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WASHINGTON | Capitals winger Tom Wilson banned 20 games for preseason hit

WASHINGTON  — Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson was banned 20 games by the NHL on Wednesday for a blindside hit to the head of an opponent during the preseason, a punishment reflecting what the league called an “unprecedented” series of suspensions for the physical player. Wilson’s fourth ban in less than 13 months will cost … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Capitals winger Tom Wilson banned 20 games for preseason hit

LONDON | As EPL resists VAR, Man City wrongly concedes goal in draw

LONDON — After failing to convince Premier League rivals of the need for VAR, Manchester City has contributed more evidence why the technology is needed. But it came at the cost of dropping two points early in its title defense. The champions fell behind at Wolverhampton on Saturday when Willy Boly used his arm to … Continue reading LONDON | As EPL resists VAR, Man City wrongly concedes goal in draw

Man City highlights gulf to fierce rival United in EPL

Manchester City delivered yet another reminder that it is the team to beat in the Premier League this season. On Sunday’s evidence, winning the league title looks beyond Manchester United. A few hours after City thrashed Huddersfield 6-1 — mainly thanks to a hat trick by Sergio Aguero — United slumped to a 3-2 loss … Continue reading Man City highlights gulf to fierce rival United in EPL

MADRI | Messi scores Barcelona’s 6,000th league goal

MADRID — Barcelona scored its 6,000th goal in the Spanish league after another ingenious strike by Lionel Messi got its title defense off to a winning start. Messi cleverly sent his free kick underneath Alaves’ wall to open the scoring in the 64th minute of Barcelona’s 3-0 win at Camp Nou Stadium on Saturday. He … Continue reading MADRI | Messi scores Barcelona’s 6,000th league goal

ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Thomas off to hot start in PGA title defense

ST. LOUIS — The Latest on the PGA Championship, golf’s final major of the year (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Phil Mickelson’s good start has hit the skids after a double-bogey at the 15th and another bogey at the par-4 18th left him 2 over after the first nine at the PGA Championship. His playing … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Thomas off to hot start in PGA title defense

Mother knows best: Serena opts out of Aussie title defense

/January 4, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Serena Williams‘ decision whether to defend her Australian Open title four months after giving birth to her first child was never about merely being able to play at Melbourne Park. The seven-time Australian Open champion confirmed Friday she wouldn’t attempt to defend the title she won here last year, saying … Continue reading Mother knows best: Serena opts out of Aussie title defense