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Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan

Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan

Host cities, Prefectures and stadiums

Ovechkin, Capitals defeat Rangers

The Washington Capitals showed the urgency of a team that hasn’t secured a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The New York Rangers haven’t looked the same since they clinched ...

Williams beats 15-year-old Bellis

When the ball whizzed past Serena Williams for an ace late in Sunday’s match, the subdued crowd suddenly erupted with a roar. Williams said she was tempted to join the ...

Fiji triumphs at Hong Kong Sevens

Mar 29, 2015

Fiji triumphs at Hong Kong Sevens

Fiji produced a trademark flair-filled display to beat holders New Zealand 33-19 and win the 40th edition of the Hong Kong Sevens in front of a packed celebratory crowd on Sunday. The Pacific Islanders’ brute force and extreme pace, coupled with eye-catching goose steps ...

Vettel wins Malaysian GP to end Mercedes streak

Mar 29, 2015

Vettel wins Malaysian GP to end Mercedes streak

Fears that Mercedes would dominate the 2015 Formula One season were swept aside in a flash of Ferrari red on Sunday as a tearful Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix and announced himself as a genuine title contender. Most observers were gloomily predicting ...

Australia beats New Zealand to win World Cup for fifth time

Mar 29, 2015

Australia beats New Zealand to win World Cup for fifth time

Australia captain Michael Clarke signed off in style from international one-day cricket on Sunday by top scoring in his country’s crushing seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in the World Cup final. After dismissing New Zealand for 183 in 45 overs before an Australian record ...

Djokovic survives scare; Nishikori rolls in Miami

Mar 29, 2015

Djokovic survives scare; Nishikori rolls in Miami

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic survived a second-set uprising from Slovak Martin Klizan before winning his opening match at the Miami Open 6-0, 5-7, 6-1 on Saturday. Djokovic, who is aiming to follow up last week’s win at Indian Wells with his fifth triumph ...

Predators get playoff spot

Mar 29, 2015

Predators get playoff spot

Filip Forsberg projected as a future star for the Capitals before he was traded to the Predators in 2013. Nashville’s Calder Trophy candidate came up big in his first time playing in Washington. Forsberg scored during a three-goal first period and had two assists ...

Mar 29, 2015

Japan falls short at Dubai World Cup

The Japanese delegation came up empty-handed at the richest meet in the world as Hokko Tarumae and Epiphaneia finished fifth and ninth, respectively, in the Dubai World Cup on Saturday. Hokko Tarumae set the pace in the $10 million World Cup but failed to ...

Mar 29, 2015

Wind rules out Kiryu's sub-10 time

Teenager Yoshihide Kiryu now knows the sensation of running the men’s 100 meters in under 10 seconds — too bad, this time it was wind assisted. The 19-year-old Kiryu clocked 9.87 to win the men’s invitational sprint at the Texas Relays on Saturday although ...

Clarke to retire after final

Mar 28, 2015

Clarke to retire after final

Michael Clarke’s retirement decision overshadowed the eve of the Cricket World Cup final, with the Australian captain using a pre-match news conference to reveal Sunday’s tournament decider against New Zealand would be his last one-day international. Clarke, who turns 34 next week, said he ...

Blue Jackets cruise past Blackhawks

Mar 28, 2015

Blue Jackets cruise past Blackhawks

Long out of postseason contention, the Columbus Blue Jackets are playing like a playoff team. Cam Atkinson scored twice in Columbus’ four-goal first period and added an empty-net goal in the final minute for his second career hat trick to help the Blue Jackets ...

Mar 28, 2015

Nadal, Murray post first-round wins

Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray got their Miami Open bids off to a solid start with straight sets victories at Key Biscayne on Friday. Nadal defeated fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro 6-4 6-2 in 89 minutes in windy conditions as he began his campaign to ...

Mar 28, 2015

Banned swimmer Park apologizes

A tearful former Olympic swimming champion, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, offered an impassioned public apology Friday, four days after receiving an 18-month ban for failing a doping test. Park, who won South Korea’s only ever swimming gold in the 400-meter freestyle at the ...

Mar 28, 2015

Yokomine stays in hunt at Kia Classic

Sakura Yokomine shot up the leaderboard at the LPGA’s Kia Classic on Friday with a second-round, five-under 67 that left her tied with three others for fifth place. Yokomine, who started the day 17th at the par-72 Aviara Golf Club, reeled in eight birdies ...