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Jul 4, 2014

Boxer Koki Kameda joining United Gym

With his own gym under sanctions from the Japan Boxing Commission, 27-year-old former world champion Koki Kameda announced Friday he will move to another gym. Kameda had been unable to fight in Japan since the JBC has refused to renew the licenses of those ...

Bouchard, Kvitova set to face off in Wimbledon final

Jul 4, 2014

Bouchard, Kvitova set to face off in Wimbledon final

Eugenie Bouchard defeated French Open runnerup Simona Halep 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 Thursday to become the first Canadian ever to advance to a Grand Slam tournament final. The 20-year-old Bouchard, who has not dropped a set in six matches, won on her sixth match point ...

Gay second in return from ban

Jul 4, 2014

Gay second in return from ban

In his return from a one-year doping ban, Tyson Gay finished second to Justin Gatlin, who ran a year-best 9.80 seconds in the 100 meters at the Athletissima on Thursday. Gatlin got a great start and pulled away after 40 meters. Gay clocked 9.93 ...

Arbitrator rejects Graham's bid to be declared wide receiver

Jul 3, 2014

Arbitrator rejects Graham's bid to be declared wide receiver

The Saints’ Jimmy Graham and the NFL Players Association were dealt a setback Wednesday when an arbitrator ruled that he can only be considered a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag designation. NFLPA had filed a grievance arguing that Graham was ...

Murray routed by Dimitrov

Jul 3, 2014

Murray routed by Dimitrov

Andy Murray’s reign as Wimbledon champion ended on Wednesday with a straight-set loss in the quarterfinals to Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, who is making his breakthrough after years of being touted as the game’s next top player. Two other former champions, Roger Federer and Novak ...

Jul 3, 2014

Plushenko wants to compete in '18

Russian figure skating icon Evgeni Plushenko said Wednesday that he has firm intentions to compete at his fifth Olympic Games at Pyeongchang, South Korea, in 2018, local media reported. “Everything that has been broken (in my body) is now fixed,” ITAR-TASS news agency quoted ...

Bouchard, Halep reserve spots in Wimbledon semifinals

Jul 2, 2014

Bouchard, Halep reserve spots in Wimbledon semifinals

Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard reached her first Wimbledon semifinal and ensured a move into the world top 10 by beating Germany’s Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday. Victory also meant that the 20-year-old has reached the last four of all three Grand Slams in 2014. ...

Unheralded Kyrgios shocks No. 1 Nadal

Jul 2, 2014

Unheralded Kyrgios shocks No. 1 Nadal

For the third year in a row, Rafael Nadal made an early exit from Wimbledon after a stunning loss to a player ranked 100th or lower. Nick Kyrgios, a 19-year-old wild card from Australia with a world ranking of 144, served 37 aces and ...

Nishikori falls against Raonic in fourth round

Jul 2, 2014

Nishikori falls against Raonic in fourth round

In a match between two of tennis’ most promising young stars, big-serving Milos Raonic defeated Kei Nishikori on Tuesday, ending the No. 10 seed’s Wimbledon run in the fourth round. After making a strong start to capture the first set, Nishikori was blasted away ...

Federer cruises into quarterfinals

Jul 1, 2014

Federer cruises into quarterfinals

Seven-time champion Roger Federer returned to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon with a clinical 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Tommy Robredo of Spain on Tuesday. The fourth-seeded Federer looked in complete control and saved the only break point he faced in the final game of ...

Nishikori downs Bolelli in five sets in delayed match

Jul 1, 2014

Nishikori downs Bolelli in five sets in delayed match

Kei Nishikori needed two days and five nail-biting sets but eventually defeated Italy’s Simone Bolelli 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4 to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon for the first time in his career on Monday morning. Momentum ebbed and flowed throughout the ...

Nishikori reaches Wimbledon fourth round for first time

Jun 30, 2014

Nishikori reaches Wimbledon fourth round for first time

Kei Nishikori needed two days and five nail-biting sets but eventually defeated Italy’s Simone Bolelli 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4 to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon for the first time in his career on Monday. Momentum ebbed and flowed throughout the over ...