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Hakuho, Kisenosato upset for second straight day

8 hours 29 min ago
Yokozuna duo Hakuho and Kisenosato were both ousted for the second consecutive day, falling to their respective opponents in defeats at the New Year Grand ...
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Mariners invite Iwakuma to spring training

8 hours 31 min ago
The Seattle Mariners, who re-signed Hisashi Iwakuma via a minor-league deal in late November, invited the Japanese right-hander to spring training Tuesday.Iwakuma was named among ...
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Nippon Ham rookie Kotaro Kiyomiya to open spring camp with top team

8 hours 31 min ago
No. 1 draft pick Kotaro Kiyomiya will start his professional career on the top team when the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters open spring camp in ...
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South Koreans worried over prospect of forming joint hockey team with North Korea

8 hours 32 min ago
A last-minute proposal to form a joint North Korean-South Korean women’s hockey team for next month’s Olympics has sparked concern it could be a bad ...
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Former Japan coach Eddie Jones signs extension with England

8 hours 35 min ago
Former Japan coach and current England boss Eddie Jones has extended his contract with the national team until 2021, the Rugby Football Union announced Wednesday.Jones, ...
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Ryuya Yamanaka to face Moises Calleros in first title defense

8 hours 37 min ago
WBO minimumweight champion Ryuya Yamanaka will return to the ring and make his first world title defense against a Mexican challenger in March, his Shinsei ...
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Yuichi Sugita, Yoshihito Nishioka knocked out of Australian Open in second round

8 hours 45 min ago
Yuichi Sugita bowed out in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday after losing a five-set marathon against big-serving Croat Ivo Karlovic.The world ...
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Wozniacki stays alive at Australian Open

12 hours 31 min ago
Caroline Wozniacki was two breaks down and a point away from a second-round exit at the Australian Open, her quest for a first major title ...
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Rugby World Cup ticket sales program gets ready for worldwide launch

12 hours 32 min ago
With less than two years to go until Asia’s first Rugby World Cup, the ticket sales program for the 2019 tournament will launch simultaneously around ...
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Wales hoping to win new friends at Rugby World Cup

13 hours 34 min ago
The Wales national rugby team wants to “do more than just turn up, have a great time and then disappear” during the 2019 Rugby World ...
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Rugby star George Smith arrested for punching taxi driver in Tokyo

14 hours 21 min ago
Australian rugby legend George Smith was arrested by the Tokyo police on New Year’s Eve for allegedly assaulting a taxi driver after refusing to pay ...
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Celtics great, Hall of Famer White dies at 71

14 hours 41 min ago
Basketball Hall of Famer Jo Jo White, a two-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and an Olympic gold medalist, has died. He was 71.The ...
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Gymnasts recount abuse at hands of doctor

14 hours 42 min ago
One after one, gymnasts and other victims of a disgraced former sports doctor stepped forward in a Michigan courtroom Tuesday to recount the sexual abuse ...
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Rangers unlikely to go for Yu Darvish

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 03:08
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels anticipates adding depth to his rotation. It remains unlikely that pitcher will be a front-line starter.“We’re not going to ...
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JOC selects speedskater Nao Kodaira as team captain for Pyeongchang Olympics

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:43
The Japanese Olympic Committee on Tuesday named speedskater Nao Kodaira as team captain for the Pyeongchang Winter Games next month.Ski jumper Noriaki Kasai, set to ...
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Hokutofuji upsets Hakuho

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:58
Yokozuna Hakuho on Tuesday suffered his first defeat of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, succumbing to top-ranked maegashira Hokutofuji in the biggest upset of ...
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Time for a Japan Figure Skating Hall of Fame

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:01
I was hit by a thunderbolt last week.Sometimes creative thoughts bounce around in our heads for a while before coalescing in a moment of clarity. ...
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Giants sign ex-Brewers pitcher Taylor Jungmann

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 09:19
Former MLB pitcher Taylor Jungmann has signed with the Yomiuri Giants, the Central League club announced Tuesday.After being selected in the first round of the ...
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Warriors run past reeling Cavaliers

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 09:18
Once the lead swelled to 14, Kevin Durant waved both arms like a boxing referee stopping a fight.Another knockout on the road for these Warriors. ...
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Japan skeleton crew gets two berths for 2018 Olympics

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 08:58
Japan has earned two berths in men’s skeleton for next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, according to the quota allocation list announced by the International Bobsleigh ...
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