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Predators sink Ducks on late power-play goal

/ May 17, 2017

Predators sink Ducks on late power-play goal

The Nashville Predators are so confident right now that not even having two goals in eight seconds waved off for goaltender interference can shake them. Especially not on home ice. Roman Josi scored a power-play goal with 2:43 left, and the Predators rallied to ...

French Open denies Sharapova wild-card invitation

/ May 17, 2017

French Open denies Sharapova wild-card invitation

Maria Sharapova’s popularity and past success did not earn her the wild-card invitation she needed to get into the French Open after serving a 15-month doping ban. “I’m very sorry for Maria, very sorry for her fans. They might be disappointed; she might be ...

/ May 16, 2017

Chiefs rookie quarterback Mahomes unharmed in robbery

Rookie Kansas Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes escaped injury after being robbed outside a Texas home after attending a college baseball game, authorities said Monday in describing the holdup as random. Mahomes and the three other people were stepping from a vehicle on a home’s ...

/ May 16, 2017

Mitsuhashi banned for life for match-fixing

Junn Mitsuhashi, who reached a career ranking high of No. 295 in 2009, was banned for life Tuesday for match-fixing and fined $50,000. The Tennis Integrity Unit said in a statement that Mitsuhashi was found guilty of “making corrupt approaches to other players, betting ...

/ May 16, 2017

Former Japan captain Leitch set to return

Michael Leitch is heading back to Japan after announcing Tuesday that this season will be his last Super Rugby campaign with the Chiefs. Leitch, who captained Japan at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, has been a full-time member of the Hamilton, New Zealand, franchise ...

Penguins ramp up pressure in win

/ May 16, 2017

Penguins ramp up pressure in win

Mike Sullivan called the energetic back-and-forth on the Pittsburgh Penguins bench “a man’s argument.” If his players have something to say, Sullivan wants them to get it out. Enter Phil Kessel, the mercurial forward with the blistering shot and occasionally blistering tongue. Frustrated by ...

Federer to skip French Open

/ May 16, 2017

Federer to skip French Open

After spending a few days practicing on clay courts in Switzerland, a healthy and well-rested Roger Federer settled on his upcoming schedule: He will bypass the French Open and turn his focus to Wimbledon, then the U.S. Open. “It was a tough decision to ...

May 15, 2017

Disgraced badminton player Momota plans comeback

Fallen badminton star Kento Momota is set to make his competitive comeback later this month in a domestic tour event, sources told Kyodo News on Monday. Momota, whose suspension was lifted Monday, has entered the May 27-31 Japan Ranking Circuit tournament in Saitama with ...

Matsuyama reaches Japanese-best No. 3 in world rankings

/ May 15, 2017

Matsuyama reaches Japanese-best No. 3 in world rankings

Hideki Matsuyama moved up one place to third in the latest world rankings list released Sunday, the highest placing ever achieved by a Japanese male golfer. Matsuyama, who finished in a tie for 22nd at the Players Championship on Sunday, overtook Australia’s Jason Day ...

/ May 15, 2017

Kim keeps cool to win Players Championship

Kim Si-woo walked up to the 16th green at the TPC Sawgrass and couldn’t resist looking across the water at an island. For those trying to catch Kim in The Players Championship, and for thousands of fans who anticipated the drama this tournament so ...