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Apr 25, 2015

Bowman named ASU swim coach

Bob Bowman, the longtime coach of 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, is taking charge of Arizona State’s men’s and women’s swimming programs. He returns to the college ranks for the first time since 2008, when he led Michigan’s teams. He then returned to ...

Apr 25, 2015

Bolt rips reduced doping ban for Gay

Usain Bolt believes Tyson Gay should have been thrown out of the sport for doping, calling his American rival’s reduced ban for cooperating with investigators “the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.” Gay received a backdated one-year suspension last year after testing positive for a ...

Apr 25, 2015

Yokomine pulls into third place

Sakura Yokomine shot a five-under-par 67 on Friday to move into third place after two rounds of the LPGA’s Swinging Skirts Classic. Yokomine carded five birdies in a bogey-free round at the Lake Merced Golf Club near San Francisco. She was tied at 6-under-par ...

Nishikori advances to Barcelona Open semifinals

Apr 24, 2015

Nishikori advances to Barcelona Open semifinals

Reigning champion Kei Nishikori moved into the semifinals of the Barcelona Open with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 win over Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut on Friday. The Shimane Prefecture native is the heavy favorite to retain his title after Rafael Nadal’s shock defeat to Fabio ...

Apr 24, 2015

Bolt calls Gay's reduced doping ban 'wrong message'

Usain Bolt believes Tyson Gay should have been thrown out of the sport for doping, calling his American rival’s reduced ban for cooperating with investigators “the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.” Gay received a backdated one-year suspension last year after testing positive for a ...

Legendary jockey McCoy to ride off into sunset

Apr 24, 2015

Legendary jockey McCoy to ride off into sunset

After nearly 4,350 winners, more than 1,000 falls, 20 straight jockey titles and countless broken bones, Tony McCoy will end his record-shattering career on the aptly named Box Office on Saturday. There are sure to be emotional scenes at Sandown — a racecourse just ...

Nishikori crushes Giraldo to make Barcelona quarters; Nadal ousted

Apr 24, 2015

Nishikori crushes Giraldo to make Barcelona quarters; Nadal ousted

Defending champion Kei Nishikori eased past Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-2, 6-1 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open. Four-time finalist David Ferrer also advanced after fending off a challenge from 19-year-old Swede Elias Ymer to win 6-3, 6-4. Nishikori beat Giraldo ...

Lightning top Red Wings in OT to even series

Apr 24, 2015

Lightning top Red Wings in OT to even series

The Tampa Bay Lightning spent all season showing they could score goals in bunches, and with a first-round playoff series seemingly slipping away, Tyler Johnson led their most important flurry yet. Johnson scored 2:25 into overtime to lift the Lightning to a 3-2 victory ...

Apr 24, 2015

Sharapova falls at Porsche tourney

Angelique Kerber of Germany upset three-time defending champion Maria Sharapova 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the second round of the Porsche Grand Prix on Thursday. The top-seeded Russian won four straight games to clinch the first set. But she made some errors to drop the ...

Apr 24, 2015

Foreman predicts Pacquiao victory

Former two-time world heavyweight champion George Foreman likes Manny Pacquiao over unbeaten Floyd Mayweather in their welterweight showdown next week in Las Vegas and warns a loss could devastate Mayweather. Foreman has plenty of experience in superfight history, having suffered his first career defeat ...