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Emotional Hammett set to coach final home game for Sunwolves

The Sunwolves go into their final home game of the season Saturday with a depleted squad against a Waratahs side desperate for a win. It doesn’t exactly bode well for head coach Mark Hammett, who will bid farewell to Japan and the Sunwolves following the two away games in South ...

Jul 1, 2016

Bolt begins bid for third 100-meter Olympic gold

Usain Bolt spent a few minutes on the grassy infield of National Stadium after his race Thursday night, putting himself through some very slow cool-down jogs. It was an easy end to an easy night. Officially beginning his quest for a third consecutive Olympic ...

Jul 1, 2016

NFL suspends Cowboys LB McClain again

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain has been suspended for the first 10 games this coming season for again violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, and defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence will get a four-game ban for his first violation. McClain was suspended the first four games ...

Franklin misses out again in 100m freestyle

Jul 1, 2016

Franklin misses out again in 100m freestyle

For Missy Franklin, another miss at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. The star of the London Games struggled to an 11th-place showing in the semifinals of the 100-meter freestyle Thursday night, failing to even make it to the final. That leaves Franklin with only ...

Nishikori bests Benneteau; Doi sends Pliskova packing

Jul 1, 2016

Nishikori bests Benneteau; Doi sends Pliskova packing

Fifth seed Kei Nishikori recovered from an early stumble to power past Julien Benneteau of France 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday and reach the third round at Wimbledon. “After I dropped the first set, I decided to play more aggressively,” said Nishikori, who ...

Sprinter Yamagata aims for success at Rio Games

Jun 30, 2016

Sprinter Yamagata aims for success at Rio Games

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Despite coming up short in the national championships, Olympic-bound sprinter Ryota Yamagata has high expectations for himself at the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Games. The 24-year-old, who finished runner-up to Aska Cambridge by 0.01 seconds for a 10.17 mark in the men’s 100-meter final ...

Kyoto selected to host draw for 2019 Rugby World Cup

Jun 30, 2016

Kyoto selected to host draw for 2019 Rugby World Cup

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Kyoto will host the draw for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in May next year, tournament organizers announced on Thursday. Although the exact location has yet to be decided, organizers suggested that a temple or shrine in Japan’s ancient capital could even provide the ...

Jun 30, 2016

Ex-All Blacks winger Jane joins Toshiba Brave Lupus

Former All Blacks winger Cory Jane has signed a two-year contract with theTop League’s Toshiba Brave Lupus, though he will return to play for the Wellington Hurricanes next year, his Super Rugby franchise said on Thursday. Jane will head to Japan at the conclusion ...

Federer puts end to dream for Willis

Jun 30, 2016

Federer puts end to dream for Willis

Roger Federer was not about to let this feel-good story spoil his own Wimbledon. The seven-time champion — perhaps the greatest player of all time — showed little mercy Wednesday against Marcus Willis, a 772nd-ranked British qualifier who had never won a tour-level match ...

Jun 30, 2016

Marathon runner Grigoryeva gets doping ban

Former Boston Marathon winner Lidiya Grigoryeva has been banned for 2 1/2 years for doping. The IAAF says the 42-year-old Grigoryeva, who won the Boston Marathon in 2007 and the Chicago Marathon in 2008, was banned under the biological passport program, which tracks suspicious ...

Jun 30, 2016

Lightning give captain Stamkos lucrative eight-year deal

Steven Stamkos insisted all along that he wanted to stay put in Tampa Bay to win the Stanley Cup. The two-time Maurice Richard Trophy winner as the NHL’s leading goal scorer gave himself that opportunity Wednesday, re-signing with the Lightning for eight years and ...