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Nagase claims under-81-kg world title

Aug 27, 2015

Nagase claims under-81-kg world title

Takanori Nagase defeated Frenchman Loic Pietri to win the men’s under-81-kg gold medal at the World Judo Championships on Thursday. It was Nagase’s first world title and Japan’s second gold medal in the men’s competition here following Shohei Ono’s win in the 73-kg division ...

Aug 27, 2015

Pistorius parole board review slated for Sept. 18

Oscar Pistorius’ parole board review will take place on Sept. 18, meaning the athlete will have to spend at least another three weeks in jail. Pistorius’ family said in a statement Thursday that they had taken note of the date but would not comment ...

Aug 27, 2015

Nishikori, Wawrinka scheduled to compete in Japan Open

Two-time champion Kei Nishikori has signed on to defend his Japan Open crown in October, the Japan Tennis Association announced Thursday. In addition to world No. 4 Nishikori, the tournament, which kicks off on Oct. 5 at Tokyo’s Ariake Colosseum, will feature French Open ...

Aug 27, 2015

Owens' daughter to present relay gold medal at worlds

The influence of Jesse Owens will extend to the IAAF World Championships, where the daughter of the Olympic great will present the gold medal to the winning team in the men’s 4×100-meter relay on Sunday. The relay could be a duel between modern great ...

Dibaba targets world record, second gold

Aug 27, 2015

Dibaba targets world record, second gold

Genzebe Dibaba has some high standards to meet. Not only did she remain on track to match the two gold medals big sister Tirunesh won at the same stadium seven years ago, she is also shooting for her older sibling’s world record, too. Under ...

Defensive end Umenyiora retires

Aug 27, 2015

Defensive end Umenyiora retires

Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Osi Umenyiora has retired as a member of the New York Giants. Umenyiora, who won two Super Bowls with the Giants, signed a one-day contract Wednesday and announced his retirement after 12 NFL seasons, the first 10 with New ...

Rugby chiefs set Japan World Cup deadline

Aug 27, 2015

Rugby chiefs set Japan World Cup deadline

World Rugby has demanded Japan send a new proposal for its 2019 World Cup venues and provide assurances about the tournament’s “financial security” after Tokyo’s National Stadium was scrapped as the centerpiece venue. A new National Stadium was to stage the opening match, the ...

Aug 27, 2015

England's Cipriani set for World Cup ax

Danny Cipriani had been omitted from host England’s squad for the upcoming Rugby World Cup, the BBC and other British media organizations reported Wednesday. The 27-year-old Sale playmaker pressed his case for inclusion in a 31-man squad that was to be announced by coach ...