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Jones critical of Japan over succession, work ethic

Apr 29, 2016

Jones critical of Japan over succession, work ethic

With Japan set for a test match on Saturday, the Brave Blossoms’ first since their heroics at last year’s Rugby World Cup, former coach Eddie Jones is less than impressed with how things have panned out regarding his successor. “What other team, what serious ...

Rams take Cal quarterback Goff with first pick of NFL draft

Apr 29, 2016

Rams take Cal quarterback Goff with first pick of NFL draft

California love for Jared Goff, and Philadelphia pride for Carson Wentz. It was all about the quarterbacks before Laremy Tunsil’s bizarre tumble down the board at the NFL draft. Goff went No. 1 overall to the Rams on Thursday for their first pick since ...

Apr 28, 2016

Pacquiao continues senatorial campaign despite kidnap threat

Boxing star Manny Pacquiao has pressed on with his campaign for a seat in the Philippine Senate, barnstorming in a province south of Manila despite a reported militant plot to kidnap him. Pacquiao said Thursday he doubted the threat but would not ignore it, ...

Aoki establishes record as oldest player on JGTO Tour

Apr 28, 2016

Aoki establishes record as oldest player on JGTO Tour

Isao Aoki became the oldest player to appear on the Japanese men’s tour at the Chunichi Crowns on Thursday, but his round was limited to nine holes due to a sore right ankle. At 73 years, 7 months and 28 days, Aoki rewrote the ...

Two Japanese snowboarders banned for smoking marijuana

Apr 28, 2016

Two Japanese snowboarders banned for smoking marijuana

Two teenage Japanese snowboarders have been banned from competition after being found guilty of smoking marijuana while on tour in the United States in December, local media reported on Thursday. The Ski Association of Japan (SAJ) said traces of the drug were detected in ...

Predators edge Ducks in Game 7

Apr 28, 2016

Predators edge Ducks in Game 7

Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators clung to a small lead for two full periods, scrambling and dodging and stopping everything the Anaheim Ducks could throw at them. They hung on until the final horn, emerging triumphant from their first Game 7 and opening ...

Apr 28, 2016

Goodell says NFL ready to move on from Deflategate

As far as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is concerned, the league is ready to move on from “Deflategate.” Speaking two days after a major victory for the NFL in its dispute with New England quarterback Tom Brady and the players’ union, Goodell defended the ...

Apr 28, 2016

'Fat man' Fury teases Klitschko ahead of rematch

Tyson Fury removed his T-shirt, turned to Wladimir Klitschko, pointed to his flabby belly and blurted out: “Shame on you, you let a fat man beat you.” It was just one of the many lively moments in an expletive-laden, at-times-shocking news conference at the ...

Apr 28, 2016

U.K. cycling coach resigns over derogatory comments

One of the key figures behind Britain’s successful Olympic cycling team resigned on Wednesday, soon after being suspended by the national governing body for allegedly making discriminatory remarks to riders. Shane Sutton stepped down from his position as technical director at British Cycling, saying ...

Corrales stuns reigning champion Uchiyama in second round

Apr 27, 2016

Corrales stuns reigning champion Uchiyama in second round

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WBA super featherweight champion Takashi Uchiyama suffered a stunning defeat at the hands of Panama’s Jezreel Corrales on Wednesday, ending his more than six-year reign atop the division. Corrales, the interim champion, knocked Uchiyama down three times in Round 2 and referee Robert Hoyle, ...