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Naomi Osaka among players hoping for redemption at Pan Pacific Open

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 04:46
Redemption is the theme as the 2019 edition of the Pan Pacific Open gets underway Monday with a weaker field than in year’s past, with ...

Bars near Rugby World Cup venues prepare for surge in beer drinking

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 04:02
From the start of Rugby World Cup until it finishes in November, a bar nearby Tokyo Stadium will lay on three times its usual number ...

Ichiro thanks Mariners fans in English during pregame ceremony

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 03:53
Ichiro Suzuki, who amassed 4,367 hits over his historic career in Japan and the majors, was honored with the Seattle Mariners Franchise Achievement Award on ...

Banzuke-gai exists for rikishi outside of normal rankings

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 03:48
It’s common knowledge that the written banzuke (ranking sheet) contains the name of every single wrestler in professional sumo, from the yokozuna at the top ...

Perfect Okinoumi remains in front

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 03:47
Rank-and-filer Okinoumi earned his eighth straight win at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday to remain undefeated and in sole control at the midpoint ...

Nakamura, Maeda victorious in MGC races

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 03:26
Shogo Nakamura and Yuma Hattori edged national record holder Suguru Osako to finish first and second in the men’s competition at Sunday’s Marathon Grand Championship, ...

Ireland wary of Brave Blossoms threat, head coach Joe Schmidt says

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 03:23
Ireland wants to take it one match at a time in its Rugby World Cup group stage but has already singled out host Japan as ...

Tyson Fury overcomes bloody cut over eye to beat Otto Wallin

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 03:22
Tyson Fury overcame a bloody cut over his right eye to pound out a unanimous decision Saturday night over Sweden’s Otto Wallin and set up ...

Former Hanshin Tigers great, Sawamura Award winner Gene Bacque dies at 82

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 22:31
Former Hanshin Tigers ace Gene Bacque, the first foreign recipient of the Sawamura Award, passed away on Saturday night at the age of 82, multiple ...

Yokozuna Kakuryu withdraws from Autumn Basho

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 19:12
Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu pulled out of the ongoing 15-day tournament in Tokyo on Sunday.His withdrawal on Day 8 leaves the Autumn Sumo Grand Tournament without ...

Yuzuru Hanyu skates to victory in season debut at Autumn Classic International

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 19:00
Two-time men’s Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu opened his season with a comfortable victory at the Autumn Classic International on Saturday.In first place after ...

Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard makes Spanish League debut in triumph over Levante

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 06:46
The wait was finally over for Eden Hazard, who made his Spanish League debut with Real Madrid in a 3-2 win over Levante on Saturday.Karim ...

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper would embrace chance to revive partnership with David Pocock

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 06:34
Australia captain Michael Hooper has said he would welcome the chance to revive his back row partnership with David Pocock at the Rugby World Cup, ...

Two first-half goals propel Frontale past Jubilo

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 06:07
Two teams winless in their last six games stepped onto the Todoroki Stadium pitch needing a win for very different reasons.Only one walked away happy ...

All Blacks’ warm welcome confirms status as fan favorites

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 04:24
The New Zealand was officially welcomed to the Rugby World Cup at Tokyo’s Zojoji Temple on Saturday in front of a big crowd of hard-core ...

U.S. places seventh at FIBA World Cup with victory over Poland

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 04:08
Donovan Mitchell scored 16 points and handed out 10 assists, Joe Harris scored 14 and the United States defeated Poland 87-74 on Saturday for seventh ...

World Cup winner Mark Andrews says pressure was ‘horrendous’

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 03:55
As a member of the South Africa team that won the 1995 World Cup and was later immortalized in the Clint Eastwood film “Invictus,” Mark ...

Misaki Doi, Nao Hibino advance to Japan Women’s Open singles final

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 03:31
Misaki Doi upset second-seeded Veronika Kudermetova 6-4, 6-3 Saturday to set up a rare all-Japanese final at the Japan Women’s Open.Nao Hibino moved into her ...

From cow suit to All Blacks jersey: Shannon Frizell’s journey to Japan

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 03:15
Loose forward Shannon Frizell was surprised and delighted to be summoned to the All Blacks’ Rugby World Cup squad on Friday, having been wearing a ...

Unbeaten Okinoumi alone at top

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 03:05
Okinoumi maintained the sole lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday, improving to 7-0 with an impressive win over fellow rank-and-file grappler Myogiryu.The ...

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