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Sep 24, 2016

Waikato routs Hokkaido Barbarians to secure Sapporo Sevens title

Honey Hireme led Waikato to victory in the Sapporo Sevens on Saturday, as the New Zealand side beat the Hokkaido Barbarians 31-7 at the Barbarians’ picturesque ground in Jozankei. Kiwi legend Hireme — who is often dubbed “Honey Bill” in reference to her male ...

Osaka rallies to make Pan Pacific Open final

Sep 24, 2016

Osaka rallies to make Pan Pacific Open final

Former champion Caroline Wozniacki continued her late-season resurgence by beating second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland on Saturday afternoon to advance to the final of the Pan Pacific Open. Radwanska was close to victory, leading 5-3 in the second set, but Wozniacki seized momentum when ...

Canada-Russia battle set

Sep 24, 2016

Canada-Russia battle set

Ryan Getzlaf doesn’t remember a single thing from Canada’s last matchup with Russia in a tournament featuring the best hockey players in the world. “I couldn’t even tell you what the score was or when we played them or what happened,” Getzlaf said. Canada ...

Sep 24, 2016

Fury-Klitschko rematch called off

The rematch between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko for the world heavyweight title has been called off for a second time. Fury’s management company, Hennessy Sports, said Friday that the British boxer has “been declared medically unfit to fight” and the Oct. 29 bout ...

Utes erase 10-point deficit to beat struggling Trojans

Sep 24, 2016

Utes erase 10-point deficit to beat struggling Trojans

Troy Williams threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score in No. 24 Utah’s 31-27 comeback victory over Southern California on Friday night. The Utes roared back in spectacular fashion with Tim Patrick catching an 18-yard touchdown pass at the ...

Osaka bests Sasnovich, advances to semifinals

Sep 23, 2016

Osaka bests Sasnovich, advances to semifinals

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Rising teenage star Naomi Osaka reached her first-ever semifinal on the WTA Tour after conquering her demons in a 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) win over Belarusian qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich at the Pan Pacific Open on Friday. Eighteen-year-old Osaka, who toppled world No. 12 Dominika Cibulkova ...

Longtime track coach Temple passes away

Sep 23, 2016

Longtime track coach Temple passes away

Ed Temple, the former Tennessee State track and field coach whose Tigerbelles won 13 Olympic gold medals and helped break down racial and gender barriers in the sport, died Thursday night. He was 89. Temple’s daughter, Edwina, told Tennessee State officials that her father ...

Sep 23, 2016

Russia whips Finland to reach World Cup semifinals

Vladimir Tarasenko and Ivan Telegin scored 1:19 apart in the second period and Russia beat Finland 3-0 on Thursday to set up a World Cup of Hockey semifinal against Canada — and knock out Team North America. Evgeni Malkin scored in the third period ...

Sep 23, 2016

Owens Award to honor legend Ali

The first Jesse Owens Olympic Spirit Award will recognize the late Muhammad Ali. The Owens Award was started this year, the 80th anniversary of Owens’ four-gold-medal performance at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, and is to be presented annually to recognize people who have ...

Rugby fever draws Japan youth to New Zealand

Sep 23, 2016

Rugby fever draws Japan youth to New Zealand

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The rising popularity of rugby in Japan is having spinoff effects for the nation’s relationship with New Zealand as students increasingly choose to study in the rugby stronghold. After the Brave Blossoms’ historic victory against South Africa in the 2015 Rugby World Cup in ...

Third-string QB Brissett pilots Patriots to victory

Sep 23, 2016

Third-string QB Brissett pilots Patriots to victory

Maybe the Texans thought Jacoby Brissett would run out of bounds at the 5 in the first quarter of his first NFL start. After all, with Tom Brady suspended and Jimmy Garoppolo injured, the Patriots didn’t have any other quarterbacks on the roster to ...