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Jul 3, 2015

Kings' Voynov gets three-month sentence

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was sentenced to three months in jail Thursday after pleading no contest to beating his wife after an argument at a Halloween party last year. Voynov, 25, was also placed on probation for three years for misdemeanor corporal ...

Jul 3, 2015

American Pharoah to race in Haskell Invitational

American Pharoah is headed to the Jersey Shore. As expected, racing’s first Triple Crown winner in 37 years will make his next start in the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Aug. 2 at Monmouth Park. Owner Ahmed Zayat said on Thursday the decision to ...

Swimmer Hagino to miss world championships

Jul 3, 2015

Swimmer Hagino to miss world championships

Kosuke Hagino said on Friday he will not compete at the upcoming FINA World Swimming Championships after breaking his right elbow during training. Hagino suffered the injury when he fell off a bike at the national team’s training camp in France. He returned to ...

Tiger three back after shooting 66

Jul 3, 2015

Tiger three back after shooting 66

For a change, Tiger Woods got off to a good start. Woods rebounded from a dismal U.S. Open with a 4-under-par 66 in Thursday’s opening round of The Greenbrier Classic, four shots behind leader Scott Langley. Helped by a morning rain that softened the ...

NFL Hall of Famer, humanitarian Sanders dies at 68

Jul 3, 2015

NFL Hall of Famer, humanitarian Sanders dies at 68

Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders epitomized Detroit’s blue-collar roots. Fans adored his gritty work ethic. Teammates embraced his leadership. Coaches found him to be a prized pupil and a talented teacher. And when Detroit’s booming economy became the American standard, Sanders was ...

Nadal ousted by qualifier

Jul 3, 2015

Nadal ousted by qualifier

On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand — and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket. It was a painful, embarrassing mistake, symbolic of the sort of day this ...

Jul 2, 2015

Hagino could miss worlds due to elbow injury

Kosuke Hagino will likely not compete in the upcoming 16th FINA World Championships after suffering an injury at the national team’s training camp in France, the Japan Swimming Federation announced on Thursday. According to the JASF, Hagino left France on Thursday to return to ...

Gushiken comes to terms with boxing legacy

Jul 2, 2015

Gushiken comes to terms with boxing legacy

by Yuri Kageyama

It was a long fight for Yoko Gushiken to find life after boxing. Or rather, to find his life was all about boxing, after all. It took his induction last month into the International Boxing Hall of Fame — an honor only two other ...

Kessel joins Penguins as free agency begins

Jul 2, 2015

Kessel joins Penguins as free agency begins

On the first day of NHL free agency, a blockbuster trade stole the spotlight. The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired high-scoring winger Phil Kessel from Toronto on Wednesday in the biggest move of the day, while a handful of prominent defensemen found new homes in free ...

Nishikori withdraws from Wimbledon with calf injury

Jul 1, 2015

Nishikori withdraws from Wimbledon with calf injury

Kei Nishikori has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of a left calf injury. The fifth-seeded Japanese star, who reached last year’s U.S. Open final, was scheduled to play his second match on Centre Court on Wednesday. Nishikori beat Simone Bolelli in his opening match on ...

Folau, Etzebeth sign with Top League's Red Hurricanes

Jul 1, 2015

Folau, Etzebeth sign with Top League's Red Hurricanes

While the Japan Super Rugby franchise is struggling to get any players to commit to it, the Top League sides are having no such problems. On Wednesday, NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes confirmed that Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth and Wallaby fullback Israel Folau had both ...