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Feb 15, 2017

Becker: Sharapova deserves second chance

Boris Becker believes Maria Sharapova has paid her dues and deserves a second chance when she returns to tennis in April at the end of her 15-month doping ban. Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion, failed a dope test for the drug meldonium at ...

Mayweather quashes fight rumors

Feb 15, 2017

Mayweather quashes fight rumors

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has shot down rumors of a deal to fight martial arts star Conor McGregor, insisting he is content to remain retired. The 39-year old American took to his social media Instagram account late Tuesday, telling his fans that he wanted to ...

Bolt still at ease with plans to retire

Feb 15, 2017

Bolt still at ease with plans to retire

Jamaican sprint great Usain Bolt says he has no regrets about his decision to retire from athletics in 2017 as he has accomplished everything he wants to in the sport. Bolt will hang up his spikes following the world championships in London in August, ...

Steady Matsuyama in no hurry to reach world No. 1 ranking

Feb 15, 2017

Steady Matsuyama in no hurry to reach world No. 1 ranking

Hideki Matsuyama said Tuesday he remains focused on playing solid golf long-term, and will let his form determine whether he accomplishes his goal of becoming world No. 1 at this week’s tournament in California, or later. In a press conference prior to the Genesis ...

France claims team title at skiing worlds

Feb 14, 2017

France claims team title at skiing worlds

France edged Slovakia by just 0.08 seconds to win the team event at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships on Tuesday. The final finished level at 2-2 after Alexis Pinturault and Mathieu Faivre won their races for the French, and Veronika Velez Zuzulova and ...

Feb 14, 2017

Gut awaits surgery on left knee

Switzerland’s Lara Gut is to undergo surgery on her left knee in the coming days, the Swiss team announced Tuesday. Gut, who won bronze in the super-G and was considered a top Swiss medal hope at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in St. ...

Feb 14, 2017

Armstrong loses bid to stop government's $100 million lawsuit

A federal judge on Monday refused to block the government’s $100 million lawsuit against Lance Armstrong, putting the former cyclist on course for trial in a 2010 case stemming from his performance-enhancing drug use. The lawsuit was filed by Armstrong’s former U.S. Postal Service ...

Feb 14, 2017

Andre the Giant documentary in the works

The tall tales and colossal career of the late Andre the Giant will be told in an upcoming HBO documentary. WWE, HBO Sports and the Bill Simmons Media Group will produce “Andre The Giant,” a documentary film examining the life and career of one ...

Feb 14, 2017

Giants release Cruz, Jennings

The New York Giants said goodbye to Victor Cruz after a seven-year storybook run during which he developed into one of the NFL’s most feared receivers and a fan favorite, helping the franchise to a Super Bowl title before being slowed by injuries. The ...

Rangers edge Blue Jackets for sixth straight victory

Feb 14, 2017

Rangers edge Blue Jackets for sixth straight victory

Antti Raanta hadn’t made a start in more than six weeks, due an injury and the reliable play of starter Henrik Lundqvist. Raanta had to be on his game Monday night as the Columbus Blue Jackets outshot the New York Rangers. Raanta stopped 30 ...