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January 1, 2019 6:30 AM Murray makes winning return in Brisbane after hip injury

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former world number one Andy Murray made a successful return to competitive tennis on Tuesday with a 6-3 6-4 victory over local favorite James Duckworth at the Brisbane International tournament. The 31-year-old Murray ended his season early last year after suffering pain in his hip following surgery earlier in 2018 that ruled him out of three 111

December 31, 2018 6:23 PM Patrick McCaw joins Cavs after Warriors don't match offer

CLEVELAND -- Former Warriors swingman Patrick McCaw is practicing with the Cavaliers, who signed him to a two-year, $6 million offer sheet last week. McCaw, 23, officially joined the Cavaliers' roster on Monday after Golden State decided not to match Cleveland's offer. He had been expected to be in the defending NBA champion's rotation this season but didn't 69

December 31, 2018 5:34 PM Dorsey: Williams, Kitchens among Browns HC candidates

Interim head coach Gregg Williams and offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens are candidates to become head coach of the Cleveland Browns. General manager John Dorsey said Monday at his season-ending press conference that the team’s performance since Hue Jackson was fired at midseason put both coaches in position to be promoted. “We’re going to interview 121

December 31, 2018 5:05 PM Cardinals fire Wilks after one season

The Arizona Cardinals fired Steve Wilks on Monday, making him the first head coach to have his contract terminated by the franchise after one season since Joe Kuharich in 1952. The move came one day after Arizona’s 27-24 loss at Seattle, which left the Cardinals (3-13) with the worst record in the NFL. Wilks, 49, was introduced on Jan. 23, 2018 to replace 114

December 31, 2018 1:20 PM Buffalo Bills tight end levels Miami Dolphins defensive back, ends his season early

Logan Thomas #82 of the Buffalo Bills warms up before the start of NFL game action against the New York Jets at New Era Field on December 9, 2018 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) Buffalo Bills tight end Logan Thomas delivered a brutal block on Miami Dolphins defensive back Torry McTyer during a play in the first quarter 108

December 31, 2018 12:25 PM Vatican spokesman, deputy resign suddenly amid overhaul by Pope Francis

The spokesman for the Vatican and his deputy resigned suddenly Monday, weeks after Pope Francis appointed an Italian journalist -- and close friend -- as the new editorial director of communications. Vatican Spokesman Greg Burke tweeted the news that he and his deputy, Paloma Garcia Ovejero, had resigned, effective Jan. 1. "At this time of transition 101

December 30, 2018 8:35 AM Burnley end run of defeats with win over West Ham

Goals from Chris Wood and Dwight McNeil gave struggling Burnley a much-needed 2-0 Premier League win over West Ham United at Turf Moor on Sunday, ending a run of three straight defeats for Sean Dyche's team. After his side's 5-1 mauling by Everton on Boxing Day, Dyche dropped former England goalkeeper Joe Hart and brought back Tom Heaton for his first 81

December 29, 2018 7:40 PM Retired Roman Catholic Bishop Robert Mulvee dies at 88

A retired bishop who led Roman Catholic dioceses in Delaware and Rhode Island has died. He was 88. A statement posted on the Diocese of Providence's website says former Bishop Robert E. Mulvee died on Friday at St. Antoine Residence in North Smithfield, Rhode Island, after a brief illness. In 1985, Pope John Paul II appointed Mulvee to serve as the seventh 60

December 29, 2018 6:43 PM Islanders place Jordan Eberle on injured reserve, call up Michael Dal Colle

Eberle missed practice Thursday and then sat out the Islanders' 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Friday night due to stiffness. The move Saturday is retroactive to last Sunday. The forward has seven goals and 10 assists in 35 games this season, after totaling 25 goals and 34 assists a year ago in his first season with the Islanders. Dal Colle, selected 47

December 29, 2018 12:01 AM World Rugby chairman Beaumont knighted in UK honors list

LONDON (Reuters) - World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont has been recognized in the British New Year’s Honors list with the former England captain given a knighthood for his services to the sport. Beaumont joins former England cricket captain Alastair Cook in receiving a knighthood, while Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas, England soccer coach Gareth 118