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Olympic champ Thompson triumphs in Lausanne 100

Olympic 100-meter champion Elaine Thompson took center stage in the absence of her Jamaican teammate Usain Bolt in the first Diamond League meet after the Rio de Janeiro Games on Thursday. Thompson timed 10.78 seconds with a slight tailwind at Athletissima — just .07 outside her time in the 100 ...

Aug 25, 2016

Ex-Illinois coach working as UNC volunteer

Former Illinois coach Tim Beckman, fired last year amid allegations of player mistreatment, is working as a volunteer assistant with No. 22 North Carolina’s defense. Speaking after Wednesday evening’s practice, Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora described the decision as helping a friend while also ...

Aug 25, 2016

Coyotes hire female skating coach

The Arizona Coyotes have hired Dawn Braid as skating coach and say she is believed to be the first full-time female coach in NHL history. The announcement was made on Wednesday. Braid has a long association with the NHL. She worked part-time for the ...

Federer, Nadal to team up in Laver Cup

Aug 25, 2016

Federer, Nadal to team up in Laver Cup

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who have faced each other in eight major finals, plan to team up as doubles partners next year during the inaugural Laver Cup. With a combined 31 Grand Slam titles, Federer and Nadal have committed to the team event, ...

Kaepernick could return against Green Bay

Aug 25, 2016

Kaepernick could return against Green Bay

Colin Kaepernick is on track to make his first appearance of the preseason for San Francisco on Friday night against the Green Bay Packers after his tired shoulder made it through a full week of practice without any limitations. “Everything has been going great,” ...

Panasonic still team to beat in revamped Top League

Aug 24, 2016

Panasonic still team to beat in revamped Top League

With Japan once again the darling of world rugby, thanks to the exploits of the sevens team at the Rio Olympics, attention now shifts to the 15-a-side version of the game with the Top League kicking off Friday. While the players and coaches have ...

Former USC, Raiders QB Marinovich arrested naked with drugs

Aug 23, 2016

Former USC, Raiders QB Marinovich arrested naked with drugs

Former USC and Los Angeles Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich has been arrested after being found naked with marijuana and possibly methamphetamine in a stranger’s backyard in Southern California. Irvine Police Cmdr. Mike Hallinan said Monday that Marinovich was arrested Friday night after a call ...

Aug 22, 2016

Redskins legend Green joins George Mason athletics department

Pro Football Hall of Famer Darrell Green has joined George Mason’s athletics department. Green, a four-time All-Pro cornerback for the Washington Redskins, was hired as associate athletic director/special assistant to the AD. According to the school, Green will work with the department’s senior leadership ...

Matsuyama ties for third at Wyndham Championship

Aug 22, 2016

Matsuyama ties for third at Wyndham Championship

Hideki Matsuyama struggled on the putting green but still managed to move three notches up the leaderboard and finish in a two-way tie for third place at the Wyndham Championship on Sunday. Matsuyama, whose charge was slowed by a bogey and a double-bogey a ...

Inside Japan's racehorse breeding empire

Aug 20, 2016

Inside Japan's racehorse breeding empire

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Harry Sweeney has his hand up a horse’s backside. The mare looks put out by this intrusion. Her eyes dart about nervously and she shifts her weight before accepting five thick human digits probing her insides. After feeling the uterus and the swelling of ...