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May 22, 2015

New Zealand polishes off England

Trent Boult and debutant Matt Henry took four wickets each as New Zealand made short work of England’s tail in the first test at Lord’s on Friday. The tourists then got through to lunch on the second day without losing a wicket. At the ...

Silver Star join trend by welcoming in foreign players

May 22, 2015

Silver Star join trend by welcoming in foreign players

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Reaping the benefits of having a former NCAA quarterback is becoming a trend in the X League. Last season, the Fujitsu Frontiers clinched their first national championship with Colby Cameron, an ex-Louisiana Tech Bulldog, at quarterback, while Inoke Funaki, a University of Hawaii alumnus, ...

Ducks edge Blackhawks

May 22, 2015

Ducks edge Blackhawks

Frederik Andersen and the Anaheim Ducks left that grueling Game 2 loss back in Anaheim. They brought their special teams to Chicago. Andersen made 27 saves, helping Anaheim kill off five power plays, and the Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Thursday night ...

May 22, 2015

Judge drops charges against Rice

A judge in New Jersey has dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice, who was captured by a surveillance camera knocking his then-fiancee unconscious in a hotel elevator. Judge Michael Donio dismissed the charges Thursday after the Atlantic County prosecutor told him the former ...

May 22, 2015

Stadium naming rights cost $550 mil.

Major companies are now spending more than $550 million a year to get their names on sports stadiums in Europe and the United States, according to a report released Thursday. The amount of money pouring into European football and U.S. basketball, baseball and hockey ...

May 21, 2015

KHL eyes expansion into China

The Kontinental Hockey League says it wants to expand into China, hoping to use a successful Chinese Winter Olympic bid to conquer the vast market. Beijing is the front-runner to host the 2022 Olympics and if successful, “will essentially be forced to develop hockey ...

Lightning strike in OT to edge ahead over Rangers in series

May 21, 2015

Lightning strike in OT to edge ahead over Rangers in series

The Tampa Bay Lightning were relentless, answering every challenge from the New York Rangers before taking control of the Eastern Conference finals on Nikita Kucherov’s overtime goal. Kucherov delivered his second winner of the playoffs 3:33 into the extra period Wednesday night, giving his ...

May 21, 2015

Barker to lead Japan's America's Cup team

New Zealander Dean Barker has come out fighting after being appointed as skipper and CEO of Japan’s challenge for the America’s Cup by team sponsor SoftBank. “This is an incredible opportunity to build a new team from the ground up,” Barker said from Bermuda, ...

Goodell intends to hear Brady appeal

May 21, 2015

Goodell intends to hear Brady appeal

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday it’s his responsibility to hear directly from New England quarterback Tom Brady in his appeal of his four-game suspension in the deflated footballs case. Goodell said he has not had time to study a request from the players’ ...

May 21, 2015

American Pharoah to keep racing

Win or lose the Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah is expected to keep racing for the rest of the year. At least that’s the plan owner Ahmed Zayat laid out Wednesday after confirming the sale of breeding rights of his Kentucky Derby ...

May 21, 2015

Beijing race chiefs deny Gatlin snub

Organizers of Wednesday’s Beijing World Challenge have denied that they kicked out Justin Gatlin from their meeting and said they were “perplexed” by the controversial sprinter’s claim. The meeting went ahead without star attraction Gatlin, who had stormed out of Beijing on Tuesday, claiming ...