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May 3, 2015

Japan remains perfect in ARC play

Akihito Yamada celebrated his brief return to Tokyo with a couple of tries as Japan beat Hong Kong 41-0 on Saturday to keep up its perfect start to the Asia Rugby Championship. But the speedster’s brace was one of the view bright spots on ...

May 3, 2015

Relay team qualifies for Rio Games

Japan’s track team qualified for the men’s 4×100-meter relay at next year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics after finishing third in the race at the world relays on Saturday. Japan’s Kazuma Oseto, Kenji Fujimitsu, Yoshihide Kiryu and Kotaro Taniguchi came home in 38.20 seconds, behind ...

Floyd, Manny ready to rumble

May 2, 2015

Floyd, Manny ready to rumble

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao weighed in below the welterweight limit Friday before a packed arena of screaming, singing fans anticipating the landmark bout. One day before Mayweather and Pacquiao finally meet in the richest event in boxing history, they took the stage ...

Lightning top Habs in 2OT on disputed play

May 2, 2015

Lightning top Habs in 2OT on disputed play

Nikita Kucherov didn’t complain about a disallowed goal in the first overtime period. He just went out and scored in the second — and that one shouldn’t have counted, either. The Tampa Bay forward scored 2:06 into the second overtime — on a play ...

May 2, 2015

Matsuyama wins, will meet McIlroy

Hideki Matsuyama routed Kevin Na 5 and 4 on Friday to advance to a knockout-stage match against world No. 1 Rory McIlroy in the Match Play Championship. Matsuyama birdied the first hole and bogeyed his only hole of the round on the second to ...

May 2, 2015

Canadians cruise in opening contest

Canada showed its attacking power with a 6-1 victory over Latvia on Friday in the first game of the world hockey championship, while the United States beat 2014 runnerup Finland 5-1. Defending champion Russia opened with a 6-2 victory over Norway, and Sweden beat ...

May 2, 2015

Japanese pair left to settle for third

Kenta Matsudaira and Koki Niwa will leave the table tennis world championships with bronze medals in men’s doubles after losing their semifinal on Saturday. Matsudaira and Niwa were beaten in straight games by China’s Fan Zhengdong and Zhou Yu 11-3, 11-7, 12-10, 16-14. “It ...

Buccaneers take QB Winston with top pick in NFL Draft

May 1, 2015

Buccaneers take QB Winston with top pick in NFL Draft

Even with significant off-field baggage, Jameis Winston was the first pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday night. With no such issues, Marcus Mariota went second. You don’t pass up a potential franchise quarterback in today’s pass-happy NFL. So Florida State’s Winston is headed ...

Caps win on Ward's goal with 1.3 seconds left

May 1, 2015

Caps win on Ward's goal with 1.3 seconds left

Joel Ward wanted Alex Ovechkin to hear him over the din at Madison Square Garden. So, the forward screamed at his superstar teammate. Maybe he should do it more often. Ward got Ovechkin’s attention and drove the Russian’s feed past Henrik Lundqvist with 1.3 ...

Nadal remains confident despite recent slump in form

May 1, 2015

Nadal remains confident despite recent slump in form

Rafael Nadal insisted Thursday that he will not panic over his worrying slump in form which has placed serious question marks over his dream of a 10th French Open title. The 28-year-old Spaniard is down at four in the world rankings and has maximum ...