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Apr 22, 2016

India set for day/night test match

India is planning to host its first day/night test match later this year as cricket’s global powerhouse seeks to reverse a decline in attendances, according to senior officials. Anurag Thakur, the secretary of the Indian board, said that matches in the domestic Duleep Trophy ...

Nishikori breezes past Chardy to reach quarterfinal round

Apr 22, 2016

Nishikori breezes past Chardy to reach quarterfinal round

Two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori defeated Jeremy Chardy of France in straight sets on Thursday to advance to the Barcelona Open quarterfinals. Nishikori, seeded second and ranked No. 6 in the world, secured a 6-3, 7-5 win over the 33rd-ranked Chardy, his third straight ...

Sunwolves coach Hammett decides against sweeping changes

Apr 21, 2016

Sunwolves coach Hammett decides against sweeping changes

Sunwolves coach Mark Hammett has resisted the urge to make wholesale changes in the wake of his side being on the receiving end of the second biggest defeat in Super Rugby history last weekend. Five days after being beaten 92-17 by the Cheetahs, Hammett ...

Former pro wrestling star Chyna dies

Apr 21, 2016

Former pro wrestling star Chyna dies

Chyna, the WWE star who in the 1990s became one of the best-known and most-popular female professional wrestlers in history, has died, authorities said. Police in Southern California said they were responding to a 911 call from a friend of former WWE wrestler Chyna ...

Apr 21, 2016

Japan's Asia Rugby Championship team features little experience

Panasonic Wild Knights scrumhalf Keisuke Uchida will lead a very inexperienced side as Japan looks to maintain its mastery over South Korea and Hong Kong in the Asia Rugby Championship. Brave Blossoms interim coach Ryuji Nakatake named a 30-man squad that between them has ...

Nishikori starts Barcelona title defense with win

Apr 21, 2016

Nishikori starts Barcelona title defense with win

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori launched the defense of his Barcelona Open crown with a second-round win over 102nd-ranked Thiemo de Bakker on Wednesday. The two-time defending champion, who got a first-round bye, held all his service games and eased past de Bakker 6-4, ...

Commanding Blues take down Blackhawks

Apr 20, 2016

Commanding Blues take down Blackhawks

The lessons were difficult and painful. Three straight years of regular-season success for St. Louis, followed by playoff failure. The Blues learned. They persevered, and they are roaring right now. Vladimir Tarasenko scored on two dazzling wrist shots, Brian Elliott made 39 saves and ...

Apr 20, 2016

Boston Marathon winner gives trophy to pioneer Gibb

Atsede Baysa learned a little about the Boston Marathon’s history a few days before she ran in it, hearing how Bobbi Gibb was turned down for a spot in the 1966 event but ran anyway to show that women could handle the distance. Then, ...

Bolt eyes three-peat, world record at Rio Olympics

Apr 20, 2016

Bolt eyes three-peat, world record at Rio Olympics

Sprint king Usain Bolt aims to crown his legacy with an unprecedented Olympic three-peat at the Rio Games, and to top that off by running the first ever sub-19-seconds 200 meters. The long-striding Jamaican suggested he might not stop there, leaving open the chance ...

Apr 19, 2016

Winless Sunwolves add Kubota Spears' Kitagawa to training squad

The Sunwolves on Tuesday added Kubota Spears prop Kengo Kitagawa to their training squad ahead of this weekend’s match against the Jaguares. A team source said Kitagawa could be named to the 23 for the game on Saturday at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground ...