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May 24, 2016

Golfer Arimura to leave U.S., return to Japan

Chie Arimura has decided to leave the U.S. LPGA tour and shift her base back to Japan, the Japanese golfer said on her blog site on Tuesday. In an entry posted a day earlier, Arimura cited the Kumamoto earthquake disaster in April as one ...

May 24, 2016

NFL Hall of Famer Mix admits tax fraud

Pro Football Hall of Fame Member Ron Mix faces up to three years in federal prison after pleading guilty in Missouri to a felony tax-fraud charge. The Kansas City Star reported that Mix agreed to pay nearly $50,000 to the IRS under his guilty ...

May 24, 2016

Hammer thrower Murofushi to compete at nationals

Olympic hammer throw gold medalist Koji Murofushi said on Tuesday he will compete at next month’s National Athletics Championships to try to qualify for his fifth consecutive Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 41-year-old Murofushi, the 2004 Olympic champion and a bronze medalist ...

Sailor recounts gunpoint robbery in Rio

May 24, 2016

Sailor recounts gunpoint robbery in Rio

Spain’s Olympic gold-medal winning sailor Fernando Echavarri said he was fortunate to have escaped with his life after being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro as he and two fellow Spaniards walked to breakfast. “We were a bit naive, a bit too daring ...

Nishikori puts away Bolelli in straight sets after delay

May 24, 2016

Nishikori puts away Bolelli in straight sets after delay

Kei Nishikori chalked up his 50th career Grand Slam win Monday at the French Open, finishing his rain-delayed opening match in a straight-set win over Italy’s Simone Bolelli, 6-1, 7-5, 6-3. Resuming play from Sunday with a 2-1 lead in the third set, Nishikori ...

Pavelski fires Sharks past Blues, to 3-2 lead

May 24, 2016

Pavelski fires Sharks past Blues, to 3-2 lead

San Jose captain Joe Pavelski scored the tying and go-ahead goals to lift the Sharks to a 6-3 win at St. Louis on Monday, giving them a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals. The Sharks host Game 6 on Wednesday and are in ...

May 23, 2016

Miyazato flames out in final round

First-round leader Mika Miyazato stumbled on the final day of the Kingsmill Championship on Sunday, falling out of contention and finishing in a disappointing three-way tie for 15th place. In the tournament won by Thai golfer Ariya Jutanugarn, Miyazato started three shots off the ...

Nishikori forced to wait at rainy French Open

May 23, 2016

Nishikori forced to wait at rainy French Open

Kei Nishikori took a two-set lead over Simone Bolelli of Italy in the first round of the French Open on Sunday, but play was called off due to rain in the middle of the third set. With Nishikori up 2-1 in the third set ...

May 22, 2016

Japan women's volleyball team to face hosts in Rio

Japan will face host Brazil, Russia, South Korea, Argentina and one other team in the group stage of the women’s volleyball tournament at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, an official of the international governing body (FIVB) told Kyodo News on Sunday. Based on the ...

Sinhalite captures Japanese Oaks crown

May 22, 2016

Sinhalite captures Japanese Oaks crown

First-choice Sinhalite erased the painful memory of the Oka-sho with a resounding win in the Japanese Oaks on Sunday. The Kenichi Ikezoe-ridden Sinhalite held off second-favorite Cecchino by a neck on firm going at Tokyo Racecourse, the Deep Impact filly cutting a winning time ...