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Win 'The Road to Top'

Apr 28, 2015

Win 'The Road to Top'

The Japan Times is offering several readers the chance to win a copy of the recently released Japanese book “The Road to Top” about Kei Nishikori and his rise to become one of the best tennis players in the world. The autobiography traces Nishikori’s ...

Wild oust Blues to reach next round

Apr 27, 2015

Wild oust Blues to reach next round

Minnesota was killing an early penalty when Zach Parise snagged a loose puck in the neutral zone, raced away from St. Louis and triggered a huge roar from the home crowd with his highlight-reel goal off a bad-angle shot. That was a bad sign ...

Mayweather, Pacquiao camps brace for fight week

Apr 27, 2015

Mayweather, Pacquiao camps brace for fight week

The last time Freddie Roach was on the interstate linking Los Angeles with this boxing capital, he was written up for going 225 kph. Roach will be driving a lot slower Monday as part of a colorful caravan of hundreds of cars heading down ...

Nishikori claims title at Barcelona Open

Apr 27, 2015

Nishikori claims title at Barcelona Open

Top-seeded Kei Nishikori successfully defended his title at the Barcelona Open by beating Spaniard Pablo Andujar 6-4, 6-4 in Sunday’s final. The fifth-ranked Japanese fought back from early breaks in both sets to claim his second clay-court title in as many years at the ...

Apr 27, 2015

Pens star Crosby to play for Canada

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby has been added to Canada’s roster for the upcoming world hockey championship. The move gives the Canadian team a boost as it seeks to win its first gold medal since 2007. Crosby became available after the New York Rangers ...

Apr 27, 2015

Rose captures Zurich Classic title

Whatever derailed Justin Rose’s game appears long gone now. Sensing he needed to birdie the final two holes to keep the lead, Rose pulled it off with aggressive swings and clutch putts for a one-stroke victory over Cameron Tringale on Sunday in the Zurich ...

Apr 27, 2015

Japanese para-athletes claim bronze

Japanese wheelchair racer Masazumi Soejima and visually impaired Misato Michishita and Tadashi Horikoshi came in third at Sunday’s London Marathon. For the para-athletes, the London Marathon acted as a qualifier for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games, awarding places to the top two ...

Apr 26, 2015

Lucas leads U.S. at Penn Relays

Porscha Lucas led Team USA to victory in the women’s 800-meter relay at the Penn Relays on Saturday and the Americans won four of six events in the U.S.A. vs. The World races. Leslie Cole, Tawanna Meadows and Cambrya Jones also were on the ...

Apr 26, 2015

Rampant Anderson lifts England

A devastating spell from seam bowler James Anderson set England up for a nine-wicket triumph in the second Test against West Indies on Saturday as the tourists went 1-0 up in the three-match series. A fiery Anderson ripped through the West Indies middle order ...

Kipchoge leads Kenyan top four in London Marathon

Apr 26, 2015

Kipchoge leads Kenyan top four in London Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge won the London Marathon for the first time on Sunday, leading home a Kenyan top four ahead of defending champion Wilson Kipsang. Kipchoge, a former world 5,000-meter champion, completed the 42.2-km route in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 42 seconds in overcast conditions ...

Gymnastics legend Uchimura wins eighth straight national title

Apr 26, 2015

Gymnastics legend Uchimura wins eighth straight national title

Five-time all-around world champion Kohei Uchimura extended his own mark by winning his eighth consecutive national championship on Sunday. He surpassed Masao Takemoto and Takashi Ono to stand alone in first with the most national titles. Uchimura, 26, blew away the competition with a ...

Klitschko dominant in title defense

Apr 26, 2015

Klitschko dominant in title defense

The champ returned to the Garden, and it sounded and felt like Kiev. Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko easily outpointed a game-but-outclassed Bryant Jennings in the champion’s first fight in the United States in seven years, defending his heavyweight titles with a unanimous decision Saturday night. ...