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/ 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 ...

Nadal bests Thiem for Madrid Open crown

/ May 15, 2017

Nadal bests Thiem for Madrid Open crown

Rafael Nadal continued his impressive form heading into the French Open, winning his third straight title on clay Sunday with a 7-6 (10-8), 6-4 victory over Dominic Thiem in the Madrid Open final. Nadal withstood a tough challenge from the ninth-ranked Thiem, converting on ...

/ May 14, 2017

Holmes rides luck at Players Championship

J.B. Holmes defied conventional wisdom on a most unconventional course, walking anything but the straight and narrow at the TPC Sawgrass until he wound up in a most unlikely place Saturday in The Players Championship. He was tied for the lead with Kyle Stanley. ...

Muranaka's title shot ends in defeat to Yafai

/ May 14, 2017

Muranaka's title shot ends in defeat to Yafai

Suguru Muranaka’s bid for a first world title ended in resounding defeat Saturday, with the Japanese fighter losing by unanimous decision to champion Khalid Yafai in a WBA super flyweight title bout. The 31-year-old Muranaka made Yafai work in the Brit’s first defense of ...

Ryan finds net in OT as Senators take Game 1

/ May 14, 2017

Ryan finds net in OT as Senators take Game 1

By his own estimate, it took Ottawa’s Bobby Ryan a full 82 games to adjust to first-year coach Guy Boucher’s system. Consider the forward all caught up. The rest of the consistently surprising Senators, too. Ryan broke in alone on Marc-Andre Fleury and deked ...