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Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan

Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan

Host cities, Prefectures and stadiums

Cal promotes interim AD: source

California will name interim athletic director Mike Williams to the full-time job. A person with knowledge of the plans said Monday that Chancellor Nicholas Dirks is expected to announce Williams’ ...

May 5, 2015

Raiders to cut starters Jones, Burris

The Oakland Raiders are planning to release two starters from last year’s team, cutting ties with receiver James Jones and linebacker Miles Burris. Jones told CSN California that general manager Reggie McKenzie told him he was going to be cut and Burris announced on ...

May 5, 2015

Pacquiao needs shoulder surgery

Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, who lost a unanimous decision to Floyd Mayweather in their welterweight unification fight on Saturday, has a torn rotator cuff and will undergo shoulder surgery, ESPN reported on Monday. Dr. Neal ElAttrache described the tear on Monday as “significant” and ...

May 5, 2015

Barrett sidelined with knee injury

Flyhalf Beauden Barrett will be sidelined for four weeks with a right knee injury, joining a growing list of All Blacks who are out of action in the later stages of the Super Rugby competition. Barrett suffered the injury when his Wellington-based Hurricanes squad ...

McIlroy grabs Match Play crown

May 4, 2015

McIlroy grabs Match Play crown

Rory McIlroy had to work harder than ever to win the Match Play Championship. No one ever had to play seven matches in five days, and McIlroy won them all in the new round-robin format. He had to beat three players on the same ...

Lightning strike again, take 2-0 lead

May 4, 2015

Lightning strike again, take 2-0 lead

Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos ended his scoring drought and the Lightning’s power-play came to life with four goals — at the expense of the reeling Montreal Canadiens. Stamkos scored his first goal of the playoffs and Tampa Bay beat Montreal 6-2 on Sunday ...

West Indies defeats England to tie series

May 4, 2015

West Indies defeats England to tie series

The West Indies completed a tense, hard-fought victory over England by five wickets in the extended final session of the third day of the third and final test at Kensington Oval on Sunday. The hosts were set 192 to win and were guided to ...

Mayweather hits jackpot

May 4, 2015

Mayweather hits jackpot

by Tim Dahlberg

The check was for $100 million, a payday so mind-boggling that Floyd Mayweather Jr. couldn’t help but show it to a few reporters when the night was done. “No pictures, though,” Mayweather said, sliding the check out of an envelope. “Don’t want any pictures ...

May 4, 2015

Female sailing team perseveres

The first all-female team in the Volvo Ocean Race in over a decade, Team SCA is determined to break barriers in a male-dominated sport — and in what is widely considered the world’s most prestigious offshore sailing event. Team SCA and its opponents are ...

May 4, 2015

American Pharoah enters Preakness

Lured by the promise of carrots, American Pharoah was led out of the barn to face a throng of cameras. Reluctant at first, the Kentucky Derby winner perked up when trainer Bob Baffert offered the colt’s favorite snack. American Pharoah pricked his ears upon ...

May 4, 2015

Nishikori sets sights on final round

Kei Nishikori hopes to pick up what he left behind in the final last year as the World No. 5 Japanese gears for the Madrid Open. “I’m stronger both physically and mentally this year,” Nishikori said on the opening day of the tournament Sunday. ...

May 4, 2015

Rugby player dies after cardiac arrest

A Welsh international rugby league player has died after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest during a club game. The Rugby Football League says Danny Jones was playing for northern English club Keighley Cougars when he collapsed after being replaced early in Sunday’s League 1 ...

McIlroy ousts Matsuyama at Match Play Championship

May 3, 2015

McIlroy ousts Matsuyama at Match Play Championship

Hideki Matsuyama failed to reach the quarterfinals of the Match Play Championship after losing to world No. 1 Rory McIlroy 6 and 5 on Saturday. “I was bad off the tee and that affected my irons,” Matsuyama said. “I couldn’t recover. With him taking ...