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Arai captures title at German judo tourney

Feb 26, 2017

Arai captures title at German judo tourney

Chizuru Arai captured the women’s 70-kg title at the Dusseldorf Grand Prix in Germany on Saturday. The 23-year-old Arai defeated Frenchwoman Marie Eve Gahie by ippon in the final and was the only Japanese winner among the four men’s and women’s weight classes contested ...

Kodaira claims double at speedskating worlds

Feb 26, 2017

Kodaira claims double at speedskating worlds

Nao Kodaira won the women’s 500 and 1,000 meters while rewriting the national record in both distances to take the overall lead on the opening day of the World Sprint Speed Skating Championships on Saturday. In the 500, Kodaira clocked 36.75 seconds at the ...

Hasegawa leads 1-2 finish in slalom

Feb 25, 2017

Hasegawa leads 1-2 finish in slalom

Japan’s Emi Hasegawa won the women’s slalom Saturday for her second gold medal at the Asian Winter Games, with Asa Ando claiming silver. Hasegawa, who won the giant slalom on Thursday, was tied for the lead with Ando after her first run at Sapporo ...

Feb 25, 2017

Muhammad Ali Jr. detained at airport

A lawyer says the son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport earlier this month. Chris Mancini told the Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky, the late fighter’s hometown, that 44-year-old Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali, ...

Feb 25, 2017

Palmer, Bryan tied for Honda lead

Ryan Palmer shot a 5-under 65 on Friday and shared the lead with PGA Tour rookie Wesley Bryan going into the weekend at the Honda Classic. Palmer made seven birdies on another day of ideal scoring and reached 9-under 131. Bryan, who had his ...

Caps extend streak to 13

Feb 25, 2017

Caps extend streak to 13

Without their usual offensive dominance at home and missing several key regulars, the Washington Capitals kept the puck almost all night and kept their home winning streak alive. Justin Williams and Tom Wilson scored and Braden Holtby made 30 saves as the Capitals beat ...

Sunwolves crushed in Super Rugby opener

Feb 25, 2017

Sunwolves crushed in Super Rugby opener

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The Sunwolves were handed a rude welcome to their second Super Rugby season with an 83-17 thrashing by the defending champion Hurricanes on Saturday. The Sunwolves went into the game at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground looking for a positive start to their second ...

Abe makes history with Grand Prix win

Feb 25, 2017

Abe makes history with Grand Prix win

Sixteen-year-old Uta Abe became the youngest judoka in history to earn a Grand Prix title when she won the women’s 52-kg division Friday. According to the International Judo Federation, Abe, who is a first-year student at Shukugawa Gakuin High School in Kobe, is also ...

Feb 24, 2017

Watabe finishes fifth at Nordic combined worlds

Akito Watabe came up well short in his bid for a first individual medal at the Nordic World Ski Championships, placing fifth in a Nordic combined event on Friday. Watabe was sixth after the normal hill ski jumping portion of the competition, leaving the ...