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Ojitani edges Wolf to defend national judo title

Takeshi Ojitani secured his second straight national championship on Saturday, winning the open-weight tournament for the third time in his career after defeating Aaron Wolf on points in the golden score extra period. Ojitani, who won the title for the first time in 2014, downed Ryu Shichinohe for the second ...

Bengals give Mixon a chance

/ Apr 29, 2017

Bengals give Mixon a chance

Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon is headed to Cincinnati, which added to its reputation for taking chances on players with significant off-field issues. The Bengals traded down in the second round on Friday and took Mixon with the 48th overall pick, putting them back ...

Blues edge Predators, even series

/ Apr 29, 2017

Blues edge Predators, even series

Vladimir Tarasenko was at the right place at the right time to take advantage of a lucky bounce and help the St. Louis Blues get a big win. Tarasenko scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal with 3:51 left to give the Blues a 3-2 ...

Sharapova wins again, reaches Porsche semis

/ Apr 29, 2017

Sharapova wins again, reaches Porsche semis

Maria Sharapova won again to move into the Porsche Grand Prix semifinals after beating Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-3, 6-4 on Friday. In her third match following a 15-month doping ban, Sharapova converted five of her six break points. The five-time Grand Slam champion ...

/ Apr 29, 2017

Nomura moves into lead at Texas Shootout

Harukyo Nomura fired a 6-under-par 65 to move from a share of ninth place to the top of the leaderboard after the second round of the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout on Friday. Nomura made eight birdies against a pair of bogeys at the ...

/ Apr 29, 2017

Cambridge runs wind-assisted 10.05

Sprinter Aska Cambridge ran a wind-assisted 10.05 seconds for the second-best overall time in the men’s 100 meters at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational in Gainesville, Florida, on Friday. Because of the 3.3 meters-per-second tail wind, the time was not officially recognized. “The wind ...

/ Apr 29, 2017

Nastase apologizes for Serena slur

Ilie Nastase responded to the backlash from his comments about Serena Williams and his Fed Cup outburst Friday, saying his remarks about the pregnant tennis great were “spontaneous” and his tirade inexcusable. The 70-year-old tennis Nastase posted a statement on Facebook a week after ...

Bouchard wants life ban for Sharapova

/ Apr 28, 2017

Bouchard wants life ban for Sharapova

If Eugenie Bouchard had her way, Maria Sharapova would have been banned from tennis for life. The 2014 Wimbledon finalist from Canada, called Sharapova a cheater upon the Russian’s return from a 15-month doping suspension. Sharapova has already been slammed by other players who ...

Browns select Garrett with No. 1 pick in draft

/ Apr 28, 2017

Browns select Garrett with No. 1 pick in draft

The Cleveland Browns made Myles Garrett the first player chosen in the NFL Draft on Thursday. The Texas A&M University star defensive end is the first defender to go No. 1 overall since Jadeveon Clowney in 2014. “I want to be the best,” Garrett ...

Crosby scores twice as Penguins edge Capitals

/ Apr 28, 2017

Crosby scores twice as Penguins edge Capitals

Sidney Crosby outdueled Alex Ovechkin in a vintage goal-for-goal showdown between the NHL’s top teams, and Nick Bonino and Marc-Andre Fleury put the finishing touches on a playoff classic. Crosby scored two goals in 52 seconds, Bonino had the winner in the third period ...