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Nishikori relishing Davis Cup challenge

Kei Nishikori, who jumped to a career-high fourth in this week’s world rankings, will lead visiting Japan into a first-round Davis Cup tie Friday against sixth-ranked Milos Raonic’s Canadian squad. ...

Mar 4, 2015

Rugby World Cup boss says Japan has much work to do

Rugby World Cup head Alan Gilpin has stressed the local organizing committee and the Japan Rugby Football Union need to make the most of the remaining four years to ensure the World Cup tournament is a success. “The next stage is to bed in ...

Eagles to trade running back McCoy to Buffalo for Alonso

Mar 4, 2015

Eagles to trade running back McCoy to Buffalo for Alonso

LeSean McCoy will lead Rex Ryan’s “ground and pound” running attack for the Buffalo Bills next season. Two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade McCoy, their star running back, to the ...

Devils keep postseason hopes alive

Mar 4, 2015

Devils keep postseason hopes alive

The New Jersey Devils remain hopeful of making a charge to the playoffs. Thank Cory Schneider for that faith. Schneider made 33 saves and the Devils beat NHL-leading Nashville 3-1 on Tuesday night, sending the Predators to their fourth straight loss. Adam Larsson and ...

Mar 4, 2015

Aussie selectors defend Watson ax

Australia’s chairman of selectors, Rod Marsh, said Wednesday that Shane Watson’s poor form with the bat meant they had little choice but to drop the experienced all-rounder. The 33-year-old, who averages 50.89 with the bat in career World Cup matches, was axed from the ...

Mar 4, 2015

Rugby star Hayne signs with 49ers

Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne is getting his shot to play in the NFL. Hayne passed a physical and signed a three-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday. The team announced the deal for the undrafted free agent, who said his deal ...

Mar 4, 2015

Phelps may be allowed worlds entry

Michael Phelps, the 18-time Olympic swim champion who agreed not to compete at this year’s World Championships, could be reinstated for the meet by USA Swimming, ESPN reported Tuesday. USA Swimming executive director Chuck Wielgus told the network’s website that he has had informal, ...

Mar 3, 2015

Olsen retracts comments on Tiger

Former PGA Tour player Dan Olsen on Monday retracted a claim that Tiger Woods has been suspended for a month after Woods’ agent and tour officials strongly denied the statement. “I retract the entire interview. My comments were ill-advised. I want to apologize to ...

Smith sparks Sharks to win

Mar 3, 2015

Smith sparks Sharks to win

Ben Smith’s day started with a morning skate in Chicago and ended with a goal in San Jose. In between was a trade, a flight halfway across the country and a police escort that got him to the rink less than an hour before ...

Twelve cities selected for 2019 RWC

Mar 3, 2015

Twelve cities selected for 2019 RWC

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, one of the Tohoku locales that was seriously damaged by the 3/11 earthquake and tsunami four years ago, is among the 12 cities that will host the 2019 Rugby World Cup matches. On Monday, the host cities were decided in the ...

Suh set for free agency after Lions pass on tag

Mar 3, 2015

Suh set for free agency after Lions pass on tag

Ndamukong Suh can test the open market when free agency begins March 10 after the Detroit Lions did not use the franchise tag on the star defensive tackle. The deadline for teams to designate franchise or transition players came and went Monday, and the ...

Ioka to make title bid at third weight class

Mar 2, 2015

Ioka to make title bid at third weight class

Kazuto Ioka will take on WBA flyweight champion Juan Carlos Reveco in a bid to claim a title at his third weight category on April 22 at Osaka’s Bodymaker Colosseum, the Ioka Boxing Gym announced Monday. “I am going at this like it is ...

Mar 2, 2015

Yamamoto bout ends in no contest

by Jason Coskrey

Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto is still looking for his first victory in UFC. The mixed martial arts great had hoped to finally taste victory in his fourth attempt in the UFC Octagon on Saturday at UFC 184, but instead saw his bout against Roman Salazar ...