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Oct 22, 2014

Loncar banned after referee attack

Croatian boxer Vido Loncar was suspended for life by the national boxing federation Tuesday after he knocked down a referee at the European youth championship here unsatisfied after losing the match. Loncar was “suspended from boxing for life” over his “brutal attack on an ...

Oct 22, 2014

Dates set for Rice's appeal of ban

A hearing on Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6, two people familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The people spoke with AP on condition of anonymity because details of the hearing have not been made public. ...

Serena takes opener at finals

Oct 21, 2014

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 ...

Steelers rally past Texans

Oct 21, 2014

Steelers rally past Texans

The deluge started with a desperation third-down heave, a trickle that turned into a downpour and led to another abrupt turn in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ confounding season. Good one week and lousy the next, Pittsburgh managed to be both in a 30-23 victory over ...

Oct 21, 2014

Oilers keep Stamkos in check to notch win

The Edmonton Oilers are no longer the only team in the Western Conference without a win. Taylor Hall scored a penalty-shot goal and added an assist, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins netted the winner in the final minutes to lift Edmonton to a 3-2 victory over ...

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. ...