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Nanako Fujita set to make history for female JRA jockeys

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 04:24
Nanako Fujita said Thursday that victory will be foremost on her mind on when she makes history this weekend as the first female Japan Racing ...

Daisuke Matsuzaka to have examination after freak shoulder injury

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 04:09
Chunichi Dragons pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka skipped practice Thursday to seek a second medical opinion about a freak right shoulder injury sustained when an overzealous fan ...

76ers hand Knicks 18th straight loss

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 02:40
With a big lead and bigger games ahead, Joel Embiid could have opted for safety.He could have simply let the ball go out of bounds, ...

Son shines as Tottenham routs Dortmund

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 02:40
Son Heung-min sparked Tottenham’s second-half overwhelming of Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday, setting the London club on its way to a 3-0 ...

Sunwolves prep for season with higher purpose

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 02:35
With the Rugby World Cup looming, there’s a renewed sense of urgency for the Sunwolves as the Japan-based club prepares for its fourth season in ...

Darvish admits he felt pressure last season after signing big deal with Cubs

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 02:34
Yu Darvish felt stress after signing a $126 million, six-year contract with the Chicago Cubs.“At the time I didn’t say anything about that, but I ...

Japan women begin road to 3×3 World Cup with training camp

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 02:34
Japan’s women aren’t just eyeing a podium finish in traditional 5-on-5 basketball at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, they’re also aiming for a medal in the ...

Iniesta excited about new season

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 02:33
The J. League set out to leverage its newfound star power on Thursday at the league’s annual kickoff conference.The media event usually offers a chance ...

Rikako Ikee expresses gratitude for outpouring of support after leukemia diagnosis

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 06:43
Swimming sensation Rikako Ikee expressed gratitude on Wednesday for the messages of encouragement she received following her announcement that she has been diagnosed with leukemia.“Thank ...

Lindsey Vonn’s legacy not solely defined by wins, crashes

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 06:05
The temperature: absolutely freezing. The time: barely after sunrise.The place: the bottom of a training hill in Vail, Colorado, waiting for Lindsey Vonn to finish ...

Step-back 3 emerges as NBA’s perfect weapon

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 04:08
James Harden turned to it to become the NBA’s most unstoppable scorer.Luka Doncic has ridden it to stardom on both sides of the Atlantic. The ...

Mikaela Shiffrin, skiing’s brightest star, cites Naomi Osaka as inspiration

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 02:59
During her inexorable rise to someday becoming the most successful Alpine skier in history, Mikaela Shiffrin has been shooting some admiring glances at another young ...

Celtics maintain dominance over 76ers behind 26 from Gordon Hayward

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 02:52
The Boston Celtics still own the Philadelphia 76ers no matter who is on the court.Gordon Hayward scored 26 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:50 ...

Osaka’s split with coach shocks tennis world

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 02:41
Deep into the Melbourne night on Jan. 26, the newly crowned world No. 1 was still fielding questions from a room full of reporters.“For the ...

Wrestlers put aside differences to promote U.S. sumo

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 02:41
Kelly Gneiting is a religious fundamentalist.The 205-kg bearded giant is also an outspoken member of the ultraconservative Independent American Party, whose social media feeds are ...

Werder Bremen won’t allow Yuya Osako to play for Japan at Copa America

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 01:11
Japan striker Yuya Osako will not be able to participate in the 2019 Copa America in Brazil later this year, his German first-division club Werder ...

Naoya Inoue to challenge Emmanuel Rodriguez for IBF bantamweight title in May

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 00:48
Naoya Inoue will challenge Puerto Rico’s Emmanuel Rodriguez for the IBF bantamweight title in the World Boxing Super Series semifinals on May 18 in Scotland, ...

PSG inflicts Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first United loss

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 20:37
Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain handed Manchester United a reality check under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, winning 2-0 in the Champions League last-16 Tuesday to inflict ...

Words of support pour in for swimmer Rikako Ikee after leukemia diagnosis

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 20:01
Words of encouragement poured in for Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee on Tuesday after she revealed she had been diagnosed with leukemia.Ikee, an 18-year-old Tokyo ...

Angels manager Brad Ausmus hopes to have Shohei Ohtani’s bat back in May

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 19:47
Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus said Tuesday he hopes two-way star Shohei Ohtani will return to the lineup as a designated hitter for the ...

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