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Arsenal, Chelsea move into Europa League semifinals

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 00:49
Chelsea scored three early goals before surviving a second-half scare to advance to the semifinals of the Europa League on Thursday night with a 4-3 ...

Cardinals QB Josh Cardinals QB Rosen annoyed by speculation about Kyler Murray

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 00:43
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen spoke publicly for the first time Thursday about the limbo he finds himself in with the team that drafted him ...

Ex-Buffaloes ace Chihiro Kaneko leads Fighters to victory against old club

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 06:44
Chihiro Kaneko returned to his pro baseball roots on Thursday, throwing five scoreless innings to earn the win as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters defeated ...

Sunwolves aiming to bolster playoff chances by beating Hurricanes

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 06:38
The Sunwolves take on the Hurricanes on Friday in their first game in Tokyo since being told they will no longer be part of Super ...

FC Barcelona to meet Chelsea, Vissel Kobe in summer friendlies in Japan

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 03:49
FC Barcelona will face English Premier League veteran Chelsea and the J. League’s Vissel Kobe this July, adding to the list of star-studded club friendlies ...

Exclusive: Benoit Richaud to choreograph for Moa Iwano

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 03:02
It sounds like a match made in heaven.A promising young skater paired with the hottest choreographer in the business. The results could be dynamic. Top ...

Japan residents can register for Tokyo 2020 Olympics ticket lottery from May 9

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 03:02
Registration for residents of Japan to enter a ticket lottery for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will begin on May 9, the Japanese ...

Startup Alliance of American Football files for bankruptcy

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 02:52
The Alliance of American Football, the upstart league that abruptly folded midway through its first season, filed for bankruptcy after failing to secure a partnership ...

Choo powers Rangers past Angels with tiebreaking triple

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 02:49
Choo Shin-soo sat on opening day and wasn’t happy about not being in rookie Texas manager Chris Woodward’s first lineup.The only All-Star for the Rangers ...

Kyrie Irving scores 37 as Celtics beat Pacers to take 2-0 lead

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 02:19
A poor third quarter did the Indiana Pacers in during Game 1 of their first-round series with the Boston Celtics.In Game 2, Boston seized on ...

Mikko Rantanen nets OT winner as Avalanche take 3-1 series lead against Flames

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 02:17
Mikko Rantanen’s second goal of the game was the overtime winner as the Colorado Avalanche erased a two-goal deficit and beat the Calgary Flames 3-2 ...

Nadeshiko’s Saki Kumagai a finalist for BBC honor

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 02:08
With over 100 international caps and six seasons of service for women’s soccer titan Olympique Lyonnais, defender Saki Kumagai is already recognized by those in ...

NFL releases schedule for 100th season

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 02:08
The NFL’s 100th season will begin with its most classic rivalry and feature the Super Bowl champion Patriots hosting Pittsburgh in the first Sunday night ...

Time puts Osaka on prestigious list

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 01:48
Tennis phenom and world No. 1 Naomi Osaka has been selected among the world’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019 in a list released Wednesday ...

Tottenham stuns Manchester City to reach semifinals

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 01:41
More than two minutes into stoppage time, Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling slid across the field and puffed his chest to the crowd, roaring in ...

Yuta Watanabe makes positive impact as a rookie

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 01:10
Yuta Watanabe’s blue-collar work ethic and perpetual desire to improve were defining characteristics of his rookie season.Playing for the Memphis Grizzlies and the team’s NBA ...

Former Japan Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori to step down as JRFU honorary chairman

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 23:53
Just five months before Japan hosts Rugby World Cup 2019, former Japan Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori said Wednesday he will step down as honorary chairman ...

Florida prosecutors say they’ll release alleged Robert Kraft-related sex videos

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 15:07
Florida prosecutors on Wednesday said they intend to release videos that allegedly show New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men engaged in sexual ...

Rookie pitcher Daiki Iwashita leads way as Marines shut out Hawks again

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 06:49
The Chiba Lotte Marines remained the masters of the Pacific League’s powerhouse club, the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, beating the defending Japan Series champs 1-0 on ...

UCLA’s Katelyn Ohashi looks to make final statement on floor

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 06:13
Katelyn Ohashi wrote a poem called “Fame” that ends “Not everyone’s destiny is going to be the same. Set your own goals and make your ...

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