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Jul 26, 2014

Seahawks' Lynch begins holdout

Marshawn Lynch famously said during Super Bowl week that he was “all about that action, boss.” His action on Friday was defiance. The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks opened training camp and Lynch chose to stay away because of his current contract situation. Beast ...

Australia captures more Commonwealth pool gold

Jul 26, 2014

Australia captures more Commonwealth pool gold

Australia continued to lead the way in the pool at the Commonwealth Games as it won four more gold medals on Friday, while England claimed its first two swimming golds. There was also more joy for host Scotland as Dan Martin won the men’s ...

Unbeaten Japan leads International Crown

Jul 26, 2014

Unbeaten Japan leads International Crown

Sakura Yokomine sank a 15-foot par putt at 18 to complete an astonishing fightback that kept Japan undefeated and atop the field at the LPGA International Crown matches on Friday. Standing 6 down with seven holes to play, Yokomine and Ai Miyazato rallied to ...

Johnson puts football first

Jul 26, 2014

Johnson puts football first

Andre Johnson had some issues with the Houston Texans. In the end, they weren’t serious enough to keep the star receiver off the field. Johnson was all smiles when he reported to camp on time Friday. He’s looking to move past an offseason where ...

Navardauskas wins Stage 19

Jul 26, 2014

Navardauskas wins Stage 19

Ramunas Navardauskas of Lithuania led a late breakaway in a downpour to win the 19th stage of the Tour de France on Friday after hitching a ride with his Garmin-Sharp teammates. Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey and is expected to ...

Nibali pedals toward title

Jul 25, 2014

Nibali pedals toward title

Just as his team had hoped, Vincenzo Nibali demonstrated he’s the “boss” of the Tour de France. Just don’t compare him to the last rider to regularly bear that sobriquet at cycling’s greatest race, Lance Armstrong. In a tour de force on Thursday, Nibali ...

Miyazato, Yokomine beat Swedes in opener

Jul 25, 2014

Miyazato, Yokomine beat Swedes in opener

Ai Miyazato and countrywoman Sakura Yokomine led Japan to the top of their pool with a win and tie over Sweden on the opening day of the inaugural International Crown on Thursday. Japan leads Pool B with three points. South Korea and Australia have ...

NFL suspends Rice for two games

Jul 25, 2014

NFL suspends Rice for two games

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday following his offseason arrest for domestic violence. Rice will miss the season opener against the AFC North champion Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 11 game on ...

Murata scheduled to fight Mexican Luna on Sept. 5

Jul 24, 2014

Murata scheduled to fight Mexican Luna on Sept. 5

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Middleweight boxer Ryota Murata will square off against Mexico’s Adrian Luna on Sept. 5 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 2 in his fifth professional fight, his management team, Teiken Promotions, announced on Thursday. Japanese world champions Akira Yaegashi and Naoya Inoue were previously scheduled ...

Kiryu claims bronze in men's 100m at junior worlds

Jul 24, 2014

Kiryu claims bronze in men's 100m at junior worlds

Teen sprinter Yoshihide Kiryu gave Japan its first medal at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships on Wednesday. The 18-year-old Kiryu clocked 10.34 seconds in the men’s 100-meter final to earn the bronze at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Kiryu’s third-place finish earned Japan ...

Chiefs give star running back Charles two-year extension

Jul 24, 2014

Chiefs give star running back Charles two-year extension

Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has agreed to a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs announced the deal Wednesday night. The two-year extension runs through the 2017 season, a person familiar with the contract said on condition of anonymity because ...

Majka claims 17th stage; Nibali retains lead

Jul 24, 2014

Majka claims 17th stage; Nibali retains lead

On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle’s antenna. Even this late in the Tour de France, the Polish rider made winning look easy as he took Stage 17 on Wednesday. ...