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Harumafuji Incident highlights sumo’s inherent problems

2 hours 1 min ago
The Harumafuji scandal continues to morph almost daily and at the time of writing appears to be evolving into a pitched battle between stablemaster Takanohana ...
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Persian Knight edges Air Spinel for dramatic triumph in Mile Championship

2 hours 47 min ago
Persian Knight edged out a victory at the 34th running of the Mile Championship on Sunday at Kyoto Racecourse.The Harbinger-sired colt finished in 1 minute, ...
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Second-ranked Miami recovers from 14-point deficit, pulverizes Virginia

2 hours 55 min ago
The undefeated season was slipping away, and so was any realistic chance Miami had of getting into the College Football Playoff and competing for a ...
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Akane Yamaguchi cruises past Gao Fanjie to claim China Open title

3 hours 21 min ago
Akane Yamaguchi won Sunday’s women’s singles at the China Open, beating China’s Gao Fangjie in straight games.Fifth-seeded Yamaguchi cruised past her 19-year-old opponent 21-13, 21-15 ...
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Nao Kodaira zooms to 20th consecutive victory at 500 meters

3 hours 23 min ago
Nao Kodaira continued her imperious form over 500 meters with her 15th career World Cup victory, and 20th straight overall, at the distance on Saturday.Kodaira ...
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Kings’ Johnny Brodzinski notches first NHL goal in triumph over Panthers

3 hours 26 min ago
It was almost like old times as Los Angeles Kings winger Johnny Brodzinski and Florida Panthers center Nick Bjugstad shared the ice again.They were linemates ...
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Stephen Curry leads charge as Warriors come from behind to beat Sixers

3 hours 48 min ago
A 22-point halftime deficit was no big deal for the defending NBA champions.Stephen Curry scored 35 points, Kevin Durant had 27 and the Golden State ...
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Defensive-minded Japan blows away Tonga

4 hours 34 min ago
Japan delivered its best performance under coach Jamie Joseph on Saturday.Going up against a side that qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup as the ...
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Uno finishes second in France to secure return to GP Final

4 hours 34 min ago
World silver medalist Shoma Uno claimed second place after the men’s free program on Saturday at the Internationaux de France, securing a spot in December’s ...
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Urawa earns draw on road in first leg of Asian Champions League final

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 04:22
The J. League’s Urawa Reds took a step toward their second Asian championship and their first in 10 years with a 1-1 draw in the ...
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Samurai Japan southpaw Shota Imanaga baffles Taiwan batters in dazzling 12-strikeout performance

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 15:03
The way Shota Imanaga was pitching with a one-run lead took almost all the mystery out of Samurai Japan’s game against Taiwan. Well, all of ...
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Evessa overpower NeoPhoenix, end five-game slide

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 14:11
The Osaka Evessa dominated on both sides of the ball in Saturday’s series opener against the San-en NeoPhoenix, ending a five-game losing streakThe Evessa pounded ...
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Legendary weightlifter ‘Pocket Hercules’ dies at 50

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 13:30
Turkey’s legendary triple Olympic gold medal-winning weightlifting champion Naim Suleymanoglu, dubbed the “Pocket Hercules” for generating huge power from his diminutive frame, died on Saturday ...
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Yankees conduct interview with Aaron Boone for managerial vacancy

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 12:27
Having never managed or coached at any level, Aaron Boone believes his provenance prepared him to lead the New York Yankees.“I would say in a ...
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Unbeaten Hakuho bulldozes Onosho, improves to 7-0 at Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 11:34
Yokozuna Hakuho held on to the sole lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, where he defeated Onosho on Saturday to improve to 7-0.The yokozuna ...
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Hideki Matsuyama shoots even-par 71, falls eight shots off pace at Dunlop Phoenix

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 11:20
Hideki Matsuyama fell eight strokes off the pace of American Brooks Koepka after Saturday’s third round of the Dunlop Phoenix.Koepka, the defending champion and winner ...
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Dikembe Mutombo spreads positive message as Special Olympics ambassador

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 09:17
As a player, Dikembe Mutombo made a big difference for his teams with his signature shot-blocking skills.Now, eight years after his retirement from the NBA, ...
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Frontale keep title hopes alive

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 09:15
Kawasaki Frontale defender Elsinho scored in the 82nd minute to keep the J. League title race alive for at least another round with a 1-0 ...
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Blue Jackets blank Rangers behind Sergei Bobrovsky’s 21st career shutout

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 08:26
Sergei Bobrovsky made his typical batch of highlight-reel saves to help the Columbus Jackets shut out the potent New York Rangers.Bobrovsky made 36 saves for ...
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Shoma Uno in second place after short program at Internationaux de France

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 08:03
World silver medalist Shoma Uno finished runner-up in the short program on Friday night at the Internationaux de France.Uno earned 93.92 points to sit behind ...
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