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Big Moves Bring Big Hope for Chicago Baseball

(L-R) Pitchers Jeff Samardzija and David Robertson and free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera don their baseball jerseys while being introduced as the newest Chicago White Sox at a news conference in Chicago on Dec. 16, 2014. It is not just Sox baseball fans who are thinking big this year. So are the Cubs. North Side and South Side, there is a big baseball buzz in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
(L-R) Pitchers Jeff Samardzija and David Robertson and free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera don their baseball jerseys while being introduced as the newest Chicago White Sox at a news conference in Chicago on Dec. 16, 2014. It is not just Sox baseball fans who are thinking big this year. So are the Cubs. North Side and South Side, there is a big baseball buzz in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

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    MONTREAL— Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves for his league-leading fourth shutout of the season as the Pittsburgh Penguins snapped Montreal’s six-game winning streak, beating the... Read more

  • Two kids playing hockey fall to the ice in a novice-level game. Children playing hockey need to have greater respect for their fellow players as a preventative measure against concussions. (The Canadian Press/Doug Ives)

    Kids Hockey Collaboration Aims to Prevent Concussions

    Two-time Olympic hockey gold medalist Cassie Campbell-Pascall and concussion expert Dr. Charles Tator have teamed up to raise awareness for player safety in hockey by... Read more

  • Dutch All Stars goalkeeper denies the Hong Kong Premier division team attackers a scoring opportunity, during their match at the Hong Kong Football Club on Saturday Nov 8, 2014. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    ZOAT Tournament a Great Success

    HONG KONG—Dutch hockey players from around the Asia Pacific region converged on Hong Kong last weekend (Nov. 8 & 9) for their annual ZOAT Hockey... Read more

  • Brad Smith (No.27) of Hong Kong Tycoons forces in his 3rd goal to take his team 4-2 into the lead against Kowloon Warriors in the CIHL match at Mega Ice on Saturday Nov. 8, 2014. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Tycoons Stretch Lead, Aces Move into Second Place

    HONG KONG—It was a mixed night for Michael Kwist playing for the Macau Aces against the South China Sharks in the CIHL at Mega Ice... Read more

  • Ryan Miller of the Vancouver Canucks makes a save during their game against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on Nov. 6, 2014 in San Jose. The Canucks no longer have questions about their goaltending. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

    Could This Be the Year a Canadian Team Wins the Stanley Cup?

    Perhaps 2015 will see a Canadian team lift the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1993.  Yes, the season isn’t even a quarter of... Read more

  • Former San Francisco Giants pitcher Brian Wilson smiles as he waits in the dugout to make his Los Angeles Dodgers organization debut in a baseball game for the Class A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes against the Lake Elsinore Storm on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.  (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    Dodgers Release Brian Wilson, Eat Nearly $10 Mill

    LOS ANGELES— Brian Wilson was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night, three days after the heavily bearded reliever was designated for assignment... Read more

  • Nick Hundley of the Baltimore Orioles and umpire Jeff Kellogg look up at Comerica Park in Detroit on Oct. 5, 2014. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

    AP Sources: Umpires, MLB Reach 5-year Agreement

    NEW YORK— Several people familiar with the deal say Major League Baseball and its umpires have reached agreement on a five-year labor contract. The people... Read more

  • Boston Red Sox's Will Middlebrooks is congratulated by teammates after scoring on double by Xander Bogaerts during the fourth inning of their baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Padres Obtain Middlebrooks From Red Sox

    SAN DIEGO— In yet another move for the retooling Padres, San Diego obtained third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox for catcher Ryan... Read more

  • American League's Yoenis Cespedes, of the Oakland Athletics, watches his hit during the first round of the MLB All-Star baseball Home Run Derby, on Monday, July 15, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    For MLB, Changes in Cuba Will Take Time to Sort Out

    NEW YORK— Fred Claire can see the day when Major League Baseball teams open academies for prospects in Cuba. “It’s absolutely a natural, just as... Read more

  • Jorge Posada addresses the media during a press conference to announces his retirement from the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on January 24, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

    Yankee Players Allegedly Fall Victim to Massive Scam (+Video)

    Former Yankee stars Jorge Posada and Jose Contreras are suing their former money mangers after losing millions of dollars.…... Read more

  • Chase Headley #12 of the New York Yankees follows through on a fourth inning base hit against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium on August 7, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

