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Jan 16, 2015

Colts' McNary put on exempt list

The Indianapolis Colts put backup linebacker Josh McNary on the commissioner’s exempt list Thursday, less than 24 hours after prosecutors filed criminal charges against the 26-year-old. McNary faces charges of rape, criminal confinement with bodily injury and battery resulting in bodily injury — another ...

Jan 15, 2015

Nara reaches Hobbart International semis

Kurumi Nara defeated Camila Giorgi on Thursday to advance to the semifinals of the Hobart International. Nara, ranked 43rd in the world, beat the third-seeded Italian 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 in 1 hour, 49 minutes in Hobart, Australia, to set up a semifinal against qualifier ...

Power play lifts Devils past Kings

Jan 15, 2015

Power play lifts Devils past Kings

Steve Bernier netted his first two power-play goals of the season, and the New Jersey Devils scored three times during a 68-second span of the second period in a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday. Martin Havlat, Michael Cammalleri and Michael ...

Nadal admits title run may be tough

Jan 15, 2015

Nadal admits title run may be tough

Rafael Nadal says he’s “working as hard as I can” to be ready for Monday’s start to the Australian Open following a right wrist injury and appendix surgery which sidelined him for most of the last six months of 2014. Nadal went through a ...

Tomsula set to lead 49ers

Jan 15, 2015

Tomsula set to lead 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers promoted longtime defensive line coach Jim Tomsula to head coach Wednesday, going with a familiar face following a national search that took more than two weeks and ended right in house. Tomsula is set to be formally introduced Thursday in ...

Jan 15, 2015

Radcliffe to run London Marathon

World record holder Paula Radcliffe will race her final marathon in London in April. The 41-year-old Briton, whose last marathon was in Berlin in September 2011, has not competed in the London Marathon for nine years. The three-time London Marathon winner set her world ...

Jan 15, 2015

Pac-Man OKs marquee fight: Arum

Manny Pacquiao flew to Los Angeles on Wednesday, preparing for a meeting with contestants of the Miss Universe pageant. Whether he has an even bigger date on May 2 seems entirely up to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Promoter Bob Arum said Pacquiao has agreed to ...

Jan 15, 2015

Mariota declares for NFL draft

Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota has declared his eligibility for the NFL draft. The Oregon Ducks quarterback announced on the school’s website on Wednesday that he would forgo his senior season. The school said he filed paperwork on Wednesday, a day before the NFL ...

Nishikori earns win in Kooyong opener

Jan 14, 2015

Nishikori earns win in Kooyong opener

Kei Nishikori fought past a tough Australian challenge from Jordan Thompson to post a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4) opening win at the Kooyong Classic on Wednesday. The defending champion at the eight-man tuneup for the Australian Open needed just over two hours to earn ...

Elway wants to keep Manning as QB for coach-less Broncos

Jan 14, 2015

Elway wants to keep Manning as QB for coach-less Broncos

If John Elway gets to choose, his quarterback next season will be Peyton Manning. His coach: To be determined. During a news conference Tuesday, Elway said he did not press Manning for a decision on his future when they met the day after Denver’s ...

Islanders cool Rangers hype

Jan 14, 2015

Islanders cool Rangers hype

All the accolades and platitudes the New York Rangers received during their recent three-game California sweep were quickly transferred to the rival New York Islanders, who dismantled the Broadway Blueshirts upon their return to Madison Square Garden. Undaunted and unfazed by the positive press ...

Hansdotter beats world slalom rivals

Jan 14, 2015

Hansdotter beats world slalom rivals

Frida Hansdotter of Sweden dominated a World Cup night slalom on Tuesday, strengthening her position at the top of the discipline standings going into the world championships next month. Loudly cheered by 14,800 spectators, Hansdotter built on her first-run lead to finish in a ...