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May 12, 2016

Downhill skier Yurkiw retires after best World Cup season

Canadian downhill skier Larisa Yurkiw said she is retiring after her most successful World Cup season. After placing third in the downhill standings behind Lindsey Vonn and Fabienne Suter last season, the 28-year-old Yurkiw said she is unable to race at her limits after ...

May 12, 2016

Sunwolves make three lineup changes for upcoming match

The Sunwolves team to take on the Stormers in Singapore on Saturday shows three changes to the side that lost 40-22 to the Western Force last weekend in Tokyo. Coach Mark Hammett named his side Thursday shortly after it landed in Singapore. Captain Shota ...

May 12, 2016

Rugby World Cup draw to take place in Japan in May 2017

World Rugby announced Wednesday the draw for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan will be held in the country in May 2017, the first time it will be conducted outside Britain or Ireland. The draw will be made based on the World Rugby ...

Federer tops Zverev at Italian Open

May 12, 2016

Federer tops Zverev at Italian Open

Roger Federer put his full array of shots on display in a 6-3, 7-5 win over Alexander Zverev on Wednesday in the second round of the Italian Open, an encouraging performance considering he only decided to play moments before stepping onto the court. “I ...

Stepanov says Russian doping changes 'fake'

| May 12, 2016

Stepanov says Russian doping changes 'fake'

In the opinion of a whistleblower who uncovered Russia’s doping scourge, most of the changes in the country’s track and anti-doping programs are “just fake,” and not nearly extensive enough to allow the team into the Olympics this summer. Vitaly Stepanov, who along with ...

May 12, 2016

World Rugby's Pichot criticizes sport's residency rules

Agustin Pichot, the newly elected World Rugby vice-chairman, says rugby’s residency rules are “wrong” and must be changed. The former Argentine scrum-half insisted that the current situation, where players can play for a country they have no affiliation to after playing in the country ...

May 12, 2016

Bills to retire Hall of Famer Bruce Smith's jersey number

Bruce Smith, a Hall of Fame defensive end for the Buffalo Bills, will have his jersey number retired at the NFL club’s 2016 home opener, the team announced Wednesday. No player has worn Smith’s number, 78, since his final season with Buffalo in 1999 ...

Blues put away Stars in Game 7 rout

May 12, 2016

Blues put away Stars in Game 7 rout

The captain and the kid are going to the Western Conference finals with the St. Louis Blues. St. Louis did more than survive Game 7 this time. The Blues routed the top-seeded Dallas Stars 6-1 on Wednesday night to advance to their first Western ...

May 12, 2016

Voice of cricket Cozier dies at 75

Tony Cozier, the commentator and writer regarded as the voice of cricket in the West Indies, has died. He was 75. The West Indies Cricket Board said Cozier died in his native Barbados on Wednesday, without giving further detail. Cozier covered cricket for more ...

May 12, 2016

Seahawks' Lockette opts to retire six months after neck injury

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette is retiring six months after suffering a serious neck injury in a game at Dallas. The team confirmed the retirement and has scheduled a news conference with Lockette on Thursday. Lockette was knocked out and remained motionless on ...

Nishikori uses late rally to beat Troicki in Rome

May 11, 2016

Nishikori uses late rally to beat Troicki in Rome

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori came from a set down to defeat Viktor Troicki 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 in their Italian Open second-round match on Tuesday. Although the 24th ranked Serb uncorked 10 aces in the Masters event, he was only able to win 41 ...

Penguins win in OT to knock out Capitals

May 11, 2016

Penguins win in OT to knock out Capitals

A three-goal lead gone — and his team’s momentum right along with it — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan provided a reminder heading to overtime of Game 6 of a relentlessly entertaining playoff series against the Washington Capitals. Keep skating. Play fast. Be confident. ...