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Kato storms into semifinals at Japan Women's Open

/ Sep 15, 2017

Kato storms into semifinals at Japan Women's Open

Qualifier Miyu Kato stunned Serbia's Aleksandra Krunic in straight sets to reach the semifinals of the Japan Women's Open on Friday. Kato, the world No. 171 and the only local player left in the singles draw, was in total control at Ariake Tennis Forest Park, ...

Watson leads Texans over Bengals in debut

/ Sep 15, 2017

Watson leads Texans over Bengals in debut

Deshaun Watson showed up in a black tuxedo for his first NFL start. From his snazzy bow tie to his game-turning scramble, he did it all his style. The rookie ran 49 yards for a touchdown and led the Houston Texans' depleted offense to a ...

Giro d'Italia to open in Israel for first time in 2018

Sep 14, 2017

Giro d'Italia to open in Israel for first time in 2018

The Giro d'Italia cycling race will open next year's event in Israel, marking the first time any leg of the sport's Grand Tours will take place outside of Europe. Organizers said Thursday that details of the exact route of the three-day leg in Israel will ...

/ Sep 14, 2017

CFL to end full-contact padded practices during season

The Canadian Football League is eliminating full-contact padded practices during the season and is extending its schedule to 21 weeks to help reduce the risk of injury. The league and CFL Players Association made the joint announcement Wednesday. "What the league and players together have done ...

Nara ousted by Wang at Japan Women's Open

/ Sep 14, 2017

Nara ousted by Wang at Japan Women's Open

Local favorite Kurumi Nara's hopes of reaching the quarterfinals of the Japan Women's Open were shattered on Thursday with a straight sets defeat to China's Wang Qiang. World No. 57 Wang broke 108th-ranked Nara five times in a dominant display en route to a 6-2, ...

Fiddler hangs up skates after 14 NHL seasons

/ Sep 14, 2017

Fiddler hangs up skates after 14 NHL seasons

Forward Vernon Fiddler announced his retirement from the NHL on Wednesday after a 14-season career with four different teams. The 37-year-old Canadian's announcement was made in The Players' Tribune, some three months after his Nashville Predators fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup ...

/ Sep 14, 2017

Serena reveals baby's name via social media

Go ahead and add another title to Serena Williams' collection: Mom. The tennis star announced via social media on Wednesday that she gave birth to a girl named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. Williams posted about her baby on Instagram and Twitter accounts and is heard saying ...

Tanaka wins second title defense with TKO in ninth

/ Sep 13, 2017

Tanaka wins second title defense with TKO in ninth

Kosei Tanaka set the stage for a light flyweight title unification bout when he defended his World Boxing Organization crown in the weight category Wednesday at Edion Arena Osaka. The fight against 13th-ranked contender Rangsan Chayanram of Thailand, who fights under the name of Palangpol ...