Category: Sports

Triple jumper Pyatykh receives four-year doping ban

PARIS – Russian triple jumper Anna Pyatykh was on Friday handed a four-year doping ban and stripped of her 2007 IAAF World Athletics Championship bronze medal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport announced. The now 36-year-old finished fourth in the triple jump in Osaka but inherited third after the disqualification of Chrysopiyi Devetzi of Greece,

Fujioka blossoming into star, leader

There is probably nobody else that shines as brightly as Manami Fujioka does in Japanese women’s basketball right now, and many believe that she has the potential to eventually transform into a superstar player. The 23-year-old largely contributed to Japan winning its third straight Asian championship and was selected to the all-tournament team at the

Muguruza rallies to reach quarterfinals

MASON, OHIO – Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza overcame a long rain delay in the third set and fought off three match points Thursday before advancing to the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open. The tournament’s No. 4 seed beat American Madison Keys 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3) to extend her successful summer. Since beating Venus

BayStars southpaw Imanaga notches 10th win of season

YOKOHAMA – Shota Imanaga struck out seven over as many shutout innings as the second-year lefty picked up his 10th win of the season in the Yokohama BayStars’ 4-1 victory over the Chunichi Dragons on Thursday. Imanaga (10-5) got early run support, with sluggers Yoshitomo Tsutsugo and Jose Lopez hitting back-to-back RBI doubles and catcher

Ex-world championships marathon runner Hara arrested for shoplifting

UTSUNOMIYA, TOCHIGI PREF. – Police arrested Thursday former marathon runner Yumiko Hara on suspicion of shoplifting. Hara, who represented Japan in two world championships and placed sixth in the women’s marathon in Helsinki at the 2005 IAAF World Athletics Championships, allegedly stole food and cosmetics worth around ¥2,600 ($24) from a convenience store in Ashikaga,