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Aug 17, 2014

Lincicome maintains lead at LPGA

Brittany Lincicome beamed. She had fought off the jitters while leading an LPGA major and it felt oh-so-good. Lincicome, who hadn’t held a second-round lead since 2009 and never in a major, shot a 1-under 71 on Saturday at the LPGA Championship to finish ...

Aug 17, 2014

Springboks grind to opening win

South Africa labored to a 13-6 win over Argentina in a game spoiled by driving rain and a water-soaked field on the opening day of the Rugby Championship on Saturday. The Springboks scored a second-minute try through scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar before the rain poured ...

Aug 17, 2014

Ishikawa falls out of contention

Japan’s Ryo Ishikawa crashed out of title contention after carding a disastrous 8-over-par 78 in the third round of the Wyndham Championship on Saturday. Ishikawa started the day in the seventh place and just two shots off the lead after he posted a 62 ...

Obic Seagulls lose Sister Cities International Bowl in Alabama

Aug 16, 2014

Obic Seagulls lose Sister Cities International Bowl in Alabama

The Obic Seagulls, Japan’s top football team, came up short against the APDFL Blazers on Thursday, losing 16-12 in the Sister Cities International Bowl in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The Seagulls, eight-time champions in Japan’s X League, took a 10-0 lead thanks to a Tataeru Nakanishi ...

Pats get solid QB play against Eagles

Aug 16, 2014

Pats get solid QB play against Eagles

Tom Brady dove in vain at Cary Williams as the Eagles cornerback returned an interception for a touchdown on the opening series. Then the turnovers went in the Patriots direction. New England scored touchdowns on three of the four that Philadelphia committed, and the ...

Federer, Serena keep rolling

Aug 16, 2014

Federer, Serena keep rolling

Roger Federer beat Andy Murray 6-3, 7-5 on Friday and advanced to the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open, a tournament he has won an unprecedented five times already. The second-seeded Federer was on the offensive from the first point as he evened ...

Aug 16, 2014

Bolt plans to run until 2017 season

Sprint superstar Usain Bolt revealed Friday that he will put back his planned retirement until 2017 at the request of his sponsors. The six-time Olympic gold medalist and 100-meter and 200-meter world record holder had intended to retire after the 2016 Rio Olympics, but ...

Aug 16, 2014

Ishikawa in hunt for first PGA title

Ryo Ishikawa put himself in contention for his first PGA title on Friday, when he fired in nine birdies for an 8-under-par 62 to sit two strokes off the lead at the Wyndham Championship. Ishikawa is tied for seventh, two strokes back of joint ...

Schippers takes 200 to win double

Aug 16, 2014

Schippers takes 200 to win double

Suddenly, Europe again has a star sprinter who can compete with the best of the Americans and Jamaicans. Her name is Dafne Schippers. The 22-year-old is from the Netherlands and on a cold, wet and windy Friday night she ran the fastest 200 meters ...

Ueno tosses no-hitter against China at softball worlds

Aug 15, 2014

Ueno tosses no-hitter against China at softball worlds

Yukiko Ueno hurled a no-hitter on Friday to lead defending champion Japan to a 4-0 win over China in their Group A opener at the International Softball Federation’s Women’s World Championship. The 32-year-old Ueno, who helped pitch Japan to the last Olympic gold medal ...

Aug 15, 2014

Stewart to skip race after tragedy

Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track. Stewart announced the decision in a statement Thursday. His plans ...