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Hideki Matsuyama sits three strokes off pace after Tour Championship opening round

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 23:12
Hideki Matsuyama got off to a solid start at the season-ending Tour Championship on Thursday to sit just three shots behind a trio of Americans ...

Solid pitching from Tsuyoshi Wada, big hits from veterans carry Hawks past Buffaloes

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 07:11
Pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada worked six innings, Seiichi Uchikawa doubled in two runs, and Yuki Yanagita homered in his second game back from rehab to lead ...

Argentina’s experience pays off in victory over Japan

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 06:48
Japan competed resiliently against world No. 5 Argentina but fell 108-93 in a warm-up contest for the FIBA World Cup at Saitama Super Arena on ...

England’s Tom Curry, Sam Underhill to start against Ireland

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 05:47
Tom Curry and Sam Underhill will line up either side of Billy Vunipola in a new-look, highly mobile back row against Ireland on Saturday as ...

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt gives Ross Byrne chance to compete for RWC spot

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 04:52
Ross Byrne has the chance to book his place on the plane to Japan for the Rugby World Cup as he starts at fly-half for ...

Defending champs Naomi Osaka, Novak Djokovic are No. 1 seeds for U.S. Open

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 02:53
Defending champions Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic are the No. 1 seeds for singles play in the U.S. Open, it was announced on Wednesday.Osaka, who ...

Contentious George North try prompts World Rugby rule change

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 02:52
World Rugby has changed a rule governing restarts in the wake of George North’s contentious try for Wales in its 13-6 win over England in ...

Ronaldo calls 2018 ‘probably worst year’ of his life

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 02:51
Cristiano Ronaldo says the rape allegation against him was an attack on his honor and led to one of the worst years of his life.Ronaldo ...

Figure skating coach Richard Callaghan banned for sexual misconduct

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 02:51
Richard Callaghan, who coached Tara Lipinski to Olympic gold at the 1998 Nagano Games, has been banned from figure skating by the U.S. Center for ...

NBA program helps foster young Asian talent

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 02:29
With scorching heat enveloping Tokyo last week, the Basketball Without Borders Asia Camp provided heated competition inside the air-conditioned facilities at Mizumoto General Sports Center.For ...

Riseisha captures Koshien crown

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 02:21
Riseisha High School claimed its maiden title at Japan’s National High School Baseball Championship on Thursday, coming from behind in an action-filled final against Seiryo, ...

Former Kintetsu Buffaloes slugger Ralph Bryant holds kids clinic

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 02:16
Ralph Bryant is 58 years old and hasn’t played top-level baseball since his final season with the Kintetsu Buffaloes in 1995.But on Thursday morning, he ...

Cubs’ Yu Darvish shaky in no-decision

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:09
After watching the Cubs waste a couple of leads, Kris Bryant felt a loss was almost inevitable.That quickly changed with one swing by the Chicago ...

Minnesota Wild hire Bill Guerin as new general manager

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 21:37
The Minnesota Wild have hired Bill Guerin, who won two Stanley Cups as a player and two more titles in the front office with the ...

Boston Celtics players a key for U.S. World Cup team

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 21:32
Red, white and blue. The colors of USA Basketball.Except this summer, green — Celtics green, to be precise — would work on that palette as ...

Tokyo 2020 organizers launch domestic ticket lottery for Paralympics

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 21:32
Applications for the first 2020 Tokyo Paralympic ticket lottery, open only to residents of Japan, started Thursday.The online ticket lottery, where applications are submitted via ...

Buffaloes blow out league-leading Hawks

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 06:52
Ryoichi Adachi went 3-for-4 with four RBIs on Wednesday as the Orix Buffaloes came from behind to beat Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 14-4.In front ...

Tomoa Narasaki climbs to gold at world championships, punches ticket for 2020 Olympics

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 06:23
Tomoa Narasaki entered the world championships vowing to not only shoot for an Olympic berth but for the gold medal as well.In the end, he ...

Sumo shows offer new life for retired rikishi

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 03:38
Sumo is an all-enveloping lifestyle.Unlike in other professional sports, there are no days when wrestlers are just regular people. The topknot is a constant reminder ...

FC Tokyo preparing to embark on grueling stretch of matches away from home stadium

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 03:29
Japanese media have called it “the road of death.”After Dec. 7, it may be remembered as the path to glory. If FC Tokyo are to ...

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