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Jun 30, 2014

Allen takes hurdle title as Ash tumbles in final

Ronnie Ash began his day by becoming the first in the world since 2012 to break the 13-second barrier in the 110-meter hurdles. He ended it on a golf cart being driven slowly out of Hornet Stadium, bandages around his right ankle and left ...

Rose overcomes late mistake at Congressional

Jun 30, 2014

Rose overcomes late mistake at Congressional

Justin Rose has won enough times on the strongest golf courses to appreciate how one mistake can make a difference. He got away with one Sunday at Congressional to win the Quicken Loans National. Shawn Stefani did not. With the poise and the putting ...

Kershaw fans 13 in victory

Jun 30, 2014

Kershaw fans 13 in victory

After Clayton Kershaw completed a spectacular month on the mound with yet another dominant victory, he struggled to muster much excitement about his performance or even the Los Angeles Dodgers’ leap to the top of the standings. Kershaw knows it’s only June. But what ...

Jun 30, 2014

Hakuho's focus solely on capturing 30th title

Yokozuna Hakuho, who is gunning for his 30th career Emperor’s Cup, will retain his prestigious position on the east wing for the third consecutive meet, with the Japan Sumo Association’s release of the rankings for the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Hakuho, who ...

Colombia star Rodriguez not worried about facing Brazil

Jun 30, 2014

Colombia star Rodriguez not worried about facing Brazil

World Cup sensation James Rodriguez said that Colombia would feel “no pressure” against Brazil in the quarterfinals after inspiring his side to a 2-0 victory over Uruguay. The 22-year-old scored a contender for goal of the tournament with an exquisite volley in the 28th ...

Free agents taking bigger picture into consideration

Jun 30, 2014

Free agents taking bigger picture into consideration

Phil Jackson sought to clear something up: Suggesting Carmelo Anthony take less than a maximum salary wasn’t his idea. It was Anthony, Jackson noted, who first brought up leaving money on the table to help build a winning team. Now it’s about time to ...

Jun 30, 2014

Tanaka leaving Reysol for Sporting

A deal for Kashiwa Reysol forward Junya Tanaka to move to Portuguese club Sporting has been reached, his J. League first division club announced late on Sunday. The details on the contract for Tanaka have not been revealed, but according to Portuguese media reports ...

Jun 30, 2014

Hoshino won't manage PL All-Stars

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles manager Senichi Hoshino, who is recovering from back surgery, will not skipper the upcoming All-Star series for the Pacific League as originally planned, the PL said Monday. Hoshino, 67, recently had surgery to repair a herniated disc and correct a ...

BNP Paribas fined $8.9 billion over deals with Iran, Cuba, Sudan

Jun 30, 2014

BNP Paribas fined $8.9 billion over deals with Iran, Cuba, Sudan

French bank BNP Paribas has agreed to pay U.S. authorities an $8.9 billion fine to avoid being tried in court for dealing with U.S.-blacklisted countries, sources close to the matter said. The deal ends months of haggling which saw French President Francois Hollande pressing ...

Abe signs condolence book for former envoy Baker

Jun 30, 2014

Abe signs condolence book for former envoy Baker

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the U.S. Embassy on Monday to sign the condolence book for Howard Baker, the former ambassador who passed away Thursday. Abe bowed to a photograph of Baker, who during his career had also been the Senate majority leader, and ...

Jun 30, 2014

Japanese lawmakers reveal 2013 incomes

The average declared incomes of lawmakers reached ¥22.81 million in 2013, up ¥2.75 million from the previous year, figures showed Monday. Incomes rose for a second straight year, but the average was skewed by one individual’s income: a record ¥3 billion or so received ...

Jun 30, 2014

Most Japanese voters oppose security shift

Half of Japanese voters oppose dropping a ban that has kept the military from fighting abroad since World War II, a survey showed on Monday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe readied a landmark shift in security policy that would ease the constraints of the ...

Costa Rica beats Greece in penalty shootout

Jun 30, 2014

Costa Rica beats Greece in penalty shootout

Costa Rica beat Greece in a penalty shootout Sunday to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time after defending desperately with 10 men for nearly an hour. Michael Umana scored the decisive penalty as Costa Rica won the shootout 5-3 after the ...