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Okuhara triumphs over Kjaersfeldt in Yonex Open opener

Sep 21, 2016

Okuhara triumphs over Kjaersfeldt in Yonex Open opener

Rio Olympic bronze medalist Nozomi Okuhara eased into the second round of the Yonex Open Japan on Wednesday by defeating Line Kjaersfeldt 21-13, 21-6 in her opening match. Okuhara won seven straight points at the start en route to sending the Dane packing in ...

Overpowering Osaka eliminates Cibulkova

Sep 21, 2016

Overpowering Osaka eliminates Cibulkova

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Teenage sensation Naomi Osaka claimed her biggest scalp to date after beating world No. 12 Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open. Eighteen-year-old Osaka, whose appearance and playing style have drawn comparisons with her idol Serena ...

Sep 21, 2016

49ers quarterback Kaepernick reveals death threats

Colin Kaepernick says he has received death threats through social media and other avenues since he began to protest during the national anthem last month. Kaepernick said Tuesday he has not alerted San Francisco 49ers team security about the threats and understood that could ...

Sep 21, 2016

Saracens' Ashton banned 13 weeks for biting opponent

England and Saracens winger Chris Ashton has been suspended for 13 weeks for biting an opponent after a Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel upheld one of two charges on Tuesday. The 29-year-old, capped 39 times by England, was alleged to have bitten Northampton prop ...

Japan marks three years until Rugby World Cup

Sep 21, 2016

Japan marks three years until Rugby World Cup

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It’s been a year since Japan shocked the world with its stunning victory over South Africa at the Rugby World Cup in England. And ever since the Brave Blossoms’ breakthrough performance, rugby has been in a far brighter spotlight. As the host nation for ...

Canada ousts U.S. from World Cup

Sep 21, 2016

Canada ousts U.S. from World Cup

Patrick Kane was on the verge of tears as the final horn sounded on another American loss to Canada. A 4-2 wipeout eliminated the United States from the World Cup of Hockey on Tuesday night, ending what was perhaps the best chance for this ...

Sep 20, 2016

Alvarez sidelined for rest of year with broken thumb

Junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has a broken right thumb that will keep him out of the ring for the rest of the year. Golden Boy Promotions announced Alvarez’s injury on Monday. Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) hurt his hand during the second round ...

Sunwolves to open at home in '17

Sep 20, 2016

Sunwolves to open at home in '17

The Sunwolves will kick off their second Super Rugby season by playing the defending champions, the Hurricanes, in Tokyo in late February, tournament organizer SANZAAR said Tuesday. The fixture is just one of four games Filo Tiatia’s side will play in Tokyo. The other ...