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Dibaba targets world record, second gold

Aug 27, 2015

Dibaba targets world record, second gold

Genzebe Dibaba has some high standards to meet. Not only did she remain on track to match the two gold medals big sister Tirunesh won at the same stadium seven years ago, she is also shooting for her older sibling’s world record, too. Under ...

Defensive end Umenyiora retires

Aug 27, 2015

Defensive end Umenyiora retires

Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Osi Umenyiora has retired as a member of the New York Giants. Umenyiora, who won two Super Bowls with the Giants, signed a one-day contract Wednesday and announced his retirement after 12 NFL seasons, the first 10 with New ...

Rugby chiefs set Japan World Cup deadline

Aug 27, 2015

Rugby chiefs set Japan World Cup deadline

World Rugby has demanded Japan send a new proposal for its 2019 World Cup venues and provide assurances about the tournament’s “financial security” after Tokyo’s National Stadium was scrapped as the centerpiece venue. A new National Stadium was to stage the opening match, the ...

Aug 27, 2015

England's Cipriani set for World Cup ax

Danny Cipriani had been omitted from host England’s squad for the upcoming Rugby World Cup, the BBC and other British media organizations reported Wednesday. The 27-year-old Sale playmaker pressed his case for inclusion in a 31-man squad that was to be announced by coach ...

Sani Brown misses out on spot in 200-meter final at worlds

Aug 26, 2015

Sani Brown misses out on spot in 200-meter final at worlds

Japanese teenager Abdul Hakim Sani Brown failed to advance to the men’s 200 meters after placing fifth in his semifinal heat at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing on Wednesday night. The 16-year-old, the youngest runner ever in the discipline at worlds, posted ...

Kimura guides Japan past Kenya

Aug 26, 2015

Kimura guides Japan past Kenya

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Japan captain Saori Kimura scored 10 points from 14 attempts attacking as well as two on blocking, leading Japan to a 25-15, 25-20, 25-12 victory over Kenya on Wednesday in fourth-day action at the Women’s World Cup at National Yoyogi First Gymnasium. Japan improved ...

Matsumoto captures 57-kg title at world championships

Aug 26, 2015

Matsumoto captures 57-kg title at world championships

London Olympic gold medalist Kaori Matsumoto defeated Romania’s Corina Caprioriu to win the women’s 57-kg gold medal at the World Judo Championships on Wednesday. It was the second world title and first in five years for Matsumoto, who has struggled with injuries after the ...

Kiyomiya rips Japan coach Jones over discussion of future

Aug 26, 2015

Kiyomiya rips Japan coach Jones over discussion of future

Former rugby star Katsuyuki Kiyomiya ripped Japan Eddie Jones for addressing his future ahead of the Rugby World Cup, saying the incumbent coach has distracted the team during the final stages of preparation. Jones on Tuesday announced that he will step down after the ...

Steelers sign Vick to one-year deal

Aug 26, 2015

Steelers sign Vick to one-year deal

Michael Vick needed a job. The Pittsburgh Steelers needed a backup quarterback. One solid workout solved both problems. The Steelers signed the four-time Pro Bowler to a one-year deal on Tuesday night, hopeful there’s enough game left in the 35-year-old’s still-dangerous legs to provide ...

Nadal confident of upturn in form

Aug 26, 2015

Nadal confident of upturn in form

Rafael Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam titles while coached by his uncle. A few difficult months won’t change his loyalty to Toni Nadal. “I have (had) an amazing career with the team that I have today, the same team from the beginning,” the ...

Aug 26, 2015

Penguins to start camp with Kessel next to Crosby

The Pittsburgh Penguins aren’t wasting any time with Phil Kessel. General manager Jim Rutherford said Tuesday the team plans to place the high-powered forward alongside star center Sidney Crosby when the Penguins open training camp next month. The Penguins acquired the three-time All-Star from ...