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Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer dies at 87

Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner’s touch. At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a first-name basis with both, “The King” died Sunday in Pittsburgh. He was 87. Alastair Johnson, CEO of Arnold Palmer ...

Canada beats Russia to reach final round

Sep 25, 2016

Canada beats Russia to reach final round

Sidney Crosby was at his best on one of hockey’s biggest stages. Again. Crosby scored once and assisted on both of Brad Marchand’s goals, including the winner early in the third period, to help Canada beat Russia 5-3 on Saturday night in the World ...

No. 11 Wisconsin demolishes No. 8 Michigan St.

Sep 25, 2016

No. 11 Wisconsin demolishes No. 8 Michigan St.

By the time Alex Hornibrook’s first start was over, there wasn’t much question about whether he could handle one of the toughest road tests in the Big Ten. Hornibrook threw for 195 yards and a touchdown, and 11th-ranked Wisconsin turned its early-season showdown with ...

Johnson tied for lead in Tour Championship

Sep 25, 2016

Johnson tied for lead in Tour Championship

Dustin Johnson had a reasonable lie in the rough and only a few pine tree branches blocking his path to the 17th green. Neither seemed like a problem until he played the wrong shot, clipped the tree and wound up with a double bogey ...

Sep 24, 2016

Waikato routs Hokkaido Barbarians to secure Sapporo Sevens title

Honey Hireme led Waikato to victory in the Sapporo Sevens on Saturday, as the New Zealand side beat the Hokkaido Barbarians 31-7 at the Barbarians’ picturesque ground in Jozankei. Kiwi legend Hireme — who is often dubbed “Honey Bill” in reference to her male ...

Osaka rallies to make Pan Pacific Open final

Sep 24, 2016

Osaka rallies to make Pan Pacific Open final

Former champion Caroline Wozniacki continued her late-season resurgence by beating second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland on Saturday afternoon to advance to the final of the Pan Pacific Open. Radwanska was close to victory, leading 5-3 in the second set, but Wozniacki seized momentum when ...

Canada-Russia battle set

Sep 24, 2016

Canada-Russia battle set

Ryan Getzlaf doesn’t remember a single thing from Canada’s last matchup with Russia in a tournament featuring the best hockey players in the world. “I couldn’t even tell you what the score was or when we played them or what happened,” Getzlaf said. Canada ...

Sep 24, 2016

Fury-Klitschko rematch called off

The rematch between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko for the world heavyweight title has been called off for a second time. Fury’s management company, Hennessy Sports, said Friday that the British boxer has “been declared medically unfit to fight” and the Oct. 29 bout ...

Utes erase 10-point deficit to beat struggling Trojans

Sep 24, 2016

Utes erase 10-point deficit to beat struggling Trojans

Troy Williams threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score in No. 24 Utah’s 31-27 comeback victory over Southern California on Friday night. The Utes roared back in spectacular fashion with Tim Patrick catching an 18-yard touchdown pass at the ...

Osaka bests Sasnovich, advances to semifinals

Sep 23, 2016

Osaka bests Sasnovich, advances to semifinals

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Rising teenage star Naomi Osaka reached her first-ever semifinal on the WTA Tour after conquering her demons in a 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) win over Belarusian qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich at the Pan Pacific Open on Friday. Eighteen-year-old Osaka, who toppled world No. 12 Dominika Cibulkova ...