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Nomura wins Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Apr 25, 2016

Nomura wins Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Haru Nomura held on in strong wind to win the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic on Sunday for her second LPGA Tour victory of the year. The 23-year-old Japanese player closed with a 1-over 73 in wind gusting to 35 mph at Lake Merced to ...

Penguins beat Rangers, win series

Apr 24, 2016

Penguins beat Rangers, win series

The end of two springs’ worth of playoff angst for the Pittsburgh Penguins came suddenly, crammed into 14 minutes of pure exhilaration, one highlight-reel sequence piled atop another. And perhaps it’s fitting that Pittsburgh’s relentless five-game demolition of the New York Rangers — completed ...

Nomura takes lead at Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Apr 24, 2016

Nomura takes lead at Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Haru Nomura shot a 1-under 71 in cool and breezy conditions Saturday at Lake Merced to maintain a three-stroke lead in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. The 23-year-old had three birdies and two bogeys to reach 10-under 206 with one round left. Nomura traded ...

Nishikori advances to Barcelona Open final

Apr 23, 2016

Nishikori advances to Barcelona Open final

Two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori beat Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-2 to return to the final of the Barcelona Open. The second seed will face either eight-time winner Rafael Nadal or Philipp Kohlschreiber on Sunday. Nishikori got an early break to take a 3-2 lead ...

Sunwolves defeat Jaguares to earn first victory

Apr 23, 2016

Sunwolves defeat Jaguares to earn first victory

Japan’s Sunwolves stunned the Jaguares 36-28 in a pulsating clash of Super Rugby expansion teams Saturday to post their first win after a miserable run of seven successive defeats. It was a victory made in Samoa as flyhalf Tusi Pisi kept the Tokyo side ...

Apr 23, 2016

Fujita injured in fall

Nanako Fujita, the Japan Racing Association’s first female jockey in 16 years, is day-to-day after being injured in a fall on Saturday. In her first ride at Tokyo Racecourse, 18-year-old Fujita fell coming off a turn after her mount made contact with another horse. ...

Sharks hold nerve to eliminate Kings

Apr 23, 2016

Sharks hold nerve to eliminate Kings

The Sharks had just blown a three-goal lead in a potential series-clinching playoff game. Staples Center rocked with the combined power of the Kings’ rally and the looming specters of San Jose’s postseason failures. Joonas Donskoi wasn’t around for any of that tawdry teal ...

Apr 23, 2016

Redskins sign cornerback Norman

The Washington Redskins signed cornerback Josh Norman on Friday, two days after the Carolina Panthers cut him loose. Norman, one of the NFL’s top corners, became a free agent Wednesday after the Panthers rescinded the franchise tag, which would have paid him $13.9 million ...

Apr 23, 2016

UFC star McGregor skips media duties

Conor McGregor’s seat was vacant, and so now is his spot headlining the big UFC 200 card this summer. The Irish fighter was a no-show at a press conference Friday promoting the card, and UFC president Dana White said he would not meet Nate ...

Nomura takes three-shot lead at Swinging Skirts

Apr 23, 2016

Nomura takes three-shot lead at Swinging Skirts

Haru Nomura shot a 2-under 70 in windy conditions Friday at Lake Merced to take the second-round lead in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. The 23-year-old Japanese player had a 9-under 135 total for a three-stroke lead over South Koreans Ryu So-yeon and Choi ...

Nishikori downs Dolgopolov to reach Barcelona semis

Apr 23, 2016

Nishikori downs Dolgopolov to reach Barcelona semis

Two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori reached the Barcelona Open semifinals after beating Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov 7-5, 6-0 on Friday. World No. 6 Nishikori, who had won all four of his previous meetings with the 30th-ranked Dolgopolov, was facing him on clay for the first ...

Kawaguchi developed unique training skills overseas

Apr 22, 2016

Kawaguchi developed unique training skills overseas

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Masafumi Kawaguchi is not interested in the past. Not even in his brilliant American football career. What he values are his experiences, which have helped him establish his unique training method. “European and American athletes use their bodies in a completely different way from ...