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Sani Brown misses out on spot in 200-meter final at worlds

Aug 26, 2015

Sani Brown misses out on spot in 200-meter final at worlds

Japanese teenager Abdul Hakim Sani Brown failed to advance to the men’s 200 meters after placing fifth in his semifinal heat at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing on Wednesday night. The 16-year-old, the youngest runner ever in the discipline at worlds, posted ...

Kimura guides Japan past Kenya

Aug 26, 2015

Kimura guides Japan past Kenya

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Japan captain Saori Kimura scored 10 points from 14 attempts attacking as well as two on blocking, leading Japan to a 25-15, 25-20, 25-12 victory over Kenya on Wednesday in fourth-day action at the Women’s World Cup at National Yoyogi First Gymnasium. Japan improved ...

Matsumoto captures 57-kg title at world championships

Aug 26, 2015

Matsumoto captures 57-kg title at world championships

London Olympic gold medalist Kaori Matsumoto defeated Romania’s Corina Caprioriu to win the women’s 57-kg gold medal at the World Judo Championships on Wednesday. It was the second world title and first in five years for Matsumoto, who has struggled with injuries after the ...

Kiyomiya rips Japan coach Jones over discussion of future

Aug 26, 2015

Kiyomiya rips Japan coach Jones over discussion of future

Former rugby star Katsuyuki Kiyomiya ripped Japan Eddie Jones for addressing his future ahead of the Rugby World Cup, saying the incumbent coach has distracted the team during the final stages of preparation. Jones on Tuesday announced that he will step down after the ...

Steelers sign Vick to one-year deal

Aug 26, 2015

Steelers sign Vick to one-year deal

Michael Vick needed a job. The Pittsburgh Steelers needed a backup quarterback. One solid workout solved both problems. The Steelers signed the four-time Pro Bowler to a one-year deal on Tuesday night, hopeful there’s enough game left in the 35-year-old’s still-dangerous legs to provide ...

Nadal confident of upturn in form

Aug 26, 2015

Nadal confident of upturn in form

Rafael Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam titles while coached by his uncle. A few difficult months won’t change his loyalty to Toni Nadal. “I have (had) an amazing career with the team that I have today, the same team from the beginning,” the ...

Aug 26, 2015

Penguins to start camp with Kessel next to Crosby

The Pittsburgh Penguins aren’t wasting any time with Phil Kessel. General manager Jim Rutherford said Tuesday the team plans to place the high-powered forward alongside star center Sidney Crosby when the Penguins open training camp next month. The Penguins acquired the three-time All-Star from ...

Farah advances to 5,000-meter final despite stumbles

Aug 26, 2015

Farah advances to 5,000-meter final despite stumbles

Mo Farah stumbled once, then again, and still qualified easily for the 5,000-meter final at the IAAF World Championships. With his dominance over the 5,000 and 10,000 over the past five years, Farah is becoming the Usain Bolt of long-distance running. And like the ...

Ethiopia's Dibaba collects women's 1,500-meter crown

Aug 25, 2015

Ethiopia's Dibaba collects women's 1,500-meter crown

Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba stormed to a dominant victory in the women’s 1,500 meters at the IAAF World Championships on Tuesday to claim her maiden major global title outdoors. The 24-year-old world record-holder, indoor world champion in 2012, tired of a tactical race and hit ...

Judoka Nakamura earns 52-kg gold at worlds

Aug 25, 2015

Judoka Nakamura earns 52-kg gold at worlds

Misato Nakamura won Japan’s first gold medal at these World Judo Championships, capturing the women’s 52-kg title on Tuesday. Nakamura beat last year’s finalist Andreea Chitu of Romania in the final for her third world title, her first since 2011. Nakamura won her first ...