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Feb 19, 2017

Takahashi, Okada win race walk titles

Eiki Takahashi and Kumiko Okada on Sunday won the men’s and women’s 20-km race walk, respectively, at the national championships, a qualifier for this summer’s athletics world championships. The 24-year-old Takahashi, who finished 42nd at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics last summer, won his ...

Nishikori beats Berlocq to reach Argentina Open final

Feb 19, 2017

Nishikori beats Berlocq to reach Argentina Open final

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori overcame an early scare to beat hometown favorite and world No. 77 Carlos Berlocq 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday to advance to the final of the Argentina Open. Nishikori will face Alexander Dolgopolov of Ukraine in Sunday’s final with ...

Matsuyama, Ishikawa miss cut at Riviera

Feb 19, 2017

Matsuyama, Ishikawa miss cut at Riviera

Hideki Matsuyama failed to make the cut for the first time this season as he, along with Ryo Ishikawa, made an early exit from the Genesis Open on Saturday. A day after making six bogeys in an incomplete second round that was suspended due ...

Ikee breaks own women's 50-meter freestyle national record

Feb 18, 2017

Ikee breaks own women's 50-meter freestyle national record

Sixteen-year-old Rikako Ikee rewrote her national record en route to victory in the women’s 50-meter freestyle at the Konami Open on Saturday. Ikee clocked 24.48 seconds at Tatsumi International Swimming Center in Tokyo, shaving 0.19 second off her previous mark. Ikee also won the ...

Feb 18, 2017

Moguls maestro Kingsbury records 39th career triumph

Ikuma Horishima could only manage sixth place as Canadian star Mikael Kingsbury posted an all-time record 39th freestyle career win in the men’s moguls at a World Cup event on Saturday. Horishima was Japan’s best finisher in the men’s event after advancing to the ...

Onozuka falls short of third consecutive halfpipe title

Feb 18, 2017

Onozuka falls short of third consecutive halfpipe title

Ayana Onozuka missed out on her third consecutive overall halfpipe title after placing third in a freestyle skiing World Cup meet on Saturday. Onozuna scored 84.00 points and finished behind Sochi Olympic silver-medalist Marie Martinod of France (91.60) and American Devin Logan (86.80). Martinod ...

Feb 18, 2017

Ex-USC assistant Jackson dies at 81

John Jackson, who coached star tailbacks Marcus Allen and Charles White during their Heisman Trophy-winning seasons at Southern California, has died. He was 81. The university said Friday that Jackson died of complications following intestinal surgery on Thursday in suburban Torrance. Jackson was running ...