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Players look to impress in last game

Sep 3, 2015

Players look to impress in last game

Tyler Varga came to Indianapolis to pursue a dream. Almost four months later, he’s on the verge of landing his first real job. The rookie who played at one of America’s oldest and most overlooked football schools, Yale, is trying to win a spot ...

Sep 2, 2015

Japan's Super Rubgy participation remains uncertain

Japan’s participation in next season’s Super Rugby competition is still by no means certain, Kyodo News learned Wednesday. This past weekend, Japan Rugby Football Union General Secretary Noriyuki Sakamoto dismissed concerns that Japan could raise a team for the 2016 competition when he told ...

Jackson feels for benched Griffin

Sep 2, 2015

Jackson feels for benched Griffin

DeSean Jackson said he can relate to what Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is going through. After Griffin lost the starting job on Monday, Jackson compared it to his leaving the Eagles after the 2013 season. “It’s just unfortunate he has to be ...

Cool Murray tames Kyrgios at U.S. Open

Sep 2, 2015

Cool Murray tames Kyrgios at U.S. Open

Nick Kyrgios does what he wants and says what he wants on a tennis court, seemingly no matter the ramifications, and amid all the near-napping, cursing and racket smashing, he troubled Andy Murray for moments at the U.S. Open. Only for brief moments, though. ...

Sep 2, 2015

Australia lays groundwork for test match with Japan

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A test match between Japan and Australia is on the cards following the establishment this week of the Australian Rugby Foundation Japan Chapter. At the official launch of the chapter at the Australian Embassy on Tuesday night, former Wallaby and Australian Rugby Union board ...

Sep 2, 2015

Durban awarded 2022 Commonwealth Games

Durban in South Africa will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, becoming the first African city to be awarded the four-yearly multisports event. The 71 nations and territories of the Commonwealth Games Federation made the decision unanimously Wednesday after receiving Durban’s final candidate city briefing ...

Nishioka beats Mathieu to lead new generation at U.S. Open

Sep 2, 2015

Nishioka beats Mathieu to lead new generation at U.S. Open

Two Asian teenagers have advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open, set to make warnings of a rising young generation of stars come true on tennis’ biggest stage. Japanese qualifier Yoshihiro Nishioka outlasted France’s Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-4, 2-6, 6-7 (7-9), 6-1, 6-2 ...

Japan drops second game at Women's World Cup

Sep 2, 2015

Japan drops second game at Women's World Cup

Japan’s women lost their second game at the FIVB World Cup on Tuesday after going down 3-2 to Serbia, dropping to fifth in the standings. Japan edged the first set 26-24 on Miyu Nagaoka’s spike and Saori Kimura’s service ace against Serbs, but lost ...

All Blacks assume familiar favorites tag at World Cup

Sep 1, 2015

All Blacks assume familiar favorites tag at World Cup

That New Zealand has been the team to beat ahead of every World Cup has long been accepted by the rest of the international rugby community. But that the All Blacks have managed, for the time being at least, to defy conventional medicine by ...

Day's ascent sets up compelling race to finish

Sep 1, 2015

Day's ascent sets up compelling race to finish

Jordan Spieth was gone, but not forgotten, certainly not by Jason Day. In his debut as the No. 1 player in the world, Spieth had back-to-back rounds over par for the first time all year and missed the cut. He already was assured of ...

Williams breezes into second round in NYC

Sep 1, 2015

Williams breezes into second round in NYC

Even before Serena Williams set foot in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night, her path through the U.S. Open to complete a true Grand Slam became a lot easier thanks to losses by other top women. And when it was the No. 1-seeded American’s ...