a clean sweep of their final Olympic qualifying pool ...

Feb 17, 2017

Vermette handed 10-game ban for slashing linesman

Anaheim Ducks forward Antoine Vermette has been suspended for 10 games for slashing a linesman in apparent anger after a faceoff. The NHL announced the suspension Thursday. Vermette slapped his stick against the back of linesman Shandor Alphonso’s legs after losing a faceoff to ...

Feb 17, 2017

Vince Young's agent in talks with CFL's Roughriders

Former NFL quarterback Vince Young’s agent says he’s talking to the Saskatchewan Roughriders about his client playing in the Canadian Football League. “We have opened discussions with Saskatchewan Roughriders,” agent Leigh Steinberg tweeted. Young is on Saskatchewan’s negotiation list, giving it CFL exclusivity to ...

Crosby reaches 1,000 points

Feb 17, 2017

Crosby reaches 1,000 points

It was, in many ways, Sidney Crosby’s remarkable career distilled to its essence. Game on the line. A wide-open net. A race to the puck. These are the moments the Pittsburgh Penguins star embraces as well as anyone in his sport. Of course he ...

France's Worley regains giant slalom title at worlds

Feb 17, 2017

France's Worley regains giant slalom title at worlds

Tessa Worley regained her giant slalom title at the world ski championships on Thursday, holding off hard-charging Mikaela Shiffrin to take gold. Worley, the 2013 champion, finished 0.34 seconds ahead of Shiffrin, who was fastest in the second run as warm sunshine softened the ...

Feb 16, 2017

Legendary Czech left wing Augusta dies at 70

Czech ice hockey legend Josef Augusta, who won three world titles as a coach in 1999-2001, died at the age of 70 on Thursday, the Czech Ice Hockey Association said. Czech media said Augusta had battled pancreatic cancer for years. As a left wing, ...