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Tonga draws inspiration from Kumamoto's samurai heritage

Rugby Oct 4, 2019

Tonga draws inspiration from Kumamoto's samurai heritage

Tonga is taking inspiration from samurai swordsmen as it seeks to repeat its famous 2011 victory over France at the Rugby World Cup. The Tongans will play France on Sunday in Kumamoto, a city famous for its samurai heritage, and they said Japan's renowned warrior ...

Seahawks edge Rams in down-to-the-wire thriller

More Sports / Football Oct 4, 2019

Seahawks edge Rams in down-to-the-wire thriller

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson's four touchdown passes included a 5-yard strike to Chris Carson with 2:28 to play Thursday in the Seahawks' wild 30-29 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. Wilson's stellar night was almost overshadowed — but Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein missed a 44-yard ...

Unstoppable Novak Djokovic rolls on at Rakuten Japan Open

Tennis Oct 4, 2019

Unstoppable Novak Djokovic rolls on at Rakuten Japan Open

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic on Friday put on a stunning show of supremacy at the Rakuten Japan Open with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Lucas Pouille of France. The Serb more than overwhelmed his opponent in the quarterfinal match, showering Pouille with a barrage ...

IOC seeks info on Alberto Salazar doping, impact on Olympic races

Olympics Oct 4, 2019

IOC seeks info on Alberto Salazar doping, impact on Olympic races

The doping case of banned track coach Alberto Salazar is "very worrying" and raises questions about Olympic race results being affected, IOC President Thomas Bach said Thursday. The International Olympic Committee wants more information from the World Anti-Doping Agency about the long investigation by American ...

Mets fire manager Mickey Callaway after two bumpy seasons

Baseball / MLB Oct 4, 2019

Mets fire manager Mickey Callaway after two bumpy seasons

Mickey Callaway went 11-1 in his first 12 games as manager of the New York Mets. After that, nothing ever seemed to go smoothly for him again. Following more than a year of near-constant speculation about his job security, Callaway was fired Thursday by the ...

Cardinals rally in ninth to win NLDS opener

Baseball / MLB Oct 4, 2019

Cardinals rally in ninth to win NLDS opener

Marcell Ozuna and Kolten Wong each hit two-run doubles in the ninth inning as the St. Louis Cardinals overcame shaky defense and a wild finish to extend Atlanta's postseason misery, holding off the Braves 7-6 in Game 1 of the National League Division Series ...