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Okuhara targeting second Japan Open title

Sep 19, 2017

Okuhara targeting second Japan Open title

Nozomi Okuhara, who won Japan's maiden world championships gold last month, said Tuesday she is ready to claim her second Japan Open badminton tournament title this week. "Of course my goal is to win again," said Okuhara, the winner of the 2015 meet and a ...

Pliskova at peace after splitting with coach

/ Sep 19, 2017

Pliskova at peace after splitting with coach

Former world No. 1 Karolina Pliskova said Tuesday her decision to split with coach David Kotyza will be the breath of fresh air she needs down the stretch run of the season toward the WTA Finals in Singapore next month. Pliskova enjoyed a measure of ...

Sep 19, 2017

Oceania unlikely to gain entry into Asian Games

The hopes of Australia and other Oceania countries being allowed to compete in the Asian Games have been diminished by the head of the Olympic Council of Asia. Speaking at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, which are continuing in Ashgabat, OCA president Sheikh ...

Ravens to take show on road with game in London on tap

/ Sep 19, 2017

Ravens to take show on road with game in London on tap

Unbeaten on American soil after two games, the Baltimore Ravens take their act abroad this week looking to sustain the momentum during their first trip to London. The Ravens will put their opportunistic defense up against the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1), the designated home team in ...

Lions dominate from start, cruise past Giants

/ Sep 19, 2017

Lions dominate from start, cruise past Giants

So far, so good for Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions. Eli Manning and the New York Giants are heading in the opposite direction. Stafford threw for two touchdowns, rookie Jamal Agnew broke the game open with an 88-yard punt return and the Lions beat ...

Miyazato closes book on career

/ Sep 18, 2017

Miyazato closes book on career

Retiring former world No. 1 Ai Miyazato was unable to go out with a coveted major title on Sunday at the Evian Championships, the last women's major of the season. Ayako Uehara finished 10th in the event, which was won by Sweden's Anna Nordqvist, who ...