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Sani Brown seals sprint double with 200-meter victory

Abdul Hakim Sani Brown dominated the talk at the national athletics championships from start to finish, the 18-year-old rising star winning the men’s 200 meters Sunday, capping his 100-200 sprint double. Sani Brown took the tape in 20.32 seconds to qualify for his second event at this summer’s world championships. ...

Satono Crown takes Takarazuka Kinen title

/ Jun 25, 2017

Satono Crown takes Takarazuka Kinen title

Mirco Demuro-ridden third pick Satono Crown won the Takarazuka Kinen on Sunday for his second career Grade 1 victory. The 5-year-old stallion came from behind and overpowered the field over the stretch run, coming home in 2 minutes, 11.4 seconds over 2,200 meters at ...

/ Jun 25, 2017

Seto clocks personal best in 400 IM

Daiya Seto set a new personal record of 4 minutes, 7.99 seconds in the men’s 400-meter individual medley on Sunday at an event in Rome. The 23-year-old, who won the bronze medal in the event at the Rio Games last summer, came second behind ...

Jun 25, 2017

Yoshimura, Ueda beat Harimoto, Kizukuri in China Open final

Thirteen-year-old Tomokazu Harimoto and partner Yuto Kizukuri missed out on the men’s doubles title, losing to Rio Olympic team silver medalist Maharu Yoshimura and Jin Ueda in an all-Japanese final at the China Open on Sunday. Harimoto and Kizukuri stunned world champions Fan Zhendong ...

Jun 25, 2017

Okuhara beats Yamaguchi to win Australian Open badminton title

Rio Olympic bronze medalist Nozomi Okuhara defeated Akane Yamaguchi 2-1 in an all-Japanese final to win the women’s singles title at the World Super Series Australian Open on Sunday. Okuhara prevailed 21-12, 21-23, 21-17 over the third-seeded Yamaguchi at Sydney Olympic Park to capture ...

Federer beats Khachanov to reach 11th Halle final

/ Jun 25, 2017

Federer beats Khachanov to reach 11th Halle final

Roger Federer defeated Karen Khachanov 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) on Saturday to advance to the final of the Gerry Weber Open for the 11th time. Federer will bid for his 92nd career title, in what will be his 140th final, against the fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev, ...

Spieth takes lead into final round

/ Jun 25, 2017

Spieth takes lead into final round

Jordan Spieth continues to play just a little better than anyone else at the Travelers Championship. The 23-year-old Texan closed with a 20-foot birdie putt for a 4-under 66 on Saturday, giving him a one-stroke lead for the third straight round at TPC River ...

Jun 24, 2017

Harimoto advances to China Open semifinals

Tomokazu Harimoto reached the China Open semifinals on Saturday after defeating countryman Koki Niwa in straight games in men’s singles. The 13-year-old Harimoto will face Timo Boll of Germany in the last four. Yuya Oshima and Masaki Yoshida were eliminated in the quarterfinals in ...

Ireland routs Japan for sweep

/ Jun 24, 2017

Ireland routs Japan for sweep

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Ireland beat Japan 35-13 on Saturday to sweep their two-game series despite a rousing second-half performance by the 2019 Rugby World Cup hosts. Ireland thrashed Japan 50-22 in the opening game in Shizuoka the previous weekend and the visitors wasted little time in establishing ...