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Jun 22, 2016

Jones touts Hartley as Lions skipper

Dylan Hartley has all the right qualities to lead the British and Irish Lions for the tour of New Zealand next year, the England captain’s head coach Eddie Jones has said. The 30-year-old hooker, who has picked up 74 caps for his country, led ...

Goromaru hopes to live up to expectations with Toulon

Jun 21, 2016

Goromaru hopes to live up to expectations with Toulon

Fullback Ayumu Goromaru’s goal with Toulon will be putting points on the board with his boot he said Tuesday, when he was unveiled by the French rugby giant. “When this offer arrived, I had no reason to turn it down,” said the 30-year-old who ...

Dibaba's coach arrested after raid produces EPO traces

Jun 21, 2016

Dibaba's coach arrested after raid produces EPO traces

The coach of world 1,500-meter champion Genzebe Dibaba and other long-distance runners was arrested near Barcelona on Monday after Spanish police raided his hotel room and found traces of EPO and other banned substances. Jama Aden, who is from Somalia, was detained along with ...

Jun 21, 2016

Yamada leaves training camp with injury

Japan wing Akihito Yamada, who is tied for the Super Rugby try-scoring lead, has left the national sevens training camp due to injury, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced Tuesday. Yamada, who appeared to feel pain in his calf during training on Monday, is ...

Sharapova's lawyer blasts WADA chief

Jun 21, 2016

Sharapova's lawyer blasts WADA chief

Maria Sharapova’s attorney, John Haggerty, hit out at World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) head Craig Reedie for comments he made about the Russian tennis star’s earnings. Speaking at a WADA symposium in London on Monday, Reedie complained that his organization’s yearly budget of $30 million ...

Jun 20, 2016

Nomura finishes ninth at Meijer Classic

Harukyo Nomura shot a final-round 1-under 70 to finish in a tie for ninth at the Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday. Starting the day in 11th, Nomura birdied No. 4 and No. 10 but struggled with her putter from there on. She finished with ...

Jun 20, 2016

Rosberg wins European GP to extend F1 title lead

Formula One’s pit-to-driver radio restrictions played a decisive role in Sunday’s European Grand Prix as Nico Rosberg got assistance in solving an engine-setting glitch and sailed away to an easy victory, while his Mercedes teammate and title rival Lewis Hamilton was frustrated at getting ...

Toyota suffers heartbreaking Le Mans defeat

Jun 20, 2016

Toyota suffers heartbreaking Le Mans defeat

Toyota suffered one of the most heartbreaking losses in 24 Hours of Le Mans history on Sunday, when, with three minutes to drive to an almost certain win, the No. 5 car of Kazuki Nakajima, Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi failed, allowing the No. ...

Johnson wins U.S. Open for first major despite penalty

Jun 20, 2016

Johnson wins U.S. Open for first major despite penalty

Dustin Johnson had everything going his way Sunday in the U.S. Open. He was playing the best golf on the toughest course. He had a two-shot lead on the back nine at Oakmont. He even got a huge break on a ruling that allowed ...

Big-hitters McIlroy, Mickelson, Fowler miss cut at U.S. Open

Jun 19, 2016

Big-hitters McIlroy, Mickelson, Fowler miss cut at U.S. Open

Rory McIlroy spent the days before the U.S. Open searching for his game. The world’s third-ranked player didn’t find it at Oakmont. McIlroy missed the cut on Saturday after posting a two-round total of 8-over 148, two clear of the cut line at 6 ...

England coach Jones wants clean sweep over Australia

Jun 19, 2016

England coach Jones wants clean sweep over Australia

With two wins and a first-ever test series victory in Australia, England coach Eddie Jones isn’t about to lower the bar for his expectations of a successful rugby tour Down Under. Jones, an Australian who formerly coached the Wallabies and Japan, wants a third ...