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Dec 4, 2016

Japan claims junior table tennis double

Japan won both the men’s and women’s team events at the world junior table tennis championships for players aged 18 and under on Saturday. In the women’s final, Rio Olympic bronze medalist Mima Ito alongside Miu Hirano and Hina Hayata defeated five-time defending world ...

Dec 4, 2016

Takanashi posts 46th World Cup win

Sara Takanashi posted her 46th overall win in World Cup ski jumping Saturday as she leapt the day’s longest jump of 98 meters to claim her second straight victory in as many individual women’s events this season. Takanashi led after the first round with ...

Dec 4, 2016

Hataoka drops to fourth at LPGA qualifying school

Nasa Hataoka relinquished her lead and dropped to fourth in the qualifying school for the U.S. LPGA Tour on Saturday, shooting a 3-over-par 75 as she reached the final round. The 17-year-old had a rough day on the same par-72 course where she shot ...

Dec 4, 2016

Patriots place Gronkowski on injured reserve

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been placed on injured reserve after having season-ending back surgery. Gronkowski, who missed time earlier in the season with a hamstring injury and bruised lung, left last week’s game against the New York Jets in the ...

Dec 3, 2016

Japan struggles mightily at Dubai Sevens

Japan finished the Dubai Sevens — the first leg of the Sevens World Series — in joint 15th place Saturday following a disappointing opener to new coach Damian Karauna’s tenure. Fielding a vastly different squad from the one that finished fourth at the Rio ...

Dec 3, 2016

Sato named Andretti Autosport driver for 2017 IndyCar season

Veteran Takuma Sato will drive the No. 26 Honda for Andretti Autosport during the 2017 IndyCar season. The move was announced Friday by CEO Michael Andretti, who said being part of a four-driver team will benefit Sato through collaboration and support. The other drivers ...

Ski jumper Takanashi starts season with win

Dec 3, 2016

Ski jumper Takanashi starts season with win

Sara Takanashi got off to a fine start in the new World Cup season on Friday, claiming a comprehensive win in the opener, followed in second by compatriot Yuki Ito. Seeking her fourth overall World Cup title this term, reigning champion Takanashi, 20, posted ...

Dec 3, 2016

Huskies whip Buffs in Pac-12 title game

Washington’s Taylor Rapp returned one of his two interceptions for a touchdown and Myles Gaskin ran for 159 yards to help the Huskies beat Colorado 41-10 in Friday’s Pac-12 conference championship game. The Huskies (12-1) broke open a close game when Rapp intercepted Sefo ...

Dec 3, 2016

Hataoka in first place in qualifying

Teen Nasa Hataoka shot a 3-under 69 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the third of five rounds in the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament. The 17-year-old Hataoka had four birdies and a bogey on the Jones Course to reach 14-under 202 at ...