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Aug 1, 2015

Takanashi retains title at Miyanomori

Teenage ski jumping star Sara Takanashi successfully defended her title at the Miyanomori summer jump in Sapporo on Saturday. Takanashi, a two-time overall championship winner on the winter World Cup circuit, followed up a first jump of 87.5 meters with a 92-meter effort on ...

Ishikawa takes sole lead

Aug 1, 2015

Ishikawa takes sole lead

Ryo Ishikawa birdied his last three holes to grab sole possession of the lead after the second round of the Quicken Loans National on Friday. Ishikawa, who has yet to win a title on the U.S. tour, had seven birdies and four bogeys in ...

Aug 1, 2015

Oracle Team USA sued for $400,000

A former America’s Cup sailor is suing two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA for $400,000 for failing to fire or suspend a crewmate during the biggest cheating scandal in regatta history. Matthew Mitchell, who lives in Auckland, sued Oracle Team USA in federal court ...

Aug 1, 2015

Japan nabs bronze in free routine

Japan earned the bronze medal in the free routine of the women’s synchronized competition at the FINA World Aquatics Championships on Friday. It was the third synchronized bronze medal for Japan, having placed third in duet on Sunday and also in the technical routine ...

Finn leads England to victory

Aug 1, 2015

Finn leads England to victory

Once known for hitting the stumps at the wrong end as he ran in to bowl, Steven Finn made a triumphant return to test cricket at Edgbaston, extracting maximum bounce and spearheading England to an eight-wicket victory Friday over Australia in the third Ashes ...

Wilson signs four-year extension with Seahawks

Aug 1, 2015

Wilson signs four-year extension with Seahawks

Drawn out to nearly the last moment before a deadline that was not just for show, Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks discovered a compromise in contract talks. Those worries about Wilson hitting free agency or Seattle having to use a franchise tag are ...

Jul 31, 2015

Blue Bulls thrash Canon Eagles

South Africa’s Blue Bulls gave Japanese rugby a reminder of just where it stands Friday night as the Currie Cup side hammered Canon Eagles 50-3 at Machida Athletic Stadium. And to make things worse, Japanese rugby was also handed a lesson in big match ...

Jul 31, 2015

Ex-Red Wing Reise, 93, passes away

Former Detroit Wing Rings defenseman Leo Reise Jr. has died. He was 93. The Reds Wings said Thursday that Reise died Sunday in Hamilton, Ontario. Reise had 21 goals and 61 assists in 340 games for Detroit from 1946-52. He was a four-time All-Star ...

Nevill, Johnson help Australia force third day

Jul 31, 2015

Nevill, Johnson help Australia force third day

Australia held on to force the third Ashes test into a third day, limping to stumps at 168-7 in the second innings for a 23-run lead on Thursday. At 111-6 with 27 overs left in the day, the match looked like it would be ...

Brady lawsuit moved to New York

Jul 31, 2015

Brady lawsuit moved to New York

Tom Brady’s lawsuit against the NFL in which he wants his four-game suspension overturned will be heard in New York instead of Minnesota. Brady and the players’ union filed their suit Wednesday in Minnesota. But the NFL already had filed papers Tuesday in New ...

Fraser-Pryce victorious in Stockholm 100

Jul 31, 2015

Fraser-Pryce victorious in Stockholm 100

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce warmed up for the world championships with a dominant win in the women’s 100 meters on a cool evening at the Stockholm Diamond League meet on Thursday. David Oliver’s last race before his title defense in Beijing wasn’t as successful as the ...

Ace helps Ishikawa grab share of National lead with 63

Jul 31, 2015

Ace helps Ishikawa grab share of National lead with 63

Ryo Ishikawa fired a hole-in-one during a sparkling 8-under-par 63 to grab a share of the lead Thursday at the Quicken Loans National. The 23-year-old Ishikawa also reeled off six birdies in a row to match two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen, a South ...