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May 24, 2015

Tashiro, Takato triumph in Morocco

Miku Tashiro won the women’s judo 63-kg class on Saturday, the first day of the World Masters Rabat meet. Tashiro defeated Kathrin Unterwurzacher of Austria in the final of the event in Morocco’s capital that is open athletes ranked in the top 16 in ...

May 24, 2015

ARFU boss defends rainout decision

President of the Asian Rugby Football Union Trevor Gregory said Sunday the decision to abandon Saturday’s game between Japan and Hong Kong was “absolutely the right choice given the conditions.” Torrential rain and flooding left areas of the field at Aberdeen Sports Ground looking ...

May 24, 2015

Na regains sole lead at Colonial

The last time Kevin Na took the lead into the final round of a tournament, he faltered badly. For Ian Poulter, though he laughs about it, there is that anonymous survey of PGA Tour players done by Sports Illustrated where he and Rickie Fowler ...

Blackhawks beat Ducks on double-OT winner

May 24, 2015

Blackhawks beat Ducks on double-OT winner

Antoine Vermette turned a huge disappointment into a moment of pure joy. That is how it goes for the Chicago Blackhawks when the playoffs go to overtime. Vermette scored at 5:37 of the second extra session, and the Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 ...

Nishikori confident ahead of French Open

May 23, 2015

Nishikori confident ahead of French Open

Japanese ace Kei Nishikori is confident he can build on his recent success on clay when he opens his campaign against local favorite Paul-Henri Mathieu in the first round of the French Open on Sunday. The fifth-seeded Nishikori reached the last 16 of the ...

Goodell planning to hear Brady appeal

May 23, 2015

Goodell planning to hear Brady appeal

Roger Goodell will hear four-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal. Goodell will not withdraw from what the commissioner considers his responsibility of hearing the appeal, according to several people with knowledge ...

Lundqvist, Rangers even series

May 23, 2015

Lundqvist, Rangers even series

New York goaltender Henrik Lundqvist reverted to his reliable ways after two poor performances, and helped the Rangers beat Tampa Bay 5-1 on Friday night and square the NHL Eastern Conference finals at 2-2. Lundqvist stopped 38 shots after allowing 12 goals while losing ...

McIlroy crashes out at Wentworth

May 23, 2015

McIlroy crashes out at Wentworth

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy crashed out of the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Friday when he missed the cut after collapsing to a six-over par second round 78. But the 26-year old refused to be downcast at missing only his third cut ...

French Open draw tough on Nadal

May 23, 2015

French Open draw tough on Nadal

The tennis equivalent of climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final. Never have the obstacles loomed so large between Rafael Nadal and another trophy on the red clay of Paris. The draw Friday could hardly have been more unkind for the ...

| May 23, 2015

Schumacher still in recovery process

Michael Schumacher’s manager says the seven-time Formula One champion is still improving, almost 17 months after suffering severe head injuries in a skiing accident. Sabine Kehm says in a video interview: “We are happy to say still he does improvement and I say this ...

May 23, 2015

Sam finds new home in Montreal

Michael Sam has found a pro football job. In Canada. Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, signed a two-year contract Friday with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football league. General manager Jim Popp considers Sam’s sexuality a nonissue. “Michael ...

Hagino dominates in men's 1,500-meter freestyle

May 22, 2015

Hagino dominates in men's 1,500-meter freestyle

Kosuke Hagino cruised to victory in the men’s 1,500-meter freestyle race on the opening day of the Japan Open on Friday. Hagino came home in a time of 15 minutes, 5.35 seconds at Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, finishing nearly three seconds ahead of ...