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Buffaloes halt nine-game slide

1 hour 6 min ago
The Orix Buffaloes snapped their nine-game losing streak on Sunday, pinch hitter Yuki Miyazaki driving in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning infield single in ...
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Omiya part ways with Shibuya, promote Ito

1 hour 40 min ago
Last-place Omiya Ardija fired manager Hiroki Shibuya and promoted assistant Akira Ito in his place, the J. League first-division side announced on Sunday. Shibuya is ...
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B-Corsairs beat Dragonflies to maintain first-division status

2 hours 42 min ago
The Yokohama B-Corsairs successfully survived the humiliating prospect of demotion to the second division in the B. League’s inaugural season with a 74-53 victory over ...
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Lemaire, Fujisawa taste Japanese Derby glory with Rey de Oro

2 hours 47 min ago
Christophe Lemaire and Kazuo Fujisawa struck gold for the second straight weekend on Sunday, with the jockey and trainer this time teaming up to win ...
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16-year-old surfer Kawai triumphs at Ichinomiya Chiba Open

3 hours 29 min ago
Minori Kawai captured the Ichinomiya Chiba Open on Sunday, part of the World Surf League’s qualifying series. The 16-year-old Kawai, who came from behind to ...
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Hall of Fame pitcher Bunning, a longtime U.S. senator, dies at 85

3 hours 29 min ago
Former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher who parlayed his sports fame into a political career as an uncompromising advocate for conservative ...
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Wheelchair rugby ready to crash Tokyo 2020 party

4 hours 1 min ago
Japan’s No. 7 catches the ball but before he has time to react, a hulking, tattooed Australian is bearing down on him. The collision sends ...
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Darvish’s shaky control plays part in Texas’ loss to Toronto

5 hours 14 min ago
Texas ace Yu Darvish struggled with his command and took his third loss of the season in the Rangers’ 3-1 defeat to the Toronto Blue ...
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Wawrinka beats Zverev in Geneva Open final

5 hours 41 min ago
Stan Wawrinka warmed up for the French Open by retaining his home Geneva Open title on Saturday, beating Mischa Zverev 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. The top-seeded ...
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Cup glory gives Wenger respite

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 05:56
Removing the record seventh F.A. Cup winner’s medal from his pocket, Arsene Wenger was gratified and yet apprehensive. “For once I have kept my medal,” ...
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Tokyo Games ‘too far’ for Farah

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 05:42
Mo Farah says he is unlikely to compete at the Tokyo Olympics as he prepares to wind down his glittering career. The four-time Olympic champion ...
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Doan double sends Japan through at Under-20 World Cup

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 03:05
Ritsu Doan’s brace erased a two-goal deficit as Japan reached the knockout phase of the Under-20 World Cup with a 2-2 Group D draw to ...
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Kamata feels fan support helped fuel Tochigi’s run to B. League crown

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 13:50
Perhaps it was fitting that it was the Tochigi Brex hoisting the first B. League championship trophy at Yoyogi National Gymnasium on Saturday evening. Tochigi ...
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Kashiwa moves atop J. League after seventh straight victory

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 13:45
Kashiwa Reysol stretched their winning streak to seven games Saturday, topping the J. League first division with a 4-2 defeat of last-place Omiya Ardija. Kosuke ...
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Peguero’s grand slam helps Eagles soar above Lions

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 13:43
Carlos Peguero hit a grand slam and Manabu Mima worked six innings as the Pacific League-leading Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles came from behind to beat ...
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Brex claim first B. League title

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 13:32
An exciting new era for pro basketball in Japan produced an appropriate final chapter to close out its inaugural season on Saturday afternoon. The first ...
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Hakuho wraps up 38th championship

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 10:28
Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho defeated ozeki Terunofuji on Saturday to capture a record-extending 38th career title with a day to spare at the Summer Grand Sumo ...
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Momota makes return to sport

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 09:54
Fallen Japanese badminton star Kento Momota made his competitive comeback Saturday after his ban for illegal gambling was lifted earlier this month. Momota, whose suspension ...
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Kanter lashes out over Turkish arrest warrant

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 09:54
Enes Kanter, the Turkish NBA star whose home country has revoked his passport, on Friday expressed disdain on social media at reports that Turkey’s government ...
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Cheetahs blow out Sunwolves

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 09:19
The Sunwolves failed to pick up their second win of the Super Rugby season on Saturday after a 47-7 defeat to South Africa’s Cheetahs. The ...
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