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Federer, Swiss capture Davis Cup

Nov 24, 2014

Federer, Swiss capture Davis Cup

Having stolen the limelight from Davis Cup stalwart Stan Wawrinka, Roger Federer quickly turned attention toward his Switzerland teammates after securing the winning point in the final against France on Sunday. Federer crushed Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to give the Swiss a 3-1 ...

Nihon University beats Hosei to claim perfect record

Nov 23, 2014

Nihon University beats Hosei to claim perfect record

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Reserve quarterback Ryosuke Nishizawa rushed 15 yards for the winning touchdown with 5:00 remaining in the second quarter, leading the Nihon University Phoenix to a 17-14 victory over the Hosei University Tomahawks on Sunday in the final day of Kanto Collegitate League at Yokohama ...

Matsuyama earns first domestic win of season

Nov 23, 2014

Matsuyama earns first domestic win of season

Hideki Matsuyama, who plays primarily on the U.S. PGA tour, won his first domestic event of the year on Sunday, beating Hiroshi Iwata in a playoff to capture the JGTO’s Dunlop Phoenix title. Matsuyama started the day with a two stroke lead and shot ...

Nov 23, 2014

Oklahoma's Perine runs for NCAA record 427 yards in win

As Samaje Perine churned up the yards, the rain-soaked crowd at half-filled Memorial Stadium chanted his name. The Oklahoma true freshman rewarded those who braved the elements with history. He set a major college record by running for 427 yards, scoring five touchdowns to ...

Federer, Wawrinka double up to give Swiss lead

Nov 23, 2014

Federer, Wawrinka double up to give Swiss lead

Roger Federer will have the chance to clinch the last big prize in tennis eluding him. The 17-time Grand Slam champion and Stan Wawrinka swept aside Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in the doubles to put Switzerland into a 2-1 lead ...

Islanders beat rival Penguins

Nov 23, 2014

Islanders beat rival Penguins

The New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins now have a rivalry as intense as many in the NHL. A pair of Islanders victories in two days only turned up the heat even more. Anders Lee scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, ...

Nov 23, 2014

Tiger hires Como as swing coach

Tiger Woods, the former world No. 1 set to return to golf in less than two weeks, said Saturday that Chris Como is his new swing coach. Como, based in Texas, began working with Woods earlier this month and became the fourth swing coach ...

Nov 23, 2014

Retallick named rugby player of year

New Zealand lock Brodie Retallick was named world rugby player of the year on Saturday after helping the All Blacks beat Wales 34-16. Retallick, who made his debut in 2012, played in his 36th test for his 33rd win. His workrate and powerful runs ...

Nov 23, 2014

Pacquiao decks Algieri six times

Manny Pacquiao couldn’t resist having a little fun after getting the signature win he desperately needed for the fight boxing fans desperately want to see. No reason not to enjoy himself after sending Chris Algieri to the canvas six times Sunday night in a ...

Nov 23, 2014

UCLA honors Robinson, retires 42

UCLA is honoring Jackie Robinson by retiring the former four-sport athlete’s iconic No. 42 for all of its athletic teams. The school announced the honor Saturday night during the Bruins’ football game against Southern California. Robinson played baseball, basketball and football and ran track ...

Nov 23, 2014

Japan places second at team ski jump

Sochi Olympic bronze ski jump medalist Japan managed a runnerup finish against Olympic champion Germany in the men’s team event at a World Cup meet on Saturday. The team from Sochi, comprising Reruhi Shimizu, Daiki Ito, Noriaki Kasai and Taku Takeuchi, took second ahead ...

Miura retains WBC super featherweight title with sixth-round TKO

Nov 22, 2014

Miura retains WBC super featherweight title with sixth-round TKO

Takashi Miura beat top-ranked Mexican challenger Edgar Puerta to successfully defend his super featherweight crown for a third time in a WBC world title doubleheader on Saturday. Miura scored a technical knockout victory in the sixth round at Yokohama International Swimming Pool, as did ...