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Sep 20, 2016

Alvarez sidelined for rest of year with broken thumb

Junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has a broken right thumb that will keep him out of the ring for the rest of the year. Golden Boy Promotions announced Alvarez’s injury on Monday. Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) hurt his hand during the second round ...

Sunwolves to open at home in '17

Sep 20, 2016

Sunwolves to open at home in '17

The Sunwolves will kick off their second Super Rugby season by playing the defending champions, the Hurricanes, in Tokyo in late February, tournament organizer SANZAAR said Tuesday. The fixture is just one of four games Filo Tiatia’s side will play in Tokyo. The other ...

Wentz shines again as Eagles beat Bears

Sep 20, 2016

Wentz shines again as Eagles beat Bears

Carson Wentz followed up an impressive NFL debut with another solid performance, throwing for 190 yards and a touchdown, and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Chicago Bears 29-14 on Monday night. Wentz showed plenty of poise, just as he did in his debut against ...

Blossoming star Osaka keeping things fun on court

Sep 20, 2016

Blossoming star Osaka keeping things fun on court

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On a day when Naomi Osaka reminded a group of young tennis players from northeastern Japan to remember that tennis is a game and should be fun, she spoke about her experiences as she climbed the rankings this summer. In her U.S. Open debut ...

Osaka sinks Doi at Pan Pacific Open

Sep 19, 2016

Osaka sinks Doi at Pan Pacific Open

Wild card Naomi Osaka defeated Japanese compatriot Misaki Doi in straight sets to claim local bragging rights and advance to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday. The big-serving 18-year-old registered a 6-4, 6-4 win in 85 minutes under the closed ...

Rams win in long-awaited return to L.A.

Sep 19, 2016

Rams win in long-awaited return to L.A.

The Rams were a certifiable hit in their return to Los Angeles for the first time in nearly 22 years. Now if they could just score a touchdown. They have yet to find the end zone since leaving St. Louis, yet still managed to ...

Nishikori, Japan aiming high after Davis Cup playoff sweep

Sep 18, 2016

Nishikori, Japan aiming high after Davis Cup playoff sweep

Kei Nishikori fired a warning shot ahead of next season’s Davis Cup after Japan completed a comprehensive 5-0 win over hapless Ukraine in a World Group playoff on Sunday. Taro Daniel and Yoshihito Nishioka each earned another singles win for Japan at Utsubo Tennis ...

McHale edges Siniakova for Japan Women's Open title

Sep 18, 2016

McHale edges Siniakova for Japan Women's Open title

American seventh seed Christina McHale claimed the Japan Women’s Open on Sunday for her first WTA tour title, coming back from a set down to beat Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 at a rain-hit Ariake Tennis Forest Park. World No. ...