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Ravens fly high without Rice

Sep 12, 2014

Ravens fly high without Rice

The dismissal of Ray Rice wasn’t a distraction for the Baltimore Ravens. Ultimately, it served as inspiration. Playing a pivotal divisional game three days after the release of the star running back, Baltimore got a pair of touchdown passes from Joe Flacco and rolled ...

Yoshida, Icho extend dominance

Sep 12, 2014

Yoshida, Icho extend dominance

Three-time Olympic champion Saori Yoshida beat Sofia Mattsson of Sweden in the women’s 53-kg final to claim her 12th consecutive title at the wrestling world championships on Thursday. Three-time Olympic champion Kaori Icho made it a double victory for Japan in the three weight ...

Sep 12, 2014

Takatani attacked with hot water

Japan’s wrestling pinup Sosuke Takatani feared he could go bald after a rival poured a kettle of hot water over his head at the world championships in Tashkent, local media reported on Friday. Japanese officials are set to lodge a formal protest to the ...

Sep 12, 2014

Kanagawa withdraws from league

The American football club of Kanagawa University has withdrawn from all league games this season because of a violent incident within the team, the Kanto Collegiate Football League announced on Thursday. Kanagawa University belongs to the “Big 8″ division, the second highest division of ...

Sep 12, 2014

Livestrong taking hits in revenue

The Livestrong cancer charity is reporting a sharp drop in donations and revenue after founder Lance Armstrong admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during most of his record-setting cycling career. In federal forms released this week, Livestrong noted its 2013 donations dipped 34 percent, from nearly ...

Sep 12, 2014

49ers suspend announcer Robinson

The San Francisco 49ers have suspended veteran broadcaster Ted Robinson for two games following comments this week to a San Francisco radio station about the Ray Rice domestic violence case that were deemed insensitive. The Pac-12 Networks also announced Wednesday night it had suspended ...

Sep 12, 2014

Ducks coach gets two-year extension

Bruce Boudreau has transformed the Anaheim Ducks from underachievers into contenders, and the club is confident the coach can finally chase down his first Stanley Cup championship. Boudreau agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season with the Ducks on Wednesday. The ...

Source claims Rice video was sent to NFL back in April

Sep 11, 2014

Source claims Rice video was sent to NFL back in April

A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while commissioner Roger Goodell has insisted the league didn’t see the violent images until this week. The person played AP a 12-second ...

Koivu brings curtain down on long NHL career

Sep 11, 2014

Koivu brings curtain down on long NHL career

Saku Koivu has retired after an 18-year NHL career with the Anaheim Ducks and the Montreal Canadiens. The four-time Finnish Olympic medalist and cancer survivor announced his decision through the NHL players’ association on Wednesday. The Ducks decided they wouldn’t attempt to re-sign Koivu ...