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Moved by Hanyu: A fan’s story of love for the skating legend

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 03:02
Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu’s impact on the Japanese public during his career has been profound. This is irrefutable.One fact many Japanese skating fans may ...

Fighters sign longtime Buffaloes pitcher Chihiro Kaneko

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 02:52
The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters announced Tuesday they have reached a contract agreement with right-handed free agent pitcher Chihiro Kaneko, who sepnt 13 seasons with ...

Former WBA middleweight champ Ryota Murata plans to continue fighting

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 02:24
Ryota Murata, who lost his WBA middleweight title in October, announced Tuesday that he will continue his career.After losing by unanimous decision to American Rob ...

Dodgers, manager Dave Roberts finalize four-year contract extension

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 02:23
Dave Roberts and the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to a four-year contract extension Monday that would keep him as manager through 2022.The 46-year-old skipper led ...

Latest proposal has Tokyo 2020 marathon start set for 6 a.m.

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 02:22
Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have decided to move up the start time of the men’s and women’s marathons from 7 a.m. to 6 ...

Southampton dismisses manager Mark Hughes

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 02:20
Mark Hughes has been fired as manager of Southampton after just eight months in charge, the struggling Premier League club announced on Monday, despite an ...

Struggling Bulls fire Fred Hoiberg, hand coaching reins to Jim Boylen

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 02:18
The Chicago Bulls came into the season thinking they would start to climb in the wide-open Eastern Conference with a promising group of young players. ...

IAAF hires former hurdler Jon Ridgeon as CEO

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 02:17
Former British hurdler Jon Ridgeon was on Monday unveiled as the new CEO of track and field’s governing body, the IAAF.Ridgeon, 51, competed in both ...

Liverpool draws Wolverhampton in F.A. Cup third round

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 01:53
Liverpool was drawn away to Wolverhampton Wanderers in one of two all-English Premier League matchups in the draw for the third round of the F.A. ...

Nikita Kucherov sparks Lightning in win over Devils

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 01:33
Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point like playing on the same line, and it’s a combination that’s working out well for the Tampa Bay Lightning, too.Kucherov ...

Redskins lose another QB in loss to Eagles

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 01:31
Carson Wentz was at his best back on the move again.Wentz tossed two touchdown passes, Darren Sproles ran for a score and the Philadelphia Eagles ...

Versatile Nikola Jokic directs Nuggets past Raptors

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 01:30
Nikola Jokic got his second triple-double of the season to help the injury-riddled Denver Nuggets overcome another key absence.Jokic capped a big night with three ...

Mets get Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz from Mariners in seven-player trade

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 01:21
Aiming for an instant upgrade after two failing seasons, the New York Mets and their rookie general manager turned to a most familiar face.The Mets ...

Akatsuki Five extend winning streak to six after downing Kazakhstan

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 06:27
Nick Fazekas has said he would welcome one of Japan teammates stepping into the limelight.But as usual, it was he who came through, becoming the ...

Dragons acquire former major league lefty Enny Romero

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 05:54
The Chunichi Dragons announced Monday the acquisition of Dominican pitcher Enny Romero, who participated in last year’s World Baseball Classic.Romero, 27, signed a contract with ...

Injury-plagued Kisenosato resumes training

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 04:40
Injury-plagued yokozuna Kisenosato, who has failed to start or complete nine of the past 10 tournaments, resumed training Monday for the first time since pulling ...

Naomi Osaka joins field for Sydney International

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 03:33
World No. 1 Simona Halep and U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka will headline a strong field in the women’s draw of the Sydney International, organizers ...

Samurai Blue’s young guns deliver for European clubs

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 03:30
Striker Takumi Minamino netted the winning goal in Salzburg’s 1-0 victory over Rheindorf Altach at home on Sunday.Minamino scored his fourth league goal of the ...

IOC continues to review esports

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 02:53
Is there a future for esports in the Olympics?It’s a question some have begun to ask as competitive gaming continues to rise in popularity and ...

Ryoyu Kobayashi leaps to third title of season

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 02:41
Ryoyu Kobayashi posted his third victory of the season, and of his career, at the ski jumping World Cup event on Sunday to take the ...

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