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May 18, 2015

Fiji wins sevens rugby series title

Fiji won the sevens rugby world series and the United States joined in the history-making by winning its first tournament at the London Sevens on Sunday. Fiji clinched the series when it beat closest rival South Africa 19-7 in the quarterfinals at a Twickenham ...

Uchimura, Sugihara claim titles at NHK Cup

May 17, 2015

Uchimura, Sugihara claim titles at NHK Cup

First-year high school student Aiko Sugihara booked a spot in this year’s world championships by winning the women’s gymnastics title at the NHK Cup on Sunday, while five-time defending all-around world champion Kohei Uchimura won his seventh straight title. The 15-year-old Sugihara scored 113.975 ...

May 17, 2015

Clarke empathizes with Pietersen

Australian test cricket captain Michael Clarke says he feels for Kevin Pietersen and would like to see him back in the England side — to a degree. Andrew Strauss, England’s new director of cricket, last week said a “massive trust issue” would prevent the ...

McIlroy sets record in third round

May 17, 2015

McIlroy sets record in third round

When Rory McIlroy rolled in an birdie putt on the 13th hole, he started thinking about shooting 59. He didn’t quite get there Saturday, settling for an 11-under 61 to break the Quail Hollow record and take a four-shot lead in the Wells Fargo ...

Djokovic standing between Federer and elusive title

May 17, 2015

Djokovic standing between Federer and elusive title

Roger Federer will renew his rivalry with Novak Djokovic in the Italian Open final on Sunday, giving the 17-time Grand Slam champion another chance to add an elusive title to his collection. Federer dispatched Swiss countryman Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 6-2 in less than an ...

Rangers turn tables on Lightning in Game 1 of East finals

May 17, 2015

Rangers turn tables on Lightning in Game 1 of East finals

The New York Rangers aren’t the same team the Tampa Bay Lightning dominated in the regular season. Not even close, and Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals showed that. Dominic Moore scored with 2:25 to play, the defense limited the Lightning’s high-powered offense ...

May 16, 2015

Jorgensen, Gomez Noya claim Yokohama Triathlon titles

Gwen Jorgensen of the United States won her fourth world series triathlon event of the year, the ITU World Triathlon Series Yokohama, on Saturday to extend her winning streak to nine races. Jorgensen, who won the past two races in Yokohama, crossed the finish ...

Djokovic bests Nishikori in 3 sets

May 16, 2015

Djokovic bests Nishikori in 3 sets

Kei Nishikori lost 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to World No. 1 Novak Djokovic on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open. The three-time champion and current title holder Djokovic lost serve only once in the match. Nishikori, fighting back from a one-set deficit, converted ...

Gatlin blazes 9.74 in Doha 100

May 16, 2015

Gatlin blazes 9.74 in Doha 100

Justin Gatlin sent a message to Usain Bolt on Friday — both with his legs and his mouth. Gatlin lived up to the pre-season hype by winning the 100 meters in a world-leading 9.74 seconds at the Diamond League opener, a personal-best time and ...

Shields steals show from Phelps, Lochte

May 16, 2015

Shields steals show from Phelps, Lochte

Former NCAA champion Tom Shields won the Charlotte Grand Prix 100-meter butterfly final on Friday, overshadowing the head-to-head matchup between Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. Shields, who won five NCAA titles in three years at California, won the final in 52.12 ...

May 16, 2015

McIlroy shoots bogey-free round

Rory McIlroy is charging again. The world’s top-ranked player shot a 5-under 67 on Friday to pull within one shot of the early second-round lead at the Wells Fargo Championship. McIlroy trailed Martin Flores and newcomer Patrick Rodgers, who were at 8-under 136 after ...