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Oakland unveils stadium plan to keep Raiders in town

Oakland and Alameda County leaders will vote Tuesday on a financial and development plan to build a $1.3 billion football stadium at the Coliseum site to keep the Raiders from moving to Las Vegas. Mayor Libby Schaaf and other local leaders on Friday presented details of the plan reached with ...

Dec 9, 2016

Giants' Cruz speaks out on racist vandalism at teammate's home

New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz spoke out Thursday after racist graffiti was scrawled at the home of teammate Nikita Whitlock during a break-in. Whitlock’s home in Moonachie, New Jersey, was broken into on Tuesday night by robbers who wrote “Go back to Africa” ...

Flyers rally past Oilers, win seventh straight

Dec 9, 2016

Flyers rally past Oilers, win seventh straight

After leaning on Steve Mason throughout most of the last three weeks, the Philadelphia Fyers bailed out their goaltender with a strong offensive display. Michael Raffl scored with 1:29 remaining to cap Philadelphia’s rally from two goals down in the third period to beat ...

Dec 8, 2016

Japan Sports Agency boss Suzuki set for FINA appointment

Japan Sports Agency commissioner Daichi Suzuki will be chosen as one of 23 bureau members of swimming’s world governing body FINA, sources said Thursday. Suzuki, who won the men’s 100-meter backstroke at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, is set to replace Kazuo Sano of Japan ...

Dec 8, 2016

Harimoto, 13, captures table tennis world title

Tomokazu Harimoto won the boys’ singles at the World Junior Table Tennis Championships for players age 18 and under on Wednesday, becoming the youngest-ever champion in the event at age 13. Harimoto lost the first two games to Cho Seung-min of South Korea in ...

Ex-Cowboys linebacker Edwards dies at 76

Dec 8, 2016

Ex-Cowboys linebacker Edwards dies at 76

Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Dave Edwards has died. He was 76. Edwards’ brother, Tim Edwards, told The Associated Press that Dave Edwards died in his sleep Monday night at his home near Lake Whitney, Texas, about 105 km south of Dallas. Tim Edwards says ...

Dec 8, 2016

Stanford star McCaffrey to forego senior season

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey will skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft. McCaffrey announced his decision on Wednesday, saying he has done everything he could in college and now wants to pursue his dream of playing in the NFL.” “Since I ...

Capitals blow big lead, edge Bruins in overtime

Dec 8, 2016

Capitals blow big lead, edge Bruins in overtime

The Capitals didn’t exactly end their overtime victory with a raucous celebration. No, instead Washington held a players-only meeting, still salty over blowing a three-goal lead. Nicklas Backstrom scored 1:36 into overtime, helping the Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 to avert a disastrous ...

Becker says Djokovic needs to work harder to be No. 1 again

Dec 8, 2016

Becker says Djokovic needs to work harder to be No. 1 again

Novak Djokovic lost his momentum in the second half of last season and was toppled as the world No. 1 by Andy Murray because his work rate dropped, the Serbian’s former coach Boris Becker said on Wednesday. Speaking a day after the two terminated ...

Goalie Mason bails out listless Flyers

Dec 7, 2016

Goalie Mason bails out listless Flyers

With the Philadelphia Flyers in subpar form on Tuesday night, goalie Steve Mason made all the difference. Mason made 42 saves and Jakub Voracek scored with 8.6 seconds left in overtime, lifting the Flyers to their sixth straight win, 3-2 over the Florida Panthers. ...

Dec 7, 2016

Seto wins two bronze at short-course worlds

Daiya Seto won bronze medals in the men’s 200-meter individual medley and 200-meter butterfly on the opening day of the world short-course swimming championships Tuesday. Seto, bronze medalist in the 400 individual medley at the Rio Olympics in August, clocked 1 minute, 52.89 seconds ...