Yanks prevail against Jays

Sep 20, 2014

Yanks prevail against Jays

Hiroki Kuroda allowed three runs in 6⅔ innings on Friday for the New York Yankees, who won their third straight, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3. Kuroda (11-9) gave up seven hits without a walk, while striking out seven. One of the runs was ...

Sep 20, 2014

Nishikori happy to step into breach

Kei Nishikori expressed shocked over Chinese star Li Na’s injury-forced retirement on Friday but added that he hopes to become the new leader of tennis in Asia. The U.S. Open finalist, now Asia’s top-ranked player at eighth, was speaking after 32-year-old Li quit over ...

Kings return to camp eager for title defense

Sep 20, 2014

Kings return to camp eager for title defense

After a summer crammed with Stanley Cup celebrations across the globe, the Los Angeles Kings are back at work with their eyes on some rarefied goals. The Kings went through their first workouts of training camp Friday as they prepare for their run at ...

NFL vows to get house in order

Sep 20, 2014

NFL vows to get house in order

More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell on Friday announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL’s handling of players accused of crimes. The commissioner was definitive about one thing: He has not considered ...

Mayweather called before regulators

Sep 20, 2014

Mayweather called before regulators

Once again, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has some explaining to do. Nevada boxing regulators have ordered Mayweather to appear before them next week to answer questions about scenes aired on the Showtime network prior to his fight last Saturday night against Marcos Maidana. Specifically, they ...

Giants punch ticket to CL playoffs

Sep 20, 2014

Giants punch ticket to CL playoffs

Right-hander Yuki Koyama allowed a run in eight innings on Saturday as the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants defeated the last-place Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4-2. Koyama (6-1) allowed five hits and a walk, while striking out five as the Giants clinched a spot in the ...

Sep 20, 2014

Half century on the shinkansen

Oct. 1 will be the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the Shinkansen super-express trains. Their effects on Japan's GDP and the environment have been enormous.