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Boedker powers Sharks past Oilers

Jan 11, 2017

Boedker powers Sharks past Oilers

Halfway through the season, Mikkel Boedker managed to double his goal-scoring total in just one game. Boedker scored three goals for his fourth career hat trick to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 5-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. “A ...

Jan 11, 2017

Coe asked to give more evidence to British doping inquiry

IAAF president Sebastian Coe has been asked to appear for a second time before British legislators looking into corruption in athletics, following fresh evidence regarding his knowledge of a Russian doping scandal. Coe told a British parliamentary committee in December 2015 that he was ...

Newlywed table tennis icon Fukuhara putting family first

Jan 11, 2017

Newlywed table tennis icon Fukuhara putting family first

Olympic table tennis player Ai Fukuhara, who held her wedding ceremony in Taipei earlier this month, says she will put family first before her sport. Fukuhara, 28, told Taiwan’s Apple Daily in an interview published on Wednesday that she felt for the first time ...

Sharapova scheduled to return from doping ban in April

Jan 10, 2017

Sharapova scheduled to return from doping ban in April

Maria Sharapova will return from her 15-month doping ban at a tournament in Germany in April. Car manufacturer Porsche, which sponsors both Sharapova and the event in Stuttgart, announced that Sharapova has been given a wild-card entry into the tournament. It will be her ...

Jan 10, 2017

Steelers assistant coach Porter arrested for assault at bar

Former Pro Bowl linebacker and current Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter was charged early Monday with assaulting a doorman at a bar and a police officer who intervened hours after the team’s wild card win over the Miami Dolphins. The altercation happened at ...

Jan 10, 2017

Osaka set for Fed Cup debut

Naomi Osaka, 19, will make her Fed Cup debut for Japan in February, the Japan Tennis Association announced Tuesday. Ranked 47th in the world, Osaka will join world No. 42 Misaki Doi along with Eri Hozumi and Shuko Aoyama in Japan’s Group 1 Asia/Oceania ...

Ovechkin matches Richard on scoring chart

Jan 10, 2017

Ovechkin matches Richard on scoring chart

Alex Ovechkin knows Maurice “Rocket” Richard’s name, mainly from the six times he won the trophy named after the Montreal Canadiens’ great as the top NHL goal-scorer of the year. The name came up again Monday night when the Washington star scored career goal ...

Clemson gets revenge on Alabama

Jan 10, 2017

Clemson gets revenge on Alabama

College football’s first national championship rematch was even better than the original, with an incredible twist at the end. Deshaun Watson and Clemson dethroned the champs and became the first team to beat Nick Saban’s Alabama dynasty in a national title game, taking down ...

Teikyo wins eighth straight university rugby title

Jan 9, 2017

Teikyo wins eighth straight university rugby title

Teikyo University won an unprecedented eighth straight collegiate title Monday as it beat Tokai University 33-26 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground. With Japan international Rikiya Matsuda steering the ship well at flyhalf, Masayuki Iwade’s men probably deserved the win but the neutrals in ...

Boudreau wins in return to Anaheim with Wild

Jan 9, 2017

Boudreau wins in return to Anaheim with Wild

Bruce Boudreau is a likable guy who loves to hold court, and he spent his pregame hours Sunday entertaining a stream of Orange County friends, former co-workers and general well-wishers in the Minnesota Wild’s dressing room. “It’s always great coming back,” the veteran coach ...

Jan 9, 2017

Unrivalled Takanashi tops World Cup podium again

Sara Takanashi eased to her fifth World Cup victory of the season on Sunday, winning the sixth competition by almost 30 points. The 20-year-old leaped 124 meters in her first attempt and encored with the day’s longest jump of 129 meters on the 137-meter ...