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Cerezo falls against Pohang in ACL

Apr 16, 2014

Cerezo falls against Pohang in ACL

Cerezo Osaka’s hopes of progressing to the knockout phase of the Asian Champions suffered a blow after they were beaten 2-0 at home to 2009 champions Pohang Steelers in their penultimate Group E game on Wednesday. In China, Naoki Ishihara scored twice in the ...

Fighters rookie Uwasawa holds off Buffaloes

Apr 16, 2014

Fighters rookie Uwasawa holds off Buffaloes

Rookie right-hander Naoyuki Uwasawa allowed three runs in seven innings to improve to 3-0 in three starts as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters beat the Orix Buffaloes 8-3 on Wednesday. Uwasawa, the Fighters’ sixth draft pick in 2011, has won all three games he’s ...

Urawa narrowly survives scare from Tokushima in Nabisco Cup

Apr 16, 2014

Urawa narrowly survives scare from Tokushima in Nabisco Cup

Urawa Reds barely avoided what would’ve been the embarrassment of the season as Mihailo Petrovic’s men came back in the nick of time to defeat Tokushima Vortis 4-3 in the Nabisco Cup on Wednesday. Mizuki Hamada’s stoppage-time header allowed Urawa to escape with all ...

Apr 16, 2014

Asian Cup to add eight teams in 2019

In order to allow for more member associations to be part of Asia’s flagship competition, the AFC Executive Committee on Wednesday approved a proposal to increase the number of teams in the Asian Cup from the current 16 to 24 starting from the 2019 ...

Apr 16, 2014

Turin Olympic gold medalist Arakawa pregnant

Shizuka Arakawa, who won the women’s figure skating gold medal at the 2006 Turin Olympics, announced Wednesday that she is three months into a pregnancy. The 32-year-old Arakawa posted a note on her official website explaining her desire to take a break from performing ...

Blue Jays fly past Twins late

Apr 16, 2014

Blue Jays fly past Twins late

Munenori Kawasaki made an impact in his first game back with the Toronto Blue Jays, who came from two runs down to clobber the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Tuesday. Kawasaki, a Toronto fan favorite for his hustle and goofy humor who started the season ...

Clippers beat Nuggets to set franchise mark with 57th win

Apr 16, 2014

Clippers beat Nuggets to set franchise mark with 57th win

Blake Griffin won’t be playing in Portland, regardless of whether his 16th technical of the season is rescinded. Griffin will stay home to rest, along with J.J. Redick, while the rest of the Los Angeles Clippers close out the regular season against the Trail ...

Apr 16, 2014

MLB marks Robinson anniversary

Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades. Jackson traveled to baseball’s 1992 winter meetings to ...

Ducks ready for playoffs

Apr 16, 2014

Ducks ready for playoffs

From the moment Stephane Robidas was traded from the Dallas Stars to the Anaheim Ducks last month, he realized he might end up facing his former teammates in the first round of the playoffs. Although the veteran defenseman is giving up everything he knows ...

Djokovic advances in Monte Carlo

Apr 16, 2014

Djokovic advances in Monte Carlo

Novak Djokovic began the defense of his Monte Carlo Masters title in flamboyant style Tuesday, taking only 45 minutes to beat Albert Montanes 6-1, 6-0 and maintain his perfect record against the Spaniard. The second-ranked Serb won 11 consecutive games and improved to 6-0 ...