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Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan

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Nishikori moves into 3rd round with victory in straight sets

May 28, 2015

Nishikori moves into 3rd round with victory in straight sets

Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round of the French Open for the first time in two years on Wednesday with a straight-sets victory over Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci. The fifth seed Nishikori defeated Bellucci, a left-handed clay-court specialist ranked 40th in the world, 7-5, ...

May 28, 2015

Bylsma meets with Sabres brass

Former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma interviewed for the Buffalo Sabres’ vacancy Wednesday. A person familiar with the discussions said the talks took place in Buffalo and included Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula and general manager Tim Murray. The person spoke on the ...

May 28, 2015

Oldest ex-Bear Siegal dies at 97

John Siegal, an end who helped the Chicago Bears win three NFL titles in the 1940s and was their oldest former player, has died. He was 97. The Bears said Wednesday that he died this week at his home in Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania. Siegal ...

May 28, 2015

Troubled McDonald arrested again

NFL lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested for the second time this week. The Santa Clara Police Department said the former San Francisco 49ers defensive end was arrested Wednesday for violating a restraining order by being at a residence in Santa Clara. The restraining ...

Nishikori advances to third round of French Open

May 27, 2015

Nishikori advances to third round of French Open

Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round of the French Open for the first time in two years on Wednesday with a straight-sets victory over Brazil’s Thomaz Belluci. The fifth seeded Nishikori defeated Bellucci, a left-handed clay-court specialist ranked 40th in the world, 7-5, ...

May 27, 2015

WBA super featherweight champ Uchiyama has elbow surgery

Takashi Uchiyama, who won the 10th title defense of his WBA super featherweight crown on May 6, underwent elbow surgery on Wednesday. The 35-year-old Uchiyama underwent a three-hour procedure to clean out detached cartilage in his left elbow. He said he felt pain when ...

May 27, 2015

Australia wary of England's Bayliss

There was general consensus in Australia on Wednesday that retaining the Ashes this year got a little bit harder after the appointment of wily compatriot Trevor Bayliss as England’s new head coach. While former cricketers lined up to hail the success of “a ripper ...

Rangers thrash Lightning to force Game 7

May 27, 2015

Rangers thrash Lightning to force Game 7

Henrik Lundqvist had lots of help in another season-saving performance for the New York Rangers. The star goalie stopped 36 shots and Derick Brassard had a hat trick for the Presidents’ Trophy winners, who forced Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals with a ...

Bolt wins 200 at Golden Spike meet

May 27, 2015

Bolt wins 200 at Golden Spike meet

Usain Bolt cruised to victory in the 200 meters race at the Golden Spike meet on Tuesday, as the Jamaican star prepares for the world championships after a season marred by injuries. Facing rain and cold at the IAAF World Challenge event, Bolt had ...

Djokovic, Nadal start French Open with comfortable wins

May 27, 2015

Djokovic, Nadal start French Open with comfortable wins

If anyone at the French Open needed a reminder, Novak Djokovic was on court to show what champions are made of. Returning to Roland Garros a year after he lost in the final to Rafael Nadal, the Serb posted a convincing 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 ...

Ducks sink Blackhawks in OT, take 3-2 lead

May 26, 2015

Ducks sink Blackhawks in OT, take 3-2 lead

The Anaheim Ducks stumbled back to their dressing room after regulation in disbelief. Jonathan Toews had just scored two improbable goals in 72 seconds, and Game 5 of the Western Conference finals was headed into an overtime where everything seemed tilted toward Chicago. Anaheim ...

Sharapova, Berdych advance to 2nd round

May 26, 2015

Sharapova, Berdych advance to 2nd round

Maria Sharapova was unfazed by the boos she heard when leaving the center court of Roland Garros on Monday without treating the crowd to a post-match interview. After all, she had good reasons to rush to the locker room. Battling a cold that had ...