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WADA to probe new athletics doping claims

The World Anti-Doping Agency is alarmed by “wild allegations” made by two European media outlets of widespread suspicious drug tests in track and field, and is asking an independent body to investigate. WADA president Craig Reedie said Sunday he was surprised by the scale of the allegations, including that one-third ...

Miyazato in contention at major

Aug 2, 2015

Miyazato in contention at major

Mika Miyazato carded a 2-under-par 70 on Saturday to move into fourth place going into the final round of the Women’s British Open. Miyazato had six birdies against four bogeys and moved within two shots of the lead with a 54-hole total of 6-under ...

Aug 2, 2015

Japan makes changes for third-place playoff

The Japan side to play Tonga for third place in the Pacific Nations Cup shows five changes and one positional switch from the side that started the narrow loss to Fiji last Wednesday. Michael Leitch captains the side while vice captain Ayumu Goromaru is ...

Silent Brady sharp in Patriots' first padded practice

Aug 2, 2015

Silent Brady sharp in Patriots' first padded practice

Two things were certain when the New England Patriots put on pads for the first time at training camp on Saturday: The home fans sure do love Tom Brady, and the quarterback’s suspension and court case haven’t affected his accuracy. In between raucous cheers ...

Aug 1, 2015

Takanashi retains title at Miyanomori

Teenage ski jumping star Sara Takanashi successfully defended her title at the Miyanomori summer jump in Sapporo on Saturday. Takanashi, a two-time overall championship winner on the winter World Cup circuit, followed up a first jump of 87.5 meters with a 92-meter effort on ...

Ishikawa takes sole lead

Aug 1, 2015

Ishikawa takes sole lead

Ryo Ishikawa birdied his last three holes to grab sole possession of the lead after the second round of the Quicken Loans National on Friday. Ishikawa, who has yet to win a title on the U.S. tour, had seven birdies and four bogeys in ...

Aug 1, 2015

Oracle Team USA sued for $400,000

A former America’s Cup sailor is suing two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA for $400,000 for failing to fire or suspend a crewmate during the biggest cheating scandal in regatta history. Matthew Mitchell, who lives in Auckland, sued Oracle Team USA in federal court ...

Aug 1, 2015

Japan nabs bronze in free routine

Japan earned the bronze medal in the free routine of the women’s synchronized competition at the FINA World Aquatics Championships on Friday. It was the third synchronized bronze medal for Japan, having placed third in duet on Sunday and also in the technical routine ...

Finn leads England to victory

Aug 1, 2015

Finn leads England to victory

Once known for hitting the stumps at the wrong end as he ran in to bowl, Steven Finn made a triumphant return to test cricket at Edgbaston, extracting maximum bounce and spearheading England to an eight-wicket victory Friday over Australia in the third Ashes ...

Wilson signs four-year extension with Seahawks

Aug 1, 2015

Wilson signs four-year extension with Seahawks

Drawn out to nearly the last moment before a deadline that was not just for show, Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks discovered a compromise in contract talks. Those worries about Wilson hitting free agency or Seattle having to use a franchise tag are ...

Jul 31, 2015

Blue Bulls thrash Canon Eagles

South Africa’s Blue Bulls gave Japanese rugby a reminder of just where it stands Friday night as the Currie Cup side hammered Canon Eagles 50-3 at Machida Athletic Stadium. And to make things worse, Japanese rugby was also handed a lesson in big match ...

Jul 31, 2015

Ex-Red Wing Reise, 93, passes away

Former Detroit Wing Rings defenseman Leo Reise Jr. has died. He was 93. The Reds Wings said Thursday that Reise died Sunday in Hamilton, Ontario. Reise had 21 goals and 61 assists in 340 games for Detroit from 1946-52. He was a four-time All-Star ...

Nevill, Johnson help Australia force third day

Jul 31, 2015

Nevill, Johnson help Australia force third day

Australia held on to force the third Ashes test into a third day, limping to stumps at 168-7 in the second innings for a 23-run lead on Thursday. At 111-6 with 27 overs left in the day, the match looked like it would be ...