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Kodaira bags overall title at speedskating worlds

Nao Kodaira won the overall title on Sunday at the World Sprint Speed Skating Championships, writing her name in the record books as the first Japanese woman to achieve the feat. The 30-year-old Kodaira, won three of four races — two 500- and two 1,000-meter races — held over two ...

Crosby sends Penguins past Flyers

Feb 26, 2017

Crosby sends Penguins past Flyers

The pomp. The circumstance. The spectacle. Sidney Crosby’s used to all of it. So the message the Pittsburgh Penguins captain and the rest of the veterans sent to their teammates making their first appearances in an NHL Stadium Series game was pretty simple. Yeah, ...

Feb 26, 2017

Fowler leads at Honda Classic

American Rickie Fowler set himself up for his first victory in more than a year, grabbing a four-shot lead after the third round at the Honda Classic in Florida on Saturday. Fowler birdied two of the final three holes to jump clear of the ...

Kipsang eases to win at Tokyo Marathon

Feb 26, 2017

Kipsang eases to win at Tokyo Marathon

Former world record-holder Wilson Kipsang breezed to victory at the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday, but the Kenyan was well outside the world-record time he was targeting after adjustments to the course. Kipsang, the London Olympic bronze medalist, posted a time of 2 hours, 3 ...

Feb 26, 2017

Scotland, Ireland keep Six Nations hopes alive

Scotland ended a decade of Welsh hurt and an Ireland side inspired by Johnny Sexton beat France as they each kept their Six Nations title hopes alive on Saturday. The Scots’ 29-13 success at Murrayfield saw them come from 13-9 down at halftime and ...

Arai captures title at German judo tourney

Feb 26, 2017

Arai captures title at German judo tourney

Chizuru Arai captured the women’s 70-kg title at the Dusseldorf Grand Prix in Germany on Saturday. The 23-year-old Arai defeated Frenchwoman Marie Eve Gahie by ippon in the final and was the only Japanese winner among the four men’s and women’s weight classes contested ...

Kodaira claims double at speedskating worlds

Feb 26, 2017

Kodaira claims double at speedskating worlds

Nao Kodaira won the women’s 500 and 1,000 meters while rewriting the national record in both distances to take the overall lead on the opening day of the World Sprint Speed Skating Championships on Saturday. In the 500, Kodaira clocked 36.75 seconds at the ...

Hasegawa leads 1-2 finish in slalom

Feb 25, 2017

Hasegawa leads 1-2 finish in slalom

Japan’s Emi Hasegawa won the women’s slalom Saturday for her second gold medal at the Asian Winter Games, with Asa Ando claiming silver. Hasegawa, who won the giant slalom on Thursday, was tied for the lead with Ando after her first run at Sapporo ...

Feb 25, 2017

Muhammad Ali Jr. detained at airport

A lawyer says the son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport earlier this month. Chris Mancini told the Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky, the late fighter’s hometown, that 44-year-old Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali, ...

Feb 25, 2017

Palmer, Bryan tied for Honda lead

Ryan Palmer shot a 5-under 65 on Friday and shared the lead with PGA Tour rookie Wesley Bryan going into the weekend at the Honda Classic. Palmer made seven birdies on another day of ideal scoring and reached 9-under 131. Bryan, who had his ...

Caps extend streak to 13

Feb 25, 2017

Caps extend streak to 13

Without their usual offensive dominance at home and missing several key regulars, the Washington Capitals kept the puck almost all night and kept their home winning streak alive. Justin Williams and Tom Wilson scored and Braden Holtby made 30 saves as the Capitals beat ...