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UFC plots growing presence in Asia, beyond

Jul 18, 2017

UFC plots growing presence in Asia, beyond

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship is returning to Japan after a two-year absence on Sept. 23, when it will host UFC Fight Night Japan at Saitama Super Arena.UFC events were held in Japan every year between 2012 and 2015 under the organization’s previous ownership. Now, ...

South Africa routs England, evens up four-test series

/ Jul 18, 2017

South Africa routs England, evens up four-test series

South Africa cut short Joe Root’s honeymoon as England captain with an emphatic 340-run win in the second test on Monday, leveling the four-match series and shifting the pressure onto the home team and its rookie skipper.South Africa needed little more than 40 overs ...

Froome faces stiff competition in final week

Jul 18, 2017

Froome faces stiff competition in final week

The battle for victory will go down to the wire at the Tour de France.With just six stages left before the three-week race reaches the Champs-Elysees, only 29 seconds separate the top four riders in the general classification. Defending champion and three-time winner Chris ...

Jul 17, 2017

Momota finishes second at Canada Open

Kento Momota finished runner-up Sunday in men’s singles at the Canada Open badminton tournament, his first international competition after his ban for illegal gambling was lifted in May.The 22-year-old former world No. 2 lost 22-20, 14-21, 21-14 to compatriot Kanta Tsuneyama in the final ...