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Feb 17, 2017

Vermette handed 10-game ban for slashing linesman

Anaheim Ducks forward Antoine Vermette has been suspended for 10 games for slashing a linesman in apparent anger after a faceoff. The NHL announced the suspension Thursday. Vermette slapped his stick against the back of linesman Shandor Alphonso’s legs after losing a faceoff to ...

Feb 17, 2017

Vince Young's agent in talks with CFL's Roughriders

Former NFL quarterback Vince Young’s agent says he’s talking to the Saskatchewan Roughriders about his client playing in the Canadian Football League. “We have opened discussions with Saskatchewan Roughriders,” agent Leigh Steinberg tweeted. Young is on Saskatchewan’s negotiation list, giving it CFL exclusivity to ...

Crosby reaches 1,000 points

Feb 17, 2017

Crosby reaches 1,000 points

It was, in many ways, Sidney Crosby’s remarkable career distilled to its essence. Game on the line. A wide-open net. A race to the puck. These are the moments the Pittsburgh Penguins star embraces as well as anyone in his sport. Of course he ...

France's Worley regains giant slalom title at worlds

Feb 17, 2017

France's Worley regains giant slalom title at worlds

Tessa Worley regained her giant slalom title at the world ski championships on Thursday, holding off hard-charging Mikaela Shiffrin to take gold. Worley, the 2013 champion, finished 0.34 seconds ahead of Shiffrin, who was fastest in the second run as warm sunshine softened the ...

Feb 16, 2017

Legendary Czech left wing Augusta dies at 70

Czech ice hockey legend Josef Augusta, who won three world titles as a coach in 1999-2001, died at the age of 70 on Thursday, the Czech Ice Hockey Association said. Czech media said Augusta had battled pancreatic cancer for years. As a left wing, ...

Feb 16, 2017

Sunwolves coach Tiatia announces squad for warm-up match

New Sunwolves head coach Filo Tiatia named his first match-day squad Thursday as his side gear up for the 2017 Super Rugby season. The Sunwolves take on a Top League All-Star XV on Saturday in their only warm-up game before they open their campaign ...

Troubled swimmer Hackett found after being reported missing

Feb 16, 2017

Troubled swimmer Hackett found after being reported missing

Australian swimming great Grant Hackett has been found safe and sound after being reported missing on Thursday, the triple Olympic champion’s father Neville said. Hackett, who has struggled with drug and alcohol problems away from the pool, was detained by Gold Coast police on ...

Feb 16, 2017

Tiger in too much pain for news conference

Back spasms not only kept Tiger Woods from playing at Riviera, they forced him to withdraw from a news conference. Woods, the unofficial host of the Genesis Open, pushed his news conference back until Wednesday and then canceled it. The tournament said in a ...

Blue Jackets trounce Maple Leafs

Feb 16, 2017

Blue Jackets trounce Maple Leafs

Joonas Korpisalo has been shuttled between Columbus and the Blue Jackets’ AHL affiliate in Cleveland quite a bit this season. Maybe now, coach John Tortorella will let him stick around. The backup goalie made 31 saves, Nick Foligno and Boone Jenner had a goal ...

Nishikori begins Argentina Open with win

Feb 16, 2017

Nishikori begins Argentina Open with win

Kei Nishikori opened his Argentina Open campaign with a win over local favorite Diego Schwartzman in the second round on Wednesday. Nishikori, the top seed and world No. 5, dropped the first set but came roaring back to post a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 win ...