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Reds get past Sunwolves

May 21, 2016

Reds get past Sunwolves

The Sunwolves once again suffered heartbreak Saturday as they lost 35-25 to the Reds at Suncorp Stadium. Besides once again losing a game that was within their grasp, the Sunwolves also lost lock Tim Bond to a season-ending knee injury. “It was a very ...

Nishikori raring to go in Paris

May 21, 2016

Nishikori raring to go in Paris

A string of good results on clay this spring has world No. 6 Kei Nishikori excited about the upcoming French Open. Speaking to reporters after Friday’s draw, Nishikori said he was fit and in peak form after reaching a pair of masters semifinals in ...

Crane, Spieth strong early

May 21, 2016

Crane, Spieth strong early

For Jordan Spieth, it only seems as if it has been a while since he topped a leaderboard. For Ben Crane, it actually had been. Crane shot a 7-under 63 on Friday at the Byron Nelson to take the second-round lead at 12-under 128. ...

Bolt adds another title on road to Rio

May 21, 2016

Bolt adds another title on road to Rio

Usain Bolt used his strong finish to win the 100 meters in 9.98 seconds at the Golden Spike meet on Friday. Bolt recovered from a slow start but pulled ahead in the second half of the race to breeze unchallenged to the victory. With ...

May 20, 2016

WBA orders Kono to have title bout against Concepcion

The WBA on Thursday ordered super flyweight champion Kohei Kono to defend his title against interim champ Luis Concepcion. The sanctioning body has given the two sides 30 days to agree to a fight. Kono won the belt in March 2014, and has successfully ...

May 20, 2016

After federal probe, Mickelson to repay almost $1 million

Phil Mickelson paid off a debt to a professional gambler with nearly $1 million that was unfairly reaped from an insider trading scheme, according to a federal investigation that led to two arrests but spared the golf great from criminal charges. Mickelson, named as ...

Sharks seize control against Blues

May 20, 2016

Sharks seize control against Blues

For a San Jose team whose playoff struggles have often come down to running into a streaky goaltender at the wrong time, it must be nice to have the goalie making all the stops for once. Martin Jones made 22 saves in his second ...

Miyazato takes lead at Kingsmill Championship

May 20, 2016

Miyazato takes lead at Kingsmill Championship

Mika Miyazato had five birdies in a six-hole stretch and finished with a 6-under 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead at the Kingsmill Championship. In tricky conditions on the rain-soaked River Course, the 26-year-old closed her opening nine with the birdie run, ...

Federer withdraws from French Open

May 20, 2016

Federer withdraws from French Open

Roger Federer pulled out of the French Open on Thursday, ending his record streak of appearing in 65 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments — every one since the start of 2000. The 17-time major champion, who had a knee operation this year but returned to ...

Lani to become first Japan-based horse in Preakness

May 20, 2016

Lani to become first Japan-based horse in Preakness

In the weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby, Japan-based Lani acted like a tourist on vacation. The feisty gray colt displayed an amorous eye for passing fillies, often whinnied loudly upon exiting his stall and occasionally refused to budge during workouts. All of ...

May 19, 2016

Top League to change bonus point system, foreign player limit

Japan Top League teams will be able to play more foreign-born players this autumn, the league said Thursday, when it announced several changes to the competition ahead of the 2016-2017 season. Until now teams were able to have up to three foreign-born players on ...