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Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan

Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan

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Goodell planning to hear Brady appeal

Roger Goodell will hear four-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal. Goodell will not withdraw from what the ...

Lundqvist, Rangers even series

New York goaltender Henrik Lundqvist reverted to his reliable ways after two poor performances, and helped the Rangers beat Tampa Bay 5-1 on Friday night and square the NHL Eastern ...

McIlroy crashes out at Wentworth

May 23, 2015

McIlroy crashes out at Wentworth

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy crashed out of the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Friday when he missed the cut after collapsing to a six-over par second round 78. But the 26-year old refused to be downcast at missing only his third cut ...

French Open draw tough on Nadal

May 23, 2015

French Open draw tough on Nadal

The tennis equivalent of climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final. Never have the obstacles loomed so large between Rafael Nadal and another trophy on the red clay of Paris. The draw Friday could hardly have been more unkind for the ...

| May 23, 2015

Schumacher still in recovery process

Michael Schumacher’s manager says the seven-time Formula One champion is still improving, almost 17 months after suffering severe head injuries in a skiing accident. Sabine Kehm says in a video interview: “We are happy to say still he does improvement and I say this ...

May 23, 2015

Sam finds new home in Montreal

Michael Sam has found a pro football job. In Canada. Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, signed a two-year contract Friday with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football league. General manager Jim Popp considers Sam’s sexuality a nonissue. “Michael ...

Hagino dominates in men's 1,500-meter freestyle

May 22, 2015

Hagino dominates in men's 1,500-meter freestyle

Kosuke Hagino cruised to victory in the men’s 1,500-meter freestyle race on the opening day of the Japan Open on Friday. Hagino came home in a time of 15 minutes, 5.35 seconds at Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, finishing nearly three seconds ahead of ...

May 22, 2015

New Zealand polishes off England

Trent Boult and debutant Matt Henry took four wickets each as New Zealand made short work of England’s tail in the first test at Lord’s on Friday. The tourists then got through to lunch on the second day without losing a wicket. At the ...

Silver Star join trend by welcoming in foreign players

May 22, 2015

Silver Star join trend by welcoming in foreign players

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Reaping the benefits of having a former NCAA quarterback is becoming a trend in the X League. Last season, the Fujitsu Frontiers clinched their first national championship with Colby Cameron, an ex-Louisiana Tech Bulldog, at quarterback, while Inoke Funaki, a University of Hawaii alumnus, ...

Ducks edge Blackhawks

May 22, 2015

Ducks edge Blackhawks

Frederik Andersen and the Anaheim Ducks left that grueling Game 2 loss back in Anaheim. They brought their special teams to Chicago. Andersen made 27 saves, helping Anaheim kill off five power plays, and the Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Thursday night ...

May 22, 2015

Judge drops charges against Rice

A judge in New Jersey has dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice, who was captured by a surveillance camera knocking his then-fiancee unconscious in a hotel elevator. Judge Michael Donio dismissed the charges Thursday after the Atlantic County prosecutor told him the former ...

May 22, 2015

Stadium naming rights cost $550 mil.

Major companies are now spending more than $550 million a year to get their names on sports stadiums in Europe and the United States, according to a report released Thursday. The amount of money pouring into European football and U.S. basketball, baseball and hockey ...

May 21, 2015

KHL eyes expansion into China

The Kontinental Hockey League says it wants to expand into China, hoping to use a successful Chinese Winter Olympic bid to conquer the vast market. Beijing is the front-runner to host the 2022 Olympics and if successful, “will essentially be forced to develop hockey ...

Lightning strike in OT to edge ahead over Rangers in series

May 21, 2015

Lightning strike in OT to edge ahead over Rangers in series

The Tampa Bay Lightning were relentless, answering every challenge from the New York Rangers before taking control of the Eastern Conference finals on Nikita Kucherov’s overtime goal. Kucherov delivered his second winner of the playoffs 3:33 into the extra period Wednesday night, giving his ...