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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, ...

Ethiopians sweep Boston Marathon

Apr 19, 2016

Ethiopians sweep Boston Marathon

The Ethiopians ran past the Kenyans on their way to the Boston Marathon finish line Monday and nearly swept them off the victory podium. Lemi Berhanu Hayle won the 120th edition of the men’s race, and Atsede Baysa overcame a 37-second deficit on the ...

Badminton association says another player visited casino

Apr 18, 2016

Badminton association says another player visited casino

An additional Japan national team player has admitted to entering an illegal casino, the Nippon Badminton Association revealed Monday. The association is investigating illegal gambling on the national team after world No. 2 Kento Momota was found to have frequented casinos, which are barred ...

Rosberg wins Chinese GP for sixth straight victory

Apr 17, 2016

Rosberg wins Chinese GP for sixth straight victory

Nico Rosberg of Mercedes escaped unscathed from a wild first lap at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, and then showed why he’s the driver to beat this year in Formula One. Rosberg started on pole position and led nearly the entire race by ...

Yamabe wins national judo crown to book Rio berth

Apr 17, 2016

Yamabe wins national judo crown to book Rio berth

Kanae Yamabe downed rival Megumi Tachimoto for her third national judo championship title on Sunday to clinch a spot in this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics. In the pair’s third meeting in the final at the national championships in as many years, and this ...

Dee Majesty claims Satsuki-sho victory

Apr 17, 2016

Dee Majesty claims Satsuki-sho victory

Eighth favorite Dee Majesty pulled away down the stretch to win the 76th running of the Satsuki-sho on Sunday. With Masayoshi Ebina aboard, Dee Majesty stormed past leader Leontes to cross the finish line in blustery conditions at Nakayama Racecourse in a time of ...

Tanii wins 50-km walk national title

Apr 17, 2016

Tanii wins 50-km walk national title

World bronze medalist Takayuki Tanii won the 50-km walk on Sunday at the national championships, the final qualifier for this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Tanii, who has already qualified for Rio, clocked 3 hours, 44 minutes, 12 seconds in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture for ...