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Takehiro Tomiyasu’s header propels Japan past Saudi Arabia

13 hours 54 min ago
Takehiro Tomiyasu’s lone strike sent Saudi Arabia crashing out of the Asian Cup as Japan beat the three-time champions 1-0 to reach the quarterfinals on ...

Never-say-die Nishikori into Australian Open quarters after five-set epic

14 hours 36 min ago
Kei Nishikori recovered from two sets down to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals with an epic win over Pablo Carreno Busta 6-7 (8-10), 4-6, 7-6 ...

Angels, reliever Cody Allen finalize $8.5M, one-year contract

15 hours 52 min ago
Relief pitcher Cody Allen and the Los Angeles Angels have finalized a one-year contract for $8.5 million.The Angels announced the signing Sunday. Allen had a ...

Lindsey Vonn may be in too much pain to keep skiing

15 hours 55 min ago
What was evident all weekend for Lindsey Vonn became clear to everyone else on Sunday.The American skier’s surgically repaired knees simply don’t let her apply ...

Sumo 101: Pre- and post-bout rituals

16 hours 48 min ago
From once they are called to mount the dohyo, makuuchi division wrestlers have four minutes to prepare for their bout.After bowing to each other, they ...

Hakuho stays spotless on ninth day

16 hours 48 min ago
Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho maintained his lead after beating former ozeki Kotoshogiku on Monday, the ninth day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament.The 33-year-old Hakuho, ...

Naomi Osaka tried donning disguises in recent visit to Japan

18 hours 37 min ago
Naomi Osaka recently took up her big sister’s suggestion to wear a wig and sunglasses to conceal her identity as she walked around in Japan.The ...

Matildas to announce new coach in February after shock firing

18 hours 41 min ago
Football Federation Australia will appoint a new women’s team head coach in two weeks following the shock sacking of Alen Stajcic, the governing body’s chief ...

Rams, Patriots reach Super Bowl 53

20 hours 27 sec ago
A big comeback. A blown call. And, finally, a booming kick that sent the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl.After rallying from an early ...

Yushiro Hirano makes progress toward NHL debut

20 hours 4 min ago
Yushiro Hirano said he has opened “just one door” in his quest to be the second Japan-born player in the NHL.The 23-year-old forward signed on ...

Naomi Osaka reaches Australian Open quarterfinals for first time

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 21:42
Naomi Osaka conceded the opening set for the second straight match, but mounted a successful comeback against Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova on Monday and reached the ...

Roger Federer knocked out by Greek wunderkind Stefanos Tsitsipas

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 06:19
Roger Federer’s bid for a hat-trick of Australian Open titles was crushed on Sunday as Greek wunderkind Stefanos Tsitsipas rose up to floor the Swiss ...

Suspended pairs skating champion John Coughlin dies at 33

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 05:03
John Coughlin, a two-time U.S. pairs champion recently suspended from figure skating, died by suicide in Kansas City, Missouri. He was 33.U.S. Figure Skating released ...

France ends 28-match unbeaten run for U.S. women

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 04:53
Kadidiatou Diani scored twice and France ended the U.S. national team’s 28-game unbeaten streak with a 3-1 victory Saturday in Le Havre, France.The top-ranked United ...

Yuta Toyokawa nets fifth goal of season in Eupen’s win over Lokeren

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 04:47
Forward Yuta Toyokawa scored his fifth goal of the season on Saturday, netting in Eupen’s 4-1 win over Lokeren in the Belgian first division.In Eupen’s ...

Rugby World Cup pool games for Brave Blossoms sell out

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 04:42
Tickets for all of host nation Japan’s Rugby World Cup 2019 pool games have sold out following the start of sales on a first-come, first-served ...

Sumo 101: Akeni

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 04:19
Sekitori (wrestlers in the top two divisions) have a lot of accouterments.There are kesho-mawashi (ceremonial aprons), kimono, sandals, cushions and items like knee braces and ...

Japan must step up after shaky group stage

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 04:16
No more friendlies. No more minnows. No more excuses. Warmups are over for the Samurai Blue.The four-time Asian champions will begin the final march toward ...

Mima Ito completes second triple crown at national championships

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 04:15
Mima Ito became the first table tennis player to win three titles for two consecutive years at Japan’s national championships after beating Miyu Kihara 4-1 ...

Hakuho maintains edge with 26th straight victory

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 04:11
Yokozuna Hakuho improved to a perfect 8-0 to maintain a one-win lead as the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament reached its midpoint on Sunday.The sole ...

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