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Sep 16, 2016

Stadium plan to lure Raiders to Vegas passes major vote

A plan to build an NFL stadium in Las Vegas and lure the Raiders from Oakland crossed a major hurdle Thursday when a Nevada oversight committee voted unanimously to recommend $750 million in public funding for the project. The Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee ...

Sep 15, 2016

NHL to increase concussion spotters

The NHL is revamping its concussion monitoring system for the upcoming season. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the league will have four concussion spotters watching all games from a centralized location in either Toronto or New York, as well as spotters at each game ...

Sep 15, 2016

Savea awaits first All Blacks start

Rookie loose forward Ardie Savea has been named to make his first test start for the All Blacks against South Africa in their Rugby Championship clash on Saturday. Savea, who has played five tests off the bench since making his debut against Wales in ...

Sep 15, 2016

Hick named Australia batting coach

Former England test cricketer Graeme Hick has been appointed batting coach for the Australian team. Cricket Australia said Thursday that Hick’s contract will run through to March 2020. Hick, who was appointed as Cricket Australia’s high performance coach in 2013, played 65 tests and ...

Sep 14, 2016

Panasonic invited to compete against world's best at Brisbane Tens

The advancements made in Japanese rugby in recent years were recognized Wednesday with Robbie Deans and his Panasonic Wild Knights side helping to launch the Brisbane Global Tens at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo. Set for Feb. 11-12, 2017, at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium, the ...

Osaka cruises into second round at Japan Women's Open

Sep 14, 2016

Osaka cruises into second round at Japan Women's Open

Japanese youngster Naomi Osaka had a resounding first round victory at the Japan Women’s Open on Wednesday, dispatching Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit 6-0, 6-2 in under an hour. The 18-year-old world No. 69, who made her Grand Slam debut this year and reached the third ...

Sep 14, 2016

Judo group hails Polish parliament scuffle throw

A run-of-the-mill press conference at Poland’s parliament this week took an unexpected turn when a scuffle broke out and — to the delight of social media — ended with a judo move. “Minimum effort — maximum effect,” the Polish Judo Association tweeted after a ...

Sep 14, 2016

Canada adds O'Reilly to replace Seguin

Team Canada replaced injured forward Tyler Seguin with Ryan O’Reilly on Tuesday, adding the Buffalo Sabres center to its roster for the World Cup of Hockey. O’Reilly had 21 goals and 39 assists in 71 games last season. He won the Lady Byng Trophy ...