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Nishikori ready to make history

Sep 8, 2014

Nishikori ready to make history

Kei Nishikori’s journey to the U.S. Open final began a decade ago, when he was spotted as a teen at a tryout in Japan and invited to move to Florida to attend a tennis academy. Nishikori was among the first beneficiaries of a project ...

Slick passing sends Phoenix past Triumphant Lion

Sep 7, 2014

Slick passing sends Phoenix past Triumphant Lion

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

The defending Kanto champion Nihon University Phoenix got off to a fine start thanks to big-time offense by trouncing the Nippon Sport Science Triumphant Lion 56-14 on Sunday at Amino Vital Field in Kanto Collegiate Football League action. Operating their trademark shotgun formation, the ...

Oregon rallies past Michigan State

Sep 7, 2014

Oregon rallies past Michigan State

Marcus Mariota threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns and No. 3 Oregon’s blur offense overwhelmed No. 7 Michigan State’s stout defense in a 46-27 victory Saturday night. Mariota’s three touchdown passes — two to speedy redshirt freshman Devon Allen — gave him 69 ...

Sep 7, 2014

UCLA to retire Aikman's jersey

UCLA will retire the No. 8 jersey of former quarterback Troy Aikman during the Bruins’ Nov. 28 game against Stanford. The school made the announcement Saturday night during the Bruins’ home opener. Aikman will be the ninth player in UCLA history to have his ...

Sep 7, 2014

All Blacks' victory comes at cost

Injuries to Sam Whitelock and Liam Messam pose a selection conundrum for All Blacks’ coach Steve Hansen as they prepare for their Rugby Championship clash with South Africa next week in Wellington. Whitelock damaged his rib cartilage midway through the first half of the ...

Sep 7, 2014

Jaguars rule out Shorts for opener

The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without receiver Cecil Shorts III for the team’s season opener at Philadelphia. Coach Gus Bradley downgraded Shorts from questionable to out Saturday, shortly before the team departed for Philadelphia. The team’s leading receiver the past two seasons, Shorts won’t ...

Sep 7, 2014

Johnson treated for dehydration

Defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson fell ill following Saturday night’s race at Richmond International Raceway. Johnson said nothing about his health over his radio in the closing laps as he drove to an eighth-place finish. But after he laid down next to his car ...

Nishikori bests Djokovic to make U.S. Open final

Sep 7, 2014

Nishikori bests Djokovic to make U.S. Open final

Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic set up a shock U.S. Open final Saturday as Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, with 24 Grand Slams between them, were dumped out in one sensational afternoon. Nishikori, the 10th seed, became the first Asian man to reach a ...

Coach Chang imparting wisdom to Nishikori

Sep 7, 2014

Coach Chang imparting wisdom to Nishikori

Michael Chang knows what it takes to win a Grand Slam title as a player. Lately, as a coach, he’s been trying to transmit some of that knowledge to Kei Nishikori while helping guide him to the U.S. Open final. Chang has been an ...

Garcia takes control in second round

Sep 6, 2014

Garcia takes control in second round

Sergio Garcia hit great shots that led to eagle, birdie and par Friday. They carried him to a 6-under 64, giving him a one-shot lead going into the weekend at the BMW Championship on ever-changing Cherry Hills. Garcia holed out from a greenside bunker ...

Sep 6, 2014

Star LB Harrison retires as a Steeler

James Harrison ended his career back where it began. The five-time Pro Bowl linebacker officially retired from the NFL on Friday after signing a one-day contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 36-year-old spent more than a decade with the franchise before playing for the ...