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Feb 9, 2016

Nara reaches second round at Taiwan Open

Kurumi Nara earned a spot in the second round at the Taiwan Open on Tuesday, while a pair of compatriots made early exits in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Nara, ranked 89th in the world, dispatched 94th-ranked Wang Qiang of China 6-1, 6-3 in just over an ...

Feb 9, 2016

Ailing Riner may need shoulder surgery

France’s Olympic judo champion Teddy Riner could have to undergo surgery on a painful shoulder injury next week, his coach told AFP on Tuesday. Franck Chambily said Riner had a small piece of cartilage that was pushing on a tendon at the top of ...

Rugby veteran O'Connell announces retirement

Feb 9, 2016

Rugby veteran O'Connell announces retirement

Paul O’Connell has been forced to retire from rugby due to injury before having the chance to end a glittering career with European champion Toulon, the former Ireland captain said on Tuesday. O’Connell, whose retirement from international rugby came sooner than he had hoped ...

Feb 9, 2016

Reds' Goromaru won't start in exhibition

Japan fullback Ayumu Goromaru was named Tuesday to the bench for the Queensland Reds’ Super Rugby preseason game against the Brumbies. Goromaru, who joined the Brisbane-based side this week, was named among the reserves for Friday’s game, the Reds’ second and final warm-up before ...

Feb 9, 2016

London Marathon architect Disley dies at 87

John Disley, a former Olympic bronze medalist in the steeplechase and one of the founders of the London Marathon, has died. He was 87. London Marathon organizers said Disley died in a hospital early Monday after a short illness. The Welsh-born Disley won the ...

Feb 9, 2016

Favre biography set for November release

Brett Favre, selected last weekend for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will be the subject of a biography coming out in November. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Monday that it had acquired Jeff Pearlman’s “Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre.” According ...

Feb 9, 2016

Skier Shiffrin returning to slopes

Two months ago, Mikaela Shiffrin was just hoping to be back on skis before the snow melted. A week from now, she will return to World Cup racing on a knee that healed much faster than even she anticipated. The Olympic and world slalom ...

Agent confirms Lynch plans to retire from NFL at 29

Feb 9, 2016

Agent confirms Lynch plans to retire from NFL at 29

When Marshawn Lynch was brought to Seattle early in the 2010 season, he was acquired because the Seahawks desperately needed a running back. What he ended up providing was an attitude and style that became the foundation for bringing the first Super Bowl title ...

Crosby scores in seventh straight as Penguins rout Ducks

Feb 9, 2016

Crosby scores in seventh straight as Penguins rout Ducks

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby felt Cam Fowler’s stick desperately tugging at his jersey and kept right on skating. Breaking in all alone against Anaheim goaltender John Gibson, Crosby kept Fowler at bay long enough to rip a wrist shot over Gibson’s glove and ...

Goromaru checks in with Queensland Reds

Feb 8, 2016

Goromaru checks in with Queensland Reds

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Japan’s Rugby World Cup hero Ayumu Goromaru said he is up for the Super Rugby challenge as the fullback was unveiled by the Queensland Reds on Monday. “I was impressed by the speed and physicality of teams that play Super Rugby, so I’m looking ...

Newton falls short on biggest stage

Feb 8, 2016

Newton falls short on biggest stage

A dejected Cam Newton sat slouching behind the podium on Sunday night, wearing a black Panthers hoodie and a frown. The league’s top player this season didn’t feel much like answering questions, doing so mostly in delayed, two-word answers. Some questions he just let ...

Broncos defense smothers Panthers in Super Bowl 50

Feb 8, 2016

Broncos defense smothers Panthers in Super Bowl 50

A reborn Orange Crush might have sent Peyton Manning into retirement with a Super ending to his career. Von Miller and the impenetrable Denver defense harassed Panthers quarterback Cam Newton all game Sunday, and the Broncos made enough big plays for a 24-10 victory, ...