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Two-time Olympic champ Hanyu wins in return to competition

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 19:36
Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu made a successful return from an ankle injury that sidelined him after the Pyeongchang Games by winning the Autumn Classic ...

Unbeaten Wild Knights pounce on Jubilo

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 07:01
Panasonic Wild Knights on Saturday signaled their intentions to bring the Japan Rugby Top League trophy back to their clubhouse in Ota, Gunma Prefecture, as ...

Ryukyu delivers impressive defensive effort against Nagoya in The Terrific 12 semifinals

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:10
The Ryukyu Golden Kings jumped out to a big lead in the first quarter and played stellar defense against the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins throughout the ...

Reysol, Sagan play to 1-1 draw

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 05:54
Two teams arrived at Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium in desperate need of a win on Saturday afternoon, and neither found what they were looking for ...

Giants ace Tomoyuki Sugano tosses sixth shutout of season

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 04:21
Right-hander Tomoyuki Sugano pitched his sixth shutout of the season as the third-place Yomiuri Giants beat the second-place Tokyo Yakult Swallows 5-0 in the Central ...

Sumo 101: Senshuraku

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 03:26
The last day of a sumo tournament is called senshuraku and it’s packed with all kinds of ceremonies and events not seen over the preceding ...

Former wrestling official Kazuhito Sakae files defamation suit against Kaori Icho’s coach

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 03:17
Kazuhito Sakae, the prominent wrestling coach who came under fire for harassing four-time Olympic champion Kaori Icho, has filed a defamation suit against another coach ...

Hakuho wins record 41st title

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 03:01
Yokozuna Hakuho made history twice at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday, claiming a record 41st Emperor’s Cup with his 1,000th victory in the ...

Naomi Osaka cruises into Pan Pacific Open final

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 02:36
Naomi Osaka had punched her ticket for the Toray Pan Pacific Open final and fielded questions from the media about 10 minutes. Now, she had ...

Abe siblings capture gold medals on same day at world championships

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 02:07
Uta Abe won her first World Judo Championships gold medal on Friday, while her brother Hifumi defended his men’s under-66 kg title.Abe beat compatriot and ...

Kei Nishikori reaches Moselle Open semifinals

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 01:44
Kei Nishikori set himself up for a semifinal clash with qualifier Matthias Bachinger of Germany after a hard-fought 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 quarterfinal victory at the ...

Struggling Rangers fire Jeff Banister, name Don Wakamatsu interim manager

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 01:43
The Texas Rangers fired manager Jeff Banister on Friday after the team stumbled to its first consecutive losing records in 10 years following AL West ...

Deontay Wilder to face Tyson Fury in heavyweight title defense

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 01:41
Britain’s Tyson Fury will challenge Deontay Wilder for the American’s WBC heavyweight crown on Dec. 1, a statement said Friday.The Los Angeles Times reported that ...

Tiger Woods, Justin Rose share lead at Tour Championship after two rounds

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 01:41
For thousands of fans crammed into every corner of East Lake, it looked as though Tiger Woods was closer than ever to capping off this ...

Astros clinch playoff berth

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 00:58
Yuli Gurriel hit a grand slam and a two-run homer on his way to a career-high seven RBIs, and the Houston Astros clinched a postseason ...

Yuzuru Hanyu in first place after short program at Autumn Classic International

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 20:12
Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu seized the lead with a fluid skate in the short program on Friday at the Autumn Classic International on Friday.Taking ...

Relegation-threatened Gamba earn vital points by beating S-Pulse

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 06:57
Hwang Ui-jo was credited with one goal and caused another to pull Gamba, at least temporarily, out of the relegation zone with a 2-1 away ...

Bryce Hegarty’s late penalties carry Black Rams past Eagles in Top League clash

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 06:55
The Ricoh Black Rams picked up their third win of the Japan Rugby Top League season Friday night, beating the Canon Eagles 21-17 at Prince ...

BayStars rookie Masaya Kyoyama delivers dynamic outing on mound against Dragons

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 06:35
Rookie right-hander Masaya Kyoyama pitched 8-2/3 strong innings and Masayuki Kuwahara scored the go-ahead run on a second-inning home run in the Yokohama BayStars’ 9-1 ...

Naomi Osaka rolls into Toray Pan Pacific Open semis

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 03:09
Naomi Osaka booked her ticket to the Toray Pan Pacific Open semifinals with a straight-sets win against Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic on Friday.Having ...

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