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Sinhalite captures Japanese Oaks crown

May 22, 2016

Sinhalite captures Japanese Oaks crown

First-choice Sinhalite erased the painful memory of the Oka-sho with a resounding win in the Japanese Oaks on Sunday. The Kenichi Ikezoe-ridden Sinhalite held off second-favorite Cecchino by a neck on firm going at Tokyo Racecourse, the Deep Impact filly cutting a winning time ...

May 22, 2016

Mika Miyazato falls three shots back at Kingsmill Championship

Mika Miyazato slipped three shots off the pace after carding a 1-under-par 70 in the third round of the Kingsmill Championship on Saturday. Miyazato, who dropped into a share of second on Friday after leading the first round, made four birdies against a costly ...

Blues down Sharks to even series

May 22, 2016

Blues down Sharks to even series

Changing goaltenders gave the St. Louis Blues a spark. Changing their style of play helped them even up the Western Conference final at two games apiece. Troy Brouwer and Kyle Brodziak each scored twice, Jake Allen stopped 31 shots in his first start of ...

Exaggerator triumphs in Preakness

May 22, 2016

Exaggerator triumphs in Preakness

Despite the fog, the rain and an undefeated Kentucky Derby winner to contend with, Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux knew the best route to the Preakness winner’s circle with Exaggerator — stay inside and wait. The rider, who started his career in Maryland, ...

Goromaru finished for Super Rugby season

May 22, 2016

Goromaru finished for Super Rugby season

Japan Rugby World Cup star Ayumu Goromaru faces shoulder surgery next week and will miss the rest of the Super Rugby season with the Queensland Reds, the club said Sunday. Goromaru, 30, suffered an AC joint separation in the Reds’ 35-25 win over Japan’s ...

Japan women's volleyball team books spot in Rio Olympics

May 21, 2016

Japan women's volleyball team books spot in Rio Olympics

Japan qualified for a record 12th Olympics after winning the necessary two sets against Italy in the women’s volleyball final qualifiers on Saturday. Japan captain Saori Kimura had her best game of the eight-team tournament with 31 point, though the hosts fell 23-25, 27-25, ...

May 21, 2016

Anderson, Bairstow propel dominant England past Sri Lanka

Jimmy Anderson put on a swing-bowling clinic after Jonny Bairstow struck his second test century to leave England in complete control of the first test against Sri Lanka at Headingley on Friday. Playing on his home ground, wicketkeeper Bairstow hit 140 — 10 short ...

Lightning edge Penguins

May 21, 2016

Lightning edge Penguins

Ninety minutes before the opening faceoff, Jon Cooper talked about what the Tampa Bay Lightning needed to do to get back on track in the Eastern Conference finals. “We’ve got to play better,” the coach said. “That’s it.” Ryan Callahan provided an early spark, ...

May 21, 2016

Brave Blossoms rout South Korea in Asia Rugby Championship match

Japan made it three straight bonus-point wins in this year’s Asia Rugby Championship, beating South Korea 60-3 on Saturday. The Brave Blossoms ran in 10 tries at Namdong Asiad Rugby Field, with Atsushi Sakate and Ryohei Yamanaka both bagging braces. The win lifts Ryuji ...

May 21, 2016

Former 49er Hayne to suit up for Fiji

Former rugby league and NFL player Jarryd Hayne has been drafted by a Fiji squad looking to confirm a second straight rugby sevens world series triumph this weekend. Fiji confirmed Hayne on Friday for his rugby sevens international debut, as an injury replacement for ...

Reds get past Sunwolves

May 21, 2016

Reds get past Sunwolves

The Sunwolves once again suffered heartbreak Saturday as they lost 35-25 to the Reds at Suncorp Stadium. Besides once again losing a game that was within their grasp, the Sunwolves also lost lock Tim Bond to a season-ending knee injury. “It was a very ...

Nishikori raring to go in Paris

May 21, 2016

Nishikori raring to go in Paris

A string of good results on clay this spring has world No. 6 Kei Nishikori excited about the upcoming French Open. Speaking to reporters after Friday’s draw, Nishikori said he was fit and in peak form after reaching a pair of masters semifinals in ...