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Evessa too hot for Albirex to handle

Basketball / B. League Apr 1, 2018

Evessa too hot for Albirex to handle

by Ed Odeven

The Osaka Evessa offense fired on all cylinders on Sunday against the Niigata Albirex BB. Osaka's quick, proficient scoring proved too much for the visitors to handle in the series finale as the Evessa rolled to a 107-85 victory. Sharpshooter Naoya Kumagae delivered a crowd-pleasing ...

Perfect Carp complete sweep of Dragons

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 1, 2018

Perfect Carp complete sweep of Dragons

Kosuke Tanaka's two-run double broke a fifth-inning tie as the Central League champion Hiroshima Carp remained perfect for the season with an 8-3 win over the Chunichi Dragons on Sunday. Before 31,260 at Mazda Stadium, the Carp leadoff man doubled with two outs to break ...

Kengo Kawamata double sends Jubilo past winless Urawa

Soccer / J. League Apr 1, 2018

Kengo Kawamata double sends Jubilo past winless Urawa

A Kengo Kawamata brace propelled Jubilo Iwata to a 2-1 victory Sunday over visiting Urawa Reds, who remain winless after five rounds of the J. League season. Kawamata broke a 1-1 deadlock with an 80th-minute winner at Ecopa Stadium, as his strike from the left ...

Hot-shooting Villanova blows past Kansas to reach title game

Basketball Apr 1, 2018

Hot-shooting Villanova blows past Kansas to reach title game

To sum things up, Villanova was feelin' it Saturday night. Like every night that ends in "Y" for the Wildcats. Like all these games where they walk away with a "W" and leave their opponents shaking their heads. Villanova moved within a win of another title, sinking ...

Ichiro's big day can't save Mariners

Baseball / MLB Apr 1, 2018

Ichiro's big day can't save Mariners

Ichiro Suzuki got his first hits since returning to the Seattle Mariners and stole a home run from the Cleveland Indians in Saturday's 6-5 loss. The 44-year-old Ichiro went 2-for-4 and surpassed Hall of Famer Cap Anson to place 21st on Major League Baseball's all-time ...

Uehara five strokes back at ANA

More Sports / Golf Apr 1, 2018

Uehara five strokes back at ANA

Ayako Uehara shot a 2-under 70 on Saturday to remain five shots off the lead at the ANA Inspiration after three rounds. The 34-year-old hit three birdies and a bogey to finish the day in ninth place at 9 under for the tournament, the first ...

Michigan stops Loyola's run in Final Four

Basketball Apr 1, 2018

Michigan stops Loyola's run in Final Four

Staring down a 10-point, second-half deficit against an underdog that seemed nothing short of blessed during the madness of March, Moe Wagner and Michigan clamped down on Loyola-Chicago and ended one of the most memorable NCAA Tournament runs ever. Wagner scored 24 points, Charles Matthews ...