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Toshiba storms past NEC in weather-delayed match

The Toshiba Brave Lupus juggernaut took the first step toward getting back on track as they opened their new Japan Rugby Top League season Saturday with a 20-0 win over the NEC Green Rockets. To do so, however, Toshiba had to withstand a rare delay to proceedings on the way as ...

Ito nabs Grand Prix win; Takanashi DQ'd

/ Aug 19, 2017

Ito nabs Grand Prix win; Takanashi DQ'd

Yuki Ito won the second event of the women's ski jumping summer Grand Prix competition on Friday, while Sara Takanashi was disqualified in the qualification because her ski length did not meet regulations. Ito, who was third at the season's first meet last week, soared ...

Injury mars victory for Seattle

/ Aug 19, 2017

Injury mars victory for Seattle

Just when the Seattle Seahawks were getting settled on their shaky offensive line, it's once again their biggest question with the regular season approaching. Russell Wilson looked just fine throwing for 206 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, but the Seattle Seahawks suffered ...

Triple jumper Pyatykh receives four-year doping ban

/ Aug 18, 2017

Triple jumper Pyatykh receives four-year doping ban

Russian triple jumper Anna Pyatykh was on Friday handed a four-year doping ban and stripped of her 2007 IAAF World Athletics Championship bronze medal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport announced. The now 36-year-old finished fourth in the triple jump in Osaka but inherited third ...

Miyazato to skip Canadian tournament due to family matter

/ Aug 18, 2017

Miyazato to skip Canadian tournament due to family matter

Ai Miyazato, who will retire from golf after 12 seasons on the LPGA Tour, has decided not to compete in an upcoming tournament in Canada, citing family reasons, her management company said on her official website on Thursday. "Miyazato will withdraw from next week's Canadian ...

Japan women remain winless at World Cup

/ Aug 18, 2017

Japan women remain winless at World Cup

Japan showed its attacking ability with three late tries Thursday, but it was not enough to prevent a third-straight pool stage loss as it went down 29-15 to Australia in the Women's Rugby World Cup. With losses to Australia, Ireland and France, Japan finished at ...

World Cup champion Hirscher breaks ankle

/ Aug 18, 2017

World Cup champion Hirscher breaks ankle

Six-time overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher has broken his left ankle and will be in a cast for six weeks. The Austrian ski federation says the 28-year-old Hirscher straddled a gate at the Moelltaler glacier during his first day on skis ahead of the ...

Ex-Patriots nose tackle Lester Williams dies at 58

/ Aug 18, 2017

Ex-Patriots nose tackle Lester Williams dies at 58

The New England Patriots said former nose tackle Lester Williams, who started in the franchise's first Super Bowl appearance during the 1985 season, has died. He was 58. The team said Williams died at home on Wednesday in Birmingham, Alabama. It did not give other ...

Aug 18, 2017

Beijing Olympic champion cyclist Sanchez suspended for doping

Former Olympic cycling champion Samuel Sanchez was suspended on Thursday after failing an out-of-competition doping test. The International Cycling Union said the Spanish rider for BMC Racing tested positive for a growth hormone releasing peptide in a sample taken on Aug. 9. Sanchez won the road ...

/ Aug 18, 2017

Devils center Zajac out with chest injury

The New Jersey Devils have lost top center Travis Zajac for four to six months with a pectoral injury. Devils executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero announced that Zajac had surgery to repair the pectoral muscle on Thursday. Shero said the Zajac was hurt ...

Muguruza rallies to reach quarterfinals

/ Aug 18, 2017

Muguruza rallies to reach quarterfinals

Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza overcame a long rain delay in the third set and fought off three match points Thursday before advancing to the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open. The tournament's No. 4 seed beat American Madison Keys 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3) to ...