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Japan shuttlers excelling at world championships

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 02:13
Wakana Nagahara and Mayu Matsumoto beat an Indonesian pair in straight games on Saturday to set up an all-Japanese women’s doubles final at the World ...

Johnny Manziel tosses four interceptions in first CFL game

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 02:06
Johnny Manziel threw an interception — and made a tackle — on his second play in the Canadian Football League. It didn’t get much better ...

Shohei Ohtani hits two homers, goes 4-for-5 as Angels top Indians

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 01:51
Shohei Ohtani, who sometimes wows opponents with his pitching, put on a display with his bat.Ohtani hit two home runs in a game for the ...

Giants’ Pablo Sandoval done for season with hamstring injury

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 01:47
San Francisco Giants infielder Pablo Sandoval will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his right hamstring while sliding, the team announced on Thursday.Giants ...

Beach volleyball legend Keri Walsh Jennings to retire after 2020 Olympics

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 01:41
Kerri Walsh Jennings will call it a career in beach volleyball after the Tokyo Olympics in two years.She has big plans before her days on ...

Hideki Matsuyama falls to 37th at midway point of Bridgestone Invitational

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 01:41
Defending champion Hideki Matsuyama fell down the leaderboard into 37th place after carding a 2-over-par 72 in the second round of the Bridgestone Invitational on ...

Kei Nishikori loses in Citi Open quarterfinals

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 01:38
Kei Nishikori suffered a quarterfinal loss against Germany’s Alexander Zverev on Friday and crashed out of the Citi Open.Nishikori, the seventh seed and 2015 champion, ...

Mamiko Higa one shot back after Women’s British Open second round

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 01:21
Mamiko Higa ran into trouble down the stretch Friday but remained one shot off the pace after carding a 3-under-par 69 in the second round ...

Justin Verlander gets best of Dodgers in 14-strikeout outing

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 01:16
In a game dripping with World Series nostalgia, not everybody was willing to embrace the symbolism Friday after the Houston Astros earned a 2-1 victory ...

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer defends himself as fired assistant Zach Smith denies abusing wife

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 01:11
Urban Meyer defended himself Friday, admitting he was not forthright with reporters when questioned about 2015 allegations of domestic violence against one of his assistant ...

First-place Lions rally past PL rival Fighters to earn series-opening victory

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 07:16
Yusei Kikuchi battled for 6-2/3 innings, and two relievers finished strong as the Seibu Lions rallied for a 4-3, come-from-behind victory over the Hokkaido Nippon ...

KCFA admits to lying about ex-Nihon University football coaches’ grievance paperwork

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 06:45
The Kantoh Collegiate Football Association in May ruled that former Nihon University head coach Masato Uchida and ex-assistant coach Tsutomu Inoue did not tell the ...

Remembering classic Koshien contests

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 06:06
Koshien, Japan’s midsummer sporting tradition, has staged so many great, unforgettable battles in its one-century history. Quite impressively, they have stayed in the collective memory ...

Players become pop idols for female fans

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 06:05
In its long history, Koshien has seen some handsome, flamboyant idol players who were popular among female fans, and not just baseball fanatics, such as ...

Koshien: Annual event has provided a century of thrills

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 06:05
Ah, Koshien.The 100th National High School Baseball Tournament gets underway on Sunday at historic Koshien Stadium near Kobe. Organized by the Japan High School Baseball ...

Stadium soil serves as special memento

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 06:04
Although it is unknown exactly when and how it started, there is a famous tradition at the Koshien tourneys that almost all the participating teams ...

‘Handkerchief Prince’ is a quintessential Koshien tale

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 06:04
Yuki Saito, as a high school senior pitching for Waseda Jitsugyo, may have become the most famous athlete in Japan during Summer Koshien in 2006.Saito ...

Two Japanese doubles teams reach semifinals at World Badminton Championships

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 05:21
Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda booked a spot in the men’s doubles semifinals at the World Badminton Championships on Friday, while compatriots Mayu Matsumoto and ...

Makoto Hiejima energized by opportunity to compete for Brisbane Bullets

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 05:20
The Tochigi Brex’s signing of top guard Makoto Hiejima was one of the biggest moves to date in the B. League this offseason.In fact, he ...

Course for Tokyo 2020 triathlon set

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 01:14
The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games announced Thursday the triathlon courses for the 2020 Games, saying the events will take ...

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