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Jun 25, 2017

Okuhara beats Yamaguchi to win Australian Open badminton title

Rio Olympic bronze medalist Nozomi Okuhara defeated Akane Yamaguchi 2-1 in an all-Japanese final to win the women’s singles title at the World Super Series Australian Open on Sunday. Okuhara prevailed 21-12, 21-23, 21-17 over the third-seeded Yamaguchi at Sydney Olympic Park to capture ...

Federer beats Khachanov to reach 11th Halle final

/ Jun 25, 2017

Federer beats Khachanov to reach 11th Halle final

Roger Federer defeated Karen Khachanov 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) on Saturday to advance to the final of the Gerry Weber Open for the 11th time. Federer will bid for his 92nd career title, in what will be his 140th final, against the fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev, ...

Spieth takes lead into final round

/ Jun 25, 2017

Spieth takes lead into final round

Jordan Spieth continues to play just a little better than anyone else at the Travelers Championship. The 23-year-old Texan closed with a 20-foot birdie putt for a 4-under 66 on Saturday, giving him a one-stroke lead for the third straight round at TPC River ...

Jun 24, 2017

Harimoto advances to China Open semifinals

Tomokazu Harimoto reached the China Open semifinals on Saturday after defeating countryman Koki Niwa in straight games in men’s singles. The 13-year-old Harimoto will face Timo Boll of Germany in the last four. Yuya Oshima and Masaki Yoshida were eliminated in the quarterfinals in ...

Ireland routs Japan for sweep

/ Jun 24, 2017

Ireland routs Japan for sweep

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Ireland beat Japan 35-13 on Saturday to sweep their two-game series despite a rousing second-half performance by the 2019 Rugby World Cup hosts. Ireland thrashed Japan 50-22 in the opening game in Shizuoka the previous weekend and the visitors wasted little time in establishing ...

/ Jun 24, 2017

Evans faces ban for cocaine use

British tennis player Dan Evans admitted Friday that he tested positive for cocaine in April and now faces a suspension. The 27-year-old Evans, who reached a career-high ranking of No. 41 in March, organized a news conference in London and read a statement but ...

Devils make Hischier No. 1 pick

/ Jun 24, 2017

Devils make Hischier No. 1 pick

Nico Hischier became the first Swiss player to be taken first overall Friday when the New Jersey Devils made the slick center the top pick in the NHL entry draft. The 18-year-old from Naters was excited to go first in the 2017 draft, the ...