    AP Source: Headley, Yankees Working on $52M Deal

    NEW YORK— Chase Headley is staying with the Yankees, giving New York insurance at third base in case Alex Rodriguez is unable to play the... Read more

  • Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper (34) looks on from the dugout during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Washington. The Nationals won 4-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Harper, Nats Agree at $7.5M, 2 Years

    WASHINGTON— A person familiar with the agreement says Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals have come to terms on a $7.5 million, two-year contract, avoiding... Read more

  • American League's Yoenis Cespedes, of the Oakland Athletics, hits during the MLB All-Star baseball Home Run Derby, Monday, July 14, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    AP Source: Red Sox Agree to Cespedes-Porcello Swap (+Video)

    SAN DIEGO— A person familiar with the negotiations says the Boston Red Sox have agreed to trade outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers for... Read more

  • Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp hits a three-run home run off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Edwin Jackson, scoring Yasiel Puig and Adrian Gonzalez, during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    AP Source: Padres Acquire Kemp in Five-Player Deal (+Video)

    SAN DIEGO— A person with knowledge of the situation says the San Diego Padres have a deal in place to acquire outfielder Matt Kemp and... Read more

  • FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2013, file photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez arrives at the offices of Major League Baseball in New York. The U.S. government says New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez paid his cousin almost $1 million to keep secret Rodriguez's use of performance enhancing drugs. In court documents filed last week in Miami, federal prosecutors say Rodriguez paid $900,000 last year to settle a threatened lawsuit by Yuri Sucart, who had worked as Rodriguez's personal assistant. Sucart, in a letter from his lawyer, threatened to expose Rodriquez's PED use if he wasn't paid $5 million. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

    Yanks Say A-rod Not Down to Spring Training Weight

    SAN DIEGO— Alex Rodriguez remains over the weight the New York Yankees want him to be at when he reports to spring training in two... Read more

  • Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates hitting a solo home run to lead off in the eighth inning of Game Two of the National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

    MLB Trade Rumors: Matt Kemp to Padres, Justin Upton to Cubs

    Could the Padres land Matt Kemp from the Dodgers? Can the Cubs convince Justin Upton to come to Chicago? I previously wrote about a potential trade that... Read more

  • Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Scherzer Could Be Seeking More Than Kershaw

    SAN DIEGO— Clayton Kershaw is considered the top pitcher in baseball, with three Cy Young Awards in four years for the Los Angeles Dodgers, an... Read more

  • Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp tosses his helmet to first base coach Davey Lopes after he flied out during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    MLB Winter Meetings Things to Know

    SAN DIEGO— Some things to know as Major League Baseball’s winter meetings head into the third day on Wednesday: WINDY CITY WONDERS North Side, South... Read more

  • FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2014, file photo, Oakland Athletics pitcher Jon Lester throws against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif. A person familiar with the negotiations says pitcher Lester has agreed to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Chicago Cubs. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Dec. 9, because the agreement had not been announced. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

    Lester, Cubs Agree to $155M, 6-year Contract (+Video)

    SAN DIEGO— Jon Lester agreed Tuesday night to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Cubs, the first big deal of the offseason involving a... Read more

  • FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2014, file photo, Oakland Athletics' Jeff Samardzija works against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif. The Athletics traded an All-Star for the third time in less than two weeks, sending right-hander Jeff Samardzija to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

    A’s Trade Pitcher Jeff Samardzija to White Sox

    SAN DIEGO— The Oakland Athletics traded an All-Star for the third time in less than two weeks, sending right-hander Jeff Samardzija to the Chicago White... Read more

  • Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester throws to the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Waiting for Lester at Winter Meetings

    SAN DIEGO— As players and teams waited for Jon Lester to make a decision and start defining the pitching market, baseball’s winter meetings opened Monday... Read more

  • Kansas City Royals starting pitcher James Shields (33) throws against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

    Baseball Meetings to Open With Stress on Offense

    SAN DIEGO— When baseball officials last gathered in San Diego for the winter meetings, the session took place at the Town and Country Resort in... Read more

  • The Orioles, including starting pitcher Chris Tillman (L) and catcher Steve Clevenger, will be looking to slow down the Royals on the base paths in the ALCS. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

    Orioles Tender All 11 Arbitration-Eligible Players

    BALTIMORE— The Baltimore Orioles haven tendered contracts to each of their 11 arbitration-eligible players, including first baseman Chris Davis and the versatile Steve Pearce. Davis... Read more

