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Japan sets squad for tests against Canada, Scotland

The Japan Rugby Football Union on Monday announced the 33-man squad that will play Canada and Scotland in June. The squad includes 16 members of the 2015 Rugby World Cup squad and five uncapped players. Heading the list of absentees are captain Michael Leitch and Ayumu Goromaru, who were both ...

Jutanugarn extends winning streak

May 30, 2016

Jutanugarn extends winning streak

Ariya Jutanugarn’s strength and skill helped her become the first player in three years to win three straight LPGA Tour events. The 20-year-old Jutanugarn closed with a 5-under 67 for a five-stroke victory Sunday in the Volvik Championship. She’s the first player since Inbee ...

Rossi stuns field at 100th Indy 500

May 30, 2016

Rossi stuns field at 100th Indy 500

A new era for the Indianapolis 500 arrived in the form of a most unfamiliar driver. An American, no less. Alexander Rossi outlasted his faster rivals — and his fuel tank — for a stunning victory Sunday in the historic 100th running of “The ...

China stonewalls Japan at net en route to three-set triumph

May 29, 2016

China stonewalls Japan at net en route to three-set triumph

Japan fell to a 1-1 record at the men’s Olympic volleyball qualification tournament on Sunday with errors, particularly on service, and China’s stout central blocking proving too much for the hosts, who went down in straight sets (25-20, 25-22, 25-23). Japan could not get ...

Ramos-Vinolas stuns Raonic, advances to French Open quarterfinals

May 29, 2016

Ramos-Vinolas stuns Raonic, advances to French Open quarterfinals

Unheralded Spanish left-hander Albert Ramos-Vinolas reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal Sunday with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Canadian eighth seed Milos Raonic. Ramos-Vinolas, 28, had never got beyond the second round of any major before this Roland Garros and had failed to ...

Makahiki triumphs by a nose in Japanese Derby

May 29, 2016

Makahiki triumphs by a nose in Japanese Derby

Makahiki became the top 3-year-old in all of Japan on Sunday, winning the Japanese Derby and a ¥200 million check after a photo finish over Satono Diamond. On a glorious afternoon at Tokyo Racecourse, the Deep Impact-sired Makahiki, who went off as the third ...

May 29, 2016

Spieth cards 5-under 65, climbs atop leaderboard at Colonial

Jordan Spieth shot a 5-under 65, even while missing a lot of fairways and a few greens, to take the third-round lead Saturday at Colonial. The second-ranked Spieth was alone in the lead at the Dean & Deluca Invitational after three birdies and a ...

Jutanugarn heads into final round with lead

May 29, 2016

Jutanugarn heads into final round with lead

Ariya Jutanugarn ended a shaky round spectacularly, making a 15-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole on Saturday at Travis Pointe to take a one-stroke lead in the Volvik Championship. Trying to become the first to win three straight LPGA Tour events since Inbee ...

Japan spikers open tournament with victory

May 29, 2016

Japan spikers open tournament with victory

Japan was forced to rally from a nervy start and a one-set deficit against Venezuela but got its Olympic qualification campaign off to a positive start on Saturday with a 3-1 win as the battle for Rio 2016 men’s volleyball places began in Tokyo. ...

Gatlin races to win in 100 at Prefontaine Classic

May 29, 2016

Gatlin races to win in 100 at Prefontaine Classic

Justin Gatlin considers himself an antsy person, finding it hard to wait early in the season for the fast times he hopes to have later in the year. “Worry about those later when they count the most,” he said. The 34-year-old American sprinter had ...

Serena edges Mladenovic in third round

May 29, 2016

Serena edges Mladenovic in third round

Serena Williams was ahead, yes, but hardly at her best, when claps of thunder and a heavy downpour interrupted her third-round French Open match at a critical juncture. During what turned out to be a delay of more than 2½ hours right before a ...

Sunwolves flattened by stampeding Brumbies

May 28, 2016

Sunwolves flattened by stampeding Brumbies

Without two of their best players in the first half, the Sunwolves lack of depth was glaringly obvious in a 66-5 Super Rugby beating at the hands of the Brumbies on Saturday. Lacking the intensity and creative spark of first-choice fly-half Tusi Pisi and ...