Topics

/

Stevens selected to guide Kings

John Stevens spent the past seven seasons as Darryl Sutter’s assistant coach while the Los Angeles Kings rose to two Stanley Cup titles and then slipped to three straight disappointing seasons. Stevens is moving into the top job with no plans to upend the system in which he played a ...

/ Apr 25, 2017

Sugita bests Robredo at Barcelona Open

Yuichi Sugita advanced to the second round of the Barcelona Open after beating former world No. 5 Tommy Robredo on Monday. The 28-year-old Sugita, ranked 91st in the world, entered the main draw as a lucky loser. He beat the 34-year-old Robredo, currently ranked ...

Serena fires back at Nastase over comments on pregnancy

/ Apr 25, 2017

Serena fires back at Nastase over comments on pregnancy

Serena Williams has spoken out in response to suspended Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase’s comments speculating about the skin color of the baby the pregnant Williams is expecting. The 23-time major champion wrote on Instagram on Monday: “It disappoints me to know we live ...

Japan reflects on uneven performance

/ Apr 24, 2017

Japan reflects on uneven performance

Japan coach Jamie Joseph was not a happy man following his team’s 47-29 victory over South Korea this past weekend at Incheon Namdong Asiad Rugby Field. The former New Zealand and Japan international said his team, which contained 11 new caps, had been “out-passioned” ...

Yamagata to pull out of Oda Memorial

/ Apr 24, 2017

Yamagata to pull out of Oda Memorial

Ryota Yamagata, a member of Japan’s silver medal-winning men’s 4×100-meter relay team at the 2016 Rio Olympics, will withdraw from the upcoming Oda Memorial International due to a right ankle injury, a source familiar with the matter said Monday. The 24-year-old sprinter was scheduled ...

Sprinter Asahara to retire at end of season

/ Apr 24, 2017

Sprinter Asahara to retire at end of season

Sprinter Shinji Takahira, who was part of Japan’s bronze-winning 4×100-meter men’s relay team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, said Monday through his club’s official blog that he will bring the curtain down on his career later this year. In his second of three Olympic ...

/ Apr 23, 2017

Kuboya wins Panasonic Open after playoff

Home-grown veteran Kenichi Kuboya beat compatriot Katumasa Miyamoto in a sudden-death playoff to lift his first title for five years at the Panasonic Open Japan on Sunday. The pair were locked at 11 under par after both registered birdie fours at the 72nd hole ...

Upstart Oilers eliminate Sharks

/ Apr 23, 2017

Upstart Oilers eliminate Sharks

After a more than a decade-long playoff drought in Edmonton, the Oilers are in no hurry to leave the NHL’s postseason party. Leon Draisaitl and Anton Slepyshev scored on breakaways in the opening minutes of the second period and the Oilers advanced to the ...

/ Apr 23, 2017

Sharapova to face Vinci in comeback opener

Maria Sharapova was drawn to face veteran Italian Roberta Vinci in her opening match at next week’s Stuttgart tournament as the five-time Grand Slam champion returns from a 15-month doping ban. The former world No. 1 was controversially handed a wild card into the ...