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Sharapova pulls out of U.S. Open

Aug 31, 2015

Sharapova pulls out of U.S. Open

Maria Sharapova withdrew from the U.S. Open for the second time in three years Sunday, citing a lingering injury to her right leg. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the withdrawal via a press release at about the same time Sharapova, who won the title ...

Japan downs Peru at Women's World Cup

Aug 30, 2015

Japan downs Peru at Women's World Cup

Japan’s women beat Peru in straight sets for their fifth win in six games, kicking off the second round of the FIVB World Cup on Sunday. The 25-19, 25-21, 25-15 win at Sendai Gymnasium saw Japan stay in third place on 15 points. Saori ...

Ayana shatters Dibaba's double dreams

Aug 30, 2015

Ayana shatters Dibaba's double dreams

Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana put on a stunning display of front-running to win the women’s 5,000 meters by more than 17 seconds at the IAAF World Championships on Sunday and deprive compatriot Genzebe Dibaba of an unprecedented double gold. The 23-year-old powered away from Dibaba ...

Coe defends 'ostensibly clean' athletics

Aug 30, 2015

Coe defends 'ostensibly clean' athletics

Part of Sebastian Coe’s new job as head of world athletics will be to shift the conversation about his “ostensibly clean” sport from doping to spectacular performances, he said on Sunday. The Briton will become president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ...

Bae tied with Day for lead at Barclays

Aug 30, 2015

Bae tied with Day for lead at Barclays

Bae Sang-moon is making the most of his final weeks before he starts mandatory military service in South Korea. Bae matched shots with PGA champion Jason Day throughout the third round of The Barclays on Saturday until both finished at 7-under 63 and tied ...

Manning unconcerned by rusty preseason form

Aug 30, 2015

Manning unconcerned by rusty preseason form

Sure, Peyton Manning said, he’d like to have played more this summer — and better. He swears he’s not worried. “I think we can still win games as we’re developing the identity,” Manning said Saturday night when Denver rode its stifling defense and good ...

Aug 30, 2015

Miracle cure hands Naholo place in All Blacks World Cup squad

Injured winger Waisake Naholo was named Sunday in New Zealand’s squad to defend the Rugby World Cup as the selectors trusted a Fijian folk healer to repair Naholo’s broken leg in time for the tournament’s pool rounds. Naholo suffered a cracked tibia in his ...

Amazing Farah defends world distance double

Aug 29, 2015

Amazing Farah defends world distance double

Mo Farah became the first man to win back-to-back world distance doubles when he stormed to victory in the men’s 5,000-meter final at the Bird’s Nest on Saturday. The Briton, rocked this season by doping allegations against his coach, put the row behind him ...

Haga secures under-100-kg title at judo worlds

Aug 29, 2015

Haga secures under-100-kg title at judo worlds

Ryunosuke Haga won the men’s under-100-kg category title at the World Judo Championships n Saturday, defeating Karl-Richard Frey of Germany in the final. The bronze medals went to Belgium’s Toma Nikiforov and Dimitri Peters of Germany Teddy Riner of France the gold medal in ...