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Twelve-time PGA Tour winner Peete dies

Apr 30, 2015

Twelve-time PGA Tour winner Peete dies

Calvin Peete, who taught himself how to play golf at 24 and became the most successful black player on the PGA Tour before the arrival of Tiger Woods, died Wednesday morning, the PGA Tour said. He was 71. The tour did not have a ...

Apr 30, 2015

Table tennis pair moves into semis

Kenta Matsudaira and Koki Niwa defeated North Korean pair Kim Hyok Bong and Pak Sin Hyok in straight sets on Thursday to reach the semifinals of the men’s doubles at the World Table Tennis Championships. Matsudaira and Niwa won 11-3, 11-7, 12-10, 16-14 to ...

Apr 30, 2015

Djokovic pulls out of Madrid Masters

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will miss the Madrid Masters next week to rest as he attempts to complete the career Grand Slam at next month’s French Open. “The Serbian announced that he will not compete at the Caja Magica and will take a ...

Apr 30, 2015

Four Japanese horses to race at Ascot

Japan will have runners at Royal Ascot for the first time since 2011 after owner Hidetoshi Yamamoto chose to enter four horses for the prestigious meeting in England from June 16-20. Spielberg has the highest profile of the Japanese challengers — finishing third in ...

Apr 30, 2015

Concussion forces Hohaia to retire

Former New Zealand international Lance Hohaia says he is quitting rugby league because of “recurrent post-match concussion-type symptoms,” more than six months after being knocked unconscious by an opponent’s punch. The 32-year-old Hohaia told the BBC on Wednesday that the symptoms have occurred since ...

Apr 29, 2015

Harasawa defeats Shichinohe to win judo national championship

Hisayoshi Harasawa won his first national judo championship title by beating world silver medalist Ryu Shichinohe in the final at Tokyo’s Budokan on Wednesday. In the traditional annual tournament held on Showa Day to honor the previous emperor’s birthday, the 22-year-old Harasawa went one ...

Pacquaio stays calm ahead of megafight

Apr 29, 2015

Pacquaio stays calm ahead of megafight

Manny Pacquiao worried about the punching power of Miguel Cotto. He knew Juan Manuel Marquez was a slick counter puncher, and wondered how he’d fare against a fighter the caliber of Oscar De La Hoya. He’s got no such worries about Floyd Mayweather Jr. ...

Lightning, Wings ready for Game 7

Apr 29, 2015

Lightning, Wings ready for Game 7

One more game in the first round of the NHL playoffs. One last chance to catch a memorable duel between Tampa Bay forward Tyler Johnson and Detroit goaltender Petr Mrazek. Johnson and the Lightning host Mrazek and the Red Wings in Game 7 of ...

Apr 29, 2015

Boxing champ Fullmer dies at 83

Gene Fullmer, a former middleweight boxing champion and member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame whose 55 career victories included two wins over Sugar Ray Robinson, has died, his nephew said Tuesday. He was 83. Fullmer suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia for ...

Apr 29, 2015

Australia confident of Ashes success

Australia have a huge hunger for an Ashes triumph in England, according to all-rounder Shane Watson, while batsman Steve Smith believes this year’s series will not even be close if the tourists play to their potential. After the 5-0 sweep in the 2013-14 series ...

Apr 28, 2015

Mominul keys Bangladesh's good start in first test

Mominul Haque scored 80 as Bangladesh made an impressive start in the first test against Pakistan on Tuesday, reaching 236 for four by stumps on the opening day. The talented 23-year-old left-hander batted fluently to pass 50 for the 12th time in his first ...

Apr 28, 2015

Phelps joining Bowman in Arizona

Olympic legend Michael Phelps says he will stick with his long-term coach Bob Bowman, who last week was named Arizona State swimming coach. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist, who previously worked with Bowman at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, confirmed the move in a ...