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JRFU lays out vision for future under new coach Joseph

Feb 1, 2016

JRFU lays out vision for future under new coach Joseph

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Following the Japan Rugby Football Union’s recent announcement that Jamie Joseph would take over as head coach of the men’s national rugby union team, the governing body explained its selection process for Eddie Jones’ successor and the team’s plans for the future on Monday. ...

Snedeker forced to wait after 69

Feb 1, 2016

Snedeker forced to wait after 69

Brandt Snedeker called it one of the best rounds he ever played, one he doubts he could repeat if he had to start over. Still to be determined was whether his 3-under 69 in a raging wind and occasional rain Sunday at Torrey Pines ...

Title contenders arrive in Bay Area

Feb 1, 2016

Title contenders arrive in Bay Area

They’re here. The Denver Broncos arrived in the Bay Area on Sunday for Northern California’s first Super Bowl since 1985, followed soon after by the Carolina Panthers. Denver’s flight into San Jose, California, was delayed by an hour. The team flew in a customized ...

Takanashi captures seventh straight crown

Feb 1, 2016

Takanashi captures seventh straight crown

Japan’s Sara Takanashi matched her career best Sunday with a seventh consecutive World Cup ski jumping title, claiming victory for a second straight day at a competition in Germany. Takanashi overcame rain and tailwind and had two of the day’s longest jumps — 102.5 ...

Seahawks stars spread wings as Team Irvin wins Pro Bowl

Feb 1, 2016

Seahawks stars spread wings as Team Irvin wins Pro Bowl

With no Super Bowl trip this season for the Seattle Seahawks, their stars came to play — and dominate — at the Pro Bowl. Russell Wilson threw three first-half touchdown passes to lead Team Irvin to a 49-27 victory over Team Rice on Sunday ...

Djokovic still hungry after latest triumph

Feb 1, 2016

Djokovic still hungry after latest triumph

Novak Djokovic has a new goal for the year. He calls it the Djoker Slam. The No. 1-ranked player has one thing missing from his fast-growing collection of 11 Grand Slam trophies. “The French Open. It’s the one I never won,” Djokovic said early ...

Hispanics rallying around Rivera

Feb 1, 2016

Hispanics rallying around Rivera

Viva Rivera. NFL Coach of the Year contender Ron Rivera and the Carolina Panthers are expected to have the support of the Hispanic community when they play the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 next Sunday. Rivera is Hispanic, raised by a mother of ...

Unlikely All-Star Scott garners MVP honors in victory

Feb 1, 2016

Unlikely All-Star Scott garners MVP honors in victory

Fans sent enforcer John Scott to the NHL All-Star Game by voting him captain of the Pacific Division. Then they made him tournament MVP. Scott scored twice during the league’s new 3-on-3 All-Star tournament, bringing cheers from fans and smiles from teammates, and was ...

Djokovic thrashes Murray to claim sixth Australian Open title

Jan 31, 2016

Djokovic thrashes Murray to claim sixth Australian Open title

Novak Djokovic was still walking around Melbourne Park with his trophy, celebrating his record sixth Australian title, when five-time runnerup Andy Murray was heading for the airport in a rush to reunite with his pregnant wife. Top-ranked Djokovic maintained his perfect streak in six ...

Jan 31, 2016

Fukuoka to host 2021 swimming world championships

FINA, the international swimming federation, announced Sunday that Fukuoka will host the world championships in 2021, with Doha hosting the 2023 event. It will be the second world championships for Japan, with Fukuoka staging the 2001 worlds. Nanjing had also bid to be one ...

NHL stars light up skills competition

Jan 31, 2016

NHL stars light up skills competition

Dylan Larkin is very, very fast. That helped the only rookie at this NHL All-Star weekend make quite the debut. The Detroit Red Wings forward won not only the title of fastest skater at this event but set the record for the fastest lap ...