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Mar 2, 2015

Maxwell mocked over choke sign

Australia’s Glenn Maxwell was both mocked and praised Monday after video emerged of him making a ‘choking’ gesture just moments before Kane Williamson launched the giant six that won Saturday’s Cricket World Cup clash for New Zealand. Maxwell, a controversial batsman dubbed ‘The Big ...

Mar 2, 2015

Nishikori No. 4 in latest rankings

Kei Nishikori rose to No. 4 in the ATP world rankings on Monday, tying Kimiko Date-Krumm as the highest-ranked Japanese player ever. “Just saw the new rankings,” Nishikori said through his Twitter account. “Very proud of another step.” Nishikori’s ranking means that he will ...

Mar 2, 2015

Nadal triumph ends title drought

Rafael Nadal won his first title in nearly nine months Sunday after defeating Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1 at the Argentina Open. The top-seeded Spaniard hadn’t reached a final since winning at Roland Garros last year. It was Nadal’s 46th title on clay, moving him ...

Ferrer tops Nishikori in final

Mar 1, 2015

Ferrer tops Nishikori in final

Kei Nishikori was denied his second ATP Tour title of the season after falling to Spaniard David Ferrer in the final of the Mexico Open on Saturday. No. 2 seed Ferrer, who is ranked ninth in the world, beat the top-seeded Nishikori 6-3, 7-5, ...

Jagr debuts as Panthers win

Mar 1, 2015

Jagr debuts as Panthers win

Jaromir Jagr added some spark to the Florida Panthers offense, even though he didn’t get on the score sheet. Jagr made his Panthers debut, and Scottie Upshall scored the go-ahead goal with 5:58 left in the Panthers’ 5-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on ...

Mar 1, 2015

Ndungu wins Lake Biwa Marathon

Kenya’s Samuel Ndungu outpaced the field in driving rain to win his second Lake Biwa Marathon on Sunday. Ndungu, who also won the 2012 edition, ran uncontested for most of the latter part of the race and cut the tape at 2 hours, 9 ...

Mar 1, 2015

Rampant Sri Lanka beats England

Sri Lanka cruised to a convincing 9-wicket win against England in its World Cup Pool A match on Sunday, powered by unbeaten centuries from Kumar Sangakkara, who smashed 117 off 86 balls, and opener Lahiru Thirimanne, who scored 139. Sri Lanka reached 312 for ...

Mar 1, 2015

Japan misses team ski jump medal

Japan, featuring veteran Noriaki Kasai, was left out of the medals after coming fourth in the ski jumping team competition at the world ski championships on Saturday. The team of Kasai, Daiki Ito, Junshiro Kobayashi and Taku Takeuchi finished with a total score of ...

Mar 1, 2015

Wales keeps Six Nations dream alive

Wales kept its Six Nations hopes alive with a fourth straight victory over France as it triumphed 20-13 at the Stade de France on Saturday. It was Wales’ second successive win in Paris and means it is still in the mix for overall Six ...

Mar 1, 2015

Onozuka gets first halfpipe victory

Ayana Onozuka claimed her first championship on the World Cup circuit after winning a women’s freestyle halfpipe competition in Park City, Utah, on Saturday. Onozuka scored 83.60 points in the final for the top podium spot ahead of Germany’s Sabrina Cakmakli (79.80) and Janina ...

Feb 28, 2015

Ikeyama defends WBO atomweight title

WBO atomweight champion Nao Ikeyama rewrote her own record as the oldest fighter in Japan to successfully defend a title with a unanimous decision over challenger Norj Guro of the Philippines on Saturday. Ikeyama, who is 45 years, 5 months, won her second title ...

'Kid' Yamamoto ready to rumble

Feb 28, 2015

'Kid' Yamamoto ready to rumble

by Jason Coskrey

Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto still gets asked about the time he knocked out an opponent in four seconds with a flying knee to the head. He managed that feat shortly after the opening bell for his fight against Kazuyuki Miyata, a former Olympic wrestler who ...