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Nov 16, 2014

Maze triumphs in slalom opener

Tina Maze of Slovenia won the women’s World Cup slalom opener Saturday with an overall time of 1 minute, 55.15 seconds, while defending Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin finished 11th and said she had “lessons to learn.” Maze, who was fastest in the first run, ...

Nov 16, 2014

Tanaka wins Yokohama Marathon

Tomomi Tanaka held off Philes Ongori of Kenya in a last-ditch sprint before the finish line to win the Yokohama International Women’s Marathon on Sunday. The 26-year-old Tanaka, appearing in her second full marathon after running as a pacemaker in last year’s event, ran ...

Nov 15, 2014

Japan women place second in team pursuit

Japan’s women finished runner-up to the Netherlands in the team pursuit at the season-opening World Cup meet on Saturday night. Japan, which was fourth in the event at the Sochi Olympics in February, clocked 3 minutes, 4.78 seconds to place second at Hokkaido Tokachi ...

Nov 15, 2014

Jets coach Ryan hit with $100,000 fine

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan has been fined $100,000 for his postgame use of profanity that was picked up on video last Sunday. After the Jets beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-13, Ryan could be seen yelling while walking onto the field to meet ...

Nov 15, 2014

Wallabies recall bad boy Beale

Controversial back Kurtley Beale will join the Wallabies on Sunday, three weeks after a disciplinary hearing almost ended his international rugby career. Beale and back-rower Jake Schatz have been summoned from Australia to link up with the squad in Dublin on Sunday, a day ...

Djokovic earns year-end No. 1 ranking

Nov 15, 2014

Djokovic earns year-end No. 1 ranking

It was another easy win for Novak Djokovic, but certainly one that he will remember. The Serb’s celebrations at the O2 Arena after Tomas Berdych sent a final shot wide on Friday spoke volumes. Djokovic raised his arms above his head and gave a ...

Cammalleri lifts Devils past Caps

Nov 15, 2014

Cammalleri lifts Devils past Caps

Mike Cammalleri easily drove a one-timer from the right circle inside the far post with 10:22 remaining, giving the New Jersey Devils a 1-0 win over the Washington Capitals. Cammalleri’s seventh goal of the season stood up because of 30 saves from Corey Schneider, ...

Nov 15, 2014

Kim holds slim lead at Lorena Ochoa Invitational

Lorena Ochoa Invitational Christina Kim shot a 3-under 69 on Friday to maintain a one-stroke lead in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational. Kim birdied the par-3 16th to take the outright lead and parred the final two holes at tree-lined Club de Golf Mexico. She ...

Wild outgun reeling Sabres

Nov 14, 2014

Wild outgun reeling Sabres

Mired in a scoring slump, the Minnesota Wild broke out in a big way against a team that’s seen it happen all too often lately. Nino Niederreiter had his first career three-goal game and backup goalie Niklas Backstrom stopped 25 shots on Thursday night ...

Nov 14, 2014

Biles to attend UCLA after Rio Games

Two-time world gymnastics all-around champion Simone Biles has signed a national letter of intent to attend UCLA, although she has deferred enrollment until after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The 17-year-old from Spring, Texas, became the first woman in 40 years to win ...

Nov 14, 2014

Peterson awaits hearing with NFL

A person with knowledge of the hearing tells The Associated Press that Adrian Peterson will meet with the NFL on Monday about possible reinstatement with the Minnesota Vikings. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the hearing has not been announced. Peterson has ...