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Crosby helps Penguins even series

Apr 19, 2015

Crosby helps Penguins even series

Sidney Crosby woke up, and so did the Pittsburgh Penguins. Crosby scored twice and the Penguins evened their first-round playoff series with the New York Rangers with a 4-3 win Saturday night. The Rangers won Game 1 by making Crosby virtually invisible and keeping ...

Phelps stages huge rally to win 100-meter freestyle in Arizona

Apr 19, 2015

Phelps stages huge rally to win 100-meter freestyle in Arizona

Michael Phelps felt something coming off the wall in the 100-meter freestyle, a sensation he hadn’t experienced since resuming training four months ago. It was like a switch flipped in the 18-time Olympic gold medalist. He zoomed off the wall in lane seven, rallying ...

Djokovic tops Nadal on clay

Apr 19, 2015

Djokovic tops Nadal on clay

Monte Carlo is not Rafael Nadal’s playground anymore, and Novak Djokovic is claiming the throne left vacant by the King of Clay. For the second time in three years, the top-ranked Serb ended Nadal’s run at the clay-court Masters tournament, overcoming a strong challenge ...

Apr 18, 2015

Kiryu places third in 200-meter race

Sprinter Yoshihide Kiryu settled for third in the men’s 200 meters on the opening day of the Oda Memorial International meet on Saturday. Kiryu clocked a time of 20.80 seconds with a tailwind of 1.5 meters per second to finish behind Kenji Fujimitsu and ...

Djokovic, Nadal to clash

Apr 18, 2015

Djokovic, Nadal to clash

Winning a game against Novak Djokovic these days is quite an achievement. Even when you’re an U.S. Open champion. Djokovic won the first eight games of his Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinal match Friday before Marin Cilic managed to hold his serve, raising a thumb ...

Capitals rally past Isles to even series

Apr 18, 2015

Capitals rally past Isles to even series

So what if the Washington Capitals’ goalie was a last-minute rookie replacement, making his second NHL appearance all season? So what if Alex Ovechkin’s club had played nearly 5½ periods without ever holding a lead, and was facing a two-goal hole that was getting ...

Officials hopeful new era of Asian rugby on horizon

Apr 18, 2015

Officials hopeful new era of Asian rugby on horizon

Saturday’s opening game of the inaugural Asia Rugby Championship may have marked a new era for the sport in the world’s largest continent, but Eddie Jones has his eyes set on only one thing. “The Rugby World Cup is all I care about,” the ...

Brave Blossoms outplay S. Korea

Apr 18, 2015

Brave Blossoms outplay S. Korea

Japan began the inaugural Asia Rugby Championship just as it left off the old Asian 5 Nations with a bonus-point win Saturday. But it was hardly a performance that will have worried South Africa, Scotland, Samoa and even the United States, its opponents at ...

Apr 18, 2015

West Indies draws England in first test

An unbeaten 103 by Jason Holder helped West Indies salvage a nail-biting draw against England in the first test Friday, spoiling James Anderson’s celebrations after becoming his country’s record wicket taker Holder had successive partnerships of 105 with captain Denesh Ramdin and 56 with ...

Apr 18, 2015

Phelps doesn't qualify for final

Michael Phelps failed to qualify for the 400-meter freestyle final on Friday, finishing 17th overall in his first meet since serving a six-month suspension. Swimming in a far outside lane, the 18-time Olympic gold medalist was fourth in his heat with a time of ...

Rangers triumph in Game 1

Apr 17, 2015

Rangers triumph in Game 1

The New York Rangers wanted to jump right on the Pittsburgh Penguins in their playoff series opener. How about a goal at 28 seconds? Derick Brassard provided that, then Ryan McDonagh scored later in the first period. Henrik Lundqvist made the goals stand up ...