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Tanaka wins second title defense with TKO in ninth

/ Sep 14, 2017

Tanaka wins second title defense with TKO in ninth

Kosei Tanaka set the stage for a light flyweight title unification bout when he defended his World Boxing Organization crown in the weight category Wednesday at Edion Arena Osaka. The fight against 13th-ranked contender Rangsan Chayanram of Thailand, who fights under the name of Palangpol ...

Carp rout BayStars to trim magic number to two

/ Sep 14, 2017

Carp rout BayStars to trim magic number to two

The Hiroshima Carp lowered their magic number to clinch the Central League pennant to two on Wednesday with a 12-4 win over the Yokohama BayStars. Leadoff man Kosuke Tanaka provided the spark after rookie pitcher Yuta Nakamura surrendered two runs in the top of the ...

Kotoshogiku maintains perfect record

/ Sep 14, 2017

Kotoshogiku maintains perfect record

Former ozeki Kotoshogiku cruised to his fourth win on Wednesday, the fourth day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. With three yokozuna and one ozeki having pulled out of the competition, the fourth day of the 15-day tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan dawned without a single ...

Indians beat Tigers to stretch win streak to 20

/ Sep 14, 2017

Indians beat Tigers to stretch win streak to 20

Francisco Lindor skipped through the doorway and into the Indians' clubhouse, where the pulsating music was at an ear-splitting level. As many of his teammates dressed quickly with another game just 14 hours away, Cleveland's star shortstop worked the room, exchanging high-fives with anyone he ...

Nara powers past Osaka in Japan Women's Open clash

/ Sep 14, 2017

Nara powers past Osaka in Japan Women's Open clash

Kurumi Nara claimed local bragging rights with a stunning 6-3, 6-0 win over rising star Naomi Osaka on Wednesday to reach the second round of the Japan Women's Open. Nara, ranked 108th in the world, romped past the 46th-ranked Osaka in 70 minutes to book ...

Lakers to retire Bryant's two numbers

/ Sep 14, 2017

Lakers to retire Bryant's two numbers

One retired jersey number just isn't enough for Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers will retire Bryant's No. 8 and No. 24 in a ceremony Dec. 18 during their game against Golden State, the franchise announced Tuesday. Bryant wore No. 8 from 1996 ...

Big clubs make easy start to Champions League

Sep 14, 2017

Big clubs make easy start to Champions League

As the Champions League opened with a series of one-sided games, Jose Mourinho was blunt. For the Manchester United manager, it wasn't the Champions League at all. "For the Real Madrids, Barcelonas and Bayerns, the Champions League starts in February. Now is just the warming ...

Retiring Miyazato looking to sign off in style

/ Sep 14, 2017

Retiring Miyazato looking to sign off in style

Ai Miyazato is hoping to bring the curtain down on her sparkling 11 years on the LPGA Tour in style this week with a first major triumph at the Evian Championship. A teenage phenomenon who became the women's world No. 1 seven years ago, Miyazato ...