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Murata to face Nerio in fourth pro fight

Apr 14, 2014

Murata to face Nerio in fourth pro fight

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Middleweight boxer Ryota Murata will take on Mexico’s Jesus Angel Nerio on May 22 in his fourth professional bout, his promotional team announced Monday. It will be a special event for Murata, who has gone 3-0 since turning pro last summer, because he returns ...

Devils win in Brodeur's likely final appearance

Apr 14, 2014

Devils win in Brodeur's likely final appearance

Standing on the podium after what might have been his final game of his record-setting, 20-year career with the New Jersey Devils, Martin Brodeur’s eyes welled with tears when he was asked to explain his emotions. Just 15 minutes earlier, after a season-ending 3-2 ...

Watson reclaims Masters title

Apr 14, 2014

Watson reclaims Masters title

Bubba Watson’s second Masters title was nothing like the green jacket he won two years ago. The only daring shot Watson hit was one he really didn’t need. The wild swing in momentum came on the front nine, not the back nine of Augusta ...

Apr 14, 2014

Klitschko braced for 'pure violence'

Wladimir Klitschko says he expects “pure violence” when he defends his world heavyweight titles against Australia’s Alex Leapai. Klitschko, 38, will be defending his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts against the 34-year-old Leapai, who has vowed to “go to war” with the reigning ...

Apr 14, 2014

Niners linebacker Smith arrested

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened that he had a bomb. The 24-year-old player was randomly selected for a secondary screening at Terminal 1 ...

Lee ends eight-year winless drought on Japan LPGA Tour

Apr 13, 2014

Lee ends eight-year winless drought on Japan LPGA Tour

Esther Lee won her first title after eight years on the Japan LPGA Tour with a one-stroke victory over O. Sattaya at the Studio Alice Ladies Open on Sunday. Lee started the final round two shots off the pace in second, but finished with ...

Gudlevskis wins on debut

Apr 12, 2014

Gudlevskis wins on debut

The Tampa Bay Lightning are having success even without their starting goalie. Kristers Gudlevskis made 36 saves to win his NHL debut, Eric Brewer scored two goals, and the Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Friday night. Ondrej Palat also scored for ...

Bradley, Pacquiao looking to settle score

Apr 12, 2014

Bradley, Pacquiao looking to settle score

Timothy Bradley never imagined he would have to avenge a victory. When the welterweight champion defeated Manny Pacquiao two years ago on two injured feet, he thought for an instant that he had reached the pinnacle of boxing. He hadn’t even left the MGM ...

Japan routs Germany

Apr 12, 2014

Japan routs Germany

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Receivers Naoki Maeda and Ryoma Hagiyama each reeled in a pair of touchdown receptions as Japan’s national football team shut out Germany 38-0 in an exhibition game Saturday at Kawasaki Fujimi Stadium. Japan utilized a pass-happy offense in order make the best use of ...

Hagino smashes two records at nationals

Apr 12, 2014

Hagino smashes two records at nationals

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japan’s latest rising swim star Kosuke Hagino dominated the pool as he set a pair of national records in the third day of the 90th national championships at Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center on Saturday. The 19-year-old Toyo University student, who registered in six ...