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Japan value China rivalry with Tokyo target in mind

2 hours 35 min ago
Japan will go toe-to-toe with China at the 18th Asian Games, hoping sparring with the continent's most dominant sporting nation will boost their bid for a record medal haul in their home Olympics in 2020, its delegation chief said on Saturday.

Horse racing: Winx beats Black Caviar's record with 26th straight win

3 hours 34 min ago
Australian champion thoroughbred Winx claimed a Group 1 race named in her honor at Royal Randwick on Saturday to notch a national record 26th successive win and overhaul the great Black Caviar.

MLB roundup: A's pull closer to Astros with walk-off win

3 hours 35 min ago
Matt Olson homered off left-hander Tony Sipp leading off the bottom of the 10th inning Friday night, completing a comeback that delivered the Oakland Athletics a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros in the opener of a three-game series between the top two teams in the American League West in Oakland, Calif.

Horse racing: Winx wins record 26th race to overhaul Black Caviar

4 hours 16 min ago
Champion thoroughbred Winx notched a national record 26th win in succession to claim a Group 1 race named in her honor at Royal Randwick in Sydney on Saturday.

Federer wears down Wawrinka to maintain mastery over compatriot

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:39pm
Roger Federer continued his mastery over Stan Wawrinka, but not before getting a fright en route to a 6-7(2) 7-6(6) 6-2 quarter-final victory at the Cincinnati Masters on Friday.

NFL roundup: Allen outduels Mayfield, stakes claim to Bills quarterback job

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:27pm
Baker Mayfield had another solid outing on Friday night, but it was fellow rookie quarterback Josh Allen who stole the show as the Buffalo Bills beat the host Cleveland Browns 19-17 in a Week 2 preseason game at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Biles dominant at U.S. gymnastics championships

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:53pm
Olympic champion Simone Biles compiled the highest score in the world this year when she piled up 60.100 points on the first night of the U.S. women's gymnastics championship in Boston on Friday.

Report: Zach Smith took lewd photos during 2015 trip to White House

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:36pm
Former Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith, who was fired last month after domestic violence accusations by his ex-wife surfaced, took lewd photos of himself during the Buckeyes' visit to the White House in 2015, according to a report Friday by college football reporter Brett McMurphy.

Maryland board takes control of McNair, culture investigations

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:32pm
The board of regents for the University System of Maryland unanimously voted Friday to take full control of two investigations involving the Maryland football program, including the one examining the events leading to the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair.

Tennis: Halep into Cincinnati semis after eighth straight win

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 9:51pm
World number one Simona Halep pulled double duty at the weather-hit Cincinnati Masters in Ohio on Friday, beating Ashleigh Barty then Lesia Tsurenko to claim a place in the semi-finals.

NFL notebook: Helicopters over Lambeau were complete surprise

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 8:03pm
The helicopters that flew over Lambeau Field after a Green Bay Packers touchdown during Thursday night's preseason game caught everyone by surprise, including local police.

MLB notebook: Bauer could miss up to six weeks

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 7:58pm
Cleveland Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer will miss four to six weeks due to the stress fracture in his right leg, manager Terry Francona told reporters prior to Friday's game against the Baltimore Orioles.

Djokovic into semis at Cincinnati

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 7:55pm
Novak Djokovic claimed victory twice on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open at Mason, Ohio.

Snedeker, Tour's newest 'Mr 59', leads by two after second round

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 7:26pm
Brandt Snedeker followed up his first-round 59 at the Wyndham Championship with a three-under-par 67 on Friday, good for a two-stroke lead over fellow American D.A. Points.

NASCAR notebook: Dillon looking to convert improved qualifying to more wins

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 7:24pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. - After the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas in May, the qualifying results of Austin Dillon and his no. 3 Richard Childress racing team improved dramatically.

Larson prevails in closely contested Bristol qualifying

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 7:20pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Kyle Larson, a close second to Kyle Busch in the 2018 spring race at Bristol Motor Speedway, took the first step toward avenging that loss -- and a handful of others -- with a pole-winning effort in Friday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series knockout qualifying session at the 0.533-mile short track.

Curry hopes to finish career with Warriors: 'This is home'

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:51pm
Despite once suggesting the possibility of playing in his hometown Charlotte someday, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry intends to play his entire career with the Warriors.

Seahawks WR Baldwin on track for Week 1; RB Prosise to play Saturday

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 3:42pm
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin has ramped up his conditioning and remains on track for the season opener, while running back C.J. Prosise will play in Saturday's preseason game, head coach Pete Carroll said Friday.

Federer beats Mayer, to face Wawrinka in quarter-finals

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 3:28pm
World number two Roger Federer, bidding for his eighth Cincinnati Masters title, outlasted Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 6-1 7-6(6) in the third round on Friday.

ESPN president: MNF won't show anthem this season

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 2:02pm
ESPN will not be broadcasting the national anthem during Monday Night Football this season, president Jimmy Pitaro said Friday.