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Feb 17, 2015

IAAF plans to toughen drug testing

The IAAF, athletics’ global governing body, is to launch a doping crackdown on elite marathon runners after scandals involving top Kenyan and Russian stars. Organizers of the top races in London, New York, Boston, Chicago, Tokyo and Berlin have agreed to finance extra testing ...

Feb 17, 2015

Contador intends to retire in 2016

Two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador says is he planning to retire from cycling in 2016. Contador announced “next year will most likely be the last. . . . I could change my mind if I have a mishap on the Tour like ...

Grange grabs slalom title at worlds

Feb 16, 2015

Grange grabs slalom title at worlds

For the longest time, Jean-Baptiste Grange of France absolutely loved this course. Then, he wrecked his knee here. Now his feelings have flip-flopped again. Funny how a win — a big win at that — can change perceptions. Skiing into heavy snowfall, Grange won ...

Blackhawks take down Penguins in shootout

Feb 16, 2015

Blackhawks take down Penguins in shootout

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane kicked it off for Chicago, and Patrick Sharp finished the job. The star-studded shootout turned into quite a show for the Blackhawks. Sharp scored the decisive goal in the tiebreaker, lifting the Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over Sidney ...

Wales continues dominance against Scotland

Feb 16, 2015

Wales continues dominance against Scotland

Wales kickstarted its Six Nations campaign with a 26-23 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield on Sunday. Warren Gatland’s team lost its opener to England but hit back in Edinburgh with tries in either half from scrum-half Rhys Webb and center Jonathan Davies for an ...

Feb 16, 2015

Ireland stuns West Indies at CWC

Ireland pulled off yet another Cricket World Cup upset Monday when it raced to 307-6 to beat two-time champion the West Indies’ by four wickets in a Pool B match, taking a giant stride toward the tournament’s quarterfinals. Paul Stirling ignored the ball that ...

Feb 16, 2015

Takanashi ties for first in Slovenia

Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria and Sara Takanashi tied for the win Sunday in a women’s ski jump event, meaning the two will fight for the overall World Cup title in the final competition of the season next month. The two rivals both earned a ...

Feb 16, 2015

Snedeker claims important victory

Brandt Snedeker broke his own scoring record and won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am for the second time in three years. Snedeker played bogey-free in the final round Sunday and left the mistakes to everyone else. He closed with a 5-under 67 and ...

Nishikori captures third consecutive Memphis Open title

Feb 16, 2015

Nishikori captures third consecutive Memphis Open title

All the big names from Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe to Pete Sampras, Michael Chang and Andy Roddick are on the list of past champions. Now Kei Nishikori stands alone as Memphis’ first three-peat champ. Nishikori became the first man to win ...

Feb 15, 2015

Suntory, Toshiba reach All-Japan Championship semifinals

Two of Australia’s Super Rugby sides will have to wait a little longer for their Japan imports after Suntory Sungoliath advanced to the semifinals of the All-Japan Championship on Sunday. Hendrik Tui, who is set to play for the Reds, and Kotaro Matsushima, who ...

Nishikori fights way into final

Feb 15, 2015

Nishikori fights way into final

Kei Nishikori rallied after dropping the first set to beat American Sam Querrey 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5) on Saturday night in the Memphis Open semifinals. Now the two-time defending champ will have a chance at a three-peat at The Racquet Club, something that ...