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Winston keys FSU triumph

Aug 31, 2014

Winston keys FSU triumph

Jameis Winston threw for 370 yards and scored on a 28-yard run, and No. 1 Florida State opened the defense of its national title with a 37-31 victory Saturday night over Oklahoma State on the same field where this season’s champion will be crowned. ...

Aug 31, 2014

Smith apologizes for suspension

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has apologized to the organization and its fans after receiving a nine-game suspension from the NFL for a series of off-field legal issues. In a statement released through the NFL Players Association on Saturday, Smith said: “I apologize ...

Aug 31, 2014

Judoka Shichinohe grabs silver in over-100 kg division at worlds

Ryu Shichinohe won a silver medal on Saturday in the men’s over-100 kg division at the World Judo Championships. Shichinohe secured at least a silver when he defeated Brazil’s David Moura by ippon in the semifinals. Shichinohe, however, lost in the final to France’s ...

Silver Star storm past Blues after slow start

Aug 30, 2014

Silver Star storm past Blues after slow start

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

The Asahi Beer Club Silver Star overcame a sluggish start and scored 34 unanswered points to defeat the Bulls 34-14 on Saturday at Kawasaki Fujimi Stadium in an X League Central Division game. Yoshitaka Sakurai kicked four field goals for the Silver Star while ...

Federer sends Groth packing

Aug 30, 2014

Federer sends Groth packing

When Roger Federer smacked a backhand return winner off his opponent’s 142 mph (229 kph) serve Friday night, he glanced at the speed readout, just to find out exactly how difficult what he’d done had been. Then, later in his 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 victory ...

Aug 30, 2014

Announcer Durkin to call final race

It’s last call for Tom Durkin. The voice of horse racing on the New York circuit is silencing himself on Sunday, retiring after a 43-year career in which he also announced Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup races. Durkin’s last call will come in the ...

NFL comes down hard on 49ers' Smith

Aug 30, 2014

NFL comes down hard on 49ers' Smith

The San Francisco 49ers have been preparing for months to play on without Aldon Smith over an extended period. Now they know the exact time frame: He is suspended for more than half the season. The star linebacker received his nine-game penalty from the ...

Stewart breaks silence about Ward

Aug 30, 2014

Stewart breaks silence about Ward

Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium — unshaven, his eyes glassy — and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as “one of ...

Palmer shoots 63 to grab early lead

Aug 30, 2014

Palmer shoots 63 to grab early lead

Ryan Palmer has felt all year that something special was going to happen. For now, he’ll take his lowest round of the season. Palmer took only 21 putts and made birdie on half of his holes Friday on the TPC Boston, giving him an ...

Nun Ira collects silver at judo worlds

Aug 29, 2014

Nun Ira collects silver at judo worlds

Karen Nun Ira won the silver medal in the women’s under-70 kg class on Friday, the fifth day of the World Judo Championships. The 23-year-old Nun Ira, making her first appearance at the world championships and ranked 38th in the world, defeated Croatia’s Barbara ...

Aug 29, 2014

Mitani advances to semifinals at badminton worlds

Minatsu Mitani on Friday advanced to the semifinals of the women’s singles at the World Badminton Championships. By reaching the semifinals. Mitani assured herself of at least winning a bronze medal, and becomes the first Japanese woman to win a singles medal at the ...