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Kenyan warriors hunt cash not lions in Maasai Olympics
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 12:22:35 -0500
Young Kenyan warriors are no longer pursuing lions to show off their hunting prowess and bravery, they are competing for cash prizes in javelin throwing at the Maasai Olympics instead.
Dutch outlast Australia to set up World Cup final v Belgium
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 12:02:41 -0500
Netherlands battled past two-time defending champions Australia in a penalty shootout to set up an all-European World Cup final against Belgium in Bhubaneswar, India on Saturday.
Jamieson edges ahead at Alfred Dunhill Championship
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 11:57:32 -0500
Britain's Scott Jamieson came through a turbulent back nine that included an eagle and a double bogey to card a 68 for a one-shot lead after the third round of the European Tour’s Alfred Dunhill Championship on Saturday.
Da Costa wins Formula E season-opener in Saudi Arabia
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 10:12:09 -0500
Portuguese Antonio Felix da Costa held off a late charge from defending world champion Jean-Eric Vergne to win the opening race of the Formula E season in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.
Poom maintains lead, Rose on course to be world no. 1
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 06:22:00 -0500
Poom Saksansin maintained his three-shot lead to inch closer to a second Indonesia Masters triumph while Justin Rose remained on course to become world number one even after the Briton's title defence appeared over on Saturday.
NBA roundup: Pacers muscle past 76ers for big road win
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 01:33:01 -0500
Thaddeus Young had 26 points and 10 rebounds to carry the visiting Indiana Pacers past the Philadelphia 76ers 113-101 on Friday for their sixth straight win.
NHL roundup: Ovechkin's second straight hat trick leads Caps
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 00:53:07 -0500
Jakub Vrana scored in the sixth round of a shootout to give the Washington Capitals a 6-5 victory against the host Carolina Hurricanes in a thriller in which Washington's Alex Ovechkin posted a hat trick for the second straight game Friday night in Raleigh, N.C.
Olympics: Bankruptcy for USOC not an option despite lawsuits
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 21:45:58 -0500
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) will not consider bankruptcy protection as it prepares to face lawsuits for failing to protect young gymnasts from the sexual abuse of a team doctor, chairwoman-elect Susanne Lyons said on Friday.
NFL notebook: Steelers expecting RB Conner back for Pats
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:21:38 -0500
Steelers running back James Conner practiced on a limited basis Friday and is expected to return to the Pittsburgh lineup for a key AFC affair with the New England Patriots on Sunday.
Olympics: Salt Lake City selected for potential 2030 Winter games bid
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:18:51 -0500
Salt Lake City has been selected by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) for a potential bid to host the Winter Olympics in 2030.
MLB notebook: Padres, Kinsler reportedly agree to deal
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:56:56 -0500
The San Diego Padres and free agent second baseman Ian Kinsler have agreed on a two-year, $8 million deal, according to multiple reports on Friday.
Saints QB Brees tops all players in Pro Bowl fan vote
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:35:57 -0500
Amid a growing group of young star players around the league, 39-year-old New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees finished the fan ballot portion of Pro Bowl voting with more votes than anyone.
Raiders WR Bryant suspended indefinitely
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:12:11 -0500
Oakland Raiders receiver Martavis Bryant was indefinitely suspended by the NFL on Friday for violating his reinstatement terms of a previous ban, the league announced Friday.
Orioles officially announce Hyde as new manager
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:08:54 -0500
The Baltimore Orioles officially named Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde their manager on Friday, a move that had been anticipated for days.
Cowboys' Elliott gets fined $26K for helmet hit
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:19:35 -0500
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, the first offensive player penalized this season for the helmet rule, was fined $26,739 on Friday for lowering his head to initiate contact Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Doping: WADA granted access to Moscow lab and secret data
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:23:29 -0500
The World Anti-Doping Agency said on Friday an inspection team will be given access to a Moscow laboratory and data it has long demanded thereby removing the final obstacle to the Russian Anti-Doping Agency's (RUSADA) full reinstatement.
Joan Steinbrenner, wife of former Yankees owner George, dies
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:20:45 -0500
Joan Steinbrenner, wife of late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, died Friday at her home in Tampa, Fla., the team has announced. She was 83.
U.S. Senate panel asks FBI to probe U.S. Olympic chief over Nassar scandal
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:14:40 -0500
A former head of the U.S. Olympic Committee made "materially false statements" to a U.S. Senate subcommittee investigating sexual abuse in gymnastics, the panel said on Friday, and it said it would refer the matter to the FBI.
A's OF Piscotty wins Tony Conigliaro Award
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:29:58 -0500
Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty was named winner of the Tony Conigliaro Award on Friday after dealing the adversity of his mother's death during the 2018 season.
Chargers' gamble results in key win over Chiefs
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:19:50 -0500
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers fired a touchdown pass with four seconds remaining Thursday, connecting with Mike Williams, then the same duo added a decisive two-point conversion as visiting Los Angeles beat the Kansas City Chiefs 29-28.