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Kento Itohara delivers walk-off single as Tigers complete series sweep of Swallows

11 hours 19 min ago
Kento Itohara’s ninth-inning RBI single broke up a scoreless tie, lifted the Hanshin Tigers to a 1-0 win and a three-game sweep over the struggling ...

High-scoring forward Thomas Kennedy joins Hiroshima Dragonflies

11 hours 35 min ago
Thomas Kennedy, a dynamic scorer for the Gunma Crane Thunders for four seasons, has joined the Hiroshima Dragonflies.The move was announced by Hiroshima on Thursday. ...

F1 icon Niki Lauda remembered in heartfelt tributes at MonacoGrand Prix practice

12 hours 37 min ago
Poignant tributes to Niki Lauda, including a solitary red baseball cap left hanging on his earphones peg, were all around the Mercedes team motorhome and ...

Former BayStars pitcher Yujo Kitagata joins Dodgers on minor league deal

13 hours 31 min ago
The Tochigi Golden Braves of the independent Baseball Challenge League confirmed Thursday that former Yokohama BayStars pitcher Yujo Kitagata has joined the Los Angeles Dodgers ...

Takefusa Kubo, 17, named to Japan’s senior national squad for first time

13 hours 48 min ago
Seventeen-year-old J. League star Takefusa Kubo on Thursday received his first call-up to Japan’s senior national squad for next month’s friendlies against Trinidad and Tobago ...

IOC’s John Coates pleased with Tokyo 2020’s progress in managing issues such as traffic congestion

13 hours 52 min ago
Tokyo 2020 Coordination Commission Chairman John Coates praised the local organizing committee on Thursday, citing unparalleled interest in ticket sales and progress toward managing issues ...

Kakuryu back in tie for first place

14 hours 59 min ago
Yokozuna Kakuryu recovered from his second upset of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament to reclaim a share of the lead with rank-and-filer Asanoyama, who suffered ...

Sumo 101: Yobidashi (ring announcers)

15 hours 8 sec ago
The busiest men in sumo are the yobidashi (ring announcers).Named after their most conspicuous duty, yobidashi do far more than just call rikishi up to ...

Alvark coach Luka Pavicevic instills confidence with his approach

15 hours 42 min ago
There was a recurring theme game after game during the Alvark Tokyo’s march to their second consecutive B. League title.Trust amplifies winning. As much as ...

IOC seeks to remove AIBA from Tokyo Olympics

16 hours 18 min ago
Dealing a blow to Olympic boxing officials after months of investigations, the IOC has set up a vote next month on removing the sport’s amateur ...

Rockies rap out 16 hits in rout of Pirates

16 hours 19 min ago
Another feat of strength from Josh Bell didn’t do the Pittsburgh Pirates much good Wednesday night.For the second time in two weeks, the switch-hitting slugger ...

FIFA keeps 32 teams for 2022 World Cup

16 hours 19 min ago
FIFA scrapped plans to expand the 2022 Qatar World Cup to 48 nations, deciding Wednesday to stick with 32 countries due to the political and ...

Allyson Felix criticizes Nike maternity policy

16 hours 32 min ago
Olympic track and field star Allyson Felix joined a chorus of recent criticism against Nike on Wednesday, accusing the sporting goods giant of penalizing female ...

Michigan hands coaching reins to Juwan Howard

16 hours 38 min ago
Juwan Howard is coming back to Michigan.The former member of the Fab Five agreed to a five-year deal, which will pay him $2 million in ...

Warriors owner Joe Lacob confident team will keep Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson

16 hours 41 min ago
Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob intends to re-sign Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant when they become unrestricted free agents this summer, even though Durant’s ...

Daichi Osera, Tsubasa Aizawa carry red-hot Carp to ninth straight win

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 07:05
Daichi Osera threw a complete game and contributed with his bat as he pitched the Hiroshima Carp to their ninth straight win, a 3-1 victory ...

J2 side Nagasaki reaches Levain Cup playoff round

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 07:04
Yu Hasegawa scored the winner and Yuki Omoto added another in second-half injury time as second-division V-Varen Nagasaki booked a spot in the Levain Cup ...

Hiroshima spoils Keisuke Honda’s Victory farewell

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 06:53
Yusuke Minagawa scored the 73rd-minute winner on Wednesday as Sanfrecce Hiroshima beat Keisuke Honda’s Melbourne Victory 3-1 in the final group round of the Asian ...

New pro swim league to hold meets in U.S., Europe

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 03:38
A new professional league for elite swimmers will launch in October with meets in seven cities across the U.S. and Europe, ending with a championship ...

Sumo 101: Large rikishi

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 03:37
The first thing that comes to mind when people think of sumo is the size of the participants.While the height of most wrestlers doesn’t generally ...

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