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Oct 19, 2014

Serena hits back at Russian official

Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were bullying, sexist and racist. Shamil Tarpischev was fined $25,000 and suspended from tour involvement for a year for making the comments on ...

Oct 19, 2014

Former miler Scott battling cancer

Former miler and Olympian Steve Scott has prostate cancer — 20 years after beating testicular cancer. The 58-year-old track and cross-country coach at Cal State San Marcos was diagnosed in June. Scott is undergoing proton therapy, a form of radiation treatment that kills cancer ...

Oct 19, 2014

Golovkin stops Rubio in second

Gennady Golovkin stopped Marco Antonio Rubio in the second round Saturday night, defending his WBA middleweight title with his 18th consecutive stoppage victory. Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) punctuated his brief West Coast debut with a crushing left hand to the forehead of Rubio, who ...

Matsuyama falls back despite eagle

Oct 18, 2014

Matsuyama falls back despite eagle

Hideki Matsuyama rescued a tough day with a 16th-hole eagle on Friday as he managed an even-par, second-round 71 and fell into a tie for 22nd at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. In addition to his eagle, Matsuyama carded two birdies against four ...

Oilers can't find a way to defeat Miller

Oct 18, 2014

Oilers can't find a way to defeat Miller

Ryan Miller remained perfect against the Edmonton Oilers in his career and kept the Vancouver Canucks perfect this season. Miller made 28 saves to record his 30th career shutout — and improve to 9-0 against Edmonton — as the Canucks beat the struggling Oilers ...

Oct 18, 2014

Tarpischev gets one-year WTA ban

Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 by the WTA Tour and suspended from tour involvement for a year for questioning Venus and Serena Williams’ gender in comments on Russian television. The WTA Tour said Friday that it is seeking Tarpischev’s ...

Oct 18, 2014

Receiver Harvin traded to Jets

The New York Jets have acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks. Two people familiar with the trade said on Friday that Harvin, a star in last season’s Super Bowl but injury prone through his career, was headed to the Jets. The ...

Watt shining on gridiron for Texans

Oct 18, 2014

Watt shining on gridiron for Texans

J.J. Watt has been padding his highlight reel this season by doing things almost unheard of for a defensive end. He swats passes, he sacks quarterbacks. He mugs for TV viewers, he dances for the fans. But mostly, he dominates. Watt’s two-handed tip of ...

Brady passes Pats past Jets

Oct 17, 2014

Brady passes Pats past Jets

Chris Jones wasn’t going to make the same mistake he did last year when Nick Folk tried another potential winning field goal Thursday night. This time, the New England defensive tackle didn’t commit a penalty to give the Jets kicker another chance. Jones blocked ...

Quick makes 43 saves as Kings down Blues

Oct 17, 2014

Quick makes 43 saves as Kings down Blues

Jonathan Quick tied Rogie Vachon’s franchise record with his 32nd career shutout, making 43 saves and stopping all three St. Louis shootout attempts in the Los Angeles Kings’ 1-0 victory over the Blues on Thursday night. Jeff Carter scored the only shootout goal for ...

Oct 16, 2014

Uchiyama to fight on New Year's Eve

Takashi Uchiyama will aim to defend his super featherweight crown for a ninth time as part of a WBA world title tripleheader on Dec. 31 in Tokyo, the Watanabe Gym announced on Thursday. In what will be his first match since defeating fourth-ranked challenger ...

Oct 16, 2014

Biles named Sportswoman of Year

American Simone Biles, who won four golds at last week’s world gymnastics championships in China, including the all-around title, was named Sportswoman of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation on Wednesday. Biles, 17, also won gold in the floor exercise and balance beam ...