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US beats Japan 7-6 in final of softball world championship

Jim Armstrong, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 12th - 9:42am

Kelsey Stewart drove in the winning run in the bottom of the tenth inning as the United States beat Japan 7-6 in the final of the women's world softball championship on Sunday.

US beats Japan 4-3 to reach final of softball worlds

Jim Armstrong, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 11th - 9:00am

Pitcher Rachel Garcia drove in the winning run in the eighth inning Saturday to lift the United States to a 4-3 win over Japan and into the final of the women's world softball championship.

Pan Pacs: Ledecky, Dressel get wins; Ikee pleases home fans

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 11th - 7:48am

For Americans Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel, Saturday was a better day at the Pan Pacific Championships after unexpected losses earlier at the four-day meet.

What's next? Euros give triathlete Brownlee no answer

Eric Willemsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 10th - 2:06pm

At a crossroads in his career, two-time Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee still wasn't sure which way to go at the European Championships on Friday.

Koreas extend conciliatory steps to Asian Games

Kim Tong-hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 9th - 9:14pm

With the Koreas, there's no separating their sports from their politics.

Women's volleyball captain Zhu leads China into Asian Games

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 9th - 8:22pm

A towering volleyball player who makes her living in Turkey is the unrivalled star of China's squad at the Asian Games in Indonesia.

With Tokyo 2020 looming, Japan aims high at Asian Games

Jim Armstrong, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 9th - 8:12pm

With the Tokyo Olympics less than two years away, Japanese athletes will be using the Asian Games to build confidence as they prepare to host the world on sport's biggest stage.

IOC disappointed UN won't grant North Korea sports exemption

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 9th - 6:54pm

IOC President Thomas Bach says he is disappointed the United Nations will not allow sports equipment to be sent to North Korea.

4 golds from 4 events: Peaty displays breaststroke dominance

Eric Willemsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 9th - 1:20pm

Olympic champion Adam Peaty displayed his untouchable dominance in breaststroke one more time at the European Championships to help Britain's swimmers win the men's 4x100-meter relay on Thursday.

Ruck wins 200 at Pan Pacific, Ledecky gets 3rd

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 9th - 12:52pm

Taylor Ruck almost psyched herself out before the race even started.

Gretzky named global ambassador for Beijing Kunlun Red Star

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 8th - 12:53am

Wayne Gretzky has been named a global ambassador for Beijing's Kunlun Red Star as the Chinese capital seeks to boost the profile of hockey domestically ahead of hosting the Winter Olympics in 2022.

US beats Puerto Rico 8-1 at women's softball worlds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 8th - 12:39am

Sahvanna Jaquish hit a three-run homer in the third inning to help the United States beat Puerto Rico 8-1 and clinch first place in Group A at the women's softball world championship.

Facial recognition system set to be used in Olympic security

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 7th - 2:59pm

A facial recognition system will be used across an Olympics for the first time as Tokyo organizers work to keep security tight and efficient at dozens of venues during the 2020 Games.

US overpowers South Africa 7-0 at women's softball worlds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 7th - 7:26am

Kristi Merritt and Sahvanna Jaquish homered as the United States beat South Africa 7-0 in five innings to remain undefeated at the women's softball world championship on Tuesday.

US beats Philippines 12-0 at softball world championships

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 6th - 7:36am

Haylie McCleney hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning and the United States beat the Philippines 12-0 on Monday to improve to 5-0 at the women's softball world championship, a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Sinkovic brothers take first step on Olympic rowing mission

Eric Willemsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 4th - 8:07am

Two years after earning Croatia's first Olympic gold medal in rowing, the Sinkovic brothers have won a major title again — in a different discipline.

US beats Taiwan 7-0 at women's softball worlds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 4th - 3:47am

Alison Aguilar and Delaney Spaulding drove in three runs each as the United States beat Taiwan 7-0 Saturday to improve to 2-0 in Group A at the women's softball world championship, a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Semenya wins 400 meters at African championships

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 3rd - 6:13pm

Caster Semenya won the 400 meters at the African championships on Friday and said she still plans to compete in middle-distance races at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics despite new IAAF rules starting in November that could prevent her running in her favored events.

Forgetting about world record brings Peaty closer to it

Eric Willemsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 3rd - 1:05pm

Not thinking about his world record in the 100-meter breaststroke is bringing Adam Peaty closer to breaking it again.