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Nishikori fights way into Geneva Open semis

Kei Nishikori survived three match points and produced a thrilling comeback to beat South Africa’s Kevin Anderson 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6) to reach the semifinals of the Geveva Open on Thursday. The world No. 9, recently hampered by a right wrist injury, made a great escape in the 10th game ...

/ May 26, 2017

Yamashita to become next AJJF chairman

Yasuhiro Yamashita, the men’s open-weight category gold medalist at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, is set to be appointed as the next chairman of the All Japan Judo Federation, sources said Friday. The 59-year-old Yamashita will lead the federation forward toward the 2020 Tokyo ...

Pens top Sens in 2OT, make Stanley Cup Final

/ May 26, 2017

Pens top Sens in 2OT, make Stanley Cup Final

Chris Kunitz spent a portion of the spring nursing a lower-body injury and wondering if his time with the Pittsburgh Penguins was over. The veteran forward’s contract is up this summer and he’s been around long enough to know how these things go, particularly ...

Murata to get rematch after WBA directive

/ May 26, 2017

Murata to get rematch after WBA directive

Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, the president of the World Boxing Association, on Thursday ordered a rematch of a middleweight title fight between Ryota Murata and Hassan N’Dam of France after the bout ended in controversy. Mendoza also said that two judges, Gustavo Padilla of Panama ...

/ May 25, 2017

KHL to cut Metallurg Novokuznetsk over cash woes

The Kontinental Hockey League has cut a Russian team as it tries to fix worsening financial problems, including debts to league players of over $17 million. KHL president Dmitry Chernyshenko said Wednesday that the league is removing the Metallurg Novokuznetsk team, which had a ...

/ May 25, 2017

Murray calls Agassi good hire for Djokovic

World No. 1 Andy Murray admitted Wednesday he was surprised by Novak Djokovic’s appointment of Andre Agassi as coach at the French Open, but believes it will be “good for Novak and good for tennis.” Djokovic, the defending champion at Roland Garros, named Agassi ...

Hall of Famer Kennedy found dead in Florida

/ May 25, 2017

Hall of Famer Kennedy found dead in Florida

Cortez Kennedy was a hulking force at defensive tackle, the cornerstone of a franchise that had little to cheer about for most of his playing career. And yet what Kennedy accomplished as a player with the Seattle Seahawks — which was good enough for ...