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The Sunwolves failed to pick up their second win of the Super Rugby season on Saturday after a 47-7 defeat to South Africa’s Cheetahs. The Sunwolves returned to Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground for their first match in Tokyo since beating the Bulls 21-20 at the same stadium on April ...

Nishikori fights way into Geneva Open semis

/ May 26, 2017

Nishikori fights way into Geneva Open semis

Kei Nishikori survived three match points and produced a thrilling comeback to beat South Africa’s Kevin Anderson 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6) to reach the semifinals of the Geveva Open on Thursday. The world No. 9, recently hampered by a right wrist injury, made a ...

Salazar denies USADA allegations: report

/ May 26, 2017

Salazar denies USADA allegations: report

Nike Oregon Project coach Alberto Salazar has denied allegations made in a 2016 U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report, portions of which were revealed in a New York Times story last weekend. Salazar made his response in an email late Wednesday night to The Oregonian newspaper ...

/ May 26, 2017

Yamashita to become next AJJF chairman

Yasuhiro Yamashita, the men’s open-weight category gold medalist at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, is set to be appointed as the next chairman of the All Japan Judo Federation, sources said Friday. The 59-year-old Yamashita will lead the federation forward toward the 2020 Tokyo ...

Pens top Sens in 2OT, make Stanley Cup Final

/ May 26, 2017

Pens top Sens in 2OT, make Stanley Cup Final

Chris Kunitz spent a portion of the spring nursing a lower-body injury and wondering if his time with the Pittsburgh Penguins was over. The veteran forward’s contract is up this summer and he’s been around long enough to know how these things go, particularly ...

Murata to get rematch after WBA directive

/ May 26, 2017

Murata to get rematch after WBA directive

Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, the president of the World Boxing Association, on Thursday ordered a rematch of a middleweight title fight between Ryota Murata and Hassan N’Dam of France after the bout ended in controversy. Mendoza also said that two judges, Gustavo Padilla of Panama ...

/ May 25, 2017

KHL to cut Metallurg Novokuznetsk over cash woes

The Kontinental Hockey League has cut a Russian team as it tries to fix worsening financial problems, including debts to league players of over $17 million. KHL president Dmitry Chernyshenko said Wednesday that the league is removing the Metallurg Novokuznetsk team, which had a ...

/ May 25, 2017

Murray calls Agassi good hire for Djokovic

World No. 1 Andy Murray admitted Wednesday he was surprised by Novak Djokovic’s appointment of Andre Agassi as coach at the French Open, but believes it will be “good for Novak and good for tennis.” Djokovic, the defending champion at Roland Garros, named Agassi ...