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Philippe Troussier: Japan can thrive under Akira Nishino

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 01:04
Japan’s decision to axe Vahid Halilhodzic two months before the World Cup finals came as a surprise to many, but former boss Philippe Troussier believes ...

Astros earn 10th straight win

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 01:02
A.J. Hinch wiped the sweat from his brow after watching his Astros win their 10th straight game on Saturday, joking he might get tossed early ...

Japan won’t change strategy based on James Rodriguez’s status for Colombia

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 00:18
Japan’s mind set will not change if Colombia is without star playmaker James Rodriguez for the team’s World Cup opener, defender Yuto Nagatomo said Saturday, ...

Iceland earns draw against Argentina as Lionel Messi misses penalty

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:33
If there is one flaw in Lionel Messi’s genius, it might be his failure to score penalty kicks in big games.Add Messi’s saved attempt against ...

Luka Modric leads charge as Croatia beats Nigeria

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:05
Even in a more defensive role, Luka Modric can still lead the attack.The Croatia midfielder scored one goal and set up the other in his ...

Antoine Griezmann hits historic VAR-assisted penalty as France tops Australia

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 06:38
Antoine Griezmann scored from the first VAR-assisted penalty awarded in the history of the World Cup as title hopeful France battled to a 2-1 win ...

Eagles manager Masataka Nashida steps down

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 06:12
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles manager Masataka Nashida has resigned to take responsibility for the team’s poor performance, the Pacific League ballclub announced Saturday.The 64-year-old, who ...

Rising star Rui Hachimura makes impressive debut for Japan men’s national team

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 06:06
Fast, strong, big, smooth, phenom, hope, slam dunker, highlight film.The list goes on and on when you think of words and phrases to describe Japan’s ...

Veteran goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima says Japan still haunted by 2014 loss to Colombia

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 05:04
As Japan and Colombia prepare to go into battle at the World Cup again, the Samurai Blue remain haunted by memories of their clash with ...

Marines’ Mike Bolsinger earns complete-game victory over Giants

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 04:31
Takashi Ogino legged out the double and Shogo Nakamura drove in the run.As for Mike Bolsinger, well, he did the rest. Bolsinger went to the ...

Fan excitement gaining momentum for 2019 Rugby World Cup

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 04:06
Rugby fans in Kobe believe excitement is growing ahead of next year’s Rugby World Cup, with the national team’s first-ever test match in the city ...

Italy holds off Brave Blossoms

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 02:23
Japan fell just short of a second straight win over Italy despite a furious second-half fightback on Saturday in a 25-22 defeat to the Azzurri ...

Giants’ Evan Longoria placed on disabled list with hand injury

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 01:38
San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria is going on the disabled list after injuring his left hand when he was hit by a pitch ...

Coyotes trade Max Domi to Canadiens

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 01:37
The Arizona Coyotes traded forward Max Domi to the Montreal Canadiens for Alex Galchenyuk on Friday night.The 23-year-old Domi was targeted to be part of ...

Pair of signed Usain Bolt spikes from 2012 London Games stolen

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 01:37
A signed pair of running shoes worn by eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has been stolen from an address in Linton, Derbyshire.The white, blue ...

Sakura Yokomine tied for second after second round at Meijer LPGA Classic

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 01:37
Sakura Yomonine and Germany’s Sandra Gal both shot the day’s low of 64 to move within one stroke of the second round lead at the ...

Blue Jays’ Yangervis Solarte delivers double trouble for Nationals

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 01:36
Yangervis Solarte homered from both sides of the plate, Devon Travis also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Washington Nationals 6-5 on Friday ...

Iran defeats Morocco on own goal in stoppage time

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 01:10
A heartbreaking stoppage-time own goal from substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz gave Iran a dramatic 1-0 win over Morocco in their World Cup Group B opener on ...

Dustin Johnson takes four-shot lead at U.S. Open

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 01:01
Shinnecock Hills is no longer the only challenge at this U.S. Open.On a course that can cause problems in any weather, where triple bogeys or ...

Ronaldo scores hat trick as Portugal draws with Spain

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 21:07
Cristiano Ronaldo rubbed his chin after scoring minutes into Portugal’s opener against Spain, implying he is the Greatest of All Time. Then he scored two ...

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