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China, India put Koreans in shade

| Sep 20, 2014

China, India put Koreans in shade

Unheralded Zhang Mengyuan stung host South Korea Saturday as China grabbed three of the four shooting golds and India’s Jitu Rai won the other on day one of the Asian Games. Zhang, who finished 20th in the women’s 10-meter air pistol at this month’s ...

Sep 20, 2014

Watson seeking to inspire Ryder Cup redemption

Tom Watson, the oldest captain in Ryder Cup history at age 65, will serve as an inspirational leader for a United States golf team seeking redemption at this year’s Ryder Cup. Watson, who came within a shot of a stunning triumph at age 59 ...

Sep 20, 2014

Teen Verstappen set for Japan debut

Teenager Max Verstappen is set to make his debut as a Formula One racing driver during free practice at the Japanese Grand Prix next month. The 16-year-old will become the youngest race starter in F1 history if he takes his place on the grid ...

Sep 20, 2014

Nishikori happy to step into breach

Kei Nishikori expressed shocked over Chinese star Li Na’s injury-forced retirement on Friday but added that he hopes to become the new leader of tennis in Asia. The U.S. Open finalist, now Asia’s top-ranked player at eighth, was speaking after 32-year-old Li quit over ...

Kings return to camp eager for title defense

Sep 20, 2014

Kings return to camp eager for title defense

After a summer crammed with Stanley Cup celebrations across the globe, the Los Angeles Kings are back at work with their eyes on some rarefied goals. The Kings went through their first workouts of training camp Friday as they prepare for their run at ...

NFL vows to get house in order

Sep 20, 2014

NFL vows to get house in order

More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell on Friday announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL’s handling of players accused of crimes. The commissioner was definitive about one thing: He has not considered ...

Mayweather called before regulators

Sep 20, 2014

Mayweather called before regulators

Once again, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has some explaining to do. Nevada boxing regulators have ordered Mayweather to appear before them next week to answer questions about scenes aired on the Showtime network prior to his fight last Saturday night against Marcos Maidana. Specifically, they ...

Kerber, Wozniacki book spots in Toray Pan Pacific Open semifinals

Sep 19, 2014

Kerber, Wozniacki book spots in Toray Pan Pacific Open semifinals

The top two seeds, Angelique Kerber of Germany and Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki, roared into the semifinals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo Friday. Top-seeded Kerber outplayed sixth-seeded Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova 6-3, 6-0 and Wozniacki, a former world No. 1, overcame Spain’s Carla ...

Fans praise Li for impact as tennis pioneer

Sep 19, 2014

Fans praise Li for impact as tennis pioneer

On the day China’s first tennis superstar announced her retirement, fans praised Li Na as a pioneer both in the Western-dominated sport in which she excelled and in China’s tightly controlled system for training and managing athletes. Few players from Asia had excelled at ...

Hester sets return mark in rout

Sep 19, 2014

Hester sets return mark in rout

Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. Julio Jones made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch tumbling into the end zone. The result: One of the biggest wins in Atlanta Falcons history. Hester set an NFL ...