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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 ...

Feb 16, 2017

Disgraced sprinter Carter files CAS appeal

Embattled Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) after he was retroactively found guilty of doping at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, his lawyer said Wednesday. Carter is awaiting a date to come before the CAS ...

Pens' Crosby gets 999th career point

Feb 15, 2017

Pens' Crosby gets 999th career point

Evgeni Malkin scored and picked up an assist in his return from a lower-body injury, Sidney Crosby got his 999th career point with an assist and the Pittsburgh Penguins rolled by the Vancouver Canucks 4-0. The quality Mike Sullivan appreciates the most in Malkin ...

Feb 15, 2017

Becker: Sharapova deserves second chance

Boris Becker believes Maria Sharapova has paid her dues and deserves a second chance when she returns to tennis in April at the end of her 15-month doping ban. Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion, failed a dope test for the drug meldonium at ...