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Tago plots move overseas after gambling ban

Disgraced shuttler Kenichi Tago is looking to continue his career overseas after receiving an indefinite suspension by the Nippon Badminton Association for gambling at illegal casinos in Japan. “I only have myself to blame for no longer being able to play in Japan. But I have again come to realize ...

May 6, 2016

Navy secretary supports QB's NFL bid

The Secretary of the Navy hopes to see Keenan Reynolds immediately pursue a career in the NFL. Reynolds was a record-setting quarterback with the Midshipmen before being selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday. There is a ...

Predators sink Sharks on Fisher's goal in 3OT

May 6, 2016

Predators sink Sharks on Fisher's goal in 3OT

Mike Fisher ended his own personal playoff drought with his first overtime goal in 12 years, giving the exhausted Nashville Predators plenty to celebrate. Fisher scored his second goal at 11:12 of the third overtime, and the Predators beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 ...

Kiraly to coach U.S. women through 2020 Games

May 6, 2016

Kiraly to coach U.S. women through 2020 Games

In his short time running the women’s national team, coach Karch Kiraly has established a close-knit, family culture among his players off the court that has led to hard-nosed, successful volleyball on it. A gold medal-winning combination? To be determined. The top-ranked Americans are ...

Nishikori downs Gasquet to make Madrid Open quarters

May 6, 2016

Nishikori downs Gasquet to make Madrid Open quarters

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori defeated Richard Gasquet for the first time in seven tries on Thursday, coming away with a 6-4, 7-5 win to reach the Madrid Open quarterfinals for the fourth straight year. Nishikori, who had only taken one set off the ...

Murray ousts Simon in Madrid

May 5, 2016

Murray ousts Simon in Madrid

Andy Murray put on another impressive performance on clay Thursday, defeating Gilles Simon 6-4, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the Madid Masters. The second-seeded Murray broke Simon’s serve in the final game of the first set and twice in the second to stay ...

Uchimura extends NHK Cup title streak to eight

May 5, 2016

Uchimura extends NHK Cup title streak to eight

Reigning Olympic and world all-around gymnastics champion Kohei Uchimura won his eighth consecutive NHK Cup on Thursday. As usual, Uchimura was in a league of his own, totaling 184.650 points to finish comfortably ahead of Ryohei Kato (180.100), who beat Yusuke Tanaka by just ...

May 5, 2016

Japan makes four changes for Hong Kong match

Japan interim coach Ryuji Nakatake named his side Thursday for Saturday’s Asia Rugby Championship game against Hong Kong. The 15 that will take the field at the Hong Kong Football Club shows four changes from the side that started last week’s big win over ...

May 5, 2016

Sunwolves announce starting lineup for upcoming match

The Sunwolves go in search of their second straight Super Rugby win Saturday with a starting XV that shows four changes and one positional switch from the side that started their historic 36-28 win against the Jaguares two weeks ago. Having had a bye ...

May 5, 2016

After acting in 'Creed,' Bellew to fight for world title

The last time British boxer Tony Bellew fought for a world title, it was in a Hollywood movie. Bellew played the role of world champion “Pretty” Ricky Conlan in “Creed,” the seventh installment in the “Rocky” series. Bellow, a tough-talking fighter from northern England, ...

May 5, 2016

Japan sending nine badminton players to Rio Olympics

Women’s doubles pair Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo have been named among the nine members for this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Thursday by the Nippon Badminton Association. The pair, who won the All-England Championships in March, was ranked No. 1 in the ...

May 5, 2016

Pak granted special exemption for U.S. Women's Open

Retiring South Korean great Se Ri Pak has received a special exemption from the U.S. Golf Association to play in the U.S. Women’s Open. The USGA announced the exemption Wednesday for the July 7-10 event at CordeValle in San Martin, California. Pak won the ...

May 5, 2016

Seahawks cut five players

The Seattle Seahawks have released five players including former starting center Drew Nowak. Seattle made the roster moves Wednesday ahead of their rookie minicamp this weekend. Along with Nowak, the Seahawks released running back Cameron Marshall, tight end Ronnie Shields, defensive end Josh Shirley ...