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Nishikori returns to Barcelona Open final

Defending champion Kei Nishikori is back in the final of the Barcelona Open after beating Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-1, 6-2 Saturday. The top-seeded Japanese will face either third-seeded David ...

Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan

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Nishikori moves into Barcelona semifinals

Defending champion Kei Nishikori made his way into the Barcelona Open semifinals by holding off Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 on Friday. Third-seeded David Ferrer also advanced by beating ...

Rangers put away Penguins

The New York Rangers used Carl Hagelin’s overtime goal and spectacular goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist to beat Pittsburgh 2-1 on Friday night to advance in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Hagelin ...

Next NHL expansion may cost $500 million

Apr 25, 2015

Next NHL expansion may cost $500 million

NHL NHL commissioner Gary Bettman might not yet have anything definitive to say about expansion, though he does have a fee in mind. How’s $500 million sound? Without committing to what the price might be, Bettman told a meeting of Associated Press Sports Editors ...

Halep advances after death threat

Apr 25, 2015

Halep advances after death threat

Romania’s Simona Halep shrugged off death threats from a stalker to take her place in the semifinals at the WTA tournament in Stuttgart by beating Italy’s Sara Errani on Friday. The 23-year-old Halep, ranked third in the world, had received a death threat via ...

Apr 25, 2015

Bowman named ASU swim coach

Bob Bowman, the longtime coach of 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, is taking charge of Arizona State’s men’s and women’s swimming programs. He returns to the college ranks for the first time since 2008, when he led Michigan’s teams. He then returned to ...

Apr 25, 2015

Bolt rips reduced doping ban for Gay

Usain Bolt believes Tyson Gay should have been thrown out of the sport for doping, calling his American rival’s reduced ban for cooperating with investigators “the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.” Gay received a backdated one-year suspension last year after testing positive for a ...

Apr 25, 2015

Yokomine pulls into third place

Sakura Yokomine shot a five-under-par 67 on Friday to move into third place after two rounds of the LPGA’s Swinging Skirts Classic. Yokomine carded five birdies in a bogey-free round at the Lake Merced Golf Club near San Francisco. She was tied at 6-under-par ...

Nishikori advances to Barcelona Open semifinals

Apr 24, 2015

Nishikori advances to Barcelona Open semifinals

Reigning champion Kei Nishikori moved into the semifinals of the Barcelona Open with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 win over Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut on Friday. The Shimane Prefecture native is the heavy favorite to retain his title after Rafael Nadal’s shock defeat to Fabio ...

Apr 24, 2015

Bolt calls Gay's reduced doping ban 'wrong message'

Usain Bolt believes Tyson Gay should have been thrown out of the sport for doping, calling his American rival’s reduced ban for cooperating with investigators “the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.” Gay received a backdated one-year suspension last year after testing positive for a ...

Legendary jockey McCoy to ride off into sunset

Apr 24, 2015

Legendary jockey McCoy to ride off into sunset

After nearly 4,350 winners, more than 1,000 falls, 20 straight jockey titles and countless broken bones, Tony McCoy will end his record-shattering career on the aptly named Box Office on Saturday. There are sure to be emotional scenes at Sandown — a racecourse just ...

Nishikori crushes Giraldo to make Barcelona quarters; Nadal ousted

Apr 24, 2015

Nishikori crushes Giraldo to make Barcelona quarters; Nadal ousted

Defending champion Kei Nishikori eased past Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-2, 6-1 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open. Four-time finalist David Ferrer also advanced after fending off a challenge from 19-year-old Swede Elias Ymer to win 6-3, 6-4. Nishikori beat Giraldo ...

Lightning top Red Wings in OT to even series

Apr 24, 2015

Lightning top Red Wings in OT to even series

The Tampa Bay Lightning spent all season showing they could score goals in bunches, and with a first-round playoff series seemingly slipping away, Tyler Johnson led their most important flurry yet. Johnson scored 2:25 into overtime to lift the Lightning to a 3-2 victory ...