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Miyazato, Yokomine beat Swedes in opener

Jul 25, 2014

Miyazato, Yokomine beat Swedes in opener

Ai Miyazato and countrywoman Sakura Yokomine led Japan to the top of their pool with a win and tie over Sweden on the opening day of the inaugural International Crown on Thursday. Japan leads Pool B with three points. South Korea and Australia have ...

NFL suspends Rice for two games

Jul 25, 2014

NFL suspends Rice for two games

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday following his offseason arrest for domestic violence. Rice will miss the season opener against the AFC North champion Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 11 game on ...

Murata scheduled to fight Mexican Luna on Sept. 5

Jul 24, 2014

Murata scheduled to fight Mexican Luna on Sept. 5

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Middleweight boxer Ryota Murata will square off against Mexico’s Adrian Luna on Sept. 5 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 2 in his fifth professional fight, his management team, Teiken Promotions, announced on Thursday. Japanese world champions Akira Yaegashi and Naoya Inoue were previously scheduled ...

Kiryu claims bronze in men's 100m at junior worlds

Jul 24, 2014

Kiryu claims bronze in men's 100m at junior worlds

Teen sprinter Yoshihide Kiryu gave Japan its first medal at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships on Wednesday. The 18-year-old Kiryu clocked 10.34 seconds in the men’s 100-meter final to earn the bronze at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Kiryu’s third-place finish earned Japan ...

Chiefs give star running back Charles two-year extension

Jul 24, 2014

Chiefs give star running back Charles two-year extension

Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has agreed to a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs announced the deal Wednesday night. The two-year extension runs through the 2017 season, a person familiar with the contract said on condition of anonymity because ...

Majka claims 17th stage; Nibali retains lead

Jul 24, 2014

Majka claims 17th stage; Nibali retains lead

On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle’s antenna. Even this late in the Tour de France, the Polish rider made winning look easy as he took Stage 17 on Wednesday. ...

Jul 24, 2014

Jim Brown sues memorabilia dealer

Hall of Fame football star Jim Brown — running out of time to retrieve his 1964 NFL championship ring — has sued a memorabilia dealer. The 78-year-old Los Angeles resident filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Manhattan federal court against Lelands.com and Lelands Collectibles Inc. ...

Jul 24, 2014

Sherman to receive Pincay Award

Kentucky Derby and Preakness-winning trainer Art Sherman will receive the Laffit Pincay Jr. award on July 27 at Del Mar. The award has been given annually for the past 10 years to those who have served horse racing with integrity, dedication, determination and distinction. ...

Jul 24, 2014

Denver's Bowlen reduces workload

Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team’s training facilities and roster. So his absence from Dove ...

Dungy backs off latest remarks about Sam

Jul 23, 2014

Dungy backs off latest remarks about Sam

NFL television analyst and former coach Tony Dungy backed off Tuesday from comments he “wouldn’t want to deal with” the diversions arising from drafting Michael Sam, who is hoping to become the league’s first openly gay player, saying he was referring to media attention ...

Veteran Rogers captures Tour de France stage for first time

Jul 23, 2014

Veteran Rogers captures Tour de France stage for first time

Riding in his 10th Tour de France, three-time world champion Michael Rogers of Australia finally got his first stage victory in cycling’s greatest race on Tuesday by leading a breakaway group to a downhill finish as the pack entered the Pyrenees. Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali, ...

49ers start training camp after tumultuous offseason

Jul 22, 2014

49ers start training camp after tumultuous offseason

The San Francisco 49ers are eager to move forward from a forgettable offseason. They made nearly as much news off the field as in free agency and the draft, although they accomplished their top priority by re-signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the face of ...