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/ Aug 17, 2017

Ebinuma nominated for key post with International Judo Federation

Masashi Ebinuma, a two-time Olympic bronze medalist in the men's 66-kg division, is among 17 judoka nominated for the nine available places on the International Judo Federation's Athletes' Commission, the organization said Wednesday. Five judoka will be elected to represent their counterparts for a four-year ...

Top seeds advance on day filled with upsets

/ Aug 17, 2017

Top seeds advance on day filled with upsets

Rafael Nadal and Karolina Pliskova — the No. 1 seeds in the Western & Southern Open — advanced with straight-set wins Wednesday, while the rest of their brackets suffered more top losses. Nadal sat out an hour-long rain delay and beat Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-4 ...

Ishikawa shifts focus to next season, securing PGA Tour card

/ Aug 17, 2017

Ishikawa shifts focus to next season, securing PGA Tour card

Ryo Ishikawa said Wednesday that winning the season-ending Wyndham Championship is not a realistic season-ending goal. Instead, he simply wants to prepare to battle his way back to the PGA Tour. A day before the start of the regular-season finale, Ishikawa, a 14-time winner on the ...

Top League returns with new format

/ Aug 17, 2017

Top League returns with new format

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The new Japan Rugby Top League season kicks off Friday with five games being played across the country. Defending champion Suntory Sungoliath open their campaign against the Canon Eagles with fans, players and coaches alike forced to get used to yet another new format. This season, ...

Sugita ousts Sock in Cincinnati first round

/ Aug 16, 2017

Sugita ousts Sock in Cincinnati first round

Yuichi Sugita took advantage of 43 unforced errors by Jack Sock to oust the U.S. 13th seed 7-5, 6-4 in the first round of the Western and Southern Open on Tuesday. Sugita clinched his win by breaking Sock with a shot that clipped the baseline, ...

Texans, Patriots tune up with joint practice

/ Aug 16, 2017

Texans, Patriots tune up with joint practice

After missing 13 games last season following back surgery, J.J. Watt relishes any chance to compete. So Houston's star defensive end was positively giddy on Tuesday after he and the Texans had the first of two joint practices with Tom Brady and the New England ...

Sharapova granted wild-card entry into U.S. Open

/ Aug 16, 2017

Sharapova granted wild-card entry into U.S. Open

Maria Sharapova was granted a wild-card invitation for the U.S. Open's main draw on Tuesday and will take part in a Grand Slam event for the first time in more than 1½ years. Sharapova is among eight women given entry into the 128-player field by ...

Relay team proud of 4x100 bronze

/ Aug 15, 2017

Relay team proud of 4x100 bronze

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The Japan men's 4x100-meter relay team stunned the world when it captured the silver medal at last summer's Rio Olympics. But the team's latest success provides momentum toward the 2020 Tokyo Games. The Japan track and field team for the recent world championships in London returned ...