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Daichi Osera, Tsubasa Aizawa carry red-hot Carp to ninth straight win

3 hours 59 min ago
Daichi Osera threw a complete game and contributed with his bat as he pitched the Hiroshima Carp to their ninth straight win, a 3-1 victory ...

J2 side Nagasaki reaches Levain Cup playoff round

3 hours 59 min ago
Yu Hasegawa scored the winner and Yuki Omoto added another in second-half injury time as second-division V-Varen Nagasaki booked a spot in the Levain Cup ...

Hiroshima spoils Keisuke Honda’s Victory farewell

4 hours 10 min ago
Yusuke Minagawa scored the 73rd-minute winner on Wednesday as Sanfrecce Hiroshima beat Keisuke Honda’s Melbourne Victory 3-1 in the final group round of the Asian ...

New pro swim league to hold meets in U.S., Europe

7 hours 25 min ago
A new professional league for elite swimmers will launch in October with meets in seven cities across the U.S. and Europe, ending with a championship ...

Sumo 101: Large rikishi

7 hours 26 min ago
The first thing that comes to mind when people think of sumo is the size of the participants.While the height of most wrestlers doesn’t generally ...

Asanoyama takes lead as rivals slip

7 hours 27 min ago
Yokozuna Kakuryu and sekiwake Tochinoshin both suffered upsets on Wednesday at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament, with each falling one win behind rank-and-file wrestler Asanoyama ...

Blown call leaves Japanese soccer world scrambling to enact reforms

8 hours 1 min ago
Friday night’s 3-2 win by Shonan Bellmare over Urawa Reds showcased everything great about the J. League, with the plucky underdogs winning in stoppage time ...

Hawks in negotiations with top American amateur prospect Carter Stewart

9 hours 19 min ago
The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks are closing in on a precedent-setting deal with amateur pitcher Carter Stewart, a No. 1 pick in Major League Baseball’s 2018 ...

Bills running back Senorise Perry wearing O.J. Simpson’s former No. 32

9 hours 36 min ago
For the first time in 42 years, the Bills have a player wearing O.J. Simpson’s former No. 32.Running back Senorise Perry wore the jersey number ...

Former partner of deceased skater John Coughlin accuses him of abuse

9 hours 38 min ago
One of the former skating partners of two-time U.S. pairs champion John Coughlin has accused him in a series of Facebook posts of sexually assaulting ...

Raptors rout Bucks to even Eastern Conference finals

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 23:00
With a weary Kawhi Leonard fighting through fatigue, the Toronto Raptors found enough energy to pull away from the Milwaukee Bucks.Kyle Lowry led the way. ...

Blues beat Sharks, march on to Stanley Cup Final

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 20:37
The St. Louis Blues are marching into the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in decades.David Perron had a goal and an assist, Jordan ...

Carp’s Yusuke Nomura tosses seven scoreless innings in series-opening triumph over Dragons

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 07:09
Yusuke Nomura had just one strikeout but got the win after throwing seven scoreless innings as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Chunichi Dragons 3-2 on ...

Wallabies great George Smith, who earned 111 test caps, retires

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 06:45
Wallabies great George Smith announced his retirement Tuesday after a stint with Bristol in the England Premiership, retiring after nearly 20 years playing rugby.The veteran ...

Urawa cruises past Beijing to reach Asian Champions League knockout stage

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 06:05
Kazuki Nagasawa and Yuki Muto scored first-half goals, while Shinzo Koroki added a third late in the game as the Urawa Reds advanced to the ...

High-ranking IOC official says more budget cuts possible for 2020 Games

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:00
Tokyo 2020 organizers can make further reductions to its budget, a top Olympic official said Tuesday, despite some sports associations voicing concerns that cost-cutting could ...

Sumo 101: Small rikishi

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 03:15
Sumo has no weight classes.The David vs. Goliath clashes that arise as a result of that lack of regulation are a big part of the ...

Three wrestlers tied for lead at 9-1

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 03:14
There were no big surprises at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, with yokozuna Kakuryu and sekiwake Tochinoshin both emerging victorious to stay in ...

Yuko Takahashi shows promise at Yokohama triathlon

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:32
Two years ago, Yuko Takahashi moved to San Diego to join an elite multinational triathlon team, seeking to become a legitimate athlete.Her decision has paid ...

Pro women hockey players establish union in step toward league

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:11
More than 200 of the world’s top female players have taken the next step toward a viable professional league by forming a union.The Professional Women’s ...

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