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Eagles hurler Norimoto matches Nomo strikeout record set in 1991

11 hours 39 min ago
Takahiro Norimoto tied the NPB record for striking out 10 or more batters in six successive games Thursday as he steered the Pacific-League leading Tohoku ...
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Halilhodzic selects Kubo, a few newcomers for friendly, World Cup qualifier

12 hours 8 min ago
Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic picked in-form Gent striker Yuya Kubo and also sprung a few surprises on Thursday as he named his 25-man squad for ...
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Nagasato finalizes deal with NSWL’s Chicago Red Stars

13 hours 20 min ago
Midfielder Yuki Nagasato has signed with the Chicago Red Stars, the U.S. women’s pro league (NSWL) club said on Wednesday. Nagasato, who helped Japan win ...
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Kamegai to face Cotto for vacant WBO junior middleweight title

13 hours 27 min ago
Former Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation welterweight champion Yoshihiro Kamegai will take his first shot at a world title this summer, his gym said Wednesday. ...
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Super League to add teams for planned 2018 launch

13 hours 50 min ago
The new Super League the Japan Volleyball League Organization aims to launch in the fall of 2018 will have more teams than the current top ...
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KHL to cut Metallurg Novokuznetsk over cash woes

13 hours 56 min ago
The Kontinental Hockey League has cut a Russian team as it tries to fix worsening financial problems, including debts to league players of over $17 ...
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Murray calls Agassi good hire for Djokovic

13 hours 56 min ago
World No. 1 Andy Murray admitted Wednesday he was surprised by Novak Djokovic’s appointment of Andre Agassi as coach at the French Open, but believes ...
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Hakuho stays on course for another crown

14 hours 15 min ago
Yokozuna Hakuho moved a step closer to capturing a record-extending 38th championship title with a routine win over Tochiozan at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament ...
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Striker Ogawa sustains knee injury, forced to exit U-20 World Cup

15 hours 41 min ago
Japan’s Koki Ogawa has withdrawn from the U-20 World Cup after the forward was diagnosed with a ruptured left anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus injury ...
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Game 7 offers chance at history for Penguins and Senators

15 hours 57 min ago
Craig Anderson is a realist, the byproduct of 15 years playing the most demanding position in the NHL. The Ottawa goaltender would like to chalk ...
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Hall of Famer Kennedy found dead in Florida

15 hours 58 min ago
Cortez Kennedy was a hulking force at defensive tackle, the cornerstone of a franchise that had little to cheer about for most of his playing ...
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Weltman steps in to lead Magic

15 hours 58 min ago
Jeff Weltman was perfectly content as the general manager of the Toronto Raptors two weeks ago. He was working alongside someone he considers a close ...
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Man United wins Europa League title

16 hours 55 min ago
A guttural roar of “Manchester, Manchester” thundered around the Friends Arena at the full-time whistle. Purely in soccer terms, Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Ajax ...
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Sale falls short of breaking strikeout record

17 hours 23 min ago
Chris Sale was perfectly happy to sit back and watch the Red Sox hitters do the work this time. Sale cruised into the fifth inning, ...
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Kawasaki, Tochigi to clash in B. League final

17 hours 46 min ago
The inaugural B. League championship pits two teams with established stars, deep benches, up-and-coming players, accomplished coaches and growing fan bases. What’s more, Saturday afternoon’s ...
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Oita woman pushes herself as firefighter, strives for karate Olympic gold

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 04:45
As a member of a world karate championship team aiming for Olympic gold in 2020, Hikaru Ono is confident of her strength. But even for ...
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Japan falls against Uruguay at U-20 World Cup

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:13
Japan’s second-round hopes at the Under-20 World Cup will rest on their final Group D game against Italy after Atsushi Uchiyama’s side lost 2-0 to ...
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Disgraced Japanese men’s volleyball coach set for return to national team

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:57
Japan men’s coach Yuichi Nakagaichi, who caused a serious traffic accident last year, will rejoin the national team as of June 8, the Japan Volleyball ...
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Cerezo edge Kobe in league-cup Kansai derby

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:57
Cerezo Osaka defeated Vissel Kobe 1-0 behind Kota Fujimoto’s first-half strike to rise to the top of Group B in the Levain Cup on Wednesday. ...
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Osera pitches Carp past Swallows

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:56
Daichi Osera threw six shutout innings to lead the Hiroshima Carp to a 6-1 victory over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Wednesday. Before 30,469 at ...
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