Josh Gordon isn’t going back on the field until he gets a tighter grip on his life. The suspended Cleveland Browns wide receiver, whose talent has been little more than a tease for several years as he battled personal demons, said Thursday he’s entering rehab and putting his promising NFL career on hold. Gordon was […]
For most of the game, A.J. Green piled up more yards than the entire Miami Dolphins offense in a virtuoso performance. As an encore, he thrilled the crowd by juggling some Florida citrus. The Bengals receiver followed his disappointing game with a dominating one — 173 yards and a touchdown — and a Cincinnati defense […]
Relatives of Jesse Owens and America’s 17 other black athletes from the 1936 Olympics were welcomed to the White House on Thursday by President Barack Obama for the acknowledgement they didn’t receive along with their white counterparts 80 years ago. Along with the relatives of the 1936 African-American Olympians, gloved-fist protesters Tommie Smith and John […]
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There was no dispute the St. Louis Cardinals shouldn’t have won on Yadier Molina’s double. But they did — because by the time Cincinnati figured out what happened, it was too late. A game with playoff implications turned on a missed call Thursday night when Molina got credit for a winning double with two outs […]
Former Seibu Lions star Hatsuhiko Tsuji has responded positively to a request by the Pacific League club to take over as its next manager, a team source said Friday. Tsuji, who was the infield and tactical coach for the Central League’s Chunichi Dragons this season, quickly became the prime candidate to replace skipper Norio Tanabe, […]
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Japan forward Yoshinori Muto scored his first Europa League goal, helping Mainz beat Azerbaijan side Gabala in a 3-2, Group C thriller on Thursday. In Baku, Muto put Mainz in the lead in the 41st minute with a left-footed shot into the bottom corner that shook the net at Bakcell Arena in the first Europa […]
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Injury-plagued Schalke defender Atsuto Uchida said Thursday he will have another checkup on his right knee. The 28-year-old said he will have an MRI examination on Tuesday. A knee injury has ruled him out of action since March 2015. Uchida’s patellar tendon was surgically repaired three months later, but his return date is still in […]
Rio gold medalist Kosuke Hagino has had successful surgery on his right elbow, his coach, Norimasa Hirai, said Friday. The 22-year-old Hagino, who won his first Olympic gold medal last month in the men’s 400-meter individual medley in Rio de Janeiro, had a bone growth removed on Wednesday. The growth had resulted from a broken […]
Former NBA center Nick Fazekas scored a game-high 31 points, including a pair of free throws with 17 seconds remaining, in the Kawasaki Brave Thunders’ 87-85 win over the visiting Yokohama B-Corsairs on Friday night. Kawasaki (1-2) lost two road games by a combined eight points last weekend to the San-en NeoPhoenix. The Brave Thunders’ […]
The Pacific League champion Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters marked their regular-season finale with a 3-1 win over the Chiba Lotte Marines on Friday. Nippon Ham, which last won the league in 2014 before it was beaten at the Japan Series by the Yomiuri Giants, was presented with the PL pennant after the game before a […]
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