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Faksa makes presence felt for Stars in Game 1

The kid is all right for the Dallas Stars. Radek Faksa, the rookie center who split his season between the AHL and the NHL, scored the winning goal off a rebound with 4:44 to play and had an assist on the Stars’ other goal in a 2-1 victory over the ...

Titans take Henry in second round

Apr 30, 2016

Titans take Henry in second round

Coach Mike Mularkey wants the Tennessee Titans to run so often that having the NFL’s 2014 rushing leader wasn’t enough. So they added a Heisman Trophy winner. The Titans selected Alabama running back Derrick Henry with the No. 45 overall pick, their third of ...

Apr 30, 2016

Fujita gets second national race win

Eighteen-year-old female jockey Nanako Fujita won her second national race on Saturday, finishing first in the eighth race at Tokyo Racecourse. Fujita, the first female jockey from the Japan Racing Association in 16 years, guided 4-year-old mare and fourth favorite Lingus Vigorous to a ...

Ducks fire Boudreau after early playoff exit

Apr 30, 2016

Ducks fire Boudreau after early playoff exit

The Anaheim Ducks fired coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday, two days after the four-time Pacific Division champions’ first-round exit from the playoffs. While announcing the move, Ducks general manager Bob Murray expressed much more anger at his players than at Boudreau, who hasn’t been ...

Apr 29, 2016

Hamilton fastest in second practice session for Russian GP

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in the second practice session for the Russian Grand Prix, while Sebastian Vettel was second despite stopping his Ferrari on the track on Friday. Ahead of qualifying on Saturday, both practice sessions were topped by Mercedes, underlining the ...

Ojitani captures national title;  Harasawa earns Rio berth

Apr 29, 2016

Ojitani captures national title; Harasawa earns Rio berth

Takeshi Ojitani captured his second open-weight National Judo Championship on Friday, while beaten semifinalist Hisayoshi Harasawa was chosen for the over-100-kg division for this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Ojitani, 23, won his first title against 26-year-old Daiki Kamikawa two years ago and was ...

Apr 29, 2016

Leitch's try helps Chiefs edge Sharks

Japan captain Michael Leitch scored a try for the second game running during the Chiefs’ 24-22 win over the Sharks on Friday in Super Rugby. No. 8 Leitch, who scored a try during their win over the Hurricanes last Saturday, crossed again in the ...

Apr 29, 2016

Tui to remain with Reds in 2017

Japan international Hendrik Tui will be back with the Reds next year, the Australian Super Rugby franchise announced Friday. The loose forward, who was part of Japan’s historic World Cup team last year, is now locked in for his third season in Queensland. “I’m ...

Apr 29, 2016

Serena to skip Madrid Open due to flu

World No. 1 Serena Williams has pulled out of the Madrid Open, which begins this weekend, with the flu, organizers announced on Friday. “Unfortunately, I have to withdraw from Madrid because I’ve been battling the flu and I’m not at 100 percent. I look ...

Apr 29, 2016

Indiana University student becomes Indy 500's official poet

An Indiana University student who is a poet and a performer has been named the Indianapolis 500’s first official poet since the early 20th century. Adam Henze of Bloomington beat out more than 200 others who submitted Indy 500-themed poems for the contest co-sponsored ...

Jones critical of Japan over succession, work ethic

Apr 29, 2016

Jones critical of Japan over succession, work ethic

With Japan set for a test match on Saturday, the Brave Blossoms’ first since their heroics at last year’s Rugby World Cup, former coach Eddie Jones is less than impressed with how things have panned out regarding his successor. “What other team, what serious ...

Rams take Cal quarterback Goff with first pick of NFL draft

Apr 29, 2016

Rams take Cal quarterback Goff with first pick of NFL draft

California love for Jared Goff, and Philadelphia pride for Carson Wentz. It was all about the quarterbacks before Laremy Tunsil’s bizarre tumble down the board at the NFL draft. Goff went No. 1 overall to the Rams on Thursday for their first pick since ...