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Sailor recounts gunpoint robbery in Rio

May 24, 2016

Sailor recounts gunpoint robbery in Rio

Spain’s Olympic gold-medal winning sailor Fernando Echavarri said he was fortunate to have escaped with his life after being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro as he and two fellow Spaniards walked to breakfast. “We were a bit naive, a bit too daring ...

Nishikori puts away Bolelli in straight sets after delay

May 24, 2016

Nishikori puts away Bolelli in straight sets after delay

Kei Nishikori chalked up his 50th career Grand Slam win Monday at the French Open, finishing his rain-delayed opening match in a straight-set win over Italy’s Simone Bolelli, 6-1, 7-5, 6-3. Resuming play from Sunday with a 2-1 lead in the third set, Nishikori ...

Pavelski fires Sharks past Blues, to 3-2 lead

May 24, 2016

Pavelski fires Sharks past Blues, to 3-2 lead

San Jose captain Joe Pavelski scored the tying and go-ahead goals to lift the Sharks to a 6-3 win at St. Louis on Monday, giving them a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals. The Sharks host Game 6 on Wednesday and are in ...

May 23, 2016

Miyazato flames out in final round

First-round leader Mika Miyazato stumbled on the final day of the Kingsmill Championship on Sunday, falling out of contention and finishing in a disappointing three-way tie for 15th place. In the tournament won by Thai golfer Ariya Jutanugarn, Miyazato started three shots off the ...

Nishikori forced to wait at rainy French Open

May 23, 2016

Nishikori forced to wait at rainy French Open

Kei Nishikori took a two-set lead over Simone Bolelli of Italy in the first round of the French Open on Sunday, but play was called off due to rain in the middle of the third set. With Nishikori up 2-1 in the third set ...

May 22, 2016

Japan women's volleyball team to face hosts in Rio

Japan will face host Brazil, Russia, South Korea, Argentina and one other team in the group stage of the women’s volleyball tournament at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, an official of the international governing body (FIVB) told Kyodo News on Sunday. Based on the ...

Sinhalite captures Japanese Oaks crown

May 22, 2016

Sinhalite captures Japanese Oaks crown

First-choice Sinhalite erased the painful memory of the Oka-sho with a resounding win in the Japanese Oaks on Sunday. The Kenichi Ikezoe-ridden Sinhalite held off second-favorite Cecchino by a neck on firm going at Tokyo Racecourse, the Deep Impact filly cutting a winning time ...

May 22, 2016

Mika Miyazato falls three shots back at Kingsmill Championship

Mika Miyazato slipped three shots off the pace after carding a 1-under-par 70 in the third round of the Kingsmill Championship on Saturday. Miyazato, who dropped into a share of second on Friday after leading the first round, made four birdies against a costly ...

Blues down Sharks to even series

May 22, 2016

Blues down Sharks to even series

Changing goaltenders gave the St. Louis Blues a spark. Changing their style of play helped them even up the Western Conference final at two games apiece. Troy Brouwer and Kyle Brodziak each scored twice, Jake Allen stopped 31 shots in his first start of ...

Exaggerator triumphs in Preakness

May 22, 2016

Exaggerator triumphs in Preakness

Despite the fog, the rain and an undefeated Kentucky Derby winner to contend with, Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux knew the best route to the Preakness winner’s circle with Exaggerator — stay inside and wait. The rider, who started his career in Maryland, ...

Goromaru finished for Super Rugby season

May 22, 2016

Goromaru finished for Super Rugby season

Japan Rugby World Cup star Ayumu Goromaru faces shoulder surgery next week and will miss the rest of the Super Rugby season with the Queensland Reds, the club said Sunday. Goromaru, 30, suffered an AC joint separation in the Reds’ 35-25 win over Japan’s ...