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Folau, Etzebeth sign with Top League's Red Hurricanes

Jul 1, 2015

Folau, Etzebeth sign with Top League's Red Hurricanes

While the Japan Super Rugby franchise is struggling to get any players to commit to it, the Top League sides are having no such problems. On Wednesday, NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes confirmed that Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth and Wallaby fullback Israel Folau had both ...

Jul 1, 2015

Racehorse great Kauto Star dies

Kauto Star, the two-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner who was one of Britain’s greatest and most popular racehorses, has been euthanized after sustaining pelvis and neck injuries in a fall in a paddock. Laura Collett, who rode Kauto Star in dressage following his retirement ...

Nara reaches second round at Wimbledon

Jul 1, 2015

Nara reaches second round at Wimbledon

ondon Kurumi Nara reached the second round of Wimbledon for the second straight year after Magda Linette of Poland retired in the third set on Tuesday. Nara took the second set 6-3 to force a final set and was up 4-3 when Linette pulled ...

Blackhawks trade Saad to Blue Jackets

Jul 1, 2015

Blackhawks trade Saad to Blue Jackets

The Chicago Blackhawks said all along that Brandon Saad would be back next season. Right up until Tuesday afternoon. With contract talks at a stalemate on the eve of NHL free agency, the Stanley Cup champions parted with Saad in a seven-player deal with ...

Injured Bolt pulls out of Diamond League meets

Jul 1, 2015

Injured Bolt pulls out of Diamond League meets

Hobbled by a blocked joint in his left leg, Usain Bolt withdrew Tuesday from this month’s Diamond League meetings in Paris and Lausanne, dealing a blow to his title defense preparations for the world championships in August. “I’m disappointed not to be able to ...

Jun 30, 2015

Sharks finalize five-year deal with defenseman Dillon

The San Jose Sharks have agreed to a five-year contract with pending restricted free agent defenseman Brenden Dillon. Agent Jarrett Bousquet said Monday that the two sides reached the deal before Dillon could become a restricted free agent later this week. ESPN first reported ...

Jun 30, 2015

De La Hoya won't return to the ring

Oscar De La Hoya will not come out of retirement to fight again at age 42, the 1992 Olympic lightweight champion announcing Monday on his Facebook page that he has hung up the gloves for good. It was only a week ago when De ...

Jun 30, 2015

Kenya running champions ready to march for peace

A dozen top Kenyan athletes, including former world marathon champions Paul Tergat and Tegla Loroupe, are to lead a 22-day “Walk for Peace” against ethnic violence. Cattle rustling and revenge killings between rival communities are common in Kenya’s remote and impoverished northern regions, an ...

Nishikori prevails in five-set battle with Bolelli in opener

Jun 30, 2015

Nishikori prevails in five-set battle with Bolelli in opener

Fifth seed Kei Nishikori overcame a leg injury to reach the Wimbledon second round on Monday in a grueling five-set win over Italy’s Simone Bolelli. Nishikori, who needed his left calf strapped in the final set, triumphed over the world No. 56 in a ...

Jun 29, 2015

Australia beats Kent in Ashes tour opener

Daniel Bell-Drummond’s sparkling hundred for Kent could not prevent Australia winning the opening match of its Ashes tour by 255 runs at Canterbury on Sunday. Almost 40 years to the day since England great Colin Cowdrey made a match-winning 151 not out for Kent ...