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Ski jumper Kasai hopes to compete until he's 50

Apr 4, 2014

Ski jumper Kasai hopes to compete until he's 50

Noriaki Kasai who won a pair of medals at February’s Sochi Winter Olympic Games, said Friday he wants to continue jumping until he’s 50. The 41-year-old Kasai, who this year became the oldest winner on the men’s World Cup circuit, told a news conference ...

Blues set new franchise wins record

Apr 4, 2014

Blues set new franchise wins record

Brian Elliott was oh so close to another shutout. He settled for another win. Elliott stopped 24 shots, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 for their franchise-record 52nd victory. “Two points is a lot more valuable than the ‘SO’ on ...

Apr 4, 2014

TV director Grossman dies at 78

Sandy Grossman, who directed a record 10 Super Bowl broadcasts and spent more than two decades in the TV truck working with announcers Pat Summerall and John Madden, has died. He was 78. Grossman died Wednesday at his home in Boca Raton, Florida, of ...

Apr 4, 2014

Japan launches national marathon teams

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Call it “Running Samurai” or “Nadeshiko Runners.” Whatever the name, the Japan Association of Athletics Federations launched its national marathon teams on April 1 to try to end Japan’s Olympic drought and win some medals in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. “The gap ...

Apr 3, 2014

Judo chief slams Olympic suggestion

The head of judo’s world governing body has fired back at international cycling’s new chief for suggesting the martial art could be moved to the Winter Olympics. International cycling union president Brian Cookson told Britain’s Press Association last week that track cycling, judo, badminton ...

Apr 3, 2014

Former champion Nashiro retires

Kinki University said Thursday that former WBA super flyweight champion Nobuo Nashiro has hung up his gloves and he has become head coach of the college’s boxing club that he used to belong to. Nashiro, 32, became world champion in July 2006 in only ...

Jackson completes turnaround with three-year Redskins deal

Apr 3, 2014

Jackson completes turnaround with three-year Redskins deal

The contrast couldn’t have been greater for DeSean Jackson. In a matter of days, he went from unwanted to wanted, from fired to hired, from discarded by the Philadelphia Eagles with reputation tarnished to rock star treatment and a new fat contract from the ...

Venus survives test in Charleston

Apr 3, 2014

Venus survives test in Charleston

Venus Williams advanced in the tournament where her top-ranked sister could not, battling from behind at the Family Circle Cup to defeat Chanelle Scheepers 7-5, 7-5 on Wednesday. It was another long day for Williams, ranked No. 28 in the world, who needed 1 ...

Nyquist powers Wings past Bruins

Apr 3, 2014

Nyquist powers Wings past Bruins

The NHL-leading Boston Bruins followed their game plan of keeping Gustav Nyquist in front of them for more than two periods. When the puck got loose, and Nyquist got to it, though, one of the game’s best defenseman and goalies couldn’t stop the surging ...

Injured Nishikori to miss Davis Cup quarterfinal

Apr 2, 2014

Injured Nishikori to miss Davis Cup quarterfinal

Kei Nishikori said Wednesday he will miss Japan’s meeting this weekend in the Davis Cup quarterfinals against the Czech Republic due to a nagging groin injury. Nishikori beat former World No. 1 Roger Federer to reach the semifinals of last week’s Sony Open, but ...