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Feb 20, 2017

Takanashi seeking gold at Nordic worlds

Ski jumping supernova Sara Takanashi is hoping to create another special memory in Lahti, Finland, as she aims for her first gold medal at the Nordic Ski World Championships starting on Wednesday. Takanashi, who last week scored the 53rd World Cup win of her ...

Dustin Johnson goes to No. 1 with win at Riviera

Feb 20, 2017

Dustin Johnson goes to No. 1 with win at Riviera

Dustin Johnson’s raw talent and a trophy case that keeps growing allowed him to believe he was the best player in golf. Now he can say it. Even if he doesn’t understand the math involved with being No. 1. Johnson extended a remarkable run, ...

Feb 19, 2017

Former Wallaby Vickerman dies at 37

Dan Vickerman, who played 63 rugby tests for Australia, has died at his home in Sydney. He was 37. The Australian Rugby Union issued a statement Sunday saying players and officials were shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden death of the former Wallabies ...

Feb 19, 2017

Takahashi, Okada win race walk titles

Eiki Takahashi and Kumiko Okada on Sunday won the men’s and women’s 20-km race walk, respectively, at the national championships, a qualifier for this summer’s athletics world championships. The 24-year-old Takahashi, who finished 42nd at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics last summer, won his ...

Nishikori beats Berlocq to reach Argentina Open final

Feb 19, 2017

Nishikori beats Berlocq to reach Argentina Open final

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori overcame an early scare to beat hometown favorite and world No. 77 Carlos Berlocq 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday to advance to the final of the Argentina Open. Nishikori will face Alexander Dolgopolov of Ukraine in Sunday’s final with ...

Matsuyama, Ishikawa miss cut at Riviera

Feb 19, 2017

Matsuyama, Ishikawa miss cut at Riviera

Hideki Matsuyama failed to make the cut for the first time this season as he, along with Ryo Ishikawa, made an early exit from the Genesis Open on Saturday. A day after making six bogeys in an incomplete second round that was suspended due ...

Ikee breaks own women's 50-meter freestyle national record

Feb 18, 2017

Ikee breaks own women's 50-meter freestyle national record

Sixteen-year-old Rikako Ikee rewrote her national record en route to victory in the women’s 50-meter freestyle at the Konami Open on Saturday. Ikee clocked 24.48 seconds at Tatsumi International Swimming Center in Tokyo, shaving 0.19 second off her previous mark. Ikee also won the ...