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May 21, 2016

Anderson, Bairstow propel dominant England past Sri Lanka

Jimmy Anderson put on a swing-bowling clinic after Jonny Bairstow struck his second test century to leave England in complete control of the first test against Sri Lanka at Headingley on Friday. Playing on his home ground, wicketkeeper Bairstow hit 140 — 10 short ...

Lightning edge Penguins

May 21, 2016

Lightning edge Penguins

Ninety minutes before the opening faceoff, Jon Cooper talked about what the Tampa Bay Lightning needed to do to get back on track in the Eastern Conference finals. “We’ve got to play better,” the coach said. “That’s it.” Ryan Callahan provided an early spark, ...

May 21, 2016

Brave Blossoms rout South Korea in Asia Rugby Championship match

Japan made it three straight bonus-point wins in this year’s Asia Rugby Championship, beating South Korea 60-3 on Saturday. The Brave Blossoms ran in 10 tries at Namdong Asiad Rugby Field, with Atsushi Sakate and Ryohei Yamanaka both bagging braces. The win lifts Ryuji ...

May 21, 2016

Former 49er Hayne to suit up for Fiji

Former rugby league and NFL player Jarryd Hayne has been drafted by a Fiji squad looking to confirm a second straight rugby sevens world series triumph this weekend. Fiji confirmed Hayne on Friday for his rugby sevens international debut, as an injury replacement for ...

Reds get past Sunwolves

May 21, 2016

Reds get past Sunwolves

The Sunwolves once again suffered heartbreak Saturday as they lost 35-25 to the Reds at Suncorp Stadium. Besides once again losing a game that was within their grasp, the Sunwolves also lost lock Tim Bond to a season-ending knee injury. “It was a very ...

Nishikori raring to go in Paris

May 21, 2016

Nishikori raring to go in Paris

A string of good results on clay this spring has world No. 6 Kei Nishikori excited about the upcoming French Open. Speaking to reporters after Friday’s draw, Nishikori said he was fit and in peak form after reaching a pair of masters semifinals in ...

Crane, Spieth strong early

May 21, 2016

Crane, Spieth strong early

For Jordan Spieth, it only seems as if it has been a while since he topped a leaderboard. For Ben Crane, it actually had been. Crane shot a 7-under 63 on Friday at the Byron Nelson to take the second-round lead at 12-under 128. ...

Bolt adds another title on road to Rio

May 21, 2016

Bolt adds another title on road to Rio

Usain Bolt used his strong finish to win the 100 meters in 9.98 seconds at the Golden Spike meet on Friday. Bolt recovered from a slow start but pulled ahead in the second half of the race to breeze unchallenged to the victory. With ...

May 20, 2016

WBA orders Kono to have title bout against Concepcion

The WBA on Thursday ordered super flyweight champion Kohei Kono to defend his title against interim champ Luis Concepcion. The sanctioning body has given the two sides 30 days to agree to a fight. Kono won the belt in March 2014, and has successfully ...

May 20, 2016

After federal probe, Mickelson to repay almost $1 million

Phil Mickelson paid off a debt to a professional gambler with nearly $1 million that was unfairly reaped from an insider trading scheme, according to a federal investigation that led to two arrests but spared the golf great from criminal charges. Mickelson, named as ...

Sharks seize control against Blues

May 20, 2016

Sharks seize control against Blues

For a San Jose team whose playoff struggles have often come down to running into a streaky goaltender at the wrong time, it must be nice to have the goalie making all the stops for once. Martin Jones made 22 saves in his second ...