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Hideki Matsuyama stumbles at PGA Championship as Brooks Koepka takes lead

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 00:40
Hideki Matsuyama shot a 3-over 73 to fall 12 strokes off the pace during the third round at the PGA Championship as American Brooks Koepka ...

Vegalta Sendai capitalize on second-half chances to beat Kashiwa Reysol

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 07:03
Hiroaki Okuno and Takuma Nishimura both scored in the second half as Vegalta Sendai beat Kashiwa Reysol 2-0 on Saturday to claim their first J. ...

U.S. triumphs over Japan in extra innings to reach final at softball worlds

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 06:50
Japan missed a chance to go straight to the gold-medal game of the Women’s Softball World Championship on Saturday in a 4-3 extra-innings loss to ...

Rikako Ikee sprints to 100-meter butterfly gold at Pan Pacs

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 06:23
Rikako Ikee won gold in the women’s 100-meter butterfly final and set a national in the process on Saturday, bagging her third medal at the ...

Ryoichi Adachi strokes three-run triple in eighth to lift Buffaloes past Marines

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 05:34
Ryoichi Adachi’s three-run, eighth-inning triple powered the Orix Buffaloes to a 6-3 come-from-behind victory over the Chiba Lotte Marines in Pacific League play on Saturday.With ...

Lionel Messi named Barcelona’s new captain

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 02:14
Lionel Messi was named as Barcelona’s captain on Friday following the departure of long-serving midfielder Andres Iniesta, while defenders Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto were ...

Kei Hirata earns second shot with Thunder Girls

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 02:13
Passion is something that younger and older generations can both detect immediately.After all, it’s either there or it isn’t. When elementary school students encouraged Kei ...

Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza pleads guilty to drug charges

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 01:37
Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza, who earned more than $43 million over 14 seasons, pleaded guilty Friday to federal drug charges in California.Loiza acknowledged that ...

Cubs placed Yu Darvish on 60-day disabled list

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 01:32
The Chicago Cubs have placed veteran right-hander Yu Darvish on the 60-day disabled list retroactive to May 23, the team announced on Friday.Darvish, who has ...

Jets QB Sam Darnold looks sharp in debut

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 01:27
Sam Darnold sparkled in his NFL debut, Teddy Bridgewater looked sharp and healthy, and the New York Jets earned the franchise’s first preseason home shutout ...

Former Tour de France champ Jan Ullrich faces probe for alleged attack on escort

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 01:12
Former Tour de France champion Jan Ullrich was arrested early Friday and is being investigated for attempted manslaughter after allegedly attacking an escort at a ...

Yankees hurler Masahiro Tanaka roughed up, loses for first time since April

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 01:04
Masahiro Tanaka was tagged with his first loss since April 17 after allowing six runs over five-plus innings on Friday in the New York Yankees’ ...

Gary Woodland retains lead at PGA Championship

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 00:59
Sirens blared across Bellerive, putting the second round of the PGA Championship on hold and ending a day of scoring rarely seen in a major.Gary ...

Man United wins opener against Leicester City

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 00:44
Jose Mourinho received an instant reward for handing Paul Pogba the captain’s armband when the World Cup-winning midfielder paved the way for Manchester United’s 2-1 ...

Seto outsprints de Deus down the stretch to nab 200-meter butterfly title at Pan Pacs

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 07:21
Daiya Seto was looking for nothing but the gold medal when he entered the water.Mission accomplished. Seto successfully did so with a gutsy performance before ...

Gamba’s demilson scores injury-time winner gainst FC Tokyo

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 07:17
Ademilson’s goal in the final seconds of injury time earned Gamba Osaka a 2-1 win over FC Tokyo in Friday’s lone J. League first-division game.The ...

Monica Abbott fans 18 as U.S. tops Australia at softball worlds; Japan routs Puerto Rico

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 07:06
Monica Abbott had 18 strikeouts and the United States defeated Australia 3-1 on Friday in the playoffs of the Women’s World Softball Championship.Abbott gave up ...

Dragons’ Kazuki Yoshimi tosses three-hitter for first shutout in six years

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 06:54
Kazuki Yoshimi once again looked like the ace of the Chunichi Dragons pitching staff, throwing a three-hit shutout in a 3-0 win over the Tokyo ...

Japan captures frst-ever title at Wheelchair Rugby World Championship

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 04:34
The Japan wheelchair rugby team won its first world championship on Frida in an upset win against Rio de Janeiro Paralympic champion Australia.World No. 4 ...

NPB warns umpires who lost track of count

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 03:44
Five NPB umpires received severe warnings Friday for losing track of the count in an at-bat the day before.With one out and none on in ...

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