May 24, 2016

Golfer Arimura to leave U.S., return to Japan

Chie Arimura has decided to leave the U.S. LPGA tour and shift her base back to Japan, the Japanese golfer said on her blog site on Tuesday. In an entry posted a day earlier, Arimura cited the Kumamoto earthquake disaster in April as one ...

May 24, 2016

Rangers slugger Hamilton to have season-ending knee surgery

Josh Hamilton will have another surgery on his left knee and not play a game this season for the Texas Rangers. The 2010 AL MVP and five-time All-Star slugger has already had surgery twice on his left knee the last nine months, along with ...

May 24, 2016

FIFA fires embattled finance chief over bonus payments

FIFA has fired its finance director of the past 13 years, removing another fixture of the Sepp Blatter presidential era in another round of revelations about irregular million-dollar payments. Markus Kattner’s exit on Monday came after he spent several months in his highest profile ...

May 24, 2016

Mets' Duda sidelined with back injury

New York Mets manager Terry Collins expects first baseman Lucas Duda to be out at least four to six weeks and maybe longer with a stress fracture in his lower back. The Mets placed Duda on the 15-day disabled list Monday with the back ...

May 24, 2016

NFL Hall of Famer Mix admits tax fraud

Pro Football Hall of Fame Member Ron Mix faces up to three years in federal prison after pleading guilty in Missouri to a felony tax-fraud charge. The Kansas City Star reported that Mix agreed to pay nearly $50,000 to the IRS under his guilty ...

May 24, 2016

Hammer thrower Murofushi to compete at nationals

Olympic hammer throw gold medalist Koji Murofushi said on Tuesday he will compete at next month’s National Athletics Championships to try to qualify for his fifth consecutive Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 41-year-old Murofushi, the 2004 Olympic champion and a bronze medalist ...

May 24, 2016

Fighters exploring possibility of building own ballpark

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters are considering building a new ballpark in Sapporo or its vicinity, baseball sources said Tuesday. “We owe it to Sapporo Dome for being able to play baseball even when it snowed,” Nippon Ham manager Hideki Kuriyama said. “We are ...

Portugal tops Japan in Toulon Tournament

May 24, 2016

Portugal tops Japan in Toulon Tournament

Japan’s Olympic men’s soccer team suffered its second loss in as many games at the Toulon Tournament, losing 1-0 to Portugal on Monday. Andre Horta scored the lone goal in the 22nd minute for Portugal, which like Japan has also qualified for the Rio ...

May 24, 2016

Warriors' Green fined $25,000, not suspended

Draymond Green was fined $25,000 but not suspended by the NBA on Monday for kicking Oklahoma City center Steven Adams in the groin. The league also upgraded the foul to a flagrant 2, which would have resulted in an automatic ejection had officials given ...