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Sharks hold nerve to eliminate Kings

Apr 23, 2016

Sharks hold nerve to eliminate Kings

The Sharks had just blown a three-goal lead in a potential series-clinching playoff game. Staples Center rocked with the combined power of the Kings’ rally and the looming specters of San Jose’s postseason failures. Joonas Donskoi wasn’t around for any of that tawdry teal ...

Apr 23, 2016

Redskins sign cornerback Norman

The Washington Redskins signed cornerback Josh Norman on Friday, two days after the Carolina Panthers cut him loose. Norman, one of the NFL’s top corners, became a free agent Wednesday after the Panthers rescinded the franchise tag, which would have paid him $13.9 million ...

Apr 23, 2016

UFC star McGregor skips media duties

Conor McGregor’s seat was vacant, and so now is his spot headlining the big UFC 200 card this summer. The Irish fighter was a no-show at a press conference Friday promoting the card, and UFC president Dana White said he would not meet Nate ...

Nomura takes three-shot lead at Swinging Skirts

Apr 23, 2016

Nomura takes three-shot lead at Swinging Skirts

Haru Nomura shot a 2-under 70 in windy conditions Friday at Lake Merced to take the second-round lead in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. The 23-year-old Japanese player had a 9-under 135 total for a three-stroke lead over South Koreans Ryu So-yeon and Choi ...

Nishikori downs Dolgopolov to reach Barcelona semis

Apr 23, 2016

Nishikori downs Dolgopolov to reach Barcelona semis

Two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori reached the Barcelona Open semifinals after beating Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov 7-5, 6-0 on Friday. World No. 6 Nishikori, who had won all four of his previous meetings with the 30th-ranked Dolgopolov, was facing him on clay for the first ...

Kawaguchi developed unique training skills overseas

Apr 22, 2016

Kawaguchi developed unique training skills overseas

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Masafumi Kawaguchi is not interested in the past. Not even in his brilliant American football career. What he values are his experiences, which have helped him establish his unique training method. “European and American athletes use their bodies in a completely different way from ...

Apr 22, 2016

Kenyan president authorizes anti-doping bill

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law an anti-doping bill required to avoid a ban from the Rio Olympics of a nation famed for its runners, the president’s office said on Wednesday. Video from the president’s office showed Kenyatta at State House signing the ...

Apr 22, 2016

India set for day/night test match

India is planning to host its first day/night test match later this year as cricket’s global powerhouse seeks to reverse a decline in attendances, according to senior officials. Anurag Thakur, the secretary of the Indian board, said that matches in the domestic Duleep Trophy ...

Nishikori breezes past Chardy to reach quarterfinal round

Apr 22, 2016

Nishikori breezes past Chardy to reach quarterfinal round

Two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori defeated Jeremy Chardy of France in straight sets on Thursday to advance to the Barcelona Open quarterfinals. Nishikori, seeded second and ranked No. 6 in the world, secured a 6-3, 7-5 win over the 33rd-ranked Chardy, his third straight ...

Sunwolves coach Hammett decides against sweeping changes

Apr 21, 2016

Sunwolves coach Hammett decides against sweeping changes

Sunwolves coach Mark Hammett has resisted the urge to make wholesale changes in the wake of his side being on the receiving end of the second biggest defeat in Super Rugby history last weekend. Five days after being beaten 92-17 by the Cheetahs, Hammett ...

Former pro wrestling star Chyna dies

Apr 21, 2016

Former pro wrestling star Chyna dies

Chyna, the WWE star who in the 1990s became one of the best-known and most-popular female professional wrestlers in history, has died, authorities said. Police in Southern California said they were responding to a 911 call from a friend of former WWE wrestler Chyna ...