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Norwegian club Stabaek acquire Japanese forward Kosuke Kinoshita

14 hours 17 min ago
Norwegian first-division club Stabaek said Monday it has acquired forward Kosuke Kinoshita from Sint-Truiden in the Belgian top flight.The 24-year-old scored two goals in seven ...

Rhys Hoskins crushes homer in 11th to lift Phillies over Pirates

17 hours 29 min ago
Phillies manager Gabe Kapler spotted a man strolling over to the third base umpire and figured it was a member of the PNC Park grounds ...

Australian Mack Horton applauded by fellow swimmers for stand against controversial Sun Yang

17 hours 50 min ago
Mack Horton walked into the dining room at the athletes’ village and the applause began. It swelled into a standing ovation for the Australian swimmer ...

No time to rest for busy Rui Hachimura

17 hours 57 min ago
Rui Hachimura has had to go through a hectic schedule since he was drafted by the Washington Wizards last month.Last week, the 21-year-old finally returned ...

BayStars slugger Yoshitomo Tsutsugo’s move to No. 2 in order could help spark change

18 hours 10 min ago
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo is not your typical No. 2 batter. Or is he? The answer probably depends on the brand of baseball you prefer.The BayStars slugger ...

Emperor Naruhito to assume role as Tokyo 2020 Honorary Patron

18 hours 13 min ago
Emperor Naruhito will assume the role of Honorary Patron of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Imperial Household Agency announced Monday.The honor was ...

Kakuryu wakes up a winner after lifting Emperor’s Cup in Nagoya

18 hours 14 min ago
Yokozuna Kakuryu said he woke up to a blissful Monday morning, after winning his sixth top-division title at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament.“I woke up ...

Surfers hit beach for chance to test waves at Olympic surfing venue

18 hours 21 min ago
As one of the new sports added to the program for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, surfing is arguably the most glamorous and is sure to bring ...

Former London 2012 official says Tokyo poised for success

18 hours 22 min ago
As organizers approach the final one-year countdown to the Tokyo Olympics, their efforts have earned the approval of one of the key figures in the ...

Yankees great Mariano Rivera leads 2019 class into Hall of Fame

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 22:45
For Mariano Rivera, it was the culmination of a storied career, dreams of being the next Pele long since forgotten. For Brandy Halladay, the Baseball ...

Irish eyes smile on new British Open champion Shane Lowry

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 22:15
The outcome was never in doubt to just about everyone but Shane Lowry.A year ago, he sat in the parking lot at Carnoustie and cried ...

Marines’ Atsuki Taneichi stops Fighters’ win streak

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 06:06
Atsuki Taneichi allowed two runs over five innings as the Chiba Lotte Marines scored seven first-inning runs in a 9-4 Pacific League win over the ...

Japan secures 2020 Olympic berths in 4×100 freestyle relays

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 05:43
The Japanese men’s and women’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay teams each secured 2020 Olympic berths at the swimming world championships on Sunday.Japan finished ninth and fifth ...

Yuki Fukushima, Sayaka Hirota defeat Olympic champs to win Indonesia Open

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 05:35
Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota defended their Indonesia Open women’s doubles title on Sunday by defeating Japanese compatriots and reigning Olympic champions Misaki Matsutomo and ...

Li Na sets new mark as first Asian-born player in Tennis Hall of Fame

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 04:52
Li Na has broken new ground at the International Tennis Hall of Fame.The 37-year-old former Chinese star became the first Asian-born player to be inducted ...

Manny Pacquiao beats Keith Thurman by split decision

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 03:30
Manny Pacquiao knocked down Keith Thurman in the first round and persevered for an exciting split-decision victory Saturday night, adding a third straight win to ...

Highly sought Japanese high school pitcher Roki Sasaki hits 160 kph

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 03:25
Highly touted right-handed pitcher Roki Sasaki was clocked at 160 kph (99.4 mph) on Sunday for Ofunato High School in the fourth round of Iwate ...

Kakuryu beats fellow yokozuna Hakuho on final day to clinch sixth title

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 03:24
Yokozuna Kakuryu won his sixth top-division title by defeating Hakuho at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday and avoiding a playoff with the all-time ...

Sumo 101: JSA chairman

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 03:21
The Japan Sumo Association’s highest authority is the chairman of its board of directors.The current occupant is 56-year-old Hakkaku, who has been in power since ...

Masahiro Tanaka picks up 170th career victory in Yankees’ rout of Rockies

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 23:11
Masahiro Tanaka claimed his seventh win of the season and 170th of his career, between Japan and North America, as the New York Yankees beat ...

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