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Koshiro Shimada, Yuhana Yokoi lead after short programs at Japan Junior Championships

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 07:10
Koshiro Shimada grabbed the lead in the men’s competition after the short program at the Japan Junior Championships on Saturday with a fine performance.Shimada, who ...

Alvark exhibit poise in down-to-the-wire triumph over Hannaryz

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 06:14
November has been an unpredictable month for the defending champion Alvark Tokyo.Entering Saturday’s series finale against the visiting Kyoto Hannaryz, the Alvark’s up-and-month had done ...

Speedskaters Tatsuya Shinhama, Nao Kodaira post victories at World Cup meet

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 05:22
Tatsuya Shinhama won his second straight men’s 500-meter World Cup race on Saturday, while countrywoman Nao Kodaira topped the podium in the women’s race to ...

Sumo 101: Ring-entering ceremonies

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 04:04
A normal day of a sumo tournament starts around 8:30 a.m. and ends just after 5:45 p.m.From the silent early morning atmosphere, with just friends ...

Kyushu Basho title to be decided on final day

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 03:12
Komusubi Takakeisho overreached against ozeki Takayasu and instead of clinching the title on Saturday, left the two men tied heading into the final day of ...

J1 champions Frontale outplay FC Tokyo on drama-filled day elsewhere

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 02:05
The J. League’s scheduling software, known affectionately as “Nittei-kun” by fans, has earned a reputation over the years as having an uncanny ability to schedule ...

Veteran catcher Ginjiro Sumitani on verge of signing with Giants

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 01:46
Veteran catcher Ginjiro Sumitani, who filed for international free agency after 13 years with the Seibu Lions, said Saturday he will join the Yomiuri Giants.“I ...

Warriors whip Trail Blazers, snap four-game losing streak

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 01:23
Kevin Durant knew the Warriors would have to earn it and play well in every way to end a frustrating funk that lasted more than ...

Canada earns final spot for 2019 RWC

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 00:41
Canada completed the lineup for next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan by securing the 20th and final spot with a win over Hong Kong ...

Phil Mickelson defeats Tiger Woods on 22nd hole in PPV match beset with technical difficulties

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 00:17
GolfPhil Mickelson beat Tiger Woods in overtime Friday in their $9 million pay-per-view match in Las Vegas that ended up free for many viewers because ...

Mai Mihara, Rika Kihira are 1-2 after Internationaux de France short program; Marin Honda in fourth

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 23:56
Mai Mihara grabbed the top spot in the women’s short program on Friday at the Internationaux de France, edging Rika Kihira to take a narrow ...

Nao Kodaira claims 32nd consecutive victory in 500-meter races

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 07:15
Nao Kodaira won her 32nd straight women’s 500-meter race on Friday, while Tatsuya Shinhama won his first speedskating World Cup competition over the same distance ...

Nagoya’s Markeith Cummings scores 42 points in OT triumph over Toyama

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 07:02
Friday will be remembered as a day that Markeith Cummings can’t forget.The Nagoya Diamond Dolphins power forward scored a season-high 42 points, including two pressure-packed ...

Seibu Lions to post pitcher Yusei Kikuchi in early December

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 06:42
The Seibu Lions will begin the posting process for left-handed pitcher Yusei Kikuchi on Dec. 3, the Pacific League champions announced Friday.The posting period begins ...

Yuhana Yokoi, Nana Araki favorites entering Japan Junior Championships

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 06:19
With Rika Kihira and Mako Yamashita having moved up to the senior ranks, there will be a new titlist crowned at the Japan Junior Championships ...

Takakeisho on track for title

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 05:25
Komusubi Takakeisho set himself up to seal his first championship by earning his 12th win on Friday, the 13th day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo ...

Sumo 101: Wrestlers’ clothing and footwear

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 05:06
Sumo is a world where success or failure in the ring has direct and tangible effects on a wrestler’s life.The more you win, the better ...

FIFA’s Gianni Infantino receives election backing from 11-voter Oceania Football Confederation

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 04:02
The 11-member Oceania Football Confederation said this week it is backing FIFA president Gianni Infantino for re-election.The Oceania group says its executive committee — comprising ...

B. League revenue increased by 30 percent in second season

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 03:37
Although it is too hard to predict the future, the Japan men’s professional hoop circuit has made steady growth since its inception in September 2016.The ...

Brave Blossoms aim to snap three-game losing streak

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 01:58
Japan will be looking to end a three-game losing streak Saturday when they take on Russia at Gloucester’s Kingsholm Stadium in a dress rehearsal of ...

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