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Hamilton dominates Bahrain GP

Lewis Hamilton’s bid for a third Formula One title is gathering momentum after another convincing win in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, while his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg’s status as his ...

Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan

Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan

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Islanders sink Capitals in OT

Apr 20, 2015

Islanders sink Capitals in OT

John Tavares can be excused if the Islanders captain doesn’t recall the previous time New York won a playoff game in overtime. “I was only 3 years old then,” Tavares said, when informed it’s been 22 years since that happened. He’ll certainly remember this ...

Apr 20, 2015

Nishikori falls to fifth in rankings

Japanese ace Kei Nishikori moved down a peg from No. 4 to No. 5 with the announcement of this week’s ATP Rankings. Rafael Nadal, who reached the semifinals of the Monte-Carlo Masters that concluded Sunday, moved up from No. 5 to No. 4. Novak ...

Apr 20, 2015

Furyk grabs first title in five years

Jim Furyk had gone 100 starts without winning, a stretch that gnawed at his psyche and challenged his confidence. That all disappeared in uncharacteristic fashion Sunday when he won his first PGA Tour title in five years with birdies on both playoff holes to ...

Apr 20, 2015

Brave Blossoms get taste of England

Rugby fans in England, particularly in the towns of Brighton and Warwick, could be forgiven for doing a double take over the next few days. The Rugby World Cup doesn’t kick off for another five months, but the two towns are hosting the Japan ...

Tachimoto claims title at nationals

Apr 19, 2015

Tachimoto claims title at nationals

Judoka Megumi Tachimoto defeated rival Kanae Yamabe with a flag decision in the final to win her first career title at the women’s national championship on Sunday. Tachimoto, 26, beat Yamabe, 24, the same opponent she lost to in last year’s final in the ...

Apr 19, 2015

Windies drop Benn for second test

The West Indies left out spinner Sulieman Benn from their 14-man squad announced Saturday for the second test against England in Grenada. The giant left-armer had disappointing match figures of two for 200 in the first test of this three-match series which ended in ...

Runnerup Kiryu misses sub-10 mark

Apr 19, 2015

Runnerup Kiryu misses sub-10 mark

Sprinter Yoshihide Kiryu fell short in his bid for a sub-10 second mark and also settled for second in the men’s 100 meters at the Oda Memorial International on Sunday. The 19-year-old Kiryu clocked 10.40 with a wind assistance of 0.2 meters per second ...

Apr 19, 2015

Edmonton wins NHL draft lottery

The Edmonton Oilers won the Connor McDavid sweepstakes. The Oilers bucked the odds Saturday night in Toronto by winning the NHL draft lottery for the No. 1 pick. The former World Hockey Association franchise, which introduced Wayne Gretzky to the NHL in 1979, is ...

Crosby helps Penguins even series

Apr 19, 2015

Crosby helps Penguins even series

Sidney Crosby woke up, and so did the Pittsburgh Penguins. Crosby scored twice and the Penguins evened their first-round playoff series with the New York Rangers with a 4-3 win Saturday night. The Rangers won Game 1 by making Crosby virtually invisible and keeping ...

Phelps stages huge rally to win 100-meter freestyle in Arizona

Apr 19, 2015

Phelps stages huge rally to win 100-meter freestyle in Arizona

Michael Phelps felt something coming off the wall in the 100-meter freestyle, a sensation he hadn’t experienced since resuming training four months ago. It was like a switch flipped in the 18-time Olympic gold medalist. He zoomed off the wall in lane seven, rallying ...

Djokovic tops Nadal on clay

Apr 19, 2015

Djokovic tops Nadal on clay

Monte Carlo is not Rafael Nadal’s playground anymore, and Novak Djokovic is claiming the throne left vacant by the King of Clay. For the second time in three years, the top-ranked Serb ended Nadal’s run at the clay-court Masters tournament, overcoming a strong challenge ...