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Mar 22, 2015

Ireland retains Six Nations title

A wild final round of the Six Nations threw up arguably the most exhilarating day in rugby union’s history, with three consecutive finals of increasing importance in Rome, Edinburgh and London managing to blow away expectations on Saturday. In the end, after 221 points, ...

'Concrete Charlie' Bednarik dies

Mar 22, 2015

'Concrete Charlie' Bednarik dies

Chuck Bednarik, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and one of the last great two-way NFL players, died early Saturday. He was 89. Known as “Concrete Charlie,” Bednarik epitomized the tough-guy linebacker and also was an outstanding center for the Eagles from 1949 to ...

Princeton routs Kwansei Gakuin

Mar 21, 2015

Princeton routs Kwansei Gakuin

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

The level of play in Ivy League football is still a few steps ahead of the Japanese collegiate league, even for the four-time defending college champion Kwansei Gakuin University Fighters. The Princeton Tigers scored five touchdowns and a field goal in their first seven ...

Solid Lightning see off Red Wings

Mar 21, 2015

Solid Lightning see off Red Wings

The Tampa Bay Lightning came through again in the third period to defeat a potential first-round playoff opponent. Alex Killorn scored a tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, Ben Bishop made 30 saves and the Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on ...

Federer into semis; Nadal stumbles

Mar 21, 2015

Federer into semis; Nadal stumbles

Roger Federer defeated Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-0 and Milos Raonic outlasted Rafael Nadal 4-6, 7-6 (12-10), 7-5 in a nearly three-hour marathon to set up a semifinal showdown at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday. Federer improved to 15-1 this year, with his only ...

Mar 20, 2015

Uchiyama, Taguchi to make title defenses on May 6

WBA super featherweight champion Takashi Uchiyama and light flyweight champion Ryoichi Taguchi will make their title defenses May 6 at Ota Ward Gymnasium, Watanabe Gym announced Friday. Uchiyama will take on OPBF champion Jomthong Chuwattana in his 10th title defense — tied for second ...

Mar 20, 2015

Stadium deal not dead: L.A. mayor

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday that a proposal to build an NFL stadium downtown is not dead. Developer AEG had spent five years and at least $50 million on the project, but the company said last week that it would focus on ...

Mar 20, 2015

Ex-Raven Lewis sues ex-lawyer

Former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis is suing his former attorney over a failed development project he says cost him $1.5 million. Lewis last week filed a lawsuit in Baltimore City Circuit Court against Marc Seldin Rosen, who Lewis says tricked him into investing ...

Vonn clinches World Cup super-G title and equals Stenmark

Mar 20, 2015

Vonn clinches World Cup super-G title and equals Stenmark

Lindsey Vonn won the World Cup super-G title for the fifth time after winning the last race in the discipline on Thursday at the season-ending finals. The day after clinching the downhill title, the 30-year-old American extended her record number of crystal globes in ...

Nole, Murray move to semifinals

Mar 20, 2015

Nole, Murray move to semifinals

Novak Djokovic didn’t have to hit a ball to get into the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday when opponent Bernard Tomic withdrew because of a back injury. Tomic’s withdrawal was announced about five hours before he was to play the top-ranked ...