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Hackett says drink not drugs behind mile high meltdown

Olympic swimmer Grant Hackett of Australia speaks at a news conference at an event to unveil the new line of Speedo LZR Racer X swim suits in the Manhattan borough of New York City, December 15, 2015. NEWS.GNOM.ES/Mike Segar Australian long distance swimming great Grant Hackett has admitted that binge drinking was behind his altercation with another passenger on a flight earlier this month and said he was seeking help to quit alcohol. The 35-year-old former Olympic champion was spoken to by police after the incident on a flight from the Australian Olympic trials in Adelaide to Melbourne Continue reading

Oshie scores OT winner as Caps edge Pens

(The Sports Xchange) – It took half an overtime to settle the back-and-forth playoff series opener between the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday. Then it took a few minutes to more to confirm that it was settled. T.J Continue reading

Hawks finally find way to eliminate Celtics

(The Sports Xchange) – It took nearly 60 years, but the Atlanta Hawks finally found a way to beat the Boston Celtics in the playoffs. Atlanta had not won a postseason series against Boston since 1958, the year they won their lone NBA title. The Hawks had also lost 10 straight playoff games in Boston dating back to 1988 entering Thursday, including Games 3 and 4 last weekend at TD Garden Continue reading

Yates fails drugs test using asthma inhaler: team

British rider Simon Yates, a strong contender to make Team GB’s Olympic cycling squad, has failed a drugs test due to an “administrative error” over the use of an asthma inhaler, his team Orica-GreenEDGE said on Friday. The Bury-born 23-year-old had returned an adverse analytical finding for Terbutaline, a common treatment for asthma, from a test conducted at the Paris-Nice stage race last month, Orica-GreenEDGE said in a statement. “The substance was given in an ongoing treatment of Simon Yates’ documented asthma problems,” the Australian team said Continue reading

Stuard sets early pace in rainy New Orleans

Aug 23, 2014; Paramus, NJ, USA; Brian Stuard chip onto the 18th green during the third round of The Barclays golf tournament at Ridgewood Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports American journeyman Brian Stuard took advantage of rain-softened conditions with a red-hot putter to charge into an early one-shot lead in the weather-hit opening round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Thursday. Seeking his first PGA Tour victory, Stuard had just 21 putts as he fired a flawless eight-under-par 64 at the TPC Louisiana, finishing a stroke in front of veteran South African Retief Goosen. Continue reading

Rams select quarterback Goff with first pick of draft

Jul 31, 2015; Burbank, CA, USA; California Golden Bears quarterback Jared Goff at Pac-12 Media Day at Warner Bros. Continue reading

Villarreal strike late against Liverpool, Sevilla draw at Shakhtar

Villarreal’s Adrian Lopez produced a stinging sucker punch in stoppage time to leave Liverpool reeling and move the Spaniards closer to a maiden European final after their Europa League last four first leg clash finished 1-0 on Thursday. Liverpool, who got a taste of their own medicine having scored deep in added time to knock Borussia Dortmund out in the quarter-finals, looked comfortable before Denis Suarez broke into the box and unselfishly squared for Lopez to sweep home. In the other semi-final, holders Sevilla had their fingers briefly loosened from the trophy before grabbing a 2-2 draw at Shakhtar Donetsk that left them well-placed to progress. Continue reading

Man pleads not guilty in killing of former NFL player in New Orleans

NFL player Will Smith and convicted criminal Cardell Hayes. NEWS.GNOM.ES/Files A man accused of fatally shooting retired NFL player Will Smith and wounding the athlete’s wife this month in New Orleans pleaded not guilty on Thursday after a grand jury indicted him on second-degree murder, attempted murder and other charges. Continue reading

Daly set for Champions Tour debut after turning 50

Aug 13, 2015; Sheboygan, WI, USA; John Daly tees off on the 2nd hole during the first round of the 2015 PGA Championship golf tournament at Whistling Straits. Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports Long-hitting John Daly celebrated his 50th birthday on Thursday, the official stamp of approval to earn him a spot at next week’s Insperity Invitational at The Woodlands in Texas for his debut on the over-50s Champions Tour. Continue reading

Lance Armstrong asks U.S. judge for summary judgment in lawsuit

Lance Armstrong in New York September 22, 2010. Continue reading