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Shirai earns wins in vault, high bar at World Cup meet

Rio 2016 Olympic team gymnastics event gold medalist Kenzo Shirai won the vault and high bar to complete a treble at a World Cup meet on Saturday. Shirai won the vault with 14.916 points and scored 13.933 in the high bar, adding the wins to the floor title he claimed ...

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 ...

Sunwolves crushed in Super Rugby opener

Feb 25, 2017

Sunwolves crushed in Super Rugby opener

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The Sunwolves were handed a rude welcome to their second Super Rugby season with an 83-17 thrashing by the defending champion Hurricanes on Saturday. The Sunwolves went into the game at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground looking for a positive start to their second ...

Abe makes history with Grand Prix win

Feb 25, 2017

Abe makes history with Grand Prix win

Sixteen-year-old Uta Abe became the youngest judoka in history to earn a Grand Prix title when she won the women’s 52-kg division Friday. According to the International Judo Federation, Abe, who is a first-year student at Shukugawa Gakuin High School in Kobe, is also ...

Feb 24, 2017

Watabe finishes fifth at Nordic combined worlds

Akito Watabe came up well short in his bid for a first individual medal at the Nordic World Ski Championships, placing fifth in a Nordic combined event on Friday. Watabe was sixth after the normal hill ski jumping portion of the competition, leaving the ...

Gymnast Shirai wins floor title at Melbourne meet

Feb 24, 2017

Gymnast Shirai wins floor title at Melbourne meet

Kenzo Shirai, a member of Japan’s gold medal-winning men’s gymnastics team at last summer’s Rio Olympics, won the floor title in the apparatus finals at a World Cup meet on Friday. Shirai scored 14.700 points to finish ahead of China’s Mu Jile. Mu had ...

China outshines Japan in men's curling final

Feb 24, 2017

China outshines Japan in men's curling final

China claimed an 11-4 victory over Japan to win the Asian Winter Games men’s curling gold medal on Friday. Neither team could seize the momentum in the first three ends with China the first to take the ascendency with the last stone in the ...

Islanders cruise past slumping Canadiens

Feb 24, 2017

Islanders cruise past slumping Canadiens

It was a big night for rookie Anthony Beauvillier and the New York Islanders. Beauvillier scored in the first period, Thomas Greiss stopped 24 shots for his third shutout of the season, and the Islanders beat the slumping Montreal Canadiens 3-0 Thursday night. The ...