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Jan 18, 2015

Takanashi misses podium in Zao

Two-time defending World Cup champion Sara Takanashi finished seventh in a wind-blown women’s World Cup competition on Sunday. Organizers had planned to hold two competitions after Saturday’s event was canceled due to high winds, but the weather interfered once more and forced the cancellation ...

Okposo scores four goals to lead Isles past Penguins

Jan 17, 2015

Okposo scores four goals to lead Isles past Penguins

Kyle Okposo called former Islanders star Bryan Trottier a mentor. He made his teacher proud on a night New York’s career-leading scorer was honored on Long Island. Okposo scored three of his career-high four goals in a wild third period, and the Islanders rallied ...

Settlement restores 111 Paterno wins

Jan 17, 2015

Settlement restores 111 Paterno wins

Penn State’s football team is getting back 112 wins wiped out during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal and the late Joe Paterno has been restored as the winningest coach in major college football history. The NCAA announced the new settlement with the school ...

Jan 17, 2015

Ali leaves hospital before birthday

Muhammad Ali’s latest hospital stay for a severe urinary tract infection ended Friday, a day before the boxing great celebrates his 73rd birthday. Ali was released from an undisclosed hospital where he received continued treatment for the same condition that initially put him in ...

Jan 17, 2015

Bears look to Fox to lead turnaround

John Fox has a reputation for turning around teams. The Bears are counting on him to do just that. Fox was hired as Chicago’s coach four days after he and the Denver Broncos parted ways. Fox has a 119-89 regular-season record in 13 years ...

Chancellor making presence felt

Jan 17, 2015

Chancellor making presence felt

The text messages still haven’t stopped lighting up Kam Chancellor’s cellphone. That Chancellor is getting this much attention shouldn’t come as a surprise. It’s not every day a 191-cm, 105-kg strong safety hurdles an entire offensive line — twice. “He’s such a unique guy ...

Aussie Open draw looks good for Nole, Serena

Jan 16, 2015

Aussie Open draw looks good for Nole, Serena

Novak Djokovic’s chances of winning a fifth Australian Open title have been boosted by a kind draw in the opening week, while women’s top seed Serena Williams kicks off her campaign here against 106th-ranked Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck. World No. 1 Djokovic faces a ...

Tomsula has tough act to follow in succeeding Harbaugh

Jan 16, 2015

Tomsula has tough act to follow in succeeding Harbaugh

Jim Tomsula wiped down his glasses then winked at his family across the room as he waited his turn to speak on the podium, unfamiliar territory and formality for a humble defensive line coach thrust into the top job for the San Francisco 49ers. ...

Jan 16, 2015

Brengle beats Nara in Hobart International semifinals

Kurumi Nara crashed out of the Hobart International on Friday in a 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 semifinal loss to American qualifier Madison Brengle. Nara, ranked 43rd in the world, struggled with her first serve and committed four double faults in the 1-hour, 42-minute match in ...

Wild thrash listless Sabres

Jan 16, 2015

Wild thrash listless Sabres

Goalie Devan Dubnyk had such an easy time in his Minnesota Wild debut Thursday night, he barely worked up a sweat. When teammate Matt Cooke tossed him a towel in the locker room following a 7-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres, Dubnyk tossed it ...

Jan 16, 2015

Ali returns to hospital for checkup

Muhammad Ali was back in the hospital Thursday for follow-up care related to a severe urinary tract infection, his second stint in the hospital in the last four weeks. The three-time former heavyweight champion was admitted to an undisclosed hospital earlier this week, Ali ...

Jan 16, 2015

Rice, Ravens reach settlement: sources

Ray Rice has reached a settlement on his grievance against the Baltimore Ravens, according to two people familiar with the case. The three-time Pro Bowl running back was seeking slightly more than $3.5 million for wrongful termination after the Ravens released him once the ...