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Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan

Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan

Host cities, Prefectures and stadiums

May 25, 2015

Rosberg three-peats at Monaco GP

Nico Rosberg won the Monaco Grand Prix for the third straight year after a late crash involving teenager Max Verstappen undid Lewis Hamilton’s bid for a fourth win of the season. Hamilton looked set to take his 37th career win after leading from the ...

May 25, 2015

Peterson to skip Vikings' OTAs

The Minnesota Vikings will open their optional team practices this week without Adrian Peterson. The star running back has told coach Mike Zimmer that he will not attend the three days of team work that begin Tuesday, a person with knowledge of the situation ...

Japanese challengers tumble at French Open

May 25, 2015

Japanese challengers tumble at French Open

No. 4 seed Tomas Berdych showed no mercy to Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka in the first round of the French Open on Monday, defeating the teenager 6-0, 7-5, 6-3 on Court Suzanne Lenglen. Nishioka was one of three Japanese men to lose, leaving only ...

Lightning move closer to Stanley Cup finals

May 25, 2015

Lightning move closer to Stanley Cup finals

Scoring goals made the Tampa Bay Lightning one of the NHL’s most entertaining teams this season. Playing defense for the first time in three games has them within a victory of the Stanley Cup finals for the second time in franchise history. Steven Stamkos ...

Nishikori off to strong start

May 25, 2015

Nishikori off to strong start

Fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori eased into the second round of the French Open on Sunday, beating French wild-card Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-3, 7-5, 6-1. Winning 79 percent of points on his first serve and hammering down seven aces, Nishikori converted seven of his 15 break points ...

Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win

May 25, 2015

Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win

His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain. Roger Penske called the driver in late 2013, when Montoya found himself without a job after seven frustrating seasons in NASCAR had turned one of the baddest ...

Nishikori off to strong start at French Open

May 25, 2015

Nishikori off to strong start at French Open

Fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori eased into the second round of the French Open on Sunday, beating French wild-card Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-3, 7-5, 6-1. Winning 79 percent of points on his first serve and hammering down seven aces, Nishikori converted seven of his 15 break points ...

Japan breaks French Open record

May 24, 2015

Japan breaks French Open record

Japan smashed a record which had stood for almost half a century at the French Open on Sunday by seeing five men make the first-round draw. Not since 1967 has Japan enjoyed such relative riches in Paris with world No. 5 Kei Nishikori leading ...

Seto claims treble at Japan Open

May 24, 2015

Seto claims treble at Japan Open

Daiya Seto achieved a personal treble on the final day of the Japan Open on Sunday, winning the men’s 200-meter individual medley in 1 minute, 57.63 seconds to add to his first-place finishes in the 200 butterfly and 400 medley during the three-day competition. ...

May 24, 2015

Yoshimura claims table tennis title

Maharu Yoshimura won the Zagreb Open men’s table tennis singles title on Saturday, overcoming Croatia’s Tan Ruiwu 4-2. Yoshimura was trailing 1-2, but came back emphatically to beat Tan 11-9, 9-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-3 in the ITTF Tour tournament in the Croatian capital. ...

May 24, 2015

England closes gap on New Zealand

England trimmed New Zealand’s first-innings lead to 60 at a cost of two wickets by the close of day three in the first cricket test at Lord’s on Saturday. England was 74-2 in its second innings, with Alastair Cook and Ian Bell settled after ...