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Celebs hog spotlight at subpar J. League gala

2 hours 30 min ago
Sunday’s J. League Awards should have been an opportunity for the league and its promotional team to take a victory lap after a 2019 season ...

Joining sumo no easy task for foreign rikishi hopefuls

2 hours 38 min ago
For young men with Japanese nationality, joining sumo can be as easy as knocking on a stable door, sending an email, or picking up the ...

Brave Blossoms express gratitude at Tokyo parade

2 hours 39 min ago
Members of Japan’s men’s national rugby team marched through Tokyo’s Marunouchi Naka-dori street on Wednesday in a parade held to express appreciation for the support ...

Outfielder Adam Jones agrees to two-year deal with Orix

4 hours 2 min ago
Outfielder Adam Jones and the Orix Buffaloes have agreed to an $8 million, two-year contract.The longtime Baltimore Orioles star played with the Arizona Diamondbacks last ...

Joel Embiid leads 76ers past Nuggets to stay perfect at home

5 hours 18 min ago
Joel Embiid threw the ball over his shoulder into the basket and celebrated the no-look shot with a little shake and shimmy for the crowd. ...

Gerrit Cole agrees to record deal with Yankees

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 23:33
The New York Yankees landed the biggest prize of the free agent market, adding Gerrit Cole to their rotation with a record $324 million, nine-year ...

‘Moving meditation’: Tokyo gym owner helping clients kick their lives into gear

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 21:15
Meditation may be one way to care for your mental health, but for those who would rather find their own version of peace and serenity ...

Ian Foster succeeds Steve Hansen as All Blacks head coach

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 20:50
Longtime assistant Ian Foster has been confirmed as All Blacks head coach to succeed Steve Hansen after an appointment process shunned by some candidates who ...

Yan Gomes, Howie Kendrick officially back to World Series champion Nationals

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 18:53
Doing their best to keep as much of their World Series roster intact as possible, the Washington Nationals announced they re-signed catcher Yan Gomes and ...

Dallas Stars fire head coach Jim Montgomery for unprofessional conduct

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 18:53
The Dallas Stars fired second-year coach Jim Montgomery on Tuesday, citing unspecified unprofessional conduct in a surprising blow to one of the preseason favorites in ...

Ansu Fati makes history as Barcelona sends Inter crashing out of Champions League

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 18:53
Teenage prodigy Ansu Fati became the youngest player to score a Champions League goal as a second-string Barcelona side beat Inter Milan 2-1 to send ...

Musashi Suzuki scores as Japan beats China

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 06:22
Musashi Suzuki bagged his first international goal to help lead Japan to a 2-1 win over China in the EAFF E-1 Football Championship on Tuesday.The ...

France extends Deschamps to 2022 World Cup

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 05:47
Didier Deschamps’ contract as coach of world champion France has been extended through to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, a source said Tuesday.Deschamps, a ...

Buffaloes bringing in ex-MLB outfielder Adam Jones

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 04:06
The Orix Buffaloes have signed free agent outfielder Adam Jones on a contract for the 2020 season, a source familiar with the matter said Tuesday.The ...

Yuzuru Hanyu must find formula to defeat ascending Nathan Chen

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 03:02
Yuzuru Hanyu incurred his largest defeat in more than 10 years at the Grand Prix Final on Saturday to American Nathan Chen.Despite a super effort ...

Heisman Trophy finalists announced

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 02:48
Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts and Ohio State teammates quarterback Justin Fields and defensive end Chase Young will join LSU quarterback Joe Burrow as Heisman Trophy ...

Anthony Duclair leads Senators past Bruins

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 02:38
Wins haven’t come easily for Ottawa this season. On Monday night, the Senators found a way to beat one of the top teams in the ...

Balanced attack paces Celtics in rout of Cavaliers

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 01:11
Gordon Hayward got back in the lineup and helped the Boston Celtics build a big lead. Kemba Walker made sure it didn’t completely disappear.Walker led ...

Shohei Ohtani’s bullpen sessions impress new Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 00:39
Shohei Ohtani has resumed throwing bullpen sessions, and new Los Angeles Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway is impressed.Ohtani got back on the mound last week ...

Eagles rally Eli Manning, Giants in overtime

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 00:32
Carson Wentz relied on a bunch of guys off the practice squad and his go-to guy Zach Ertz to rally the Philadelphia Eagles.After Eli Manning ...

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