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Kashima takes step toward Asian Champions League quarterfinals with victory over Shanghai

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 06:56
Kashima Antlers took a step toward the Asian Champions League quarterfinals Wednesday night by beating Shanghai SIPG 3-1 in the first leg of their round-of-16 ...

Vissel executive says club hasn’t reached deal with Andres Iniesta

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 06:31
Vissel Kobe’s head of player development Atsuhiro Miura said Wednesday no deal has been struck to bring star Barcelona playmaker and Spain international Andres Iniesta ...

Japan names 40-man training squad for Rugby World Cup

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 06:27
The Japan Rugby Football Union named a 40-man Rugby World Cup training squad Wednesday, the day after the nation marked 500 days to go until ...

Dogged Paul leads Rockets into West finals

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 01:53
Chris Paul didn’t want to talk about his postseason failures, not after Houston’s win Tuesday over Utah finally got him into the Western Conference finals.“For ...

Future without sumo unthinkable for Hakuho

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 01:47
The Summer Grand Sumo Tournament, which gets under way on Sunday, is shaping up to be a make-or-break one for several wrestlers.Takayasu and Kisenosato have ...

NPB names monthly MVP winners for March-April

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 00:27
Hanshin Tigers right-hander Randy Messenger won his third monthly MVP award and 12th-year Yomiuri Giants infielder Hayato Sakamoto was one of two first-time winners, Nippon ...

Mets trade former ace Matt Harvey to Reds

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 00:26
Matt Harvey is getting another chance, this time with a historically bad team in a city that will have far fewer late-night temptations than the ...

Canadian James Paxton tosses no-hitter for Mariners in Toronto

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 23:39
James Paxton looked up at the 20,000 Canadian fans cheering for him and pointed to the giant maple leaf tattoo on his right forearm.The Big ...

Yuichi Sugita loses in first round of Madrid Open

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 23:00
Yuichi Sugita fell in the first round of the Madrid Open on Tuesday, a day after countryman Kei Nishikori also fell at the first hurdle.Sugita, ...

Southampton all-but secures top-flight survival

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 21:55
Southampton almost certainly secured its Premier League survival after Manolo Gabbiadini’s second-half goal gave it a 1-0 win over Swansea City on Tuesday that left ...

Amazing transformation puts Sanfrecce firmly in driver’s seat

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 21:00
No one who watched Sanfrecce Hiroshima barely avoid relegation last season could have imagined that they would top the J. League table after 13 games ...

Tigers starter Takumi Akiyama tosses first shutout since 2010

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 07:07
Takumi Akiyama homered, drove in two runs and threw a five-hit shutout as the Hanshin Tigers beat the Yomiuri Giants 9-0 on Tuesday.It was the ...

It’s official: Yankees, Red Sox to meet in London for two-game series in 2019

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 06:15
The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will face each other in two regular-season games at the Olympic Stadium in London next year.Boston will ...

Alex Ferguson recovering from surgery after brain hemorrhage

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 05:20
Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was sitting up and talking to his family, reports said Tuesday, as he recovers from emergency surgery following a ...

Rugby World Cup countdown at 500

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 03:18
Tuesday marked the 500-day mark before the opening of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, as scandals continue to plague the preparations for the tournament.Twenty teams ...

Evgenia Medvedeva leaving curent mentor to train with Brian Orser

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 03:15
Two-time Olympic silver medalist Evgenia Medvedeva is leaving longtime coach Eteri Tutberidze to work with Brian Orser, the Canadian coach who has guided Yuna Kim ...

Padres send struggling Kazuhisa Makita to minors

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 03:15
The San Diego Padres said Monday they have sent struggling right-hander Kazuhisa Makita down to the minors.The 33-year-old reliever, known for his underhand delivery, has ...

Caps oust defending champ Pens in OT

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 03:14
A cathartic celebration 20 years in the making began with a poke of Evgeny Kuznetsov’s stick. It built as the puck that Kuznetsov tapped away ...

Pistons dismiss coach, president Stan Van Gundy

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 03:12
After four seasons of mostly mediocre results, the Detroit Pistons are moving on without Stan Van Gundy.He won’t return as president of basketball operations and ...

Knicks announce hiring of David Fizdale as new coach

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 03:10
David Fizdale has been hired as coach of the Knicks, saying he is hoping to “build the type of winning team the passionate fans of ...

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