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Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan

Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan

Host cities, Prefectures and stadiums

Australia wary of England's Bayliss

There was general consensus in Australia on Wednesday that retaining the Ashes this year got a little bit harder after the appointment of wily compatriot Trevor Bayliss as England’s new ...

Rangers thrash Lightning to force Game 7

May 27, 2015

Rangers thrash Lightning to force Game 7

Henrik Lundqvist had lots of help in another season-saving performance for the New York Rangers. The star goalie stopped 36 shots and Derick Brassard had a hat trick for the Presidents’ Trophy winners, who forced Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals with a ...

Bolt wins 200 at Golden Spike meet

May 27, 2015

Bolt wins 200 at Golden Spike meet

Usain Bolt cruised to victory in the 200 meters race at the Golden Spike meet on Tuesday, as the Jamaican star prepares for the world championships after a season marred by injuries. Facing rain and cold at the IAAF World Challenge event, Bolt had ...

Djokovic, Nadal start French Open with comfortable wins

May 27, 2015

Djokovic, Nadal start French Open with comfortable wins

If anyone at the French Open needed a reminder, Novak Djokovic was on court to show what champions are made of. Returning to Roland Garros a year after he lost in the final to Rafael Nadal, the Serb posted a convincing 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 ...

Ducks sink Blackhawks in OT, take 3-2 lead

May 26, 2015

Ducks sink Blackhawks in OT, take 3-2 lead

The Anaheim Ducks stumbled back to their dressing room after regulation in disbelief. Jonathan Toews had just scored two improbable goals in 72 seconds, and Game 5 of the Western Conference finals was headed into an overtime where everything seemed tilted toward Chicago. Anaheim ...

Sharapova, Berdych advance to 2nd round

May 26, 2015

Sharapova, Berdych advance to 2nd round

Maria Sharapova was unfazed by the boos she heard when leaving the center court of Roland Garros on Monday without treating the crowd to a post-match interview. After all, she had good reasons to rush to the locker room. Battling a cold that had ...

May 26, 2015

Montoya earns $2.4 mil. for Indy win

Juan Pablo Montoya was all smiles at the victory banquet Monday night where he celebrated his second Indy 500 win in three tries. Also, tribute was paid to team owner Roger Penske for winning a 16th race at Indy. “You don’t understand,” the Colombian ...

May 25, 2015

Rosberg three-peats at Monaco GP

Nico Rosberg won the Monaco Grand Prix for the third straight year after a late crash involving teenager Max Verstappen undid Lewis Hamilton’s bid for a fourth win of the season. Hamilton looked set to take his 37th career win after leading from the ...

May 25, 2015

Peterson to skip Vikings' OTAs

The Minnesota Vikings will open their optional team practices this week without Adrian Peterson. The star running back has told coach Mike Zimmer that he will not attend the three days of team work that begin Tuesday, a person with knowledge of the situation ...

Japanese challengers tumble at French Open

May 25, 2015

Japanese challengers tumble at French Open

No. 4 seed Tomas Berdych showed no mercy to Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka in the first round of the French Open on Monday, defeating the teenager 6-0, 7-5, 6-3 on Court Suzanne Lenglen. Nishioka was one of three Japanese men to lose, leaving only ...

Lightning move closer to Stanley Cup finals

May 25, 2015

Lightning move closer to Stanley Cup finals

Scoring goals made the Tampa Bay Lightning one of the NHL’s most entertaining teams this season. Playing defense for the first time in three games has them within a victory of the Stanley Cup finals for the second time in franchise history. Steven Stamkos ...

Nishikori off to strong start

May 25, 2015

Nishikori off to strong start

Fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori eased into the second round of the French Open on Sunday, beating French wild-card Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-3, 7-5, 6-1. Winning 79 percent of points on his first serve and hammering down seven aces, Nishikori converted seven of his 15 break points ...

Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win

May 25, 2015

Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win

His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain. Roger Penske called the driver in late 2013, when Montoya found himself without a job after seven frustrating seasons in NASCAR had turned one of the baddest ...