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Fighters acquire former Cubs pitcher Justin Hancock

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 06:53
The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters announced Wednesday they have signed a one-year contract with pitcher Justin Hancock for an estimated ¥70 million (about $620,000).Hancock threw ...

Reds, Vegalta win to set up showdown in Emperor’s Cup final

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 06:52
Urawa Reds beat recent Asian Champions League winners and bitter rivals Kashima Antlers 1-0 in their Emperor’s Cup semifinal on Wednesday to set up a ...

Southampton hires Ralph Hasenhuettl as new manager

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 06:25
Southampton hired Ralph Hasenhuettl as its fourth permanent manager in 18 months on Wednesday, tasking him with developing the talent to revive the struggling Premier ...

Mongolian sumo wrestler Takanoiwa assaults attendant

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 05:27
The Japan Sumo Association said Wednesday that rank-and-file wrestler Takanoiwa, whose beating by former yokozuna Harumafuji caused a scandal last year, assaulted an attendant of ...

NHL adds Seattle as league’s 32nd franchise; new team will begin play in 2021

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 04:26
Seattle is getting a National Hockey League team. It will just have to wait a little bit longer to drop the puck.The NHL Board of ...

Don’t expect Urban Meyer to coach in college again

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 04:15
After leading Utah to an unbeaten season in 2004, Urban Meyer had a choice to make. He could become the coach at Notre Dame — ...

Takeshi Inoue to face Jaime Munguia for WBO super welterweight belt

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 04:13
Takeshi Inoue will challenge Mexico’s Jaime Munguia for the WBO world super welterweight belt on Jan. 26, his gym said Wednesday.Inoue, ranked No. 3, will ...

Lions slugger Hotaka Yamakawa signs new deal

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 04:04
Pacific League MVP Hotaka Yamakawa has signed a new contract with the Seibu Lions, the Saitama club said Wednesday.The 27-year-old first baseman, who led Nippon ...

Uno sharp ahead of bid for first GP Final victory

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 03:29
Shoma Uno looked sharp in practice Tuesday as he warmed up in the suburbs of Vancouver ahead of the elite Grand Prix Final.Looking to win ...

Official quits over ‘Garlic Girls’ scandal

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 03:28
A beleaguered South Korean curling official says he and his family will leave the sport for good as the government investigates their alleged abusive treatment ...

Kei Nishikori has sights set on winning Grand Slam title

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 03:23
A career-threatening wrist injury left Japanese tennis’ top male player fighting the fear that he may never again find himself among the world’s best.But after ...

Change in stable can revive wrestlers’ careers

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 03:21
Takakeisho, winner of this year’s Kyushu tournament, was pictured alongside his stablemaster on Nov. 26 holding up a large red sea bream and drinking sake ...

Patric Hornqvist hat trick buries Avalanche

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 03:15
Patric Hornqvist’s natural hat trick in the third period powered the Pittsburgh Penguins past the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 on Tuesday night.The Avalanche had erased a ...

Sixers guard Fultz out indefinitely with thoracic irritation

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 03:04
Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz is out indefinitely with thoracic outlet syndrome.Fultz visited with several specialists to figure out what’s ailing him. The Sixers said ...

Veteran forward Joakim Noah signs with Grizzlies

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 03:03
Joakim Noah will to try revive his NBA career with the Memphis Grizzlies.Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace announced Tuesday that the team has signed the ...

Redskins coach Jay Gruden says team ‘discussed’ Colin Kaepernick

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 03:02
The possibility of bringing in Colin Kaepernick for a tryout was “discussed” by the quarterback-needy Washington Redskins, according to coach Jay Gruden, who said Tuesday ...

Deontay Wilder wants rematch ‘ASAP’ with Tyson Fury

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 02:22
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says he wants a rematch with Tyson Fury “ASAP.”Wilder said in a conference call Tuesday he’s “ready and willing to ...

Shohei Ohtani admits to lack of confidence despite historic year in MLB

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 23:42
Shohei Ohtani could rightfully be brimming with confidence following a historic rookie season, but the Los Angeles Angels’ two-way talent said Tuesday he still feels ...

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer retiring after Rose Bowl

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 06:43
Ohio State said Urban Meyer will retire after the Rose Bowl and assistant Ryan Day will be the next head coach.After seven years and a ...

Carp validate one-year deal for former Mariners pitcher Casey Lawrence

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 06:27
The Hiroshima Carp have acquired former major league pitcher Casey Lawrence for next season, the Central League club said Tuesday.Lawrence, a right-hander, went 1-0 with ...

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