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Ryu breezes to second title of season

/ Jun 26, 2017

Ryu breezes to second title of season

This time, Ryu So-yeon was able to celebrate — without any hint of drama or suspense. And the third-ranked South Korean might just have used victory Sunday in the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship as a springboard for a possible rise to No. 1 in ...

Ricciardo survives chaotic race to claim Azerbaijan GP

/ Jun 26, 2017

Ricciardo survives chaotic race to claim Azerbaijan GP

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo profited from the chaos to win the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday, while Sebastian Vettel extended his championship lead over Lewis Hamilton. The Australian secured his fifth career win, while Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas overtook 18-year-old Canadian Lance Stroll’s ...

Jun 26, 2017

Climbers Sugimoto, Nonaka settle for second place

Rei Sugimoto and Miho Nonaka took second in the men’s and women’s bouldering competitions, respectively, at the penultimate round of the IFSC Climbing World Cup tour held Sunday. Sugimoto finished behind South Korea’s Chon Jong-won to secure a podium spot for the first time ...

Federer races past Zverev to claim ninth Halle title

/ Jun 26, 2017

Federer races past Zverev to claim ninth Halle title

Roger Federer defeated Germany’s Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-3 to win the Gerry Weber Open for a record ninth time on Sunday. Playing in his 140th career final, Federer saved the only break point he faced and converted four of his eight opportunities to clinch ...

Japan clinches softball series win over U.S.

Jun 25, 2017

Japan clinches softball series win over U.S.

Playing at the main softball venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, world No. 1 Japan beat the United States 5-3 on Sunday to clinch their three-game series. A night after she struck out swinging for the fences in a 5-4 loss to the second-ranked ...

Miyakawa, Teramoto qualify for gymnastics worlds

/ Jun 25, 2017

Miyakawa, Teramoto qualify for gymnastics worlds

Sae Miyakawa on Sunday captured her fourth straight vault title and won the floor for the first time at the apparatus national championships, a qualifier for the world championships in the fall. Asuka Teramoto defended her beam title as she and Miyakawa secured their ...

Satono Crown takes Takarazuka Kinen title

/ Jun 25, 2017

Satono Crown takes Takarazuka Kinen title

Mirco Demuro-ridden third pick Satono Crown won the Takarazuka Kinen on Sunday for his second career Grade 1 victory. The 5-year-old stallion came from behind and overpowered the field over the stretch run, coming home in 2 minutes, 11.4 seconds over 2,200 meters at ...

/ Jun 25, 2017

Seto clocks personal best in 400 IM

Daiya Seto set a new personal record of 4 minutes, 7.99 seconds in the men’s 400-meter individual medley on Sunday at an event in Rome. The 23-year-old, who won the bronze medal in the event at the Rio Games last summer, came second behind ...

Jun 25, 2017

Yoshimura, Ueda beat Harimoto, Kizukuri in China Open final

Thirteen-year-old Tomokazu Harimoto and partner Yuto Kizukuri missed out on the men’s doubles title, losing to Rio Olympic team silver medalist Maharu Yoshimura and Jin Ueda in an all-Japanese final at the China Open on Sunday. Harimoto and Kizukuri stunned world champions Fan Zhendong ...