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Gymnast Shirai wins floor title at Melbourne meet

Feb 24, 2017

Gymnast Shirai wins floor title at Melbourne meet

Kenzo Shirai, a member of Japan’s gold medal-winning men’s gymnastics team at last summer’s Rio Olympics, won the floor title in the apparatus finals at a World Cup meet on Friday. Shirai scored 14.700 points to finish ahead of China’s Mu Jile. Mu had ...

China outshines Japan in men's curling final

Feb 24, 2017

China outshines Japan in men's curling final

China claimed an 11-4 victory over Japan to win the Asian Winter Games men’s curling gold medal on Friday. Neither team could seize the momentum in the first three ends with China the first to take the ascendency with the last stone in the ...

Islanders cruise past slumping Canadiens

Feb 24, 2017

Islanders cruise past slumping Canadiens

It was a big night for rookie Anthony Beauvillier and the New York Islanders. Beauvillier scored in the first period, Thomas Greiss stopped 24 shots for his third shutout of the season, and the Islanders beat the slumping Montreal Canadiens 3-0 Thursday night. The ...

Japan claims cross-country ski relay gold

Feb 24, 2017

Japan claims cross-country ski relay gold

Yuki Kobayashi picked up her third Asian Winter Games gold medal when she helped Japan win the women’s 4×5-km relay in cross-country skiing on Friday. The team of Kobayashi, Hikari Miyazaki, Kozue Takizawa and Chisa Obayashi clocked a total time of 1 hour, 8 ...

Sunwolves shrug off pressure on eve of Super Rugby opener

Feb 24, 2017

Sunwolves shrug off pressure on eve of Super Rugby opener

The Sunwolves go into Saturday’s Super Rugby opener knowing they are missing some key players and that they are taking on the defending champions. But for coach Filo Tiatia and captain Ed Quirk, that only makes the occasion all the more exciting. “There’s no ...

Pacquiao, Khan in talks for upcoming fight

Feb 23, 2017

Pacquiao, Khan in talks for upcoming fight

Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao on Thursday said he was “in negotiations” to face British fighter Amir Khan, after weeks of conflicting reports over his next bout. “My team and I are in negotiations with Amir Khan for our next fight. Further announcements coming ...