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Kumamoto grateful for opportunity to host Rugby World Cup matches

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 23:42
Hideomi Ryu played a central role in getting his native city of Kumamoto elected to host games for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, even when ...

Naomi Osaka drawn into tough group in debut appearance at WTA Finals

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 22:12
U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka faces a potentially tough test in her debut appearance at the WTA Finals after being placed in the same group ...

Five percent of sumo wrestlers suffered physical abuse over past year according to investigation

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 20:20
A third-party investigation found physical abuse persists in Japan’s traditional sport of sumo, according to its final report.The investigative panel, under the guidance of former ...

Hawks hammer Lions, even series at 2-2

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 07:08
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks catcher Hiroaki Takaya gathered his teammates in a huddle around him near the visitors’ dugout and delivered a message intended to pump ...

Grampus edge Reysol, boost survival hopes

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 06:47
Brazilian striker Jo scored the winner with an assist from countryman Gabriel Xavier as Nagoya Grampus beat 10-man Kashiwa Reysol 1-0 Friday night in a ...

Carp complete sweep of Giants to reach Japan Series

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 06:26
The Hiroshima Carp clinched their second Japan Series berth in three years on Friday with a 5-1 victory over the Yomiuri Giants in Game 3 ...

Broncos overwhelm hapless Cardinals

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 04:53
Von Miller vowed his Denver Broncos would kick the Arizona Cardinals’ behind, except he didn’t say behind.Consider it a promise kept. Emmanuel Sanders threw and ...

Thunder Girls dancer Kei Hirata imparts cheerleading knowledge to Akita students

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 04:51
Before the Oklahoma City Thunder opened their 2018-19 NBA season, cheerleader Kei Hirata returned to Japan for a short vacation. The trip, of course, gave ...

Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso fastest in first practice for Motul Grand Prix of Japan

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 04:38
Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso set the fastest time in Friday’s practice for the Motul Grand Prix of Japan.Dovizioso had a time of 1 minute, 45.358 ...

Olympic champ Nao Kodaira triumphs in first 500-meter race of season

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 04:24
Nao Kodaira opened the new season on a strong note Friday, topping the podium in the women’s 500 meters at the Japan Cup.The Pyeongchang Olympic ...

Thomas Bach says Buenos Aires could be excellent 2032 Olympics host

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 02:47
Buenos Aires could aspire for more than the Youth Olympics it staged this month.Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, said on Thursday that ...

Arsene Wenger hints at Japan comeback in 2019

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 02:47
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expects to be working again in the new year and has fielded inquiries from all over the world, he told ...

Evgeni Malkin scores twice as Penguins beat Leafs

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 02:36
Matt Murray made 38 saves for his first shutout of the season and the Pittsburgh Penguins snapped the Toronto Maple Leafs’ winning streak at five ...

Kip Keino denies wrongdoing, tells AP he didn’t control money

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 02:35
Kip Keino has denied wrongdoing in the Kenyan Olympic corruption scandal, telling The Associated Press that he didn’t have control over the government money that ...

Blazers spoil LeBron’s L.A. debut

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 02:34
LeBron James opened with two thunderous dunks and had 26 points and 12 rebounds in his first game with the Los Angeles Lakers, but the ...

Nankai Hawks ace Joe Stanka, hero of 1964 Japan Series, dies at 87

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 02:16
Former Nankai Hawks great Joe Stanka, the 1964 Pacific League MVP who famously threw three shutouts during that season’s Japan Series, died of heart failure ...

Red Sox earn return to World Series

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 00:23
David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Boston Red Sox back into another World Series with a 4-1 victory over the defending ...

Carp rally past Giants in eighth, move win away from trip to Japan Series

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 06:53
Pinch hitter Takahiro Arai tied the game in the bottom of the eighth before Ryosuke Kikuchi blasted a three-run homer as the Hiroshima Carp came ...

Hakuho undergoes surgery on right knee

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 05:38
Yokozuna Hakuho underwent successful endoscopic surgery on his right knee at a hospital in Tokyo on Thursday, sources close to his Miyagino stable said.Hakuho, who ...

Kip Keino turns himself over to police in corruption case

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 04:22
Running great Kip Keino handed himself over to police in Kenya on Thursday and is under arrest, set to face charges of corruption and abuse ...

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