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Serena takes opener at finals

A new venue, an injury-hit preparation and insults from a top sports official — none of it could stop Serena Williams from extending her winning streak at the WTA Finals. The three-time defending champion made it 16 straight victories at the season-ending championships by beating Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-4 in ...

Oct 21, 2014

Czech high jump gold medalist dies

Miloslava Rezkova-Hubnerova, who won the Olympic gold in the women’s high jump for Czechoslovakia in 1968 at age 18, has died. The Czech athletics federation said Monday that Rezkova-Hubnerova died overnight after battling a serious long-term disease. She was 64. In a surprising victory, ...

Oct 21, 2014

McIlroy withdraws from two events

Top-ranked Rory McIlroy said he is skipping two upcoming tournaments in Shanghai to prepare for a lawsuit against his former management company. McIlroy said in a statement Monday that a mediation process to resolve his dispute with Dublin-based Horizon Sports Management “failed over the ...

Manning breaks all-time TD record

Oct 20, 2014

Manning breaks all-time TD record

Peyton Manning’s receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL’s new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos’ 42-17 victory Sunday night. Manning went into the showdown two TDs shy of Brett Favre’s record ...

Quick stands tall for Kings in win

Oct 20, 2014

Quick stands tall for Kings in win

The Los Angeles Kings spent much of the afternoon trapped in their own end while the Minnesota Wild pelted them with 41 shots. Thanks to Jonathan Quick and two more timely contributions from That 70s Line, the Kings are still perfect on their homestand. ...

Surging Murray tops Ferrer in final

Oct 20, 2014

Surging Murray tops Ferrer in final

Andy Murray continued his recent resurgence by winning his second title in three weeks at the Erste Bank Open on Sunday and boosting his chances of making the cut for the ATP finals. The 11th-ranked Murray rallied to defeat David Ferrer 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 ...

Oct 20, 2014

Cheika set for Wallabies job: report

New South Wales Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has agreed in principle to replace Ewen McKenzie in charge of the Australian rugby team, The Australian newspaper reported on Monday citing “an informed source.” Cheika led the Waratahs to the Super Rugby title last season, completing ...

Oct 20, 2014

Martin earns first PGA Tour title

Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole that sent him to his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Martin was one shot behind Kevin Streelman when his eagle put him back in the lead. ...

Oct 20, 2014

Fit-again Carter in All Blacks squad

World rugby’s top point scorer, Dan Carter, has been included in the All Blacks squad to play tests in the United States and Britain next month after satisfying selectors he is fully fit. The 32-year-old flyhalf, who has 1,440 points from 100 test appearances, ...

Shonan Pandora stuns Nuovo Record in Shuka-sho

Oct 19, 2014

Shonan Pandora stuns Nuovo Record in Shuka-sho

Shonan Pandora heisted the last jewel in the Japanese filly’s triple crown from heavy favorite Nuovo Record with victory in the Shuka-sho on Sunday. Third choice Shonan Pandora edged Japanese Oaks winner Nuovo Record by a neck, cutting a winning time of 1 minute, ...

Florida St. downs Notre Dame

Oct 19, 2014

Florida St. downs Notre Dame

Jameis Winston threw for 273 yards and two touchdowns and led No. 2 Florida State on a second-half comeback to hold off No. 5 Notre Dame 31-27. The Irish nearly pulled off the upset, moving to the 2-yard line in the game’s final moments. ...

Ferrer, Murray set to clash in Vienna final

Oct 19, 2014

Ferrer, Murray set to clash in Vienna final

David Ferrer came from a break down in the final set to defeat Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3) on Saturday and set up a final against Andy Murray at the Erste Bank Open. Top-seeded Ferrer will appear in his fourth final ...