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Ireland routs Japan for sweep

/ Jun 24, 2017

Ireland routs Japan for sweep

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Ireland beat Japan 35-13 on Saturday to sweep their two-game series despite a rousing second-half performance by the 2019 Rugby World Cup hosts. Ireland thrashed Japan 50-22 in the opening game in Shizuoka the previous weekend and the visitors wasted little time in establishing ...

/ Jun 24, 2017

Evans faces ban for cocaine use

British tennis player Dan Evans admitted Friday that he tested positive for cocaine in April and now faces a suspension. The 27-year-old Evans, who reached a career-high ranking of No. 41 in March, organized a news conference in London and read a statement but ...

Devils make Hischier No. 1 pick

/ Jun 24, 2017

Devils make Hischier No. 1 pick

Nico Hischier became the first Swiss player to be taken first overall Friday when the New Jersey Devils made the slick center the top pick in the NHL entry draft. The 18-year-old from Naters was excited to go first in the 2017 draft, the ...

Yamashita named new All Japan Judo Federation president

/ Jun 23, 2017

Yamashita named new All Japan Judo Federation president

Yasuhiro Yamashita, the men’s open-weight category gold medalist at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, was appointed as the new president of the All Japan Judo Federation on Friday. Yamashita replaces 71-year-old Shoji Muneoka following voting from new board members selected the same day. The ...

Legendary ASU football coach Frank Kush dies at 88

/ Jun 23, 2017

Legendary ASU football coach Frank Kush dies at 88

Frank Kush, the fearsome coach who transformed Arizona State from a backwater football program into a powerhouse, died Thursday. He was 88. “Coach Kush built ASU into a national football power,” ASU President Michael M. Crow said in a statement. “He taught us how ...

Raiders QB Carr agrees to $125 million extension

/ Jun 23, 2017

Raiders QB Carr agrees to $125 million extension

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr finalized a five-year contract extension Thursday that will keep him with the team through the 2022 season. Carr tweeted that an agreement had been reached to add five years to his current rookie deal that expires after this season. ...