Japan beats Israel 8-3 to reach championship round of WBC

TOKYO (AP) — Yoshitomo Tsutsugo sparked a five-run sixth inning with a solo home run to lead Japan over Israel 8-3 Wednesday and into the championship round of the World Baseball Classic.

  • Written by JIM ARMSTRONG , AP Sports Writer

Federer, Nadal win to set up early showdown at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Roger Federer edged Steve Johnson 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) in a hard-serving duel at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday, setting up a fourth-round match against Rafael Nadal.

  • Written by BETH HARRIS , AP Sports Writer