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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. ...

Longtime Athletics Kenya boss Kiplagat dies at 72

Aug 25, 2016

Longtime Athletics Kenya boss Kiplagat dies at 72

The suspended president of Athletics Kenya, Isaiah Kiplagat, has died after a long illness. He was 72. Track and field’s world governing body, the IAAF, said that Kiplagat’s death on Wednesday was confirmed by Kenya’s athletics association, which he led for more than 20 ...

Aug 25, 2016

Ex-Illinois coach working as UNC volunteer

Former Illinois coach Tim Beckman, fired last year amid allegations of player mistreatment, is working as a volunteer assistant with No. 22 North Carolina’s defense. Speaking after Wednesday evening’s practice, Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora described the decision as helping a friend while also ...

Aug 25, 2016

Coyotes hire female skating coach

The Arizona Coyotes have hired Dawn Braid as skating coach and say she is believed to be the first full-time female coach in NHL history. The announcement was made on Wednesday. Braid has a long association with the NHL. She worked part-time for the ...

Federer, Nadal to team up in Laver Cup

Aug 25, 2016

Federer, Nadal to team up in Laver Cup

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who have faced each other in eight major finals, plan to team up as doubles partners next year during the inaugural Laver Cup. With a combined 31 Grand Slam titles, Federer and Nadal have committed to the team event, ...