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Stephen Strasburg earns 100th win as Nats rally past White Sox

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 03:18
Stephen Strasburg didn’t turn in a vintage performance. He still did enough — with plenty of help from the Washington Nationals’ offense — to reach ...

IAAF to fight Swiss court ruling on Caster Semenya

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 03:17
The IAAF said Tuesday it will fight a Swiss court decision to suspend its rules obliging athletes, including double Olympic champion Caster Semenya, to lower ...

Amateur tourneys offer window to sport’s future stars

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 03:17
Asanoyama is sumo’s latest champion.The Takasago stable wrestler’s victory in the May tournament makes him the fourth rikishi to win a debut championship in the ...

Takefusa Kubo’s pathway to Europe coming into focus

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 03:16
I last wrote about FC Tokyo midfielder Takefusa Kubo in this column a little over three months ago, reflecting on his impressive performance against reigning ...

Former swimming world champion James Magnussen retires

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 02:29
Two-time world swimming champion James Magnussen said Wednesday he is retiring after winning 15 medals for Australia at major international events over a 10-year career.The ...

New Zealand Rugby boss Steve Tew joins post-World Cup exodus

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 19:42
Longtime New Zealand Rugby (NZR) chief executive Steve Tew announced Wednesday he will leave his role at the end of 2019, citing a need for ...

China to host ‘launchpad’ 2023 Asian Cup

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 19:42
Asia’s soccer chief Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa said Tuesday that China’s staging of the 2023 Asian Cup would serve as a “launchpad” for the ...

Fatigued Kei Nishikori comes up empty against Rafael Nadal in Paris

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 18:45
Playing two straight five-set matches ahead of his French Open quarterfinal against Rafael Nadal was certainly not the ideal preparation for Kei Nishikori.Already exhausted before ...

Rafael Nadal demolishes Kei Nishikori to set up semi-final showdown with Roger Federer

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 11:10
Rafael Nadal continued his march towards a record-extending 12th French Open title by steamrolling a sorry Kei Nishikori 6-1 6-1 6-3 to book his place ...

Johanna Konta conquers Sloane Stephens to reach French Open semis

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 07:08
Johanna Konta reached the French Open semifinals for the first time after beating last year’s runner-up Sloane Stephens 6-1, 6-4 on Tuesday.It was the 26th-seeded ...

England not focused on revenge in upcoming Women’s World Cup match against Japan

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 07:01
Englands insists it will not be seeking revenge for its heartbreaking defeat to Japan at the last Women’s World Cup when the teams meet at ...

BayStars’ Hikaru Ito sets tone for offense in triumph over Buffaloes

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 07:00
Hikaru Ito went 3-for-3 with a home run to lead the Yokohama BayStars to a 3-1 win over the Orix Buffaloes at the start of ...

FIFA members gather ahead of Gianni Infantino’s re-election

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 04:08
FIFA President Gianni Infantino is meeting his 211 voters one day ahead of his re-election for a new four-year term.Infantino is attending a series of ...

Orioles select Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman with No. 1 pick

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 03:59
The Baltimore Orioles have selected Oregon State switch-hitting catcher Adley Rutschman with the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft.The announcement Monday night ...

Dodgers’ Walker Buehler stifles Diamondbacks in 11-strikeout effort

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 03:33
Walker Buehler’s second time on the mound against the Arizona Diamondbacks this season went far better than the first.Buehler held the Diamondbacks to a run ...

Pioneering sailmaker Lowell ‘The Pope’ North dies at 89

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 02:45
Lowell North, a pioneering sailmaker who won an Olympic gold medal and four world championships in the venerable Star Class, has died. He was 89.North, ...

Ryan O’Reilly scores pair as Blues even series 2-2

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 02:02
Just when the St. Louis Blues had the Boston Bruins on their heels and chasing the game, they gave up a goal and the roar ...

Roger Goodell reiterates desire to shorten NFL’s four-game preseason

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 02:02
Four preseason games remain too many for Roger Goodell.The NFL commissioner on Monday reiterated his stance of wanting to reduce the preseason schedule at a ...

Will Shoma Uno move to Eteri Tutberidze or Alexei Mishin after coach split?

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 01:55
Olympic and world silver medalist Shoma Uno announced on Monday that he was leaving longtime coaches Machiko Yamada and Mihoko Higuchi, who he has trained ...

Russia officials say doping cover-up report is part of ‘information war’

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 01:36
Russian authorities said on Monday that they were victims of an “information war” following reports in British newspapers that sparked the investigation of high-jump world ...

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