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Japan coach Julio Lamas outlines goals for team before upcoming Asia Cup qualifiers

15 min 53 sec ago
Japan men’s national team head coach Julio Lamas said that it wasn’t a surprise that his team didn’t play as well as it had hoped ...

Urawa Reds acquire Australia U-23 captain Thomas Deng

1 hour 35 min ago
Australia under-23 captain Thomas Deng has agreed to join the Urawa Reds ahead of the upcoming J. League season, the club announced Tuesday.In a statement ...

Ex-Olympic snowboarder Kazuhiro Kokubo gets suspended prison term for smuggling cannabis

1 hour 35 min ago
A court on Tuesday sentenced former Olympic snowboarder Kazuhiro Kokubo to three years in prison, suspended for four years, for smuggling cannabis from the United ...

Nick Castellanos signs four-year deal with Reds

2 hours 8 min ago
Free agent outfielder Nick Castellanos has signed a $64 million, four-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds on Monday.It was Cincinnati’s latest big-money move to emerge ...

BayStars manager Alex Ramirez believes team has talent to contend

2 hours 34 min ago
Alex Ramirez, the manager of the Yokohama BayStars, responded to the loss of his best player, by declaring the dawning of a new generation.Ramirez expects ...

Vern Cotter named Fiji’s new rugby head coach

2 hours 35 min ago
Former Scotland coach Vern Cotter on Tuesday was named the new head coach of the Fiji rugby team.New Zealand-born Cotter succeeds Australian John McKee, who ...

Lakers’ next game postponed after Kobe Bryant’s death

3 hours 28 min ago
The NBA postponed the Los Angeles Lakers’ next game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night after the deaths of retired superstar Kobe Bryant, ...

Jakub Vrana sparks Capitals in win over Canadiens

3 hours 41 min ago
The Washington Capitals proved they can score a lot of goals even without Alex Ovechkin.Jakub Vrana had a goal and an assist as the Eastern ...

Arsenal secures spot in F.A. Cup fifth round

5 hours 8 min ago
Mikel Arteta hailed Arsenal’s “hungry” youngsters after Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah fired their side into the F.A. Cup fifth round with a 2-1 win ...

Kobe Bryant tribute kicks off Super Bowl media night

5 hours 20 min ago
Chants of “Kobe! Kobe! Kobe!” broke a moment of a silence that kicked off a more subdued Super Bowl media night.The NFL opened the most ...

Sofia Kenin advances to Australian Open semifinals

5 hours 43 min ago
Sofia Kenin’s breakthrough run at a Grand Slam tournament has continued to the semifinals at the Australian Open.The 21-year-old Kenin beat No. 78-ranked Ons Jabeur ...

Gianna Bryant, 13, was going to carry on a basketball legacy

6 hours 33 min ago
She had next.Her name was Gianna Maria Onore Bryant. The world, now and forever, knows her as Gigi. Her dad, Kobe Bryant, called her Mambacita. ...

Rockets’ Eric Gordon scores career-high 50 points in triumph over Jazz

6 hours 48 min ago
Eric Gordon scored a career-high 50 points to lead the short-handed Houston Rockets to a 126-117 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night despite ...

Ozeki Goeido retires, to start career as sumo elder

9 hours 13 min ago
Ozeki Goeido has retired as a sumo wrestler and will move on to a new role as an elder at the Sakaigawa stable under the ...

Steady Rafael Nadal beats animated Nick Kyrgios at Australian Open

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 14:50
Rafael Nadal left the muttering and the preening, the underarm serving and the ‘tweening, to his younger, flashier opponent, Nick Kyrgios.Surely, Nadal was content to ...

Kobe Bryant’s death draws tributes from Asian fans, politicians

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 12:28
Kobe Bryant was a hugely popular figure in Asia, no more so than in China where basketball rivals soccer as the most popular sport.However, his ...

Soccer player Shiho Shimoyamada helps blaze trail for Japan’s LGBT athletes

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 12:17
Soccer player Shiho Shimoyamada has been encouraged by the response she has received since she became Japan’s first openly gay professional athlete in February last ...

Dominic Thiem reaches Australian Open quarterfinals for first time

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 12:11
Two-time French Open finalist Dominic Thiem is into the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, which is an all-new experience for him.The fifth-seeded Thiem beat No. ...

Japanese athletes, officials mourn tragic death of Kobe Bryant

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 11:30
Japanese sports stars paid tribute to NBA legend Kobe Bryant on Monday after he was killed along with his teenage daughter in a helicopter crash.The ...

Kobe Bryant: His legacy in Japan

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 11:26
What does Kobe Bryant mean to Japan’s basketball culture?Simply put, he was the most popular player here since Michael Jordan retired for good in 2003. ...

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