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Israel, judo federation hail letter from Iran; Tehran silent

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 05:57
A letter from Iran over judo rules is being heralded by Israel and the International Judo Federation as a sign the Islamic Republic will allow ...

Normcore earns first G1 title at all-female Victoria Mile

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 05:07
Fifth favorite Normcore set a Japan record Sunday by outstriding her opponents in the home stretch to win the Victoria Mile, a spring queen decider ...

Hawks blow lead in 7th as Marines claim series

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 04:59
The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks bullpen squandered a two-run lead on Sunday as the Chiba Lotte Marines came back for a 5-4 win to claim the ...

Antlers beat struggling Vissel Kobe on Serginho goal

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 04:37
Serginho struck his first goal of the J. League first-division campaign Sunday as Kashima Antlers outclassed struggling Vissel Kobe 1-0.The Brazilian forward found the net ...

Sunwolves’ errors ruthlessly exploited by Brumbies

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 04:20
The Sunwolves fell to their 10th Super Rugby loss of the season Sunday as they went down 33-0 to the Brumbies at Canberra’s GIO Stadium.The ...

Political power of stables embedded in system of clans

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 03:29
Sumo’s family unit is the stable.A wrestler’s life is defined by his heya (stable) to such an extent that “family” is no mere analogy. While ...

Kakuryu gets off to winning start

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 03:26
Kakuryu kicked off the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on a winning note Sunday, collecting an opening-day victory in front of a sellout crowd at the ...

Alphas reach B2 after swatting Bee Trains

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 02:26
The B. League third-division runner-up Koshigaya Alphas earned a promotion to the second flight with a crushing 86-64 win over the Hachioji Bee Trains in ...

Sharks attack Blues to take Game 1 of West finals

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 23:36
On a San Jose Sharks team filled with established stars, 22-year-old Timo Meier can get overlooked at times even though he scored 30 goals in ...

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani has two hits, RBI in victory over Orioles

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 23:31
Shohei Ohtani went 2-for-5 and drove in the last run for the Los Angeles Angels, who beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 Saturday for their third ...

Abdul Hakim Sani Brown becomes second Japanese to break 10-second barrier

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 20:35
Abdul Hakim Sani Brown became the second sprinter from Japan to join the sub-10 second club when he clocked 9.99 seconds in the men’s 100 ...

Rafael Nadal’s slump on clay continues with loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas in Madrid Open semifinals

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 20:09
For the third straight time this season, Rafael Nadal won’t be fighting for a title on his favorite surface.Nadal’s slump on clay continued on Saturday ...

Lakers hire Frank Vogel as coach; Jason Kidd added as assistant

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 20:02
A person familiar with the search says the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Frank Vogel as coach and Jason Kidd as an assistant.The person spoke ...

Yuya Yanagi tosses gem as Dragons cage Tigers

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 05:47
Yuya Yanagi went eight innings without allowing a run to help lead the Chunichi Dragons to a 5-1 win over the Hanshin Tigers on Saturday.Yanagi ...

Alvark spark plug Yudai Baba rises to occasion in B. League final

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 05:39
On the talented Alvark Tokyo team, youngster Yudai Baba has been more like a sidekick who comes off the bench to provide the team with ...

B. League, Korean Basketball League cement new partnership

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 03:46
The B. League and Korean Basketball League have agreed to a partnership looking to develop their player development as well as improving their products on ...

Struggling Sagan Tosu gives fans something to cheer for in win over Gamba Osaka

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 03:44
Spanish midfielder Isaac Cuenca gave a man-of-the-match performance as last-place Sagan Tosu secured just their second win of the season by beating fellow strugglers Gamba ...

Alvark prevail in title thriller

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 02:22
A year ago, the Alvark Tokyo built a 10-point lead by halftime, then overwhelmed the Chiba Jets Funabashi in the second half of the B. ...

Murray impresses in first practice with Cardinals

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 02:06
The Arizona Cardinals’ rookies took the practice field for the first time on Friday, and all eyes were on quarterback Kyler Murray.Murray, the top overall ...

Federer falls in Madrid quarters; Nadal into semis

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 02:06
Roger Federer’s return to clay lasted only three matches.A day after saving two match points at the Madrid Open, Federer squandered two match points himself ...

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