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Apr 21, 2016

Japan's Asia Rugby Championship team features little experience

Panasonic Wild Knights scrumhalf Keisuke Uchida will lead a very inexperienced side as Japan looks to maintain its mastery over South Korea and Hong Kong in the Asia Rugby Championship. Brave Blossoms interim coach Ryuji Nakatake named a 30-man squad that between them has ...

Nishikori starts Barcelona title defense with win

Apr 21, 2016

Nishikori starts Barcelona title defense with win

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori launched the defense of his Barcelona Open crown with a second-round win over 102nd-ranked Thiemo de Bakker on Wednesday. The two-time defending champion, who got a first-round bye, held all his service games and eased past de Bakker 6-4, ...

Commanding Blues take down Blackhawks

Apr 20, 2016

Commanding Blues take down Blackhawks

The lessons were difficult and painful. Three straight years of regular-season success for St. Louis, followed by playoff failure. The Blues learned. They persevered, and they are roaring right now. Vladimir Tarasenko scored on two dazzling wrist shots, Brian Elliott made 39 saves and ...

Apr 20, 2016

Boston Marathon winner gives trophy to pioneer Gibb

Atsede Baysa learned a little about the Boston Marathon’s history a few days before she ran in it, hearing how Bobbi Gibb was turned down for a spot in the 1966 event but ran anyway to show that women could handle the distance. Then, ...

Bolt eyes three-peat, world record at Rio Olympics

Apr 20, 2016

Bolt eyes three-peat, world record at Rio Olympics

Sprint king Usain Bolt aims to crown his legacy with an unprecedented Olympic three-peat at the Rio Games, and to top that off by running the first ever sub-19-seconds 200 meters. The long-striding Jamaican suggested he might not stop there, leaving open the chance ...

Apr 19, 2016

Winless Sunwolves add Kubota Spears' Kitagawa to training squad

The Sunwolves on Tuesday added Kubota Spears prop Kengo Kitagawa to their training squad ahead of this weekend’s match against the Jaguares. A team source said Kitagawa could be named to the 23 for the game on Saturday at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground ...

Apr 19, 2016

Kobe appoints ex-Wallabies assistant McKay as new coach

Kobe Kobelco Steelers named former Wallabies and Tonga assistant Jim McKay as their new head coach on Tuesday. The 49-year-old Australian succeeds Allister Coetzee, who left to take over the Springboks. McKay will be the Steelers’ fourth head coach in four years, and will ...

Capitals move within win of sweep

Apr 19, 2016

Capitals move within win of sweep

Wayne Simmonds raised his hand toward the crowd and pleaded with fans to stop hurling colorful bracelets on the ice. Flyers public address announcer Lou Nolan urged fans to “show some class” during the first wave of band tossing. The Philadelphia fans refused to ...

Djokovic, Serena win Laureus awards

Apr 19, 2016

Djokovic, Serena win Laureus awards

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams won the Laureus awards as the top athletes in the world in 2015. Djokovic won for the second straight year and third time overall and Williams picked up her fourth award. Williams did not attend the ceremony. In his ...

Apr 19, 2016

Badminton association warns Nishimoto for casino visit

The Nippon Badminton Association on Tuesday named Kenta Nishimoto as its latest shuttler to have visited an illegal casino. According to the association, Nishimoto, who plays for the Japan A team, said he went to a casino twice in February and March last year, ...