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Feb 5, 2016

Phelps set to swim in Atlanta meet

Michael Phelps is coming to Atlanta for one of his final tuneups heading into the Rio Olympics. The 18-time gold medalist is scheduled to take part in the Atlanta Classic swim meet May 13-15 at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, site of the 1996 ...

Feb 5, 2016

Vonn miffed about course conditions

Lindsey Vonn left the finish area with plenty of complaints about the state of the Kandahar course and thinking she still had the fastest time in Thursday’s training for a World Cup downhill. Officially, she didn’t, because late starter Romane Miradoli of France beat ...

Feb 5, 2016

Schumacher's life 'ruined,' former Ferrari boss says

Somber ex-Ferrari chief Luca de Montezemolo admitted Thursday that he did not have “good news” regarding the condition of stricken Formula One legend Michael Schumacher. Former world champion Schumacher has been in a coma since suffering head injuries from a skiing accident in the ...

Ex-U.S. Olympic hockey coach Riley dies at 95

Feb 5, 2016

Ex-U.S. Olympic hockey coach Riley dies at 95

Jack Riley, the Army coach who in 1960 guided the U.S. to its first Olympic gold medal in hockey, has died. He was 95. Riley died Wednesday on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, the U.S. Military Academy said Thursday. He regularly attended Army home games ...

Takanashi notches eighth straight victory

Feb 5, 2016

Takanashi notches eighth straight victory

Sara Takanashi soared to her eighth straight World Cup ski jumping victory on Thursday night, extending her lead in the overall standings. The teenager had the longest jumps in both rounds — 137.5 followed by 136 meters — for a total of 305.8 points. ...

Broncos, Panthers have full participation in practice

Feb 5, 2016

Broncos, Panthers have full participation in practice

The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers had full participation at practice from all 53 players on their respective rosters on Thursday. Broncos starting safeties T.J. Ward (ankle) and Darian Stewart (knee) and guard Louis Vasquez (knee) had been limited in practice on Wednesday. “We ...

Perron, Getzlaf propel Ducks past Kings

Feb 5, 2016

Perron, Getzlaf propel Ducks past Kings

The Anaheim Ducks’ midseason surge hit a new peak in the first period when Ryan Getzlaf scored an even-strength goal. That’s normally not a big deal for a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a Stanley Cup champion, except Getzlaf hadn’t done it since last ...

Matsuyama tied for lead at Phoenix Open

Feb 5, 2016

Matsuyama tied for lead at Phoenix Open

Rickie Fowler overcame some bad shots for a share of the lead Thursday in the Phoenix Open. Phil Mickelson compounded his mistakes and fell back. After an hour-long frost delay at chilly TPC Scottsdale, Fowler played the first six holes in 5 under. A ...

Feb 4, 2016

Heavyweight champ Fury contemplates retirement

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is struggling for motivation and could quit boxing, the controversial fighter told the BBC on Thursday. The 27-year-old Briton, who stunned Vladimir Klitschko to claim the world heavyweight crown with a points win in Germany in November, may even ...

Feb 4, 2016

Yamashita joins Chiefs for Super Rugby campaign

Japan prop Hiroshi Yamashita will join the Chiefs for the upcoming Super Rugby season, his Top League club, Kobe Kobelco Steelers, announced Thursday. The 30-year-old Yamashita, who has played 49 times for the Brave Blossoms and was a member of the team at last ...

Feb 4, 2016

Federer sidelined after knee surgery

Roger Federer has had knee surgery and will miss tournaments in Rotterdam and Dubai this month. “Roger Federer underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery today in Switzerland to repair a torn meniscus,” a statement on his official website said Wednesday. It is a rare injury ...