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Uchiyama unfazed ahead of 12th straight title defense

Apr 26, 2016

Uchiyama unfazed ahead of 12th straight title defense

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Takashi Uchiyama, Japan’s “KO Dynamite,” looked relaxed as usual on Tuesday, even with his 12th consecutive WBA super featherweight title defense at stake the next day. Uchiyama (24-0-1) will take on Panama’s Jezreel Corrales (19-1) on Wednesday night at Ota City General Gymnasium, while ...

Blues oust champion Blackhawks

Apr 26, 2016

Blues oust champion Blackhawks

The St. Louis Blues acquired Troy Brouwer for moments like this, dealing fan favorite T.J. Oshie to Washington for some badly needed veteran presence. The 30-year-old forward showed plenty of poise when his first shot clanked off the post midway through the third period. ...

Nadal sues former French minister over doping accusation

Apr 26, 2016

Nadal sues former French minister over doping accusation

Rafael Nadal filed suit Monday against a former French minister who accused him of doping, saying he needs to defend his integrity and image as an athlete. The Spanish tennis star said his lawyers lodged the defamation suit in Paris against Roselyne Bachelot because ...

Appeals court rules Brady must serve four-game Deflategate ban

Apr 26, 2016

Appeals court rules Brady must serve four-game Deflategate ban

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game “Deflategate” suspension imposed by the NFL, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, overturning a lower judge and siding with the league in a battle with the players union. A three-judge panel of the 2nd ...

Apr 25, 2016

Hirano, Mizutani win Polish Open

Miu Hirano and Jun Mizutani won the women’s and men’s singles finals, respectively, to highlight Japan’s dominant showing at the Polish Open on Sunday. The 16-year-old Hirano, who is seeded 11th, eased past Yu Mengyu of Singapore 12-10, 11-9, 12-10, 11-7 at Arena Ursynow, ...

Apr 25, 2016

Kipchoge, Sumgong race to victory at London Marathon

A feat of speed by Eliud Kipchoge, rushing to a course record. A feat of fortitude by Jemima Sumgong, recovering from a painful fall to win. The London Marathon on Sunday produced contrasting victories in the men’s and women’s races for 31-year-old Kenyans on ...

Apr 25, 2016

Austin, Allen win Legends of Golf tournament

Woody Austin and Michael Allen won the PGA Tour Champions’ Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge on Sunday, giving Austin two straight victories and three in the last four events on the 50-and-over tour. Allen made an 18-foot birdie putt ...

Nadal defeats Nishikori in battle of Barcelona champions

Apr 25, 2016

Nadal defeats Nishikori in battle of Barcelona champions

Rafael Nadal beat defending champion Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-5 to win the Barcelona Open for the ninth time on Sunday, equaling Guillermo Vilas’ record of 49 career clay-court titles. Nadal added this title to his trophy from Monte Carlo last week as the 14-time ...

Nomura wins Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Apr 25, 2016

Nomura wins Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Haru Nomura held on in strong wind to win the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic on Sunday for her second LPGA Tour victory of the year. The 23-year-old Japanese player closed with a 1-over 73 in wind gusting to 35 mph at Lake Merced to ...