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Unheralded Landry leads U.S. Open

Jun 17, 2016

Unheralded Landry leads U.S. Open

Andrew Landry shook his head when the horn sounded signaling yet another delay at drenched Oakmont. Ten feet away from completing the round of his professional life, the world’s 624th-ranked golfer had to settle for going to bed with his name atop the leaderboard ...

Jun 16, 2016

Scotland names team for first test with Japan

Scotland coach Vern Cotter named his side Thursday for Saturday’s match with Japan at Toyota Stadium, the first in the two-test series that has been dubbed the “Revenge Games” by local media. Scotland was the only side to beat the Brave Blossoms at last ...

Federer advances in Germany

Jun 16, 2016

Federer advances in Germany

Roger Federer got his bid for a ninth Halle grass-court title off to a winning start on Wednesday with a 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) victory over Germany’s world No. 88 Jan-Lennard Struff. The top seed and world No. 3 will face Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri, ranked ...

Nishikori suffers pre-Wimbledon injury blow

Jun 15, 2016

Nishikori suffers pre-Wimbledon injury blow

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori withdrew from the Gerry Weber Open for the second straight season on Wednesday. Nishikori forfeited his second-round match against Germany’s Florian Mayer due to an injury to his oblique muscles. During his first-round match against France’s Lucas Pouille on ...

Jun 15, 2016

Yamaha to play Toulon in friendly

Japan fullback Ayumu Goromaru’s old side, Yamaha Jubilo, will play his new team, Toulon, in a friendly on July 30, the Top League club said Wednesday. Goromaru, who hurt his right shoulder while playing for the Reds in Super Rugby last month, was originally ...

Gretzky among those paying respects to legendary Howe

Jun 15, 2016

Gretzky among those paying respects to legendary Howe

Gordie Howe’s casket was guided down a hallway, flanked by some of the biggest names in sports: Wayne Gretzky, Scotty Bowman and Al Kaline. The pallbearers moved Mr. Hockey’s brown, rose-adorned casket down a long strip of red carpet through the middle of a ...

Ducks bring back Carlyle as coach

Jun 15, 2016

Ducks bring back Carlyle as coach

Randy Carlyle walked back into Honda Center and discovered he still knew just about everyone, from the guard at the front door to the accountants in the Anaheim Ducks’ offices. “Everybody welcomed me back with open arms,” Carlyle said, a grateful smile on a ...

Jun 15, 2016

Brave Blossoms to take on Georgia, Wales, Fiji

The Japan Rugby Football Union announced the game dates for the Brave Blossoms’ November tour on Wednesday. The tour, the first under new coach Jamie Joseph, opens on Nov. 12 in Tbilisi with a test against Georgia. Joseph and his team will then travel ...

Jun 15, 2016

Romo's fantasy football event called off

Dallas quarterback Tony Romo’s fantasy football event has been called off for the second straight year, with more claims of interference from the NFL. An attorney for the company partly owned by Romo said Tuesday that the fan-centric event scheduled for July 15-17 in ...

Sharapova appeals two-year ban for doping

Jun 15, 2016

Sharapova appeals two-year ban for doping

Maria Sharapova appealed her two-year doping ban to the highest court in sports on Tuesday, and an expedited ruling will be issued next month ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Sharapova filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport seeking to ...

Jun 14, 2016

Fujioka, Ikeyama retain WBO titles

Bantamweight Naoko Fujioka and minimumweight Nao Ikeyama each defended her WBO title on Monday. The 40-year-old Fujioka, who captured her third different weight class when she won the bantamweight crown last year, defeated countrywoman Shindo Go in a unanimous decision in their 10-round title ...