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Packers get past 49ers 21-10

Aug 27, 2016

Packers get past 49ers 21-10

After just two drives, Aaron Rodgers is ready to begin the season for the Green Bay Packers. San Francisco coach Chip Kelly still needs a bit more time to figure out who his starting quarterback will be once the games count next month. Rodgers ...

Radwanska advances to final

Aug 27, 2016

Radwanska advances to final

Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska breezed through her Connecticut Open semifinal Friday, routing two-time defending champion Petra Kvitova 6-1, 6-1. Radwanska, who will be seeded fourth next week in the U.S. Open, was never challenged. The Polish star won the first five games of the first ...

Cal routs Hawaii in Sydney

Aug 27, 2016

Cal routs Hawaii in Sydney

Davis Webb threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score in a sensational debut for California, leading the Bears to a 51-31 win over Hawaii on Saturday in college football’s season opener at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium. Khalfani Muhammad had 94 yards rushing and ...

Aug 27, 2016

Yamaha wins Top League opener

Yamaha Jubilo exposed a huge chink in defending champion Panasonic Wild Knights’ armor Friday night as the new Top League season got underway at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground. The Yamaha pack demolished the Panasonic scrum and the dominance up front laid the foundations ...

Djokovic has wrist injury

Aug 27, 2016

Djokovic has wrist injury

Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams face challenging early tests at the U.S. Open following Friday’s draws for the year’s last Grand Slam starting on Monday. Djokovic, who has been bothered by a wrist injury, faces towering Jerzy Janowicz of Poland in his ...

King stands firm on doping

Aug 27, 2016

King stands firm on doping

Swimming star Lilly King is holding her ground on doping. She wants cheaters out of the pool — and out of international sports. On Friday, a little more than two weeks after the 19-year-old won the first of two Olympic gold medals, King embraced ...

Aug 26, 2016

NFL players meet with investigators in doping probe

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and Green Bay Packers defensive players Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers met this week with NFL investigators looking into allegations linking them to performance-enhancing drugs, the players’ union said Thursday. Matthews and Peppers met with league representatives on Wednesday, ...

Aug 26, 2016

Crosby picked as Canada's World Cup captain

The process of selecting Sidney Crosby as Canada’s captain for the World Cup of Hockey was a simple one. “It was: ‘This is what we’re going to do. Any questions? Next,” general manager Doug Armstrong recalled. Crosby wearing the “C” for Canada was a ...

Romo gives Cowboys scare in loss to Seattle

Aug 26, 2016

Romo gives Cowboys scare in loss to Seattle

Three plays were all it took for Dallas to get yet another injury scare surrounding Tony Romo. The quarterback lasted just 90 seconds into the Cowboys’ 27-17 preseason loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night before leaving with what appeared at first to ...

Kvitova, Radwanska advance in New Haven

Aug 26, 2016

Kvitova, Radwanska advance in New Haven

Two-time defending champion Petra Kvitova needed just an hour Thursday to beat Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-1 and move into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open, despite suffering from a cold. Looking to join Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki as a four-time winner in the ...

Olympic champ Thompson triumphs in Lausanne 100

Aug 26, 2016

Olympic champ Thompson triumphs in Lausanne 100

Olympic 100-meter champion Elaine Thompson took center stage in the absence of her Jamaican teammate Usain Bolt in the first Diamond League meet after the Rio de Janeiro Games on Thursday. Thompson timed 10.78 seconds with a slight tailwind at Athletissima — just .07 ...

Avs hire minor league vet Bednar to replace Roy as coach

Aug 26, 2016

Avs hire minor league vet Bednar to replace Roy as coach

Joe Sakic had to rush his coaching search after the abrupt resignation of Patrick Roy. He doesn’t believe the Colorado Avalanche rushed their hire. After interviewing candidates with varying degrees of NHL coaching experience, Sakic ultimately chose Jared Bednar as the team’s new coach. ...