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Nishikori tops Ferrer to reach quarterfinals

Jan 26, 2015

Nishikori tops Ferrer to reach quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori earned an Australian Open quarterfinal date with Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka after defeating Spanish No. 9 seed David Ferrer in straight sets on Monday. Nishikori, the fifth seed, ran the 32-year-old Spaniard ragged in a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 fourth-round victory to set up ...

NFL stars focus on fun as Team Irvin wins Pro Bowl

Jan 26, 2015

NFL stars focus on fun as Team Irvin wins Pro Bowl

J.J. Watt danced, Jimmy Graham dunked, Odell Beckham Jr. dazzled. The Pro Bowl in the desert was all about having a good time. Few moved very fast, no one flattened a quarterback and there were no bone-jarring hits in the gentle, friendly version of ...

Sherman says NFL won't punish Pats

Jan 26, 2015

Sherman says NFL won't punish Pats

Relishing no longer being in the “villain” role, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is painting his team’s Super Bowl opponent as occupying that position. He also doubts that the Patriots will be punished by the NFL if they are found guilty of doctoring footballs in ...

Nishikori downs Ferrer to reach quarterfinals

Jan 26, 2015

Nishikori downs Ferrer to reach quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori earned an Australian Open quarterfinal date with Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka after defeating Spanish No. 9 seed David Ferrer in straight sets on Monday. Nishikori, the fifth seed, ran the 32-year-old Spaniard ragged in a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 fourth-round victory to set up ...

Panasonic crushes Toshiba to reach Top League final

Jan 25, 2015

Panasonic crushes Toshiba to reach Top League final

Panasonic Wild Knights showed just why they are the defending Top League champions Sunday as they hammered Toshiba Brave Lupus 50-15 in the second LIXIL Cup semifinal to set up a final clash with Yamaha Jubilo. Most had expected the two semifinals to be ...

Nadal, Sharapova look sharp on way to quarterfinal berths

Jan 25, 2015

Nadal, Sharapova look sharp on way to quarterfinal berths

Maria Sharapova was all business as she raced into the Australian Open quarterfinals on Sunday to set up a glamor showdown with Eugenie Bouchard, as Rafael Nadal continued his unrelenting Grand Slam march. The Russian world No. 2 ended Chinese hopes by swatting aside ...

Belichick denies any wrongdoing

Jan 25, 2015

Belichick denies any wrongdoing

Saying his team “followed every rule to the letter,” New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating. “At ...

Gut claims downhill in St. Moritz

Jan 25, 2015

Gut claims downhill in St. Moritz

Lara Gut of Switzerland profited from Lindsey Vonn’s bad luck to win a World Cup downhill on Saturday. In Vonn’s first start since setting the all-time World Cup wins record this week, her race unraveled when she hit a rut midway down the new ...

Jan 25, 2015

Takanashi third at World Cup meet

Sara Takanashi, who is aiming to win her third straight women’s World Cup championship, placed third in Saturday’s competition, won by Austria’s Daniela Iraschko-Stolz. Takanashi tallied 232.1 points with jumps of 96 and 95.5 meters. Iraschko-Stolz opened with a booming 101-meter jump and followed ...

Nishikori, Williams sisters rally past foes

Jan 24, 2015

Nishikori, Williams sisters rally past foes

Kei Nishikori battled back from a set down to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday, beating Steve Johnson 6-7 (7-9), 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 in 2 hours and 29 minutes at Hisense Arena. Nishikori will face ninth seed David Ferrer of ...

Jan 24, 2015

Watabe takes second in Sapporo meet

Sochi Olympic silver medalist Akito Watabe produced his third podium finish of the season after finishing runner-up at a Nordic combined World Cup on Saturday. The 26-year-old Watabe, taking part in the 12th individual Gundersen of the season, was in 11th place following an ...