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All Blacks deliver clear message with methodical victory over Springboks

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 06:34
Two-time defending Rugby World Cup champion New Zealand sent an ominous warning to its 2019 title rivals with a 23-13 win over much-fancied South Africa ...

Giants capture first Central League pennant since 2014

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 05:38
The return to the top is complete.The Yomiuri Giants are Central League champions once again. Daiki Masuda hit a two-out RBI single up the middle ...

France escapes with narrow victory over Argentina

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 04:57
Three-time Rugby World Cup runner-up France managed to get off to a winning start in the tournament’s 2019 edition with a nail-biting, 23-21 victory over ...

Tonga poses more than just a physical threat, says England flanker Sam Underhill

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 04:09
Much of the conversation around England’s Rugby World Cup opener has centered around how it will deal with Tonga’s physical threat, but flanker Sam Underhill ...

Grampus boss Yahiro Kazama to resign: sources

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 03:49
Yahiro Kazama will step down as manager of relegation-threatened Nagoya Grampus, sources said late Friday evening.The 57-year-old Kazama had been in charge of the J. ...

Naomi Osaka advances to Pan Pacific Open final

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 03:37
Naomi Osaka beat Elise Mertens of Belgium on Saturday to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open, thrilling her Japanese fans in the city ...

All Blacks and Springboks get the party started in Yokohama

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 03:11
New Zealand and South Africa fans got the party started early outside International Stadium Yokohama on Saturday afternoon, as two of rugby’s traditional heavyweights prepared ...

Trio tied for lead entering final day

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 02:55
Three wrestlers head into the final day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament tied for the lead, with sekiwake duo Takakeisho and Mitakeumi winning on ...

Sumo 101: Championship scores

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 02:55
One of the side effects of having Hakuho, the greatest rikishi of all time, succeed another legend in Asashoryu at the top of the sumo ...

Australia staves off upset bid by Fiji

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 02:54
Hooker Tolu Latu scored two tries in the second half to help Australia escape a historic upset by Fiji and win 39-21 on Saturday in ...

Georgia hopes strong unity is enough to conquer Wales

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 01:28
Georgia will be banking on a unity forged in France to trouble Wales