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Predators get playoff spot

Mar 29, 2015

Predators get playoff spot

Filip Forsberg projected as a future star for the Capitals before he was traded to the Predators in 2013. Nashville’s Calder Trophy candidate came up big in his first time playing in Washington. Forsberg scored during a three-goal first period and had two assists ...

Mar 29, 2015

Japan falls short at Dubai World Cup

The Japanese delegation came up empty-handed at the richest meet in the world as Hokko Tarumae and Epiphaneia finished fifth and ninth, respectively, in the Dubai World Cup on Saturday. Hokko Tarumae set the pace in the $10 million World Cup but failed to ...

Mar 29, 2015

Wind rules out Kiryu's sub-10 time

Teenager Yoshihide Kiryu now knows the sensation of running the men’s 100 meters in under 10 seconds — too bad, this time it was wind assisted. The 19-year-old Kiryu clocked 9.87 to win the men’s invitational sprint at the Texas Relays on Saturday although ...

Clarke to retire after final

Mar 28, 2015

Clarke to retire after final

Michael Clarke’s retirement decision overshadowed the eve of the Cricket World Cup final, with the Australian captain using a pre-match news conference to reveal Sunday’s tournament decider against New Zealand would be his last one-day international. Clarke, who turns 34 next week, said he ...

Blue Jackets cruise past Blackhawks

Mar 28, 2015

Blue Jackets cruise past Blackhawks

Long out of postseason contention, the Columbus Blue Jackets are playing like a playoff team. Cam Atkinson scored twice in Columbus’ four-goal first period and added an empty-net goal in the final minute for his second career hat trick to help the Blue Jackets ...

Mar 28, 2015

Nadal, Murray post first-round wins

Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray got their Miami Open bids off to a solid start with straight sets victories at Key Biscayne on Friday. Nadal defeated fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro 6-4 6-2 in 89 minutes in windy conditions as he began his campaign to ...

Mar 28, 2015

Banned swimmer Park apologizes

A tearful former Olympic swimming champion, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, offered an impassioned public apology Friday, four days after receiving an 18-month ban for failing a doping test. Park, who won South Korea’s only ever swimming gold in the 400-meter freestyle at the ...

Mar 28, 2015

Yokomine stays in hunt at Kia Classic

Sakura Yokomine shot up the leaderboard at the LPGA’s Kia Classic on Friday with a second-round, five-under 67 that left her tied with three others for fifth place. Yokomine, who started the day 17th at the par-72 Aviara Golf Club, reeled in eight birdies ...

Sharapova knocked out in second round at Miami Open

Mar 27, 2015

Sharapova knocked out in second round at Miami Open

Maria Sharapova is 0-5 in Key Biscayne finals. This year her loss came at the start. Seeded No. 2, Sharapova was upset in her opening match Thursday night by wild-card Daria Gavrilova, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3. The 21-year-old Gavrilova, who was born in Moscow and ...

Strong finish sparks Sharks

Mar 27, 2015

Strong finish sparks Sharks

The San Jose Sharks are trying to play their way into a playoff berth. Meanwhile, Detroit seems on the verge of falling out of one. Patrick Marleau scored twice and Antti Niemi made 30 saves to help the Sharks top the Red Wings 6-4 ...

Mar 27, 2015

Hernandez fiancee to testify

The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will be called to testify in his murder trial Friday, two people with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press. Shayanna Jenkins was granted immunity by the court in February, which means she ...

Mar 26, 2015

Boxer Harrison hangs up gloves

Former boxing golden boy Audley Harrison is to retire for the second time in his career due to problems associated with head injuries sustained in the ring. The Englishman, who won Olympic gold at super heavyweight in 2000 last fought in April, 2013 when ...