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Jun 30, 2015

Kenya running champions ready to march for peace

A dozen top Kenyan athletes, including former world marathon champions Paul Tergat and Tegla Loroupe, are to lead a 22-day “Walk for Peace” against ethnic violence. Cattle rustling and revenge killings between rival communities are common in Kenya’s remote and impoverished northern regions, an ...

Nishikori prevails in five-set battle with Bolelli in opener

Jun 30, 2015

Nishikori prevails in five-set battle with Bolelli in opener

Fifth seed Kei Nishikori overcame a leg injury to reach the Wimbledon second round on Monday in a grueling five-set win over Italy’s Simone Bolelli. Nishikori, who needed his left calf strapped in the final set, triumphed over the world No. 56 in a ...

Jun 29, 2015

Australia beats Kent in Ashes tour opener

Daniel Bell-Drummond’s sparkling hundred for Kent could not prevent Australia winning the opening match of its Ashes tour by 255 runs at Canterbury on Sunday. Almost 40 years to the day since England great Colin Cowdrey made a match-winning 151 not out for Kent ...

Fairway eagle powers Choi to NW Arkansas Championship win

Jun 29, 2015

Fairway eagle powers Choi to NW Arkansas Championship win

Even Choi Na-yeon wasn’t sure if Sunday was the time for her ninth career LPGA Tour title as she struggled throughout much of her round at Pinnacle Country Club. The South Korean couldn’t make putts, was off with her irons and heard the roars ...

Jun 29, 2015

Sam returns to Alouettes

Michael Sam, who abruptly left the club for “personal reasons,” has decided to rejoin the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes. The Alouettes, who signed Sam to a two-year deal, suspended him after he left the club, but it welcomed him back on the weekend. ...

Takase, Fukushima double up on nationals sprint gold

Jun 28, 2015

Takase, Fukushima double up on nationals sprint gold

Kei Takase and Chisato Fukushima each won a second sprint title on Sunday, the final day of the national athletics championships. Takase captured his first men’s 100-meter crown in 10.28 seconds after winning the 200 the day before at Niigata’s Denka Big Swan Stadium, ...

Song becomes first Chinese draftee

Jun 28, 2015

Song becomes first Chinese draftee

For the first time, a Chinese player has been selected in the NHL Draft. Andong Song was chosen by the New York Islanders with the No. 172 pick in the draft Saturday. The defenseman, who goes by the name “Misha,” started playing hockey on ...

Nishikori cautious ahead of Wimbledon opener

Jun 28, 2015

Nishikori cautious ahead of Wimbledon opener

Kei Nishikori said Saturday he feels he’ll be ready for the first round of play at Wimbledon but only time will tell if his left calf is completely healthy. Nishikori retired in his Gerry Weber Open semifinal against Andreas Seppi with the calf problem ...