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Apr 15, 2015

Private funeral held for Benaud

A private funeral service attended by ex-players Shane Warne and Ian Chappell was held Wednesday for former Australia cricket captain and commentator Richie Benaud. Benaud died last Friday at the age of 84 of complications from skin cancer. His wife, Daphne, declined a government ...

Apr 15, 2015

Jones picks team for S. Korea clash

Japan coach Eddie Jones named his side Wednesday for Saturday’s game against South Korea, the first in the inaugural Asia Rugby Championship. Injuries and unavailability due to Super Rugby commitments saw Jones with just 26 players to choose from, meaning three players are in ...

Apr 14, 2015

Ex-NFL back Phillips suspected of murder

Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips is suspected of killing his cellmate in a Central California prison, officials said Monday. Phillips’ cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison was found lifeless early Saturday and later pronounced dead, prison spokesman Lt. Marshall Denning said in a ...

Shanahan says more changes ahead for Leafs

Apr 14, 2015

Shanahan says more changes ahead for Leafs

In a little more than a year as president of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Brendan Shanahan has fired the team’s general manager, two different head coaches and several assistants and scouts. “(Players) understand yesterday was just the beginning, that there will be some changes,” ...

Apr 14, 2015

Former Colts TE Mutscheller dies

Baltimore Colts tight end Jim Mutscheller, who caught a 6-yard pass from Johnny Unitas to set up the overtime touchdown that won the 1958 NFL championship game, has died. He was 85. He died Friday of kidney failure at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Towson, ...

Apr 14, 2015

Receiver Crabtree to join Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a deal with free agent wide receiver Michael Crabtree. Crabtree announced on his Twitter account Monday night that he is joining the Raiders. ESPN first reported the deal. Crabtree will become a Raider six years later than many ...

Apr 14, 2015

Hozumi withdraws from Fed Cup tie

Eri Hozumi withdrew from this weekend’s Fed Cup World Group II Playoff against Belarus at Tokyo’s Ariake Colosseum because of a sprained left ankle, the Japan Tennis Association announced on Tuesday. Hozumi will be replaced by Ayumi Morita. The 25-year-old Hozumi was making her ...

Spieth wins Masters in scintillating fashion

Apr 13, 2015

Spieth wins Masters in scintillating fashion

Jordan Spieth tapped in his final putt to cap off a record performance and bent over in relief. He just as easily could have been taking a bow. This was a Masters for the ages. Not since Tiger Woods in 1997 has a 21-year-old ...

Polamalu ends career at right time

| Apr 13, 2015

Polamalu ends career at right time

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

By announcing his retirement, former Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu made some right decisions. First of all, Polamalu made his decision to call it quits before suffering more damage to his health. Polamalu, who turns 34 later this month, has had a history ...

Apr 13, 2015

Sabres part ways with coach Nolan

Two last-place finishes and an imperfect working relationship led Sabres general manager Tim Murray to the conclusion to fire coach Ted Nolan on Sunday. The decision was made after a lengthy evaluation which ended with Murray’s exit interviews with Sabres players, a day after ...

Apr 13, 2015

Mercedes tries to defuse driver row

Mercedes held emergency talks with its bickering drivers after Nico Rosberg furiously criticized Lewis Hamilton’s tactics after the Chinese Grand Prix. With relations on a knife-edge before this weekend’s race in Bahrain, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has moved swiftly to prevent things spiraling ...