  • An aerial view of the Yankee Stadium in New York in 1937. (AP Photo)

    23 Fabulous Facts About the Old Yankee Stadium

    1.   Some wanted the brand new Yankee Stadium in 1923 to be called “Ruth Stadium.” They settled for the nick-name “the House That Ruth Built.”... Read more

  • FILE - In this March 9, 2013, file photo, Cuba's Yasmany Tomas hits a three-run home run off Taiwan pitcher Yang Yao-hsun in the fourth inning of their World Baseball Classic second-round game in Tokyo. A person familiar with the negotiations says Tomas is in the process of agreeing to a $68.5 million, six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.  The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, because the deal had not yet been completed. The person said several additional steps were necessary but the agreement was likely to be finalized in the next few days. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

    AP Source: Tomas in Process of Deal With Arizona

    A person familiar with the negotiations says Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is in the process of agreeing to a $68.5 million, six-year contract with the... Read more

  • Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski talks to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Connecticut, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. Duke won 66-56. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Jones Scores 21 to Lead No. 2 Duke Over UConn

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.— Freshman point guard Tyus Jones scored 21 points, Justise Winslow hit two key baskets late in the game and No. 2 Duke... Read more

  • Colorado State interim head coach Dave Baldwin talks to the media after NCAA college football practice, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 in Las Vegas. Colorado State is scheduled to play Utah in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review Journal, Sam Morris)

    39 Bowl Games and a Reason to Watch Every One

    Over the next three weeks, 38 bowl games and a national championship game will be played from Boise to the Bahamas and various points in... Read more

  • West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen looks on as Terrell Chestnut (16) is looked over by the medical staff during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Baylor in Morgantown, W.Va., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. West Virginia won 41-27. Chestnut left the game with a concussion. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson)

    APNewsBreak: Judge Rejects NCAA Concussions Deal

    CHICAGO— A federal judge has rejected a proposed $75 million head injury settlement with the NCAA as too broad. U.S. District Judge John Lee in... Read more

  • Nebraska head football coach Bo Pelini speaks at a news conference during the NCAA Big Ten football media day meetings on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

    Pelini Ripped Nebraska’s AD in Last Talk With Players

    OMAHA, Neb.— On the day he was introduced as Youngstown State’s new head coach, the ugly nature of Bo Pelini’s departure from Nebraska was revealed. Pelini,... Read more

  • By Original logo: Auburn University This SVG image: Neurolysis at English Wikipedia (The logo may be obtained from Auburn University.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

    Man Charged With Murder of Auburn Football Player Jakell Mitchell

    News broke from many news outlets this morning that Auburn freshman tight end Jakell Mitchell had been killed in a shooting at an off-campus party just... Read more

  • Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota talks during a news conference prior to the announcement of the Heisman Trophy winner, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Oregon QB Marcus Mariota Wins Heisman Trophy

    NEW YORK— Marcus Mariota wrote it all down, every word of his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech. It was a good thing, too, because getting through... Read more

  • Navy players celebrate in the stands with Midshipmen after beating Army 17-10 in the Army-Navy NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Navy Makes It 13 in a Row Over Army 17-10

    BALTIMORE— The game was over, and it was time for Navy to celebrate its 13th straight victory over Army. After the Midshipmen stood respectfully for... Read more

  • Michigan guard Caris LeVert (23) drives between Arizona forward Stanley Johnson (5) and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    No. 3 Arizona Routs Michigan 80-53

    TUCSON, Ariz.— Stanley Johnson scored 17 points, Gabe York added 15 and No. 3 Arizona crushed struggling Michigan 80-53 on Saturday. Arizona (10-0) got off... Read more

  • Kansas' Brannen Greene (14) and Utah's Jakob Poeltl chase a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    No. 10 Kansas Holds Off No. 13 Utah, 63-60

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Perry Ellis scored 14 points, including the go-ahead basket in the closing minutes, and No. 10 Kansas held on after blowing a... Read more

  • North Carolina's Marcus Paige, left, draws a charging foul on Kentucky's Andrew Harrison during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

    No. 1 Kentucky Rolls No. 21 North Carolina

    LEXINGTON, Ky.— Devin Booker and Willie Cauley-Stein each scored 15 points and top-ranked Kentucky shook off the shock of losing junior forward Alex Poythress by... Read more

  • FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2014, file photo, Florida head coach Will Muschamp paces the sidelines during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Georgia in Jacksonville, Fla. The Gators parted ways with Muschamp on Sunday, Nov. 16, one day after a gut-wrenching loss to South Carolina that summed up the former defensive coordinator's four-year tenure as head coach. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

    Auburn Hires Muschamp as Defensive Coordinator

    AUBURN, Ala.— Auburn hired former Florida coach Will Muschamp as defensive coordinator Friday. A person with knowledge of the move said Muschamp will make $1.6... Read more

  • Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper (9) avoids the tackle from Western Carolina defensive back A.J. McKoy (30) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Cooper limped off the field after an injury on the play. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    Alabama’s Amari Cooper Wins Biletnikoff Award

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.— Alabama’s Amari Cooper has won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s outstanding receiver. Cooper was presented with the award Thursday night... Read more

  • Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against the Colorado on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

    Oregon’s Marcus Mariota Wins Davey O’Brien Award

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.— Oregon’s Marcus Mariota has won the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award. Mariota was presented with the award Thursday night during the... Read more

  • Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez speaks during a news conference in the UW Field House media room near Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis., Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. Head football coach Gary Andersen announced Wednesday he was leaving to become the coach at Oregon State.  (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, M.P. King)

    Alvarez to Coach Wisconsin in Bowl Vs Auburn

    TAMPA, Fla.— Barry Alvarez is returning to the sidelines to coach the Badgers for the second time in Wisconsin’s last three bowl games. Alvarez, Wisconsin’s... Read more

  • Kentucky's Dominique Hawkins, bottom, and Columbia's Maodo Lo  struggle with a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

    No. 1 Kentucky Overcomes Slow Start, Tops Columbia

    LEXINGTON, Ky.— Top-ranked Kentucky gave up the first 11 points, still trailed at halftime and finally shook off a slow start to beat pesky Columbia... Read more

  • FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2014, file photo, Ohio State's Jeff Heuerman (5), coach Urban Meyer, right, and Meyer's wife, Shelley, celebrate following the team's 49-37 win over Michigan State in an NCAA college football game in East Lansing, Mich. Every year except one from 1935-2012, the Ohio State Buckeyes were able to focus entirely on their annual season-ending rivalry with Michigan. But now, for the second year in a row, not only do they have the Wolverines to deal with but also the Big Ten title game looming a week later. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)

    Graduation Disparity Shrinking Among Bowl Teams

    ORLANDO, Fla.— A study of this year’s bowl-bound schools released Monday revealed a narrowing gap between the graduation rates of white and African-American players. According... Read more

  • Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (5) looks to pass against Georgia Tech during the first half of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

    Jameis Winston Not a Heisman Finalist This Year

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Reigning Heisman winner Jameis Winston is not a finalist for this year’s award. When the Heisman trust announced Monday the finalists, the Florida... Read more

  • Oregon's Cameron Hunt, left, celebrates a touchdown made by Darren Carrington (87) during the second half of a Pac-12 Conference championship NCAA college football game against Arizona Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Santa Clara, Calif. Oregon won the game, 51-13. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    ‘Bama, FSU, OSU, Oregon Star in Powerful Playoff

    GRAPEVINE, Texas— The first College Football Playoff expanded the national championship race, made the regular season even more intriguing and produced a final four with... Read more

  • The TCU student section waves Big 12 Championship towels handed out after TCU beats Iowa State 55-3 in an NCAA college football game against Iowa State at Amon G. Carter Stadium, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Paul Moseley)  MAGS OUT; (FORT WORTH WEEKLY, 360 WEST); INTERNET OUT

    Who Gets Left Out? Playoff Panel in Impossible Situation

    WACO, Texas— Alabama is in. So is Oregon. That we know for sure about the College Football Playoff after the top two teams in the... Read more

  • Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters (15)  is chased down and sacked by Baylor's Bryce Hager, center rear, and Xavien Howard (4) in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    No. 9 Kansas St Loses 38-27 at No. 5 Baylor

    WACO, Texas— Jake Waters kept throwing passes to Tyler Lockett like he has so often in their two seasons together at Kansas State. Even with... Read more

  • Gold medalists Catherine Ward (L) and Marie-Philip Poulin celebrate their incredible gold medal victory over the U.S. on Feb. 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

