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Lochte misses out on Rio in 400 IM

The first event of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials on Sunday night produced a huge stunner: Ryan Lochte failed to qualify for the team in an event he won at the 2012 London Games. Lochte, an 11-time Olympic medalist, raced out to a big lead on the first two legs ...

Jun 26, 2016

Wallabies coach Cheika braced for backlash

Michael Cheika is expecting critics to “put the boot in” after the Wallabies were swept 3-0 by England in their June series but expects a handful of experienced European exiles to boost Australia’s Rugby Championship campaign. The 44-40 third-test defeat in Sydney on Saturday ...

Jun 26, 2016

Teramoto leads women's gymnastics team

Veteran Asuka Teramoto will be joined by four teenagers and first-time Olympians in the women’s gymnastics this summer in Rio de Janeiro, the Japan Gymnastics Association announced Saturday. The 20-year-old Teramoto, who was 11th in the individual all-around at the London Games four years ...

Uehara drops down leaderboard; Ko ties course record in Arkansas

Jun 26, 2016

Uehara drops down leaderboard; Ko ties course record in Arkansas

Ayako Uehara surrendered her overnight lead and slid into a tie for 24th after struggling to a 3-over-par 74 in the second round of the NW Arkansas Championship on Saturday. Uehara, who took top spot with a tournament-tying record of 62 in Friday’s first ...

Japan looks to future after narrow defeat to Scotland

Jun 26, 2016

Japan looks to future after narrow defeat to Scotland

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Japan back-row forward Amanaki Lelei Mafi admits that the absence of injured Rugby World Cup stars including Ayumu Goromaru and Michael Leitch hurt the Brave Blossoms in their two test-match defeats to Scotland. But the Tonga-born man mountain has backed their youthful replacements to ...

Nishikori determined to finally make impact at Wimbledon

Jun 26, 2016

Nishikori determined to finally make impact at Wimbledon

Kei Nishikori has set his sights on finally making a strong run at Wimbledon despite admitting he is less than 100 percent fit. Nishikori was forced to withdraw from the Wimbledon warm-up event in Halle before his second-round match last week due to an ...

Jun 25, 2016

England holds off Australia to complete series swep

A ruthless England side beat Australia 44-40 in a thrilling rollercoaster of a third test on Saturday to inflict a first 3-0 home series sweep on the Wallabies since 1971. Tries from prop Dan Cole, fullback Mike Brown, No. 8 Billy Vunipola and replacement ...

Jun 25, 2016

Chinese team to join Kontinental Hockey League

The Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League has confirmed that it will add a Chinese club next season as it competes against the NHL in Asian markets. The move means the 2022 Winter Olympic host city of Beijing now has a team in what is widely ...

All Blacks whip Wales in third test

Jun 25, 2016

All Blacks whip Wales in third test

Flyhalf Beauden Barrett scored two tries and 26 points as New Zealand crushed Wales 46-6 in the third rugby test on Saturday to sweep the three-match series 3-0. Rookie center George Moala had a try disallowed but immediately scored another which showcased the best ...

Jun 25, 2016

Lawyer seeks plea deal for Manziel

A text message accidentally sent to The Associated Press shows that Johnny Manziel’s lawyer is seeking a plea deal in his domestic violence case, but has doubts about the quarterback’s ability to stay clean. The text message is from defense attorney Bob Hinton. It ...

Jun 25, 2016

Kirkely hired to replace Kuriyama

Ulrik Kirkely of Denmark has been chosen to lead the Japan women’s national handball team with a contract extending through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Japan Handball Association announced Friday. Kirkely, 44, succeeds Masamichi Kuriyama, whose tenure ended in March after Japan failed to ...