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Abe triumphs over Hashiguchi at Grand Slam Tokyo

Nineteen-year-old Hifumi Abe won his second Grand Slam Tokyo title on Friday in the men’s judo 66-kg division at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. Abe, the winner here two years ago, won the final by ippon slamming down Yuki Hashiguchi with a seoi-otoshi, or back-drop throw. It was his third Gland Slam ...

Dec 2, 2016

IAAF keeping pressure on Russia

Russia will stay stuck in track and field’s doghouse, its athletes banned from competing under their own flag, until February at the earliest. In his latest update on Russian anti-doping efforts, Rune Andersen said on Thursday there has been progress but that his taskforce ...

Prolific line ignites Oilers in rout of Jets

Dec 2, 2016

Prolific line ignites Oilers in rout of Jets

Leon Draisaitl earned some high praise from linemate Connor McDavid. Draisaitl had two goals and an assist and McDavid had three assists in the Edmonton Oilers’ 6-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. “He’s one of my favorite guys to play with for ...

Cowboys win 11th straight

Dec 2, 2016

Cowboys win 11th straight

Dez Bryant sashayed through the Dallas locker room with an unmistakable swagger and had nothing but good things to say about his adversary this time around. It was a stark change from a week ago, when he sparred with Washington cornerback Josh Norman on ...

Dec 1, 2016

Hungary swim chief Gyarfas resigns

The head of Hungary’s swimming federation said Wednesday he was resigning, less than a year before the country will host the 2017 FINA World Championships. Calls for the ouster of Tamas Gyarfas, who first became federation president in 1993, were led by three-time Olympic ...

Dec 1, 2016

Hataoka starts strong in qualifying school

Teenager Nasa Hataoka got off to a strong start in her bid to earn a tour card on the U.S. LPGA Tour for next season, shooting a 4-under-par 68 on Wednesday for a tie for third place in the first round of the final ...

Dec 1, 2016

Formula One leaves German Grand Prix off 2017 calendar

The 2017 Formula One championship will be run over 20 races, without the German Grand Prix, depriving new champion Nico Rosberg of his home race. Motorsport’s governing body, the FIA, approved the calendar at a meeting Wednesday in Vienna. The dropping of the German ...

Dec 1, 2016

Hernandez sues over hacked jailhouse calls

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has sued a company after some of his jailhouse phone calls were apparently listened to by an unknown person. Hernandez’s lawsuit filed in federal court in Boston charges Dallas-based Securus Technologies Inc. with negligence, breach of contract, ...

Dec 1, 2016

Raonic announces split with mentor Moya

Canada’s Milos Raonic parted ways with coach Carlos Moya on Wednesday despite a season which saw him reach his first Grand Slam final and finish at No. 3 in the world. The 25-year-old only teamed up with former French Open champion Moya in January ...

Norway's Carlsen captures world chess title

Dec 1, 2016

Norway's Carlsen captures world chess title

Two-time world chess champion Magnus Carlsen won his third title on Wednesday, defeating Russian challenger Sergey Karjakin after three weeks of grueling play in the World Chess Championship Fans greeted the Norwegian with a “Happy Birthday” chorus and huge cheers after his victory. He ...

Kaepernick displaying old form for 49ers

Dec 1, 2016

Kaepernick displaying old form for 49ers

San Francisco 49ers tight end Vance McDonald remembers quarterback Colin Kaepernick leading the team to the NFC Championship Game in 2013 with his ability to make plays all over the field. McDonald feels as if Kaepernick is starting to regain that form and the ...