    2014 a Year to Remember for Canada in Tennis, Basketball, Hockey

    Looking at the year in sports for 2014, Canada made its mark in tennis and basketball while confirming its dominance in Olympic hockey. Outstanding individual... Read more

  • Switzerland's Roger Federer falls to the clay after defeating France's Richard Gasquet and winning the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland at Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille, northern France, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    Federer Leads Swiss Past France for Davis Cup

    LILLE, France— Roger Federer has now claimed all the big prizes on offer in tennis and, for once, will be happy to share his latest... Read more

  • Image Caption: Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with the ATP trophy on day eight of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 16, 2014 in London, England. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

    Federer Defaults the ATP London Final, Djokovic Stays the 2014 World Champion

    ATP London Finals—It was supposed to happen like many expected, a dream world tour final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. The match was scheduled... Read more

  • Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych plays a return to Croatia’s Marin Cilic, during their singles ATP World Tour tennis finals match at the O2 arena in London, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Tomas Berdych Bounces Back at ATP Finals

    LONDON— Tomas Berdych recovered from his poor start at the ATP Finals and stayed in contention for a spot in the semifinals by beating Marin... Read more

  • Switzerland’s Roger Federer follows his shot to Japan’s Kei Nishikori during their singles ATP World Tour tennis finals match at the O2 arena in London, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Ageless Wonder: 33-year Old Federer Still Has It

    LONDON— He never stops going. For a player described as a spent force a year ago, Roger Federer is proving he still has it. After... Read more

  • Switzerland’s Roger Federer plays a return to Japan’s Kei Nishikori during their singles ATP World Tour tennis finals match at the O2 arena in London, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Federer Wins 2nd Round-Robin Match at ATP Finals

    LONDON— Roger Federer made the most of Kei Nishikori’s erratic play Tuesday to secure a 6-3, 6-2 victory and move closer to a semifinal spot... Read more

  • Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal talks with the media in front of  the hospital after successfully undergoing an operation to remove his appendix in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014. A month ago, the tennis star tried to play through suspected appendicitis at the Shanghai Masters but acknowledged experiencing discomfort and was ousted in the second round by fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez. Nadal tried to treat his appendix with antibiotics before opting for an appendectomy. Nadal's appendix was removed on Monday using laparoscopy or key-hole surgery, a statement said. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Nadal to Receive Stem Cell Treatment for Back Pain

    BARCELONA, Spain— Rafael Nadal’s doctor says the 14-time Grand Slam winner will receive stem cell treatment on his ailing back. Angel Ruiz-Cotorro told The Associated... Read more

  • Andy Murray of Great Britain and Kei Nishikori of Japan prior to their round robin match during the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena on November 9, 2014 in London, England. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

    London Calling–ATP World Finals Showdown in the O2 Arena

    It’s the final countdown on the man’s ATP tour. The eight best of the world arrived in London and they are hot and ready, to... Read more

  • Brazilian football player David Luiz applauds Serbia's Novak Djokovic (R) after winning the final match against Canada's Milos Raonic at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 indoor tennis tournament on Nov 2, 2014 at the Bercy Palais-Omnisport (POPB) in Paris. (FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Djokovic Cruises in Paris to His 20th Masters Title

    PARIS—New dad Novak Djokovic returned to the ATP tour for the Paris Masters and showed once again why he is the number one. The Serb... Read more

  • Milos Raonic (L) shakes hands with BNP Paribas Masters champion Novak Djokovic at the Palais Omnisports de Bercy on Nov. 2, 2014 in Paris, France. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

    Mission Accomplished for Milos Raonic in Paris

    What a week in Paris it’s been for Milos Raonic. The big Canadian reached the ATP Masters 1000 tournament final before bowing out to world... Read more

  • Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after he won his final against David Goffin of Belgium at the Swiss Indoors ATP tennis tournament on October 26, 2014 in Basel. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Murray Wins Marathon Final in Valencia While Federer Cruises to Win Basel

    ATP TOUR – After Shanghai the men’s ATP tour tournaments moved to Europe with the latest finals on Sunday Oct 26. In Basel Switzerland, two... Read more

  • Serena Williams of the US poses with her trophy after defeating Simona Halep of Romania at the finals of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) finals in Singapore on October 26, 2014. (MOHD FYROL/AFP/Getty Images)

    World No. 1 Serena Williams Wins the World Championship Title in Singapore

    SINGAPORE— The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Finals in Singapore has exceeded all expectations. Held for the first time in Singapore, it is estimated that the... Read more

  • Switzerland's Roger Federer returns a ball to Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin during their round of sixteen match at the Swiss Indoor tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Georgios Kefalas)

    Federer Beats Istomin in Swiss Indoors 2nd Round

    BASEL, Switzerland— Top-seeded Roger Federer again had to fight back from a set down before beating Denis Istomin 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals... Read more

  • Spain's Rafael Nadal returns a ball to France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert during their round of sixteen match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.  (AP Photo/Keystone,Georgios Kefalas)

    Nadal Into Quarterfinals; Federer Into 2nd Round

    BASEL, Switzerland—After Rafael Nadal reached the Swiss Open quarterfinals in 57 minutes with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert, top-seeded Roger Federer crushed... Read more

  • (L-R) Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic, Serena Williams of USA, Maria Sharapova of Russia, Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, Eugenie Bouchard of Canada and Simona Halep of Romania pose for a photo at the Gardens by the Bay during previews for the WTA Finals at Singapore Sports Hub on October 18, 2014 in Singapore. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

    The Asian Tennis Boom Continues to Singapore for the WTA 2014 World Finals

    SINGAPORE—The ‘Lion City’ Singapore appears to be ready for tennis action from the top-8 female players in the world. More than 40 years since the... Read more

  • Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot during his final match against Gilles Simon of France during the day 8 of the Shanghai Rolex Masters at the Qi Zhong Tennis Centre, Shanghai, China on Oct 12.  (Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)

    Federer Wins the Shanghai Masters

    SHANGHAI—Tennis fans around the world witnessed some spectacular tennis at the ATP Shanghai Rolex Masters. Eighteen players from the world top 20 were in the... Read more

  • Maria Sharapova of Russia and Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic pose with their trophies during the medal ceremony after the Women’s Single Final on day nine of the China Open at the China National Tennis Center on October 5, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

    Beijing, Capital of the Asian Tennis Swing Tour 2014

    BEIJING—The Asia Tennis Swing landed the ATP and WTA tennis player ‘stars’ in Beijing for the China Open 2014. It was a week full of... Read more

  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning the Men's Single Final on day nine of the China Open at the China National Tennis Center on October 5, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

    Djokovic, Sharapova Unbeatable at China Open 2014

    BEIJING—It was a warm and a sunny Sunday Oct 5, 2014 in Beijing, as the tennis fans entered the ground of the National Tennis Center... Read more

  • Peng Shuai of China and partner Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic in action during the women's doubles final against Cara Black of Zimbabwe and Sania Mirza of India during day eight of the China Open at the China National Tennis Center on October 4, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

    Djokovic and Sharapova on Course for Titles in Beijing

    BEIJING— Novak Djokovic proved once again today (Saturday Oct 4, 2014) why he is the world’s No. 1 player. With a 6-3, 6-4 victory over... Read more

  • Martin Klizan of Slovakia returns a shot against Rafael Nadal of Spain during day seven of the China Open at the China National Tennis Center on October 3, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Emmanuel Wong/Getty Images)

    Sensation at China Open, Nadal Upset by a Qualifier

    BEIJING—Where did this Martin Klizan come from? The answer is, from the qualifiers. This is a player who was, just a few days earlier down... Read more

  • The U.S. national soccer team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, from Germany, laughs during a press conference at Fulham's Craven Cottage stadium in London, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.  The U.S. are due to play Colombia in an international friendly soccer match at the stadium on Friday.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    US Rises 1 Spot To 27th In FIFA Rankings

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  • Argentina's Lionel Messi scores a goal during the international friendly soccer match between Argentina and Croatia at the Boleyn Ground in London, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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    Tony Stewart’s 15-Year Winning Streak on Line in Finale

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  • Marcus Ericsson of Sweden and Caterham drives during the Formula One Russian Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom on October 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Clive Mason/Getty Images)

    Caterham F1 Raises Enough Through Crowdfunding to Race at Abu Dhabi

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    Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg Wins Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix, Keeps Championship Hopes Alive

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    Hamlin Wins Pole for Critical Race at Phoenix

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  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, races his car during the Formula One US Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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  • Williams driver Valtteri Bottas, of Finland, drives through the course during qualifying for the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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