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Diyas ends Kato's challenge to win Japan Women's Open

/ Sep 17, 2017

Diyas ends Kato's challenge to win Japan Women's Open

Local favorite Miyu Kato's fairy-tale run at the Japan Women's Open ended in heartbreak on Sunday, as the petite 22-year-old suffered a straight-sets defeat in the final against fellow qualifier Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan. Both players were gunning for their first WTA title but Diyas ...

/ Sep 17, 2017

Typhoon frustrates Japan in Davis Cup playoff

Typhoon showers again washed out play in the Davis Cup World Group playoff between Japan and Brazil on Sunday with the host on the cusp of victory. Japan, which took a 2-0 lead after Friday's opening singles, was set to play Yasutaka Uchiyama and Kiwi-born ...

Alvarez, Canelo battle to draw in long-awaited bout

/ Sep 17, 2017

Alvarez, Canelo battle to draw in long-awaited bout

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin argued afterward about who won their middleweight showdown. No one could argue it wasn't a great fight. Golovkin retained his middleweight titles Saturday night, fighting to a 12-round draw with Alvarez in a brutal battle that ended with both fighters holding ...

/ Sep 17, 2017

Uehara poised in second at Evian Championship

Ayako Uehara pulled within one stroke of the season's final women's major golf competition, the Evian Championship, after Saturday's second round. The 33-year-old, who has yet to win on the U.S. LPGA tour, had seven birdies and two bogeys for a two-round total of 8-under-par ...

No. 3 Clemson crushes Louisville

/ Sep 17, 2017

No. 3 Clemson crushes Louisville

Kelly Bryant had time to read the defense, allowing the Clemson quarterback to make good decisions and crisp throws. Heisman Trophy-winning counterpart Lamar Jackson didn't get that same luxury for Louisville. That stark difference paid off with a decisive victory for the third-ranked Tigers. While Clemson ...

Kato, Diyas advance to Japan Women's Open final

/ Sep 16, 2017

Kato, Diyas advance to Japan Women's Open final

Plucky qualifier Miyu Kato produced an epic comeback to advance to her first WTA Tour final on Saturday night, beating Croatia's Jana Fett 4-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 in the semifinals of the Japan Women's Open. Kato, ranked No. 171 in the world, survived match point ...

All Blacks throttle visiting Springboks

/ Sep 16, 2017

All Blacks throttle visiting Springboks

Flyhalf Beauden Barrett inspired the All Blacks to a record 57-0 win over the Springboks in a Rugby Championship test Saturday, dashing South Africa's belief in the revival of its rugby fortunes this season. Barrett's attacking master class helped the All Blacks score four tries ...

Murata ready for 2nd title shot

/ Sep 16, 2017

Murata ready for 2nd title shot

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Sports competitions are often considered like chess matches, and when you face the same opponent twice, the second time is different because you and your opponent are going to come at each other with different preparation, tactics and strategy. With a little over a month ...