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Toshiba mulls sale of Top League team after 2019 World Cup

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 05:55
Toshiba Corp. is considering selling its famed rugby team after the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan as part of business streamlining, company sources said ...

Kei Nishikori ousts Adrian Mannarino to reach Paris Masters third round

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 04:17
Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round of the Paris Masters with a straight-sets win over Frenchman Adrian Mannarino on Wednesday.World No. 11 Nishikori, who ...

Hawks slugger Seiji Uebayashi draws inspiration from Carp star Seiya Suzuki

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 03:03
Winning is all that matters in postseason baseball for players, and it’s no different for Hawks outfielder Seiji Uebayashi.The 23-year-old put his Fukuoka SoftBank team ...

Moa Iwano visits U.S. to improve jumps

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 02:25
Rising junior skater Moa Iwano recently returned from a 10-day trip to the United States to work on improving her jumps, The Japan Times has ...

Derrick Rose scores career-high 50 points against Jazz

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 02:16
During the 2017-18 regular season, Derrick Rose didn’t score 50 points in all of January.Or February. Or March.Or April.He was hurting, always in and out ...

Jake Virtanen sparks Canucks with two-goal performance in victory over Blackhawks

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 02:16
Jake Virtanen scored two goals, and the host Vancouver Canucks added two more goals in the third period to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 Wednesday ...

Bills honor Thurman Thomas by retiring No. 34

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 02:14
Thurman Thomas recalled a phone call he received a couple weeks ago from former Buffalo Bills teammate Bruce Smith.“Do yo know what it means to ...

Takumi Minamino guides Salzburg into Austrian Cup quarterfinals

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 02:13
Takumi Minamino led Salzburg to a 1-0 win over Austria Lustenau on Wednesday to book a spot in the Austrian Cup quarterfinals.Minamino, in his fifth ...

Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw extend deadline on his option decision

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 02:10
Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers want some more time to consider their possible future together.The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner and the ...

Artur Dalaloyan takes gold in all-around at worlds

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 02:09
Japan, without six-time world all-around champion and two-time reigning Olympic champion Kohei Uchimura, came away without a men’s individual all-around medal at the Artistic Gymnastics ...

Shohei Ohtani named Baseball Digest’s AL Rookie of the Year

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 02:09
Los Angeles Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani was named Baseball Digest’s American League Rookie of the Year on Wednesday.Ohtani, 24, received six of the seven first-place ...

Young players make new friends at YCAC rugby clinic

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 01:54
While the All Blacks and Wallabies were doing their bit to woo Japanese rugby fans at last weekend’s Bledisloe Cup match at Nissan Stadium, another ...

Steve Hansen names second-string squad to face Brave Blossoms

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 01:36
New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen on Thursday told his new-look All Blacks to “trust your instincts” after naming his team for Saturday’s test against ...

Hall of Famer, S.F. Giants legend Willie McCovey dies at 80

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 01:00
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed “Stretch” for his 193-cm height and those long arms, died Wednesday. He was 80.The San Francisco Giants ...

Itsuki Oda’s maiden goal lifts Kashima youngsters past Cerezo

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 06:42
Twenty-year-old defender Itsuki Oda scored the first goal of his professional career as Kashima Antlers beat visiting Cerezo Osaka 1-0 in the J. League on ...

Hawks take Japan Series lead after dominant Game 4 performance at home

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 06:13
Akira Nakamura was kicking a ball around in center field with a teammate. Two other Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks were in the outfield pantomiming an at-bat ...

Hakuho in doubt for Kyushu basho after first post-surgery practice

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 05:31
Yokozuna Hakuho appears a long shot to take part in next month’s Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament after practicing Wednesday for the first time following knee ...

NFL to stage four London games in 2019 as U.K. popularity climbs

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 05:09
London will play host to four NFL regular-season games in 2019, an increase of one from this year, with the Jacksonville Jaguars again among the ...

Leicester to return to action Saturday after owner’s death

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 04:46
Leicester’s grieving players will take to the field for the first time since the death of the club’s owner in a helicopter crash when they ...

Djokovic wins Paris Masters opener in bid to reclaim No. 1

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 03:38
Novak Djokovic began his bid for a record-extending fifth Paris Masters title with a 7-5, 6-1 win against Joao Sousa in the second round on ...

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