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LeBron James teams with ‘Black Panther’ director Ryan Coogler for ‘Space Jam 2’

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 02:20
Two months ago, basketball superstar LeBron James joined the Los Angeles Lakers. Now, he’s taking on Hollywood in a big way.The long-awaited sequel to “Space ...

Kumamoto ready to stake claim on upcoming B2 season

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 01:59
A week before the B. League’s top flight gets underway, the second division opens its 2018-19 campaign on Sept. 28.The promoted Hachioji Bee Trains play ...

Kei Nishikori beats defending champ for quarterfinal spot at Moselle Open

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 21:50
Top seed Kei Nishikori defeated defending champion Peter Gojowczyk 7-6(4), 6-3 in his opening match of the Moselle Open on Wednesday to book a place ...

Allegri bemoans lack of VAR after Ronaldo sees red for Juventus

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 19:19
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri lamented the lack of a Video Assistant Referee after Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off on his Champions League debut for the ...

Lionel Messi scores hat trick as Barcelona routs PSV Eindhoven

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 07:01
If the World Cup had given the impression that Lionel Messi was slipping down soccer’s pecking order, the Argentine star made it clear he remains ...

Rio to host 2019 Copa America final; Sao Paulo gets opener

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 07:00
South America’s soccer confederation Conmebol has announced that the historic Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro will host the Copa America final next July.Conmebol also ...

Katsuki Azuma, Jose Lopez help BayStars topple Giants

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 06:59
Left-hander Katsuki Azuma pitched eight strong innings and Jose Lopez hit two home runs in the Yokohama BayStars’ 6-1 win on Wednesday over the Yomiuri ...

Naomi Osaka calls playing in front of Japanese fans “special”

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 06:35
Playing in front of Japanese fans for the first time as a Grand Slam winner was a special moment, newly crowned U.S. Open champion Naomi ...

Brave Blossoms icon Goromaru calls for better promotion of Japanese rugby

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 04:51
Rugby icon Ayumu Goromaru is deeply concerned with the status quo surrounding his sport since the Japan’s national team’s sensational World Cup campaign in 2015.“Frankly ...

Ticket sales brisk as Japan prepares for rugby mania

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 04:50
The eyes of the rugby world will be on Japan in a year when the Brave Blossoms take on Russia at Tokyo Stadium on Sept. ...

Uehara finds common thread between rugby, business

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 04:50
Akira Uehara, the president of longtime rugby national team sponsor Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., played in the front row for Keio University’s B.Y.B Rugby Football ...

North, South Korea to bid for 2032 Summer Games

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 04:29
North and South Korea will bid jointly for the 2032 Olympics, they announced Wednesday, in an ambitious plan built on hopes of deepening a diplomatic ...

Judoka Saito, Tanimoto inducted into Hall of Fame

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 04:29
Two-time Olympic gold medalists Hitoshi Saito and Ayumi Tanimoto were inducted into the International Judo Federation Hall of Fame on Tuesday ahead of the world ...

Yankees delay Red Sox celebration

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 04:28
Neil Walker and some teammates pulled into Yankee Stadium at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, only to turn right back around for home when New York announced ...

Yokozuna Kakuryu, Kisenosato fall in upsets

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 04:27
Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu suffered his first loss on Wednesday, as yokozuna Hakuho emerged as the sole leader with a perfect 11-0 record at the Autumn ...

Naomi Osaka beats Dominika Cibulkova in straight sets in dominant return to action

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 04:00
U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka made a winning return to action in her homeland on Wednesday, overpowering Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals ...

Former Lotte interpreter aids Naomi Osaka in Japan

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 03:26
When Naomi Osaka faced the media in Japan as a Grand Slam champion for the first time on Sept. 13, Shun Nakasone was right there ...

Sumo 101: Sumo school

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 03:18
Sumo is a Darwinian world, but even in this harsh unforgiving environment, new recruits aren’t given a “Battle Royale”-style “here’s your mawashi — try to ...

Antlers reach Asian Champions League semifinals for first time

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 07:10
The Kashima Antlers secured their first-ever berth in the Asian Champions League semifinals on Tuesday night with a 5-0 aggregate victory over China’s Tianjin Quanjian ...

Shogo Akiyama, Hideto Asamura ignite Lions in triumph over Fighters

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 06:58
Shogo Akiyama scored three runs on three hits, including a first-inning solo home run, while Hideto Asamura added a homer and three RBIs as the ...

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