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Nakamura, Kondo victorious at World Judo Masters

May 28, 2016

Nakamura, Kondo victorious at World Judo Masters

Japan’s Rio de Janeiro Olympic women’s team members Misato Nakamura and Ami Kondo both prevailed to win their respective weight divisions at the World Judo Masters in Mexico on Friday. World No. 4 Nakamura scored an ippon win over Russian Natalia Kuziutina in the ...

Nishikori beats Verdasco in thriller

May 28, 2016

Nishikori beats Verdasco in thriller

Kei Nishikori won a riveting five-set duel against Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco on Friday to advance to the fourth round of the French Open. In his second five-setter of the year, Nishikori, who is No. 6 in the world rankings, defeated the 52nd-ranked Spaniard ...

Halep eliminates teenager Osaka in third-round match

May 27, 2016

Halep eliminates teenager Osaka in third-round match

Naomi Osaka failed to capitalize on her strong start on Friday, when she blew a one-set lead en route to losing her third-round French Open match to Romanian sixth seed Simona Halep. Osaka, who is ranked 101st in the world, won the final four ...

May 27, 2016

Reds' Goromaru undergoes shoulder surgery

Queensland Reds fullback Ayumu Goromaru has undergone surgery on his right shoulder in Brisbane, Australia, a club source said Friday. Goromaru suffered a separation of the AC joint that connects the collarbone with his right shoulder when attempting to prevent a try during the ...

Baylor's Briles out amid sex assault scandal

May 27, 2016

Baylor's Briles out amid sex assault scandal

Baylor University demoted school president Ken Starr and ousted football coach Art Briles on Thursday, issuing a scathing report over the university’s handling of sexual assault complaints against football players. The board of regents at the largest Baptist university in the United States said ...

Yokomine five shots behind Kim at Volvik

May 27, 2016

Yokomine five shots behind Kim at Volvik

Sakura Yokomine carded a 3-under-par 69 on Thursday to sit five shots off the lead after the first round of the LPGA Volvik Championship. Yokomine mixed five birdies with two bogeys at the Travis Pointe Country Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a relatively unknown ...

Penguins put away Lightning to reach Stanley Cup Final

May 27, 2016

Penguins put away Lightning to reach Stanley Cup Final

The hours before the biggest game of Bryan Rust’s life were restless. The nap he tried to sneak in never materialized. The Pittsburgh Penguins forward’s mind was simply too busy. “I was just sitting up there looking at the ceiling,” Rust said. Yet even ...

Serena, Venus advance to next round in Paris

May 27, 2016

Serena, Venus advance to next round in Paris

First it was Serena Williams’ turn to overpower an opponent 6-2, 6-1 on Court Suzanne Lenglen. Shortly after that was over Thursday, her older sister Venus entered the very same French Open arena and won by the very same score. A bit like old ...