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Lions, Eagles and Seahawks beat rivals on Thanksgiving Day


- The Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions both served up U.S. Thanksgiving Day routs to move atop their divisions while the Seattle Seahawks boosted their playoff hopes with a commanding win on Thursday.

12:18am EST

McIlroy to cut out 'bad stuff' after rollercoaster round


SYDNEY - World number one Rory McIlroy said all he needed to do was cut the "bad stuff" out of his game for a really low score at the Australian Open after managing to par only five holes in a rollercoaster second round on Friday.

2:21am EST

Chambers leads with McIlroy lurking, Scott revived in Sydney


SYDNEY - Australian Greg Chalmers held a one-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Australian Open on Friday but defending champion Rory McIlroy was well-positioned for the weekend in a share of second place.

3:04am EST

2015 European Games to succeed despite athletics gap

BERLIN - Next year's inaugural European Games have generated unexpected media interest, Baku 2015 Chief Operating Officer Simon Clegg said on Friday, despite a complete lack of top track and field athletes from the $1 billion event.

7:09am EST

Brazil's Pele improving, still in intensive care: hospital


SAO PAULO - Brazilian soccer great Pele "is in better condition" though he remains in an intensive care unit being treated for a urinary tract infection, the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo said on Friday.

7:26am EST

Thu, Nov 27 2014

Short-lived Sydney course record fires Scott into contention


SYDNEY - Adam Scott soared back into contention with a five-under par 66 in the second round of the Australian Open on Friday, claiming a course record that lasted little more than half an hour.

27 Nov 2014

Williams appoint Susie Wolff as test driver


LONDON - Susie Wolff will take part in two grand prix practice sessions next season in a new role of official test driver for Williams, the Formula One team said on Friday.

4:59am EST

Wed, Nov 26 2014

Heady days of 2012 a distant memory for struggling RG3


- A little over two years ago, Robert Griffin III embarked on his rookie season in the National Football League under a heavy weight of expectation as a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback.

26 Nov 2014

Brodeur lands tryout with St. Louis Blues


- Martin Brodeur, the National Hockey League's all-time leader in wins and shutouts, will practise for the St. Louis Blues after starting netminder Brian Elliott sustained a lower-body injury, the team said on Wednesday.

26 Nov 2014

Hughes to be honored with state memorial


SYDNEY - The Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who died on Thursday after being hit in the head by a ball, will be honored with a state memorial service. | Video

5:17am EST

Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.