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Jun 26, 2015

Djokovic, three rivals placed on opposite sides of draw

Defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided his three biggest traditional rivals in the Wimbledon draw on Friday as the other members of tennis’ “Big Four” were all placed on the opposite side. Serena Williams had no such luck in the women’s draw, where she may ...

Javelin thrower Ebihara claims eighth national title

Jun 26, 2015

Javelin thrower Ebihara claims eighth national title

Yuki Ebihara booked her spot in this summer’s IAAF World Athletics Championships by winning her fourth straight women’s javelin title on the first day of the national championships on Friday. Ebihara, who won with a throw of 59.11 meters at Niigata’s Big Swan Stadium, ...

Jun 26, 2015

Titans field renamed Nissan Stadium

The Tennessee Titans’ home field is changing its name from LP Field to Nissan Stadium. Officials from the Titans and Nissan announced Thursday a 20-year partnership that renames Nashville’s downtown stadium. The naming rights are subject to approval by the NFL and Metro Government ...

Jun 26, 2015

Swiss yachtsman Bourgnon reported missing

Leading Swiss yachtsman Laurent Bourgnon was reported missing by authorities in French Polynesia on Thursday after a diving incident. The Papeete rescue center in Tahiti said the 49-year-old Bourgnon, who twice won the Route du Rhum trans-Atlantic sailing race, was diving on his own. ...

Rupp wins 10,000 at nationals amid doping allegations

Jun 26, 2015

Rupp wins 10,000 at nationals amid doping allegations

Hardly even looking the least bit exhausted, Galen Rupp gave a thumbs-up sign to the crowd before crossing the finish line. Really, though, the last few weeks have left him thoroughly drained. Rupp easily won his seventh straight 10,000-meter title at the U.S. championships ...

Terao invited to train with Islanders again

Jun 26, 2015

Terao invited to train with Islanders again

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Nikko Ice Bucks youngster Yuri Terao has been invited to the New York Islanders rookie minicamp next month, the club announced last week. It will be the second consecutive year Terao will join the rookie camp for the NHL’s Eastern Conference team, which formed ...

Nishikori confident of fitness for Wimbledon after calf injury

Jun 26, 2015

Nishikori confident of fitness for Wimbledon after calf injury

Kei Nishikori expects to be ready for Wimbledon next week, saying Friday that his condition is steadily improving after hurting his left calf last week. “My injury is getting better all the time and I think I’ll be fine,” Nishikori, the fifth seed at ...

Jun 25, 2015

NHL begins exploring expansion

The NHL is officially exploring expansion. The league is opening a formal expansion review process to consider adding new franchises to its 30-team league, Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday. Las Vegas, Seattle and Quebec City are the markets that have expressed the most serious ...

Jun 25, 2015

Cyclist Froome misses drug test

Former Tour de France champion Chris Froome revealed on Wednesday he missed a drug test this year while taking a couple of days off in Italy with his wife. Froome said he missed the test while staying at an exclusive hotel during a recovery ...

Jun 25, 2015

Ex-Saints coach Haslett named Penn State consultant

The coach who guided the New Orleans Saints through Hurricane Katrina has joined Penn State’s football team as a consultant. Penn State said Jim Haslett will work with its offensive, defensive and specials teams coaches and serve as a “sounding board” for the staff. ...

Jun 25, 2015

Leitch to stay Brave Blossoms captain

Japan coach Eddie Jones, who will also serve as director of rugby of the new Japanese Super Rugby side, said Thursday that Michael Leitch would remain captain of the Brave Blossoms even though he had re-signed to play for the Chiefs next year rather ...