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Kakuryu emerges as clear favorite to capture title

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 03:48
Gambling on sumo, like most sports in Japan, is illegal.The Japan Sumo Association also takes a tough line with any of its members involved in ...

Sumo attracts famous politicians seeking public affection, attention

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 03:47
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to attend the final day of the upcoming Summer Grand Sumo Tournament.Often when visiting dignitaries watch sumo at Ryogoku ...

Rui Hachimura opts to skip NBA Draft Combine: report

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 03:43
Former Gonzaga University forward Rui Hachimura will not attend the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago.Hachimura’s name did not appear on the final list of 66 ...

Mariners starter Yusei Kikuchi looks strong in victory over Yankees

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 03:29
Facing the famous New York Yankees for the very first time, Yusei Kikuchi really stuck it to ’em.Maybe he had a little illicit help. Kikuchi ...

Kevin Durant goes down with calf injury as Warriors top Rockets in Game 5

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 03:26
The Golden State Warriors have won plenty of games on the postseason stage without their biggest stars.This time, Kevin Durant got hurt, and Klay Thompson ...

Joe Pavelski returns, inspires Sharks in Game 7 win

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 03:24
Joe Pavelski was positioned just a few feet away from the spot where he was bleeding from his head on the ice just over two ...

Salute to Hanyu: U.S. ballet troupe paying tribute to legend

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 02:46
Awards, medals, proclamations, trophies, monuments. Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu has them all.So what do you get the superstar who has everything? How about a ...

Naomi Osaka rolls into quarterfinals in Madrid; Kei Nishikori advances

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 02:40
World No. 1 Naomi Osaka delivered an improved display to reach the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open on Wednesday, beating Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-2, 6-3, while ...

Tottenham completes epic comeback to reach Champions League final

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 02:12
Facing a three-goal deficit at halftime, Tottenham pulled off another Champions League comeback for the ages.Lucas Moura completed a hat trick in the sixth minute ...

Alvark, Jets set for battle in title tilt

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 02:06
Two powerhouse East Division teams are right where they want to be.The Alvark Tokyo need one more victory to capture back-to-back B. League titles, while ...

Hakuho pulls out of Summer Basho with arm injury

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 22:44
Yokozuna Hakuho, who was diagnosed with a torn biceps tendon after winning his 42nd title in March, has withdrawn from the upcoming Summer Grand Sumo ...

Application period for Tokyo Olympics ticket lottery begins for Japan residents

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 19:32
Applications to buy tickets for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics officially opened to residents of Japan at 10 a.m. on Thursday.Those wishing to purchase tickets can ...

Rookie Ryosuke Tatsumi hits sayonara double as Eagles rally to stun Hawks

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 06:57
The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks looked set for their sixth straight victory until the bottom of the ninth on Wednesday, when Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles rookie ...

Yokohama routs Sapporo in Levain Cup tilt

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 06:54
Former Japan forward Tadanari Lee struck his first goal of the year in all competitions Wednesday, as Yokohama F Marinos brought Levain Cup Group A ...

Hiroshima beats Guangzhou to reach Asian Champions League knockout stage

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 06:06
Sanfrecce Hiroshima booked their ticket for the Asian Champions League last 16 with a game to spare following a 1-0 win over Group F rivals ...

‘Mentality of giants’ helped fuel Liverpool’s Champions League triumph over Barcelona

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 05:37
Like the rest of the soccer world, Jurgen Klopp had his doubts.Given the scenario — the big first-leg deficit, the presence of Lionel Messi on ...

Trio of young J. Leaguers could debut for Samurai Blue next month

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 01:37
Three of the J. League’s youngest stars will likely receive Samurai Blue debuts and a trip to Brazil as head coach Hajime Moriyasu looks to ...

Shohei Ohtani goes 0 for 4 in season debut as Angels beat Tigers

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 01:35
Shohei Ohtani looked so eager to make an impact in his highly anticipated season debut that he swung so hard his helmet flew off his ...

Pat Maroon’s OT goal lifts Blues past Stars

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 01:31
Pat Maroon always imagined becoming a hometown hero.The 31-year-old St. Louis native got to live out that fantasy Tuesday night. Maroon scored 5:50 into the ...

Raptors crush Sixers to take 3-2 series lead

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 00:50
The Toronto Raptors came up with a new load management plan for Kawhi Leonard. It was to make sure their star forward didn’t have to ...

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