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Former yokozuna Kisenosato reflects on end of career

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 23:14
Recently retired yokozuna Kisenosato showed little emotion on the raised ring, but he has since revealed that the final days of his injury-troubled career were ...

Impressive outside shooting carries Brex past Sunrockers

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 06:49
The Tochigi Brex didn’t have a single player carrying the offense on Saturday.Instead, it was an across-the-board effort that produced a 91-71 victory over the ...

Brazil soccer academies offer hope of future stardom, demand sacrifice

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 06:34
A promising goalkeeper who was being monitored by European clubs. A defender who hoped to become a professional player like his cousin. A forward who ...

Boxing faces breakaway threat ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 05:40
Amateur boxing faces a breakaway threat ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo after its international federation elected a president accused of ties to organized ...

Japan, Spain split singles on first day of Fed Cup World Group II tie

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 03:48
Japan came within one point of taking a 2-0 lead against Spain, but Misaki Doi was unable to hang on for victory as the two ...

Wendy Holdener narrowly retains combined title at worlds

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 03:00
Everything fell into place for Wendy Holdener.Her two biggest challengers — Mikaela Shiffrin and Michelle Gisin — weren’t competing in the Alpine combined at the ...

Snowboarder Yuto Totsuka claims silver in halfpipe at worlds

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 02:44
Yuto Totsuka took silver in the men’s halfpipe Friday at the FIS Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Championships.The 17-year-old earned a score of 92.25 on ...

76ers retire Moses Malone’s No. 2 jersey, unveil statue of late legend at team’s practice facility

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 02:06
The Philadelphia 76ers are paying tribute to the late Moses Malone, a three-time NBA MVP and one of basketball’s most ferocious rebounders, with a sculpture ...

Rika Kihira wins Four Continents title

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 01:44
Rika Kihira was steadfast that she was going to land a triple axel at the Four Continents Championships.She didn’t land it during the short program ...

MLB promotes Jim Small to senior vice president of international business

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 01:44
Jim Small has been promoted to senior vice president of Major League Baseball’s international business and will move back to the New York area after ...

Sara Takanashi places second in normal hill event on World Cup circuit

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 01:42
Sara Takanashi finished second in the women’s normal hill individual competition on Friday as Norway’s Maren Lundby claimed her sixth straight World Cup victory.Takanashi grabbed ...

Knicks suffer 15th straight loss

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 01:20
It was another relaxing fourth quarter for Blake Griffin.Andre Drummond had 29 points and 20 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons handed New York its 15th ...

No DH changes for 2019 season

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 01:19
Don’t look for a National League designated hitter this year or for new anti-tanking rules in June’s amateur draft.Commissioner Rob Manfred said Friday that management ...

Hurricanes spoil Rangers’ 25th anniversary title celebration

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 00:41
Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes had a reason to enjoy themselves, too, on Friday night.Mrazek made 27 saves and the Hurricanes spoiled a celebration ...

Nao Kodaira’s 37-race unbeaten streak at 500 meters ends

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 00:06
Olympic champion Nao Kodaira’s two-year undefeated run in the 500-meter race came to an end Friday when she finished second at the ISU World Single ...

Liverpool reveals record profit of £162 million

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 06:56
Liverpool has reported pre-tax profit rising to a record £125 million ($162 million), fueled by last season’s run to the Champions League final.Turnover rose by ...

Wrestler retires for bullying apprentice

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 06:41
The Japan Sumo Association on Friday accepted the retirement of a sumo wrestler who repeatedly choked and bullied a lower-ranked apprentice wrestler at the stable ...

Fire at Flamengo training center in Rio kills 10

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 04:33
A fire at the training center of soccer club Flamengo killed 10 people and injured at least three others on Friday, firefighters said.The fire broke ...

Phil Jones signs new contract with Manchester United through 2023

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 04:08
Phil Jones has become the latest Manchester United player to be rewarded with a new contract, signing a deal which will keep him at the ...

Ex-Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops joins XFL’s Dallas team

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 02:49
Bob Stoops initially rejected the idea of coming out of retirement to join the reincarnation of the XFL.Then the former Oklahoma coach had time to ...

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