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Tomoki Kameda lines up March bout with Thailand's Tawatchai

Jan 20, 2017

Tomoki Kameda lines up March bout with Thailand's Tawatchai

Former WBO bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda will return to the Japanese ring on March 10 in an IBF super bantamweight non-title bout against Mike Tawatchai of Thailand, Kyoei Gym announced Friday. “I’m glad I can fight in Japan. I’d like to put in a ...

Sprinter Fukushima decides to turn pro

Jan 20, 2017

Sprinter Fukushima decides to turn pro

Sprinter Chisato Fukushima, the women’s 100- and 200-meter national record holder, is to turn professional, her Hokkaido Hi-Tech AC club said Friday. Fukushima left Hokkaido College of High Technology, which runs the athletics club, the same day. Sources close to the matter said the ...

Jan 20, 2017

Colts quarterback Luck has shoulder surgery

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has undergone surgery on the right shoulder that’s bothered him the past two seasons. Colts owner Jim Irsay announced Thursday on Twitter that Luck was recovering from successful outpatient surgery. Irsay said Luck will be ready for the 2017 ...

Phillips hired as Rams' new defensive coordinator

Jan 20, 2017

Phillips hired as Rams' new defensive coordinator

The Los Angeles Rams have confirmed Wade Phillips is their new defensive coordinator. The Rams made the announcement Thursday. New head coach Sean McVay said last week that Phillips would be joining him. Phillips begins his 40th NFL season as a coach with the ...

Grabner nets pair as Rangers whip Leafs

Jan 20, 2017

Grabner nets pair as Rangers whip Leafs

Michael Grabner punished his former team while adding to a terrific start to the season. Grabner scored two goals to help the New York Rangers snap a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday. Grabner, who had ...

Raiders file papers for move to Las Vegas

Jan 20, 2017

Raiders file papers for move to Las Vegas

The Oakland Raiders have filed paperwork to move to Las Vegas. The NFL and officials in Nevada confirmed Thursday that the team is asking league owners to approve the move, although the team made no immediate comment and a group that wants to keep ...

Murray eases injury worries with solid win over Querrey

Jan 20, 2017

Murray eases injury worries with solid win over Querrey

Top seed Andy Murray eased into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a straight-sets victory over power-hitting American Sam Querrey on Friday. Murray, bidding to win his first Australian title after losing five finals, downed Querrey 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 and will next ...

Unseeded Istomin stuns No. 2 Djokovic

Jan 19, 2017

Unseeded Istomin stuns No. 2 Djokovic

Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic was upset in a shocking second-round loss to Uzbekistan wild card Denis Istomin. Djokovic was aiming to be the first man to win the Australian title seven times, and had won all his previous six head-to-head meetings against ...

Jan 19, 2017

FIA approves sale of Formula One to Liberty Media

Formula One’s governing body, the International Automobile Federation (FIA), said Wednesday it had approved Liberty Media’s $8 billion takeover of the sport. “The World Motor Sport Council has unanimously approved the change of control of Delta Topco Limited (the holding company of the Formula ...

Ryan, Mack receive NFL honors

Jan 19, 2017

Ryan, Mack receive NFL honors

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who directed the NFL’s highest-scoring attack, and Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack took top awards in media voting announced Wednesday. Ryan, who led the Falcons with club records in passing yards and touchdowns, was chosen the 2016 NFL ...

Red Wings rally for shootout victory over Bruins

Jan 19, 2017

Red Wings rally for shootout victory over Bruins

Thomas Vanek and the Detroit Red Wings have been perfect in shootouts this season. Vanek and Frans Nielsen scored in a shootout to lift the Red Wings to a comeback 6-5 win over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night. In 1-on-1 duels after regulation ...