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Icho relishes coaching opportunity in Iran

Sep 12, 2017

Icho relishes coaching opportunity in Iran

Four-time Olympic wrestling gold medalist Kaori Icho has coached about 70 women on a short-term assignment to Iran to develop wrestling instructors. On Monday, Icho talked about the difficulty and excitement of coaching in a country where women's wrestling does not receive the same level ...

Broncos block late FG, top Chargers

/ Sep 12, 2017

Broncos block late FG, top Chargers

The rookie head coach iced the rookie kicker. Shelby Harris got a hand on Younghoe Koo's 44-yard game-tying field goal try with a second left and the Denver Broncos began the Vance Joseph era with a 24-21 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday ...

/ Sep 11, 2017

Pliskova makes winning start at Japan Women's Open

Fourth-seeded Czech Kristyna Pliskova overcame Taiwan's Chang Kai-chen in straight sets to advance to the second round of the Japan Women's Open on Monday. Pliskova, who took a wild card and came to the $250,000 hardcourt tournament at the last minute, reeled off 14 aces ...

Anthem protests return without Kaepernick

/ Sep 11, 2017

Anthem protests return without Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick's protest movement rolled on without him Sunday, as his fraternity marched in Detroit and players around the NFL sat or knelt during the national anthem. Kaepernick remains unsigned after opting out of his contract with the 49ers. His supporters believe he's being punished ...

/ Sep 11, 2017

Japanese Arc hope beaten in warm-up

Japan's latest attempt to land the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe suffered a setback on Sunday when Satono Diamond was beaten in his warm-up for next month's French showpiece. The Japanese raider could manage only fourth in the Group Two Prix Foy won impressively by ...

Kamiji wins U.S. Open women's wheelchair singles title

/ Sep 11, 2017

Kamiji wins U.S. Open women's wheelchair singles title

World No. 1 Yui Kamiji earned her third Grand Slam title of the season by winning the women's singles final at the U.S. Open wheelchair championships on Sunday. The top-seeded Japanese beat the second-seeded Diede de Groot of the Netherlands 7-5, 6-2 in the 1-hour, ...

Packers rise to occasion in opening game

/ Sep 11, 2017

Packers rise to occasion in opening game

A marquee season opener between two NFC heavyweights turned into a defensive slugfest. The Green Bay Packers — not the menacing Seattle Seahawks — landed the momentum-swinging punch. Green Bay defensive lineman Mike Daniels' strip sack of Russell Wilson deep in Seattle territory in the third ...

Nadal sweeps by Anderson in final

/ Sep 11, 2017

Nadal sweeps by Anderson in final

Rafael Nadal against Kevin Anderson in the U.S. Open final shaped up as quite a mismatch — and that's exactly what it was. With his game at a high level at the end of an unusually easy path through a Grand Slam field, Nadal overwhelmed ...

Inoue dominates Nieves in U.S. debut

/ Sep 10, 2017

Inoue dominates Nieves in U.S. debut

WBO super flyweight champion Naoya Inoue made his U.S. debut in style Saturday, hammering seventh-ranked Antonio Nieves by a sixth-round technical knockout to defend his title for the sixth time. Inoue, 24, controlled the bout from the outset, knocking his 30-year-old American opponent down in ...

Sungoliath pounce on Shining Arcs

/ Sep 9, 2017

Sungoliath pounce on Shining Arcs

The Suntory Sungoliath jumped above the Kobe Kobelco Steelers to head the Japan Rugby Top League's Red Conference on Saturday thanks to a 36-11 victory over the NTT Communications Shining Arcs. George Smith showed his full array of skills at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground ...