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Mar 1, 2015

Ndungu wins Lake Biwa Marathon

Kenya’s Samuel Ndungu outpaced the field in driving rain to win his second Lake Biwa Marathon on Sunday. Ndungu, who also won the 2012 edition, ran uncontested for most of the latter part of the race and cut the tape at 2 hours, 9 ...

Mar 1, 2015

Rampant Sri Lanka beats England

Sri Lanka cruised to a convincing 9-wicket win against England in its World Cup Pool A match on Sunday, powered by unbeaten centuries from Kumar Sangakkara, who smashed 117 off 86 balls, and opener Lahiru Thirimanne, who scored 139. Sri Lanka reached 312 for ...

Mar 1, 2015

Japan misses team ski jump medal

Japan, featuring veteran Noriaki Kasai, was left out of the medals after coming fourth in the ski jumping team competition at the world ski championships on Saturday. The team of Kasai, Daiki Ito, Junshiro Kobayashi and Taku Takeuchi finished with a total score of ...

Mar 1, 2015

Wales keeps Six Nations dream alive

Wales kept its Six Nations hopes alive with a fourth straight victory over France as it triumphed 20-13 at the Stade de France on Saturday. It was Wales’ second successive win in Paris and means it is still in the mix for overall Six ...

Mar 1, 2015

Onozuka gets first halfpipe victory

Ayana Onozuka claimed her first championship on the World Cup circuit after winning a women’s freestyle halfpipe competition in Park City, Utah, on Saturday. Onozuka scored 83.60 points in the final for the top podium spot ahead of Germany’s Sabrina Cakmakli (79.80) and Janina ...

Feb 28, 2015

Ikeyama defends WBO atomweight title

WBO atomweight champion Nao Ikeyama rewrote her own record as the oldest fighter in Japan to successfully defend a title with a unanimous decision over challenger Norj Guro of the Philippines on Saturday. Ikeyama, who is 45 years, 5 months, won her second title ...

'Kid' Yamamoto ready to rumble

Feb 28, 2015

'Kid' Yamamoto ready to rumble

by Jason Coskrey

Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto still gets asked about the time he knocked out an opponent in four seconds with a flying knee to the head. He managed that feat shortly after the opening bell for his fight against Kazuyuki Miyata, a former Olympic wrestler who ...

New Zealand edges rival Australia

Feb 28, 2015

New Zealand edges rival Australia

New Zealand reached the World Cup quarterfinals Saturday in a nail-biting one-wicket win over Australia in an Eden Park classic which saw it almost suffer an embarrassing collapse in pursuit of just 152. Sitting comfortably at 78-1, the Black Caps were crippled by sudden ...

Halak sets mark as Isles extinguish Flames

Feb 28, 2015

Halak sets mark as Isles extinguish Flames

Jaroslav Halak had a chance at a shutout and an empty-net goal in the final minute against the Calgary Flames. He had to settle for a prominent place in the New York Islanders’ record book. Halak set the team mark with his 33rd win ...

Feb 28, 2015

Hoshino places second in moguls

Junko Hoshino produced a career high when she placed second in a women’s freestyle moguls World Cup competition at Tazawako ski resort on Saturday. Hoshino was runnerup to 2010 Vancouver Olympic champion Hannah Kearney of the United States. Canada’s Audrey Robichaud was third. Until ...

Feb 28, 2015

Yamaha captures All-Japan crown

Yamaha Jubilo won the All-Japan Championship on Saturday, defeating Suntory Sungoliath 15-3 in the final. Jubilo dominated possession for long stretches with an unimaginative game plan, but were sure in their tackles when forced to defend. Sungoliath tried to counter with some creative play, ...

Nishikori into Mexico final, will rise to No. 4

Feb 28, 2015

Nishikori into Mexico final, will rise to No. 4

Kei Nishikori advanced to the final of the Mexico Open with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 semifinal victory over South Africa’s Kevin Anderson on Friday, seizing a career-high world No. 4 ranking. Top seed Nishikori appeared to be cruising to an easy victory before the ...