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Streaking Maple Leafs edge Kings

Dec 15, 2014

Streaking Maple Leafs edge Kings

The Toronto Maple Leafs are rolling, and coach Randy Carlyle thinks they can play even better. James Reimer helped the Maple Leafs to a 4-3 shootout win over Los Angeles on Sunday, shutting out the Kings in the tiebreaker. “We think this group’s got ...

Bengals rout Browns to spoil Manziel's first NFL start

Dec 15, 2014

Bengals rout Browns to spoil Manziel's first NFL start

Wearing large headphones to block out the world, Johnny Manziel walked slowly from the Browns’ locker room, pausing to sign an autograph for a young fan who painted his face for the occassion. Manziel then stopped briefly to talk with friends waiting for him, ...

Coe alarmed by doping scandal

Dec 15, 2014

Coe alarmed by doping scandal

The current doping crisis engulfing track and field is as damaging to the sport as the scandals involving Ben Johnson and Marion Jones, IAAF vice president Sebastian Coe said Sunday. “In the 40 or so years in athletics, there have been big moments. Ben ...

Dec 15, 2014

Hirscher wins again to assume lead

Marcel Hirscher was bitterly disappointed to discover he would not be skiing on his favorite French slope but going to the icy-cold Sweden mountains instead. The switch worked out perfectly. The Austrian won Sunday’s World Cup slalom to add to his crushing victory in ...

Dec 15, 2014

Crosby diagnosed with mumps

Add Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby to the growing list of NHL players dealing with the mumps. The Penguins announced the diagnosis Sunday after holding the two-time MVP out of games over the weekend as a precaution when swelling developed on the right side ...

Oregon QB Mariota wins Heisman Trophy

Dec 14, 2014

Oregon QB Mariota wins Heisman Trophy

Marcus Mariota, the prototypical 21st-century quarterback, took an old-fashioned approach to become Oregon’s first Heisman Trophy winner. The Ducks’ understated star won the Heisman on Saturday night going away, capping a three-year climb to college football’s most prestigious individual award. “I’m humbled to be ...

Senators beat Bruins in SO

Dec 14, 2014

Senators beat Bruins in SO

Dave Cameron had to wait a few extra minutes to earn his first victory as an NHL coach. The Ottawa Senators wound up with the win Saturday when Bobby Ryan and Mikka Zibanjad scored in a shootout to beat the Boston Bruins 3-2. Cameron ...

Dec 14, 2014

Fannemel claims first ski jump win

Anders Fannemel of Norway earned his first career ski jump World Cup victory on Saturday by finishing first in a large hill night event. Fannemel jumped 132 and 133 meters for a total score of 263.1 points, 5.8 points ahead of Austria’s Gregor Schlierenzauer, ...

Dec 14, 2014

Teens make table tennis history

Fourteen year-olds Mima Ito and Miu Hirano on Saturday became the youngest-ever winners at the $1 million table tennis World Grand Finals in Bangkok. The schoolgirls took the women’s doubles title, beating Natalia Partyka and Katarzyna Grzybowski of Poland 11-7, 11-6, 11-4, 11-5, to ...

Dec 14, 2014

Pietilae-Holmner edges out Maze

Swedish skier Maria Pietilae-Holmner did just enough to protect her first-run lead and win a World Cup slalom race Saturday, beating overall leader Tina Maze of Slovenia by just .06 seconds. After winning Friday’s giant slalom, Maze was eyeing a 27th World Cup win ...

Dec 14, 2014

Khan eyes Mayweather after victory

Amir Khan put his name in the mix for a possible fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr., using his speed and accurate right hand Saturday night to win a lopsided 12-round decision over former champion Devon Alexander in a welterweight matchup. Khan (30-3) won round ...