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Upstart Oilers eliminate Sharks

/ Apr 23, 2017

Upstart Oilers eliminate Sharks

After a more than a decade-long playoff drought in Edmonton, the Oilers are in no hurry to leave the NHL’s postseason party. Leon Draisaitl and Anton Slepyshev scored on breakaways in the opening minutes of the second period and the Oilers advanced to the ...

/ Apr 23, 2017

Sharapova to face Vinci in comeback opener

Maria Sharapova was drawn to face veteran Italian Roberta Vinci in her opening match at next week’s Stuttgart tournament as the five-time Grand Slam champion returns from a 15-month doping ban. The former world No. 1 was controversially handed a wild card into the ...

/ Apr 23, 2017

Gatlin leads U.S. to gold at World Relays

Evergreen American sprinter Justin Gatlin struck gold when he anchored his team to victory at the IAAF World Relays in Nassau on Saturday, while double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson shone for Jamaica. The battle between Gatlin, the 35-year-old 2004 Olympic 100-meter champion who has ...

/ Apr 23, 2017

Nishikori withdraws from Barcelona Open

Japan ace Kei Nishikori withdrew from the Barcelona Open men’s tennis tournament, set to get under way Monday in Spain, due to pain in his right wrist, organizers said Saturday. The world No. 5, who won the tourney in 2014 and 2015, was seeded ...

Sunwolves no match for Highlanders

/ Apr 22, 2017

Sunwolves no match for Highlanders

The Sunwolves showed their depth of resilience and fight, but ultimately came up short yet again as the Highlanders handed them their seventh loss of the Super Rugby season in Invercargill on Saturday. Tokyo’s team crossed the line four times, but errors and line-ball ...

Goffin nabs first win over Djokovic

/ Apr 22, 2017

Goffin nabs first win over Djokovic

David Goffin beat Novak Djokovic for the first time in his career on his fifth match point, winning 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 to reach the Monte Carlo Masters semifinals on Friday. Goffin denied Djokovic a possible 50th career match against defending champion Rafael Nadal, who ...

/ Apr 22, 2017

Japan women improve to 5-0 at hockey worlds

Japan capped a stellar week by beating France 4-0 and making it five wins out of five at the second-tier women’s ice hockey world championships on Friday. Smile Japan, which had already secured promotion to the top division a day earlier with a 4-1 ...

Williams lifts Capitals in overtime

/ Apr 22, 2017

Williams lifts Capitals in overtime

“Mr. Game 7” is the Washington Capitals’ new Mr. Game 5. Justin Williams added to his legendary playoff status by scoring 64 seconds into overtime to give the Capitals a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night and a 3-2 lead ...