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Japan’s Olympics head voiced intention to resign amid bribery probe

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 23:02
The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee has expressed his intention to resign to a person close to him, sources with knowledge of the situation ...

Mikaela Shiffrin, Alexis Pinturault get wins for the World Cup record book

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 06:52
Citius, altius, 40th.Embodying the Olympic motto in a World Cup slalom Saturday, Mikaela Shiffrin went faster in her second slalom run and higher in the ...

Evessa hand NeoPhoenix ninth consecutive loss

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 06:42
The San-en NeoPhoenix are in the midst of their worst stretch of basketball in recent memory.The Osaka Evessa defeated the host NeoPhoenix 86-68 on Saturday ...

U.S. draws Turkey, Czech Republic and Japan in FIBA World Cup group

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 06:10
The United States’ quest for a third straight FIBA World Cup championship will begin with matchups against Turkey, the Czech Republic and Japan this summer.The ...

WBO flyweight champ Kosei Tanaka defends title against Ryoichi Taguchi via unanimous decision

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 04:14
Kosei Tanaka defended his World Boxing Organization flyweight title Saturday with a victory over compatriot Ryoichi Taguchi by unanimous decision.All three judges scored the fight ...

Former Lions southpaw Wade LeBlanc returns to Japan as part of Mariners’ pitching staff

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 03:17
There are players on the rosters of both the Seattle Mariners and Oakland A’s who had been to Japan prior to arriving on Friday ahead ...

Joan Benoit Samuelson to compete in Boston Marathon

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 03:05
Joan Benoit Samuelson plans to run the Boston Marathon again.The Boston Athletic Association said the two-time champion and 1984 Olympic gold medalist will be in ...

Sumo 101: Manga

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 02:56
Sumo is currently experiencing a boom in popularity overseas.The ability to watch bouts in real time has been a contributing factor, as has the large ...

Title chase heats up in Osaka

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 02:55
Yokozuna Hakuho continued his march toward a record-extending 42nd championship at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday, improving to a perfect 7-0 by beating ...

Sunwolves blow big lead in loss

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 02:22
The Sunwolves scored three-first half tries but were unable to hold onto the lead Saturday, losing a heartbreaker to the visiting Queensland Reds 34-31.Playing in ...

Spotlight on Ichiro for openers

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 01:56
Ichiro Suzuki still isn’t used to dealing with the jet lag that comes with flying from the United States to Japan.Even so, being back in ...

Both head coaches tossed in Clippers’ win over Bulls

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 01:03
Danilo Gallinari scored 27 points, Montrezl Harrell added 26 and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied in a third quarter that saw both coaches ejected for ...

Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood share lead after two rounds at The Players Championship

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 00:32
The easy way out was to go low under a tree 20 feet in front of Rory McIlroy.He was looking up. Coming off a 10-foot ...

Nao Kodaira zooms to 500-meter victory in Calgary

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 00:26
Nao Kodaira won the women’s 500 meters Friday at the Olympic Oval Finale in Canada but fell short in her pursuit of a new world ...

Manchester United, Barcelona to meet in Champions League quarterfinals

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 00:26
A new generation of Manchester United players will have to get through Barcelona to win the Champions League.And Lionel Messi will still be there. United ...

Duke’s Zion Williamson lifts team to narrow victory over North Carolina in ACC Tournament semifinals

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 00:17
Zion Williamson made the difference for fifth-ranked Duke in its third matchup with rival North Carolina this season.Williamson tipped in his own miss to put ...

Italian legend Fabio Cannavaro appointed coach of China national team

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 07:10
Italian World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro was named coach of China on Friday, spearheading the ambitious country’s attempts to become a soccer force at last.The ...

Ethiopia, Kenya vehemently oppose IAAF’s decision to drop 5,000 meters from Diamond League

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 07:00
The IAAF’s decision to drop the 5,000 meters from its Diamond League series has been met with strong resistance from Ethiopia and Kenya, where one ...

JRFU supports proposal for 12-team Nations Championship

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 06:58
The Japan Rugby Football Union said Friday it supports the establishment of a 12-team Nations Championship as proposed by the sport’s global governing body.World Rugby ...

Mariners, Athletics arrive in Tokyo for MLB season-opening series

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 05:16
Ichiro Suzuki has arrived in Tokyo, a sure sign the Major League Baseball season is only days away from starting.Wearing a gray and black hat ...

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