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Appeals court rules Brady must serve four-game Deflategate ban

Apr 26, 2016

Appeals court rules Brady must serve four-game Deflategate ban

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game “Deflategate” suspension imposed by the NFL, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, overturning a lower judge and siding with the league in a battle with the players union. A three-judge panel of the 2nd ...

Apr 25, 2016

Hirano, Mizutani win Polish Open

Miu Hirano and Jun Mizutani won the women’s and men’s singles finals, respectively, to highlight Japan’s dominant showing at the Polish Open on Sunday. The 16-year-old Hirano, who is seeded 11th, eased past Yu Mengyu of Singapore 12-10, 11-9, 12-10, 11-7 at Arena Ursynow, ...

Apr 25, 2016

Kipchoge, Sumgong race to victory at London Marathon

A feat of speed by Eliud Kipchoge, rushing to a course record. A feat of fortitude by Jemima Sumgong, recovering from a painful fall to win. The London Marathon on Sunday produced contrasting victories in the men’s and women’s races for 31-year-old Kenyans on ...

Apr 25, 2016

Austin, Allen win Legends of Golf tournament

Woody Austin and Michael Allen won the PGA Tour Champions’ Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge on Sunday, giving Austin two straight victories and three in the last four events on the 50-and-over tour. Allen made an 18-foot birdie putt ...

Nadal defeats Nishikori in battle of Barcelona champions

Apr 25, 2016

Nadal defeats Nishikori in battle of Barcelona champions

Rafael Nadal beat defending champion Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-5 to win the Barcelona Open for the ninth time on Sunday, equaling Guillermo Vilas’ record of 49 career clay-court titles. Nadal added this title to his trophy from Monte Carlo last week as the 14-time ...

Nomura wins Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Apr 25, 2016

Nomura wins Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Haru Nomura held on in strong wind to win the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic on Sunday for her second LPGA Tour victory of the year. The 23-year-old Japanese player closed with a 1-over 73 in wind gusting to 35 mph at Lake Merced to ...

Penguins beat Rangers, win series

Apr 24, 2016

Penguins beat Rangers, win series

The end of two springs’ worth of playoff angst for the Pittsburgh Penguins came suddenly, crammed into 14 minutes of pure exhilaration, one highlight-reel sequence piled atop another. And perhaps it’s fitting that Pittsburgh’s relentless five-game demolition of the New York Rangers — completed ...

Nomura takes lead at Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Apr 24, 2016

Nomura takes lead at Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Haru Nomura shot a 1-under 71 in cool and breezy conditions Saturday at Lake Merced to maintain a three-stroke lead in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. The 23-year-old had three birdies and two bogeys to reach 10-under 206 with one round left. Nomura traded ...

Nishikori advances to Barcelona Open final

Apr 23, 2016

Nishikori advances to Barcelona Open final

Two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori beat Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-2 to return to the final of the Barcelona Open. The second seed will face either eight-time winner Rafael Nadal or Philipp Kohlschreiber on Sunday. Nishikori got an early break to take a 3-2 lead ...

Sunwolves defeat Jaguares to earn first victory

Apr 23, 2016

Sunwolves defeat Jaguares to earn first victory

Japan’s Sunwolves stunned the Jaguares 36-28 in a pulsating clash of Super Rugby expansion teams Saturday to post their first win after a miserable run of seven successive defeats. It was a victory made in Samoa as flyhalf Tusi Pisi kept the Tokyo side ...

Apr 23, 2016

Fujita injured in fall

Nanako Fujita, the Japan Racing Association’s first female jockey in 16 years, is day-to-day after being injured in a fall on Saturday. In her first ride at Tokyo Racecourse, 18-year-old Fujita fell coming off a turn after her mount made contact with another horse. ...