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Packers quarterback Rodgers cleared for return to field

Aaron Rodgers has been "medically cleared to return" to action after missing seven games with a broken right collarbone, the Green Bay Packers quarterback announced on Instagram Tuesday night. Rodgers was hurt during a loss to Minnesota on Oct. 15 and had surgery four days later. He returned to practice on ...

Jakob Silfverberg lifts Ducks past Hurricanes

/ Dec 12, 2017

Jakob Silfverberg lifts Ducks past Hurricanes

In the very first period after the Anaheim Ducks finally got captain Ryan Getzlaf and Jakob Silfverberg back from long-term injuries, Corey Perry hobbled off the ice with a lower-body injury that sent him to a hospital. "It just seems like it's a regular day ...

Karate hoping to make mark at Tokyo Games

Dec 11, 2017

Karate hoping to make mark at Tokyo Games

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With its practitioners numbering over 130 million around the world and nearly 200 nations having become members of its international governing body, karate has become more of a global sport than Japan's own, traditional martial art. Yet men's kata champion Ryo Kiyuna insists the atmosphere ...

Jockey Yutaka Take chosen for International Award of Merit

/ Dec 11, 2017

Jockey Yutaka Take chosen for International Award of Merit

Renowned jockey Yutaka Take became the first Japanese recipient of the 2017 International Award of Merit, the Japan Racing Association announced on Monday. Established in 2013 by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities and Swiss watchmaker Longines, the Award of Merit recognizes distinguished horsemen and ...

Mao Asada completes Honolulu Marathon

/ Dec 11, 2017

Mao Asada completes Honolulu Marathon

Retired Japanese figure skater Mao Asada checked one item off her bucket list Sunday in Honolulu, giving herself a passing grade after completing her first full-distance marathon. The former world champion clocked 4 hours, 34 minutes, 13 seconds over the 42.195-km distance and was all ...

Blackhawks get back on track with win over Coyotes

/ Dec 11, 2017

Blackhawks get back on track with win over Coyotes

The Chicago Blackhawks staggered home last week in desperate need of some positive results. Enter goalie Corey Crawford — and a perfectly timed homestand against three of the worst teams in the NHL. Crawford made 31 saves, Artem Anisimov scored the go-ahead goal with 4:47 left ...

Maple Leafs bury Pens early

/ Dec 10, 2017

Maple Leafs bury Pens early

A strong start helped the Toronto Maple Leafs knock off the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions. Tyler Bozak scored two goals, and the Maple Leafs scored three times in the first period in a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. "Whenever you can ...