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Burns goals lead Sharks past Blues

May 18, 2016

Burns goals lead Sharks past Blues

San Jose’s Brent Burns scored the Sharks’ first two power-play goals of the NHL Western Conference finals, leading the visitors to a 2-0 victory at St. Louis on Tuesday, squaring the West finals at a game apiece. Goaltender Martin Jones stopped 26 shots for ...

South Korea whips Japan in Olympic qualifier

May 17, 2016

South Korea whips Japan in Olympic qualifier

Japan suffered its first loss of the women’s Olympic volleyball final qualifiers in a 3-1 (28-26, 25-17, 17-25, 25-19) defeat to archrival South Korea on Tuesday. South Korea captain and London Olympic MVP Kim Yeon-koung blasted her way to a game-high 24 points, Kim ...

Penguins rebound with overtime victory over Lightning

May 17, 2016

Penguins rebound with overtime victory over Lightning

Sidney Crosby wasn’t sure Bryan Rust saw him, so the Pittsburgh Penguins captain gave his impromptu linemate a quick yell just to make sure. “I tried to let him know I was there,” Crosby said. A deft drop pass from Rust and a flick ...

May 17, 2016

Goromaru set to join Toulon next season

Ayumu Goromaru, Japan’s 2015 Rugby World Cup hero, has reached a basic agreement to join French first-division club Toulon next season, Kyodo News learned Tuesday. The 30-year-old fullback is in the final round of negotiations with the three-time European champions and a deal could ...

Elliott helps Blues turn back Sharks

May 16, 2016

Elliott helps Blues turn back Sharks

St. Louis goaltender Brian Elliott put in a telling performance as the Blues beat San Jose 2-1 on Sunday in the opening game of their NHL Western Conference finals series. “When your goalie is your best player, it gives you a great chance of ...

May 16, 2016

Verstappen becomes youngest F1 winner after Mercedes crash

Dutch teenager Max Verstappen stunned Formula One with victory at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, taking advantage of a crash by Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to become the sport’s youngest winner only a few days after being promoted by his ...

May 16, 2016

Wallaby legend Smith returning to Suntory

Suntory Sungoliath confirmed Monday that George Smith was returning to the club for the 2016-2017 Top League season. The former Wallaby previously played for Sungoliath from 2011-2014 before heading to Europe. Last week Smith, who won 111 caps for Australia, was named the Players’ ...

May 16, 2016

Hayne leaving NFL to pursue Olympic dream

Former Australian Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne’s NFL experiment is over, as he announced his retirement Sunday from the San Francisco 49ers in order to join the Fiji Rugby Sevens team for the Rio Olympics. “I simply could not pass that chance up,” Hayne ...

Day goes wire-to-wire to win Players Championship

May 16, 2016

Day goes wire-to-wire to win Players Championship

Jason Day wanted to win The Players Championship so badly that he wasn’t going to let anything stop him. Not the super-slick greens that nearly derailed him Saturday. Not the three muffed chips that turned a potential birdie into an unsettling bogey as he ...

Murray sinks Djokovic in Rome final

May 16, 2016

Murray sinks Djokovic in Rome final

Andy Murray celebrated his 29th birthday by beating Novak Djokovic on clay for the first time to win the Italian Open title Sunday in a match that Djokovic argued should have been stopped due to rain. Gaining a measure of revenge for his loss ...

Japan cruises past Kazakhstan in Rio qualifiers

May 15, 2016

Japan cruises past Kazakhstan in Rio qualifiers

Japan won in straight sets for the second successive night on Sunday, beating Kazakhstan to lead the women’s Olympic final qualifying for Rio de Janeiro. Ahead of Tuesday’s showdown with South Korea, Japan produced a 25-14, 25-15, 25-11 victory without facing much of a ...