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UFC star Tate prepared to take fight to Nakai

Aug 27, 2014

UFC star Tate prepared to take fight to Nakai

by Jason Coskrey

Miesha Tate wants Rin Nakai to remember her after their fight next month. Nakai, who is undefeated (16-0-1), likely already knows all about Tate, a superstar in women’s mixed martial arts, but Tate wants a special place in Nakai’s world. “She’s undefeated, so it’s ...

Carroll trying to motivate Seahawks

Aug 27, 2014

Carroll trying to motivate Seahawks

It started on the first day back during offseason workouts. There was no acknowledgment of the case being constructed in the lobby where the Seattle Seahawks’ first Lombardi Trophy would reside. Or of the giant banner hanging in the indoor practice facility listing the ...

Aug 27, 2014

Bucs add Mankins, mull Incognito

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers upgraded their struggling offensive line, trading for six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins instead of offering a contract to free agent Richie Incognito. That doesn’t mean, however, that the Bucs have closed the door on the prospect of giving one ...

Aug 27, 2014

Japan to host 2018 volleyball worlds

Japan will host the 2018 women’s world championship, the Japan Volleyball Association said Wednesday. Japan will host the tournament for the first time since 2010. This year’s championship will be held in Italy. “This will be a very special world championship as it will ...

Aug 27, 2014

Hanyu gears up for new season

Yuzuru Hanyu said Wednesday he is eager to prove his gold-medal winning treble at figure skating’s biggest competitions last season was no fluke and wants to win everything in sight in the upcoming campaign. Hanyu won the Grand Prix Final, the Sochi Winter Olympic ...

Aug 27, 2014

Ebinuma claims world title again

Masashi Ebinuma won his third consecutive men’s 66-kg title at the world judo championships Tuesday. Ebinuma’s uchimata throw gave him an ippon victory over Russia’s Mikhail Pulyaev in the final. The London Olympic bronze medalist became the fifth Japanese male judoka to win three ...

Aug 26, 2014

Tokyo expected to host 2019 or 2020 judo worlds: Vizer

Tokyo will likely host the 2018 or 2019 World Judo Championships as part of the buildup to the 2020 Olympics, International Judo Federation President Marius Vizer said Tuesday. “Paris and Tokyo are candidates,” Vizer said, when asked which cities could host the competition in ...

Murray battles through cramps for first-round victory

Aug 26, 2014

Murray battles through cramps for first-round victory

Spinning in 115-kph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open. Murray outlasted Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (8-6), 1-6, 7-5 in the first round Monday during an afternoon that was ...

Tiger splits with swing coach Foley after four years

Aug 26, 2014

Tiger splits with swing coach Foley after four years

Tiger Woods is leaving swing coach Sean Foley after four years and no major wins. Woods said on his website Monday he will no longer work with Foley, the Canadian whom he hired when his game was at its low point following the upheaval ...

Deers rally to beat Lions on Aoki's late FG

Aug 26, 2014

Deers rally to beat Lions on Aoki's late FG

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Daisuke Aoki kicked a 19-yard field goal with 1:02 remaining as the Lixil Deers came from a two-touchdown deficit to beat the All Mitsubishi Lions 31-28 on Monday night in the X League’s season opener. The Deers, formerly owned by Kajima Corp. but now ...

Aug 26, 2014

Injury delays Klitschko title bout

Wladimir Klitschko has torn a bicep in sparring and his Sept. 6 heavyweight title against IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev has been postponed. Klitschko’s management said the champion will have to miss four weeks of training. A new date for the fight will be ...