Medvedeva leads as Japan trio struggles

Russia’s Evgenia Medvedeva won the women’s short program as figure skating’s world championships got underway on Wednesday. The 17-year-old defending world champion earned 79.01 points, leaving Canadians Kaetlyn Osmond (75.98) and Gabrielle Daleman (72.19) in second and third heading into Friday’s free skate. “I think it was a good performance,” Medvedeva said. “My goal was […]

Carp set sights on repeat performance in Central League

The following is the second of a two-part NPB preview beginning with the 2016 Central League champions. In order of predicted finish: Hiroshima Toyo Carp 2016: 89-52-2 (1st) The Carp won the CL by 17½ games last season, doing so with a plus-187 run differential. That’s a wide chasm for the other five teams to […]

Warriors rally from 22 down to top Spurs

Golden State was emotionally prepared to shrug off a 22-point deficit during the first quarter in a key showdown with San Antonio. After all, the Warriors have battled the scrutiny of failing to win an NBA championship last year after a record-setting regular season and have fought through a knee injury to Kevin Durant this […]