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Eagles’ Takahiro Shiomi tosses first complete-game victory in six years

13 hours 41 min ago
Takahiro Shiomi and the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles continued their strong runs on Friday in a 7-2 Pacific League win over the Seibu Lions.Pitching in ...

Three-division world champion Kazuto Ioka ends retirement

15 hours 32 min ago
Kazuto Ioka, who announced his retirement last December after winning world titles in three separate weight classes, said Friday he is returning to the ring.The ...

Celtics re-sign Marcus Smart to four-year, $52 million deal

17 hours 37 min ago
The Boston Celtics re-signed guard Marcus Smart on Thursday, bringing him back for four more years after he found the market for a restricted free ...

Mitakeumi bounces back, moves closer to first title

17 hours 38 min ago
Sekiwake Mitakeumi beat Goeido at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday to move within one win of his first top-level title.Mitakeumi (12-1) holds the ...

Big bats carry Cubs past rival Cards

18 hours 2 min ago
The All-Star break is over. It’s right about now when the Chicago Cubs usually take off.Jason Heyward had three hits and two RBIs, Ian Happ ...

Yuta Watanabe makes good impression in Summer League stint with Nets

18 hours 30 min ago
Yuta Watanabe attracted positive attention during the Brooklyn Nets’ five NBA Summer League Games in Las Vegas earlier this month.The prospective NBA player, who wrapped ...

Longtime Lakers reporter Mitch Chortkoff dies at 78

18 hours 53 min ago
Mitch Chortkoff, a columnist and beat writer who covered the Los Angeles Lakers for over 50 years, has died. He was 78.He died Tuesday at ...

Reigning B. League MVP Makoto Hiejima joins Tochigi Brex

19 hours 7 min ago
Star shooting guard Makoto Hiejima has joined the Tochigi Brex after five seasons with the SeaHorses.Hiejima was introduced at a news conference on Friday in ...

Geraint Thomas retains lead with stage victory on Alpe d’Huez

19 hours 23 min ago
Geraint Thomas became the first yellow jersey wearer since Lance Armstrong to triumph on the legendary Alpe d’Huez after a thrilling finale to a punishing ...

Carmelo Anthony traded to Hawks, waiver likely

19 hours 25 min ago
Carmelo Anthony is done in Oklahoma City.A person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press the Thunder are sending Anthony and a 2022 ...

DeMarcus Cousins relishing fresh start in Golden State

19 hours 26 min ago
DeMarcus Cousins spent his first eight seasons in the NBA chasing two things — peace and the playoffs.After signing with Golden State as a free ...

Shohei Ohtani medically cleared to begin throwing again

19 hours 40 min ago
Shohei Ohtani has been cleared to start a throwing progression after undergoing a medical evaluation of his right elbow, the Los Angeles Angels announced Thursday.The ...

Falcons won’t offer WR Julio Jones new deal this year

19 hours 41 min ago
Stifled by the salary cap, the Atlanta Falcons won’t be offering Julio Jones a more lucrative contract.Not this year, at least. Now the question is: ...

Andres Iniesta participates in first training session with Vissel Kobe

19 hours 47 min ago
Marquee signing Andres Iniesta trained with Vissel Kobe for the first time on Friday morning.The Barcelona legend looked to be in good spirits as he ...

Kevin Kisner takes lead at British Open

19 hours 51 min ago
The silver claret jug was on the first tee Thursday morning at Carnoustie, a trophy that Kevin Kisner knows all too well.Kisner flew home from ...

Sochi bronze medalist Denis Ten slain in Almaty

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 18:48
Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten was killed Thursday, and prosecutors in Kazakhstan said they were treating the case as murder.Ten was stabbed after a ...

JSF chief Tsuyoshi Aoki disappointed 2020 Olympics won’t showcase swimming finals in prime time

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 06:58
The Japan Swimming Federation conceded defeat on Thursday in its effort to have the 2020 Tokyo Olympics swimming finals aired domestically in the evening.The finals ...

Corporate ekiden champion Moeno Nakamura fails drug test

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 04:57
Women’s corporate ekiden road relay champion Moeno Nakamura has been suspended and her team stripped of its title after she tested positive for a banned ...

Lewis Hamilton signs new two-year contract with Mercedes

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 04:43
Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has ended months of stalling and deliberation by finally signing a new contract with Mercedes.The four-time world champion penned a ...

Dwyane Wade finalizes lifetime contract with Chinese apparel company Li-Ning

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 03:04
Dwyane Wade has a new contract — with his shoe company.Wade and the Chinese apparel company Li-Ning announced that the three-time NBA champion has signed ...

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