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Murray pounces on Kyrgios

Andy Murray brutally crushed Nick Kyrgios’s hopes of shaking up the old order at the French Open Saturday with a straight-sets win to reach the last 16. Third-seeded Murray, twice ...

Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan

Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan

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Tanaka, 19, claims WBO minimumweight title

Kosei Tanaka won the WBO minimumweight crown on Saturday in his fifth pro fight, defeating Julian Yedras of Mexico by unanimous decision. The 19-year-old Tanaka, ranked second in the division, ...

Federer  moves into 4th round

May 30, 2015

Federer moves into 4th round

Stepping onto center court to take on 88th-ranked Damir Dzumhur, Roger Federer was on his guard. The 17-time Grand Slam champion had been caught cold at a previous French Open by a player ranked as low as the 23-year-old Bosnian, and he made sure ...

Lightning fell Rangers in Game 7

May 30, 2015

Lightning fell Rangers in Game 7

The only history the Tampa Bay Lightning were interested in was what they would create. Such as handing the New York Rangers their first Game 7 loss at Madison Square Garden, which they did Friday night with their second straight 2-0 road victory behind ...

May 30, 2015

Brady's appeal set for June 23

A person familiar with the situation says Tom Brady’s appeal of his suspension in the deflated footballs scandal will be heard on June 23. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the date hasn’t been officially announced. The ...

May 30, 2015

Farah triumphs in Prefontaine 10K

British Olympic champion Mo Farah surged down the final stretch to win the 10,000 meters at the Prefontaine Classic on Friday. Kenyan Paul Tanui led going into the last lap at Hayward Field but Farah overtook him and pulled well ahead to finish in ...

May 29, 2015

Federer advances to last 16

Roger Federer reached the last 16 of the French Open for the 11th straight year on Friday, coasting past Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia-Herzegovina 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. The Swiss second seed, whose only title win at Roland Garros came in 2009, held his serve throughout ...

Djokovic rolls into 3rd round

May 29, 2015

Djokovic rolls into 3rd round

Novak Djokovic was more concerned with a loss of concentration than a loss of footing Thursday, as the top-ranked Serb reached the third round of the French Open by beating Gilles Muller 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. The eight-time Grand Slam champion, who has lost two ...

May 29, 2015

Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom undergoes hip surgery

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has had hip surgery and the team expects him to be ready for next season. The Capitals said the arthroscopic procedure was done Wednesday. The club adds in a statement Thursday that it is “confident” he will be “completely ...

May 29, 2015

Sharks bring DeBoer as new coach

San Jose general manager Doug Wilson was so impressed by Peter DeBoer when he interviewed in 2008 that he moved to the top of the list when the Sharks had to search for a new head coach. The experience DeBoer gained in those intervening ...

May 29, 2015

McIlroy shoots season-worst 80

Rory McIlroy can’t seem to perform in front of a home crowd. The Northern Ireland star looked bewildered as he shot a 9-over-par 80 — his worst score of the season — in Thursday’s opening round of the Irish Open. He fell to the ...

Nadal rolls to second-round victory over Almagro

May 28, 2015

Nadal rolls to second-round victory over Almagro

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal of Spain eased into the third round of the French Open with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 win against countryman Nicolas Almagro on Thursday. Although the sixth-seeded Nadal had to save a break point in his opening service game, and was ...

May 28, 2015

Nishikori moves into fourth round after Becker pulls out with shoulder injury

Fifth seed Kei Nishikori reached the French Open fourth round on Thursday when scheduled last-32 opponent Benjamin Becker withdrew with a shoulder injury. “Benjamin Becker withdraws with right shoulder injury, Nishikori advances to R16. Wishing Benjamin a speedy recovery,” tweeted the official Roland Garros ...