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NFL players, owners meet to discuss social issues

/ Oct 18, 2017

NFL players, owners meet to discuss social issues

NFL players and owners held an unusual meeting Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session both sides termed positive and productive. What was not discussed at any length was the divisive topic of the national anthem that has caught the attention of President Donald Trump. "We ...

/ Oct 18, 2017

Verblitz flanker Juan Smith to retire

Toyota Verblitz's former South Africa international flanker Juan Smith will retire because of family health problems, the Top League club said Wednesday. The 36-year-old Smith, who has been capped 70 times for the Springboks, was in his first season with Verblitz, having only joined the ...

Explosive Flyers beat down Panthers

/ Oct 18, 2017

Explosive Flyers beat down Panthers

Wayne Simmonds pounded Florida's enforcer with a series of rights and dropped him with a left. Simmonds waved his arms toward the Flyers crowd and exhorted them to get louder as he skated toward the locker room to serve his major penalty. He high-fived ...

Takuma Sato happy to see face on Indy 500 trophy

/ Oct 18, 2017

Takuma Sato happy to see face on Indy 500 trophy

Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato joined the immortals of IndyCar on Tuesday when the Japanese driver's face was unveiled as the newest likeness on the Borg-Warner Trophy. The hefty sterling silver hardware, weighing in at 50 kg, includes the raised silver images of every ...

Wrestler Eri Tosaka sidelined with knee, ankle injuries

Oct 17, 2017

Wrestler Eri Tosaka sidelined with knee, ankle injuries

Olympic wrestling gold medalist Eri Tosaka will be out of action for around three months after suffering ligament damage in her left knee and ankle, the Japan Wrestling Federation's development director Kazuhito Sakae confirmed Tuesday. Tosaka, who won the women's 48-kg freestyle at the 2016 ...

Titans end 11-game skid to Colts

/ Oct 17, 2017

Titans end 11-game skid to Colts

Marcus Mariota shuffled around the pocket, carefully protecting a strained left hamstring that already cost him one game this season. So the quarterback known for his legs showed off his arm. Mariota threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Taywan Taylor with 5:29 left , and the ...

Lightning win fourth straight

/ Oct 17, 2017

Lightning win fourth straight

Dynamic forward Nikita Kucherov scored twice Monday night to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. Kucherov barely touched the puck on the decisive goal, but he did enough to deflect it past Jimmy Howard with 18:13 remaining ...