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Rodriguez wins crash-marred 3rd stage of Tour de France

Spanish veteran Joaquim Rodriguez won the crash-marred third stage of the Tour de France on Monday, with British rider Chris Froome finishing second to take the race leader’s yellow jersey. The crash happened with a little under 60 kilometers remaining, forcing the stage to be neutralized and then stopped altogether ...

Greipel outduels rivals at finish line

Jul 6, 2015

Greipel outduels rivals at finish line

German rider Andre Greipel won a rain-drenched second stage of the Tour de France in a sprint finish on Sunday, while defending champion Vincenzo Nibali and Tour contender Nairo Quintana lost valuable time after dropping behind the front group. As the riders approached the ...

V-League stars hit beach for special exhibition

Jul 6, 2015

V-League stars hit beach for special exhibition

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The V-League players got out of the gym and hit the sand this past weekend. The Japan Volleyball Association and Japan Volleyball League Organization hosted a four-on-four men’s beach volleyball event called the V-League Summer Festival featuring players from Japan’s top circuit in Tokyo ...

Jul 6, 2015

Cummins ready after Ashes call-up

Australian quick Pat Cummins has not played a first-class match for two years but is confident his body will hold up to the rigors of test cricket should he get the call during the Ashes series against England. The 22-year-old right-armer was called into ...

Rain aids Hamilton at British GP

Jul 6, 2015

Rain aids Hamilton at British GP

Rain soaked Silverstone and then water filled Lewis Hamilton’s eyes. The world champion won on home soil for the third time on Sunday as the inclement weather provided the conditions for a thrilling British Grand Prix — a riposte to some of the complaints ...

Ushiro seals worlds spot with sixth straight decathlon crown

Jul 5, 2015

Ushiro seals worlds spot with sixth straight decathlon crown

Keisuke Ushiro easily secured a place on Japan’s team for the upcoming world athletics championships after winning his sixth straight decathlon title at the national championships on Sunday. Ushiro, who won last year’s Asian Games and had already surpassed the qualifying standard for the ...

Jul 5, 2015

Hamilton takes pole for British GP

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton produced another formidable performance in qualifying at the British Grand Prix on Saturday to clinch pole position for the eighth time in nine races this season. With a 46th career pole, the reigning world champion moved to third place on ...

Jul 5, 2015

Australia captain Clarke hails Harris as one of the best

Test captain Michael Clarke labeled Ryan Harris “as good as anyone who has played for Australia” after the fast bowler announced his retirement on Saturday because of injury. The 35-year-old quit the squad four days before the first Ashes test against England in Cardiff ...

Highlanders capture first Super Rugby title

Jul 4, 2015

Highlanders capture first Super Rugby title

Flanker Elliott Dixon scored one try and provided the last pass in another by winger Waisake Naholo as the Highlanders shocked the Hurricanes 21-14 in Saturday’s final to win their first Super Rugby title. Dixon carried four defenders over the goalline for a 39th-minute ...

Jul 4, 2015

Australia paceman Harris announces retirement

Australia’s injury-plagued paceman Ryan Harris announced his immediate retirement from all forms of cricket on Saturday, dealing a major setback to his team’s defense of the Ashes starting in England next week. The 35-year-old Queenslander withdrew from Australia’s ongoing warm-up match against Essex and ...

Jul 4, 2015

Tiger cards one-under 69, makes cut for Greenbrier Classic

Tiger Woods made it safely to the weekend at the Greenbrier Classic, where Venezuela’s Jhonattan Vegas fired a five-under-par 65 to join Scott Langley atop the leaderboard on Friday. Vegas had five birdies with no bogeys for a nine-under-par halfway total of 131. Langley, ...