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Resurgent Oilers thump Blackhawks

Nov 22, 2016

Resurgent Oilers thump Blackhawks

The Edmonton Oilers hope they are finally out of their funk. Leon Draisaitl scored twice and Cam Talbot made 31 saves for his third shutout of the season, helping Edmonton beat the Western Conference-leading Chicago Blackhawks 5-0 on Monday night. “They’ve been playing some ...

Raiders rally past Texans

Nov 22, 2016

Raiders rally past Texans

The party in the stands started early in the second NFL regular-season game ever played in Mexico with loud cheers and chants from before kickoff until the final whistle. The Oakland offense took a little longer to get going, but once they did Derek ...

Nov 21, 2016

Japan softball manager Utsugi targets Olympic gold in 2020

New Japan national women’s softball team skipper Reika Utsugi said Monday she will put everything she has experienced as a player and in coaching capacities at stake to fight for the gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. “I feel the weight of responsibility ...

Nishikori keeping feet on ground after successful season

Nov 21, 2016

Nishikori keeping feet on ground after successful season

A clear-cut, straight-sets defeat to Novak Djokovic on Saturday in the last four of the ATP World Tour Finals saw Kei Nishikori’s season close on a downer, but his disappointment should be tempered given the strides he made in 2016. Nishikori, who ends the ...

Streaking Blue Jackets top Capitals on late goal

Nov 21, 2016

Streaking Blue Jackets top Capitals on late goal

John Tortorella had worried about Sunday’s game, the first matinee for Columbus all season. He didn’t want the Washington Capitals to get off to a quick start. The Capitals scored on Nicklas Backstrom’s goal barely three minutes into the game, but the Blue Jackets ...

Cowboys keep rolling with victory against Ravens

Nov 21, 2016

Cowboys keep rolling with victory against Ravens

New backup, same result for rookie quarterback Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys. Prescott threw three touchdown passes, two to Dez Bryant, in the first game with Tony Romo as his backup, and the Cowboys set a franchise regular-season record with their ninth straight ...

Nov 20, 2016

Inui, Nakamaki win Asian synchronized swimming title

Yukiko Inui and Kanami Nakamaki won the women’s duet free routine in synchronized swimming at the Asian swimming championships on Sunday. Inui, who won the bronze medals both in duet and team events at the Rio Games this summer, and her new free-routine partner ...

Mikki Isle wins Mile Championship amid controversy

Nov 20, 2016

Mikki Isle wins Mile Championship amid controversy

Mikki Isle went wire-to-wire for his second Grade 1 victory, holding off Isla Bonita to win the Mile Championship on Sunday. The 5-year-old horse, ridden by Suguru Hamanaka and trained by Hidetaka Otonashi, went past the winning post in 1 minute, 33.1 seconds on ...

Ohio State holds on for win over Michigan State

Nov 20, 2016

Ohio State holds on for win over Michigan State

Before Ohio State could move on to next weekend’s showdown with Michigan, the Buckeyes had to deal with a different nemesis. As usual, Michigan State gave Urban Meyer’s team all it could handle. Mike Weber ran for 111 yards and a touchdown, and No. ...

McDavid bags first hat trick in Oilers' win

Nov 20, 2016

McDavid bags first hat trick in Oilers' win

Connor McDavid, among the league’s most electrifying young stars, got his first career hat trick behind a few fortunate breaks Saturday night. McDavid scored once off a defender’s stick and put back two other juicy rebounds, and his three goals helped the Edmonton Oilers ...