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Tui called on to play wing against Georgia

Japan coach Eddie Jones was true to his word Friday, raising a few eyebrows with his squad for Saturday’s World Cup warmup test against Georgia at Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester, ...

Brady sacks Goodell in court

Sep 4, 2015

Brady sacks Goodell in court

Tom Brady learned Thursday he will start the season on the field after a judge lifted the league’s four-game suspension of the star quarterback for a scandal over deflated footballs, saying he was treated unfairly by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The league quickly appealed. ...

Sep 4, 2015

Utes spoil Harbaugh's Michigan coaching debut

Running back Devontae Booker had 124 combined yards and a touchdown and Utah spoiled Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan coaching debut, beating the Wolverines 24-17 on Thursday. The Utes took a 24-10 lead on Justin Thomas’ 55-yard interception return for a touchdown with 7:58 left in ...

Wallabies won't underestimate U.S. in warmup

Sep 4, 2015

Wallabies won't underestimate U.S. in warmup

Australia scrumhalf Nick Phipps won’t be underestimating the United States in a Rugby World Cup warmup match Saturday at Soldier Field. U.S. coach Mike Tolkin has said the Eagles, ranked 16th in the world, won’t be intimidated by the second-ranked Wallabies. That doesn’t surprise ...

Cetkovska stuns 2014 finalist Wozniacki in second round

Sep 4, 2015

Cetkovska stuns 2014 finalist Wozniacki in second round

Four times, 2014 U.S. Open runnerup Caroline Wozniacki was one point from winning. Four times, her opponent in the second round, 149th-ranked Petra Cetkovska of the Czech Republic, came up with a winner to extend the match. The fourth-seeded Wozniacki failed to convert any ...

Sep 3, 2015

Samoa's Thompson suspended for Rugby World Cup opener

Veteran Samoan lock Kane Thompson will miss his country’s opening game at the Rugby World Cup against the United States after receiving a two-match ban for punching an opponent, the governing body, World Rugby, announced on Wednesday. The 33-year-old New Zealand-born second row, set ...

Mayweather reaffirms plan to retire

Sep 3, 2015

Mayweather reaffirms plan to retire

Floyd Mayweather Jr. plans to go out unbeaten and on his own terms, as ‘The Best Ever’, when he ends his boxing career in Las Vegas next week with a welterweight title defense against Andre Berto. Should Mayweather win, as is widely expected, he ...

Players look to impress in last game

Sep 3, 2015

Players look to impress in last game

Tyler Varga came to Indianapolis to pursue a dream. Almost four months later, he’s on the verge of landing his first real job. The rookie who played at one of America’s oldest and most overlooked football schools, Yale, is trying to win a spot ...

Sep 2, 2015

Japan's Super Rubgy participation remains uncertain

Japan’s participation in next season’s Super Rugby competition is still by no means certain, Kyodo News learned Wednesday. This past weekend, Japan Rugby Football Union General Secretary Noriyuki Sakamoto dismissed concerns that Japan could raise a team for the 2016 competition when he told ...

Jackson feels for benched Griffin

Sep 2, 2015

Jackson feels for benched Griffin

DeSean Jackson said he can relate to what Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is going through. After Griffin lost the starting job on Monday, Jackson compared it to his leaving the Eagles after the 2013 season. “It’s just unfortunate he has to be ...

Cool Murray tames Kyrgios at U.S. Open

Sep 2, 2015

Cool Murray tames Kyrgios at U.S. Open

Nick Kyrgios does what he wants and says what he wants on a tennis court, seemingly no matter the ramifications, and amid all the near-napping, cursing and racket smashing, he troubled Andy Murray for moments at the U.S. Open. Only for brief moments, though. ...