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Naomi Osaka, Kei Nishikori advance to Italian Open quarterfinals

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 23:50
Women’s world No. 1 Naomi Osaka and seventh-ranked men’s player Kei Nishikori both advanced to the Italian Open quarterfinals with two wins apiece on Thursday.A ...

Shota Hiranuma lifts Fighters with RBI double in seventh, earns first post-game hero interview

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 06:50
For a second, Shota Hiranuma thought he might’ve hit the first home run of his pro career.He came up a few centimeters short, but being ...

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal reach Italian Open third round; Kei Nishikori, Naomi Osaka also advance

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 06:32
World No. 3 Roger Federer eased into the third round of the Italian Open on Thursday with a straight-sets win over Portugal’s Joao Sousa.Federer won ...

Jets star Yuki Togashi looks back on banner season, expresses excitement about future

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:05
For sure, the game the Chiba Jets Funabashi lost on Saturday was a big one.Once again, they failed to win their last game, falling to ...

Trio tied for lead at Summer Basho

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 03:21
Yokozuna Kakuryu and sekiwake Tochinoshin each won on Day 5 of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday to retain their share of the lead.Kakuryu ...

Scotland’s Stuart Hogg looks ahead to rematch with Brave Blossoms

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 03:01
Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg admits the autumn heat in Japan could hamper his team’s chances of claiming a Rugby World Cup quarterfinal spot at the ...

Sumo 101: Injuries

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 02:56
One of the most surprising aspects of sumo for first-time watchers is the sheer violence of the sport.Notions of cuddly pandas gently belly bouncing each ...

Sharks beat Blues in overtime after controversial no-call

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 01:23
Timo Meier handed a big win to Erik Karlsson and the San Jose Sharks.Karlsson scored 5:23 into overtime after the officials missed a hand pass ...

Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda fans 12, drives in both runs in victory over Padres

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 01:07
Kenta Maeda struck out 12 batters and drove in both runs as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 2-0 on Wednesday night.The ...

Bob Baffert-trained Improbable 5-2 Preakness favorite

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 00:57
In a field without the top three finishers in the Kentucky Derby, the odds that Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert wouldn’t have the favorite ...

Maria Sharapova pulls out of French Open, citing right shoulder

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 00:51
Two-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova pulled out of the year’s second Grand Slam tournament because of her surgically repaired right shoulder, it was announced ...

Bucks finish with a flourish, take Game 1

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 00:50
Down for most of the game, clearly rusty at times after nearly a full week off, the Milwaukee Bucks looked very much like a team ...

Knee injury forces Takakeisho out of Summer Basho

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 21:09
New ozeki Takakeisho has pulled out of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament due to a right-knee injury, the Japan Sumo Association said Thursday.The 22-year-old wrestler, ...

Sherpa climber Kami Rita scales Mount Everest for record 23rd time

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 06:35
Sherpa climber Kami Rita scaled Mount Everest on Wednesday for a 23rd time, breaking his own record for the most successful ascents of the world’s ...

Jets star Yuki Togashi named B. League MVP

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 06:22
The Chiba Jets Funabashi’s diminutive star guard Yuki Togashi just won the biggest individual accolade of his basketball career.The 25-year-old Togashi was named the Most ...

Eagles rally from eight runs down to beat Fighters

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:55
Kazuya Fujita scored the winning run in the 11th inning Wednesday as the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles rallied from eight runs down to beat the ...

J. League levels up video

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:06
In the third year of the J. League’s decade-long, $2 billion domestic broadcasting deal with DAZN, the league is hitting its digital stride and starting ...

Sumo 101: Americans in sumo

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 03:46
There are two rikishi from the United States of America in sumo currently.They are Musashikuni (Fiamalu Penitani) and Wakaichiro (Ichiro Young). Both are in Musashigawa ...

Kakuryu wins 4th; ozeki rebound

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 03:45
Lone yokozuna Kakuryu maintained his pursuit of a sixth top-level title Wednesday by beating Endo on Day 4 of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament.The Mongolian ...

Shohei Ohtani reaches 100th MLB hit with three-hit day in Angels loss

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 01:14
Shohei Ohtani notched his 100th major league hit in a 3-for-4 effort Tuesday but was tagged out in pivotal innings as the Los Angeles Angels ...

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