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May 16, 2016

Verstappen becomes youngest F1 winner after Mercedes crash

Dutch teenager Max Verstappen stunned Formula One with victory at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, taking advantage of a crash by Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to become the sport’s youngest winner only a few days after being promoted by his ...

May 16, 2016

Wallaby legend Smith returning to Suntory

Suntory Sungoliath confirmed Monday that George Smith was returning to the club for the 2016-2017 Top League season. The former Wallaby previously played for Sungoliath from 2011-2014 before heading to Europe. Last week Smith, who won 111 caps for Australia, was named the Players’ ...

May 16, 2016

Hayne leaving NFL to pursue Olympic dream

Former Australian Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne’s NFL experiment is over, as he announced his retirement Sunday from the San Francisco 49ers in order to join the Fiji Rugby Sevens team for the Rio Olympics. “I simply could not pass that chance up,” Hayne ...

Day goes wire-to-wire to win Players Championship

May 16, 2016

Day goes wire-to-wire to win Players Championship

Jason Day wanted to win The Players Championship so badly that he wasn’t going to let anything stop him. Not the super-slick greens that nearly derailed him Saturday. Not the three muffed chips that turned a potential birdie into an unsettling bogey as he ...

Murray sinks Djokovic in Rome final

May 16, 2016

Murray sinks Djokovic in Rome final

Andy Murray celebrated his 29th birthday by beating Novak Djokovic on clay for the first time to win the Italian Open title Sunday in a match that Djokovic argued should have been stopped due to rain. Gaining a measure of revenge for his loss ...

Japan cruises past Kazakhstan in Rio qualifiers

May 15, 2016

Japan cruises past Kazakhstan in Rio qualifiers

Japan won in straight sets for the second successive night on Sunday, beating Kazakhstan to lead the women’s Olympic final qualifying for Rio de Janeiro. Ahead of Tuesday’s showdown with South Korea, Japan produced a 25-14, 25-15, 25-11 victory without facing much of a ...

May 15, 2016

Rider dies after equestrian fall

Organizers say a 33-year-old rider has died after she fell from her horse during an equestrian competition at the Horse Park of New Jersey in Allentown. NJ.com reports that Philippa Humphreys fell at a fence while competing in the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event ...

May 15, 2016

Bolt starts season with George Town 100-meter victory

World 100- and 200-meter record holder Usain Bolt of Jamaica opened his 2016 season Saturday with a 100-meter victory in 10.05 seconds at the Cayman Invitational. Making his first strides on the road to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August, Bolt crossed the ...

Matsuyama soars to second at Players Championship

May 15, 2016

Matsuyama soars to second at Players Championship

Hideki Matsuyama shot a 5-under-par 67 to shoot up the leaderboard from 36th and into a tie for second place after the third round of The Players Championship on Saturday. On a day when only six players broke par, Matsuyama, who had seven birdies ...

Battling Nishikori falls to Djokovic in Rome semifinals

May 15, 2016

Battling Nishikori falls to Djokovic in Rome semifinals

Kei Nishikori put up a brave fight before succumbing to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the Italian Open on Saturday. The 26-year-old Nishikori took the first set but Djokovic fought back in a three-hour thriller to win 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 ...

May 14, 2016

Goromaru scores three penalties in second start for Reds

Ayumu Goromaru made his second start for the Reds and kicked three penalties on Saturday, scoring nine points for his best tally in Super Rugby as his side fell 29-14 to the Hurricanes. “I’m happy to be able to put on the No. 15 ...