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Lightning move closer to Stanley Cup finals

May 25, 2015

Lightning move closer to Stanley Cup finals

Scoring goals made the Tampa Bay Lightning one of the NHL’s most entertaining teams this season. Playing defense for the first time in three games has them within a victory of the Stanley Cup finals for the second time in franchise history. Steven Stamkos ...

Nishikori off to strong start

May 25, 2015

Nishikori off to strong start

Fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori eased into the second round of the French Open on Sunday, beating French wild-card Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-3, 7-5, 6-1. Winning 79 percent of points on his first serve and hammering down seven aces, Nishikori converted seven of his 15 break points ...

Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win

May 25, 2015

Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win

His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain. Roger Penske called the driver in late 2013, when Montoya found himself without a job after seven frustrating seasons in NASCAR had turned one of the baddest ...

Nishikori off to strong start at French Open

May 25, 2015

Nishikori off to strong start at French Open

Fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori eased into the second round of the French Open on Sunday, beating French wild-card Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-3, 7-5, 6-1. Winning 79 percent of points on his first serve and hammering down seven aces, Nishikori converted seven of his 15 break points ...

Japan breaks French Open record

May 24, 2015

Japan breaks French Open record

Japan smashed a record which had stood for almost half a century at the French Open on Sunday by seeing five men make the first-round draw. Not since 1967 has Japan enjoyed such relative riches in Paris with world No. 5 Kei Nishikori leading ...

Seto claims treble at Japan Open

May 24, 2015

Seto claims treble at Japan Open

Daiya Seto achieved a personal treble on the final day of the Japan Open on Sunday, winning the men’s 200-meter individual medley in 1 minute, 57.63 seconds to add to his first-place finishes in the 200 butterfly and 400 medley during the three-day competition. ...

May 24, 2015

Yoshimura claims table tennis title

Maharu Yoshimura won the Zagreb Open men’s table tennis singles title on Saturday, overcoming Croatia’s Tan Ruiwu 4-2. Yoshimura was trailing 1-2, but came back emphatically to beat Tan 11-9, 9-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-3 in the ITTF Tour tournament in the Croatian capital. ...

May 24, 2015

England closes gap on New Zealand

England trimmed New Zealand’s first-innings lead to 60 at a cost of two wickets by the close of day three in the first cricket test at Lord’s on Saturday. England was 74-2 in its second innings, with Alastair Cook and Ian Bell settled after ...

May 24, 2015

Tashiro, Takato triumph in Morocco

Miku Tashiro won the women’s judo 63-kg class on Saturday, the first day of the World Masters Rabat meet. Tashiro defeated Kathrin Unterwurzacher of Austria in the final of the event in Morocco’s capital that is open athletes ranked in the top 16 in ...

May 24, 2015

ARFU boss defends rainout decision

President of the Asian Rugby Football Union Trevor Gregory said Sunday the decision to abandon Saturday’s game between Japan and Hong Kong was “absolutely the right choice given the conditions.” Torrential rain and flooding left areas of the field at Aberdeen Sports Ground looking ...

May 24, 2015

Na regains sole lead at Colonial

The last time Kevin Na took the lead into the final round of a tournament, he faltered badly. For Ian Poulter, though he laughs about it, there is that anonymous survey of PGA Tour players done by Sports Illustrated where he and Rickie Fowler ...