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Jul 2, 2015

Hagino could miss worlds due to elbow injury

Kosuke Hagino will likely not compete in the upcoming 16th FINA World Championships after suffering an injury at the national team’s training camp in France, the Japan Swimming Federation announced on Thursday. According to the JASF, Hagino left France on Thursday to return to ...

Gushiken comes to terms with boxing legacy

Jul 2, 2015

Gushiken comes to terms with boxing legacy

by Yuri Kageyama

It was a long fight for Yoko Gushiken to find life after boxing. Or rather, to find his life was all about boxing, after all. It took his induction last month into the International Boxing Hall of Fame — an honor only two other ...

Kessel joins Penguins as free agency begins

Jul 2, 2015

Kessel joins Penguins as free agency begins

On the first day of NHL free agency, a blockbuster trade stole the spotlight. The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired high-scoring winger Phil Kessel from Toronto on Wednesday in the biggest move of the day, while a handful of prominent defensemen found new homes in free ...

Nishikori withdraws from Wimbledon with calf injury

Jul 1, 2015

Nishikori withdraws from Wimbledon with calf injury

Kei Nishikori has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of a left calf injury. The fifth-seeded Japanese star, who reached last year’s U.S. Open final, was scheduled to play his second match on Centre Court on Wednesday. Nishikori beat Simone Bolelli in his opening match on ...

Folau, Etzebeth sign with Top League's Red Hurricanes

Jul 1, 2015

Folau, Etzebeth sign with Top League's Red Hurricanes

While the Japan Super Rugby franchise is struggling to get any players to commit to it, the Top League sides are having no such problems. On Wednesday, NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes confirmed that Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth and Wallaby fullback Israel Folau had both ...

Jul 1, 2015

Racehorse great Kauto Star dies

Kauto Star, the two-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner who was one of Britain’s greatest and most popular racehorses, has been euthanized after sustaining pelvis and neck injuries in a fall in a paddock. Laura Collett, who rode Kauto Star in dressage following his retirement ...

Nara reaches second round at Wimbledon

Jul 1, 2015

Nara reaches second round at Wimbledon

ondon Kurumi Nara reached the second round of Wimbledon for the second straight year after Magda Linette of Poland retired in the third set on Tuesday. Nara took the second set 6-3 to force a final set and was up 4-3 when Linette pulled ...

Blackhawks trade Saad to Blue Jackets

Jul 1, 2015

Blackhawks trade Saad to Blue Jackets

The Chicago Blackhawks said all along that Brandon Saad would be back next season. Right up until Tuesday afternoon. With contract talks at a stalemate on the eve of NHL free agency, the Stanley Cup champions parted with Saad in a seven-player deal with ...

Injured Bolt pulls out of Diamond League meets

Jul 1, 2015

Injured Bolt pulls out of Diamond League meets

Hobbled by a blocked joint in his left leg, Usain Bolt withdrew Tuesday from this month’s Diamond League meetings in Paris and Lausanne, dealing a blow to his title defense preparations for the world championships in August. “I’m disappointed not to be able to ...

Jun 30, 2015

Sharks finalize five-year deal with defenseman Dillon

The San Jose Sharks have agreed to a five-year contract with pending restricted free agent defenseman Brenden Dillon. Agent Jarrett Bousquet said Monday that the two sides reached the deal before Dillon could become a restricted free agent later this week. ESPN first reported ...

Jun 30, 2015

De La Hoya won't return to the ring

Oscar De La Hoya will not come out of retirement to fight again at age 42, the 1992 Olympic lightweight champion announcing Monday on his Facebook page that he has hung up the gloves for good. It was only a week ago when De ...

Jun 30, 2015

Kenya running champions ready to march for peace

A dozen top Kenyan athletes, including former world marathon champions Paul Tergat and Tegla Loroupe, are to lead a 22-day “Walk for Peace” against ethnic violence. Cattle rustling and revenge killings between rival communities are common in Kenya’s remote and impoverished northern regions, an ...