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Pearson scores in OT as Kings top Rangers

Feb 13, 2016

Pearson scores in OT as Kings top Rangers

The Los Angeles Kings often work overtime. And it’s paying off for them in a big way. Tanner Pearson’s goal with 1:50 left in the extra period powered the Kings to a 5-4 win over the New York Rangers on Friday night. Anze Kopitar ...

Nishikori rolls into semifinals

Feb 13, 2016

Nishikori rolls into semifinals

Kei Nishikori remained on course for his fourth consecutive Memphis Open title with a straight-sets win over Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin in the quarterfinals on Friday. Nishikori prevailed 6-2, 6-4 but compatriot Yoshihito Nishioka had his hopes of reaching the last four for the first ...

Hatakeyama makes debut in English Premiership

Feb 13, 2016

Hatakeyama makes debut in English Premiership

Japan international Kensuke Hatakeyama came off the bench in the second half to make his debut in the English Premiership during the Newcastle Falcons’ 26-14 win over the Leicester Tigers on Friday. The 30-year-old tighthead prop came on in the 65th minute and said ...

Kasai notches another third-place showing

Feb 13, 2016

Kasai notches another third-place showing

Veteran Noriaki Kasai secured his third straight bronze medal at a World Cup event on Friday. The 43-year-old Kasai posted a first jump of 231.5 meters and moved up from fifth place with a second effort of 230 meters on the K-200 flying hill ...

Feb 12, 2016

Venus books spot in Taiwan Open semifinals

Top-seeded Venus Williams beat Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 7-5, 6-2 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Taiwan Open. Williams won seven of 10 break points against her unseeded opponent to set up a semifinal against third-seeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan. Putintseva ...

Feb 12, 2016

Goromaru solid in preseason debut for Reds

Japan fullback Ayumu Goromaru made an impact in his brief debut for the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby side’s final preseason match on Friday. “It wasn’t long enough for me to do anything worth talking about,” Goromaru said. “I wanted to have a ...

Feb 12, 2016

Doi advances to Taiwan Open semifinals in walkover

Misaki Doi reached the semifinals of the Taiwan Open after winning her quarterfinal against compatriot Kurumi Nara in a walkover. Doi, ranked 61st in the world and the second seed at the Yang-Ming Tennis Center will play Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei in the semifinals. The ...

Unbeaten Uchiyama aims to break Gushiken's record

Feb 12, 2016

Unbeaten Uchiyama aims to break Gushiken's record

Eleven-time WBA flyweight titleholder Takashi Uchiyama vowed Friday to surpass Yoko Gushiken’s record of 13 title defenses. Uchiyama, who twice defended his championship last year by technical knockout, announced his goal when he received his 2015 Japan’s Boxer of the Year award. Gushiken’s mark ...

WADA launches probe of Kenya

Feb 12, 2016

WADA launches probe of Kenya

Kenya is being investigated for breaching the world anti-doping code, WADA said Thursday, and could be declared non-compliant in a matter of weeks. The World Anti-Doping Agency said an independent compliance review committee will now evaluate Kenya and make a recommendation to WADA’s board. ...

Feb 12, 2016

Takagi sixth on first day of worlds

Miho Takagi finished in sixth place in the women’s 3,000 meters on Thursday as Japan was shut out of the medals on the first day of the World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships. The 21-year-old Takagi clocked a time of 4 minutes, 7.26 seconds ...

McDavid stars for Oilers in win over Leafs

Feb 12, 2016

McDavid stars for Oilers in win over Leafs

Todd McLellan can’t help but sit back sometimes and watch Connor McDavid work. McDavid had two goals and three assists, Jordan Eberle scored three times and added an assist, and McLellan’s Edmonton Oilers powered past the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Thursday night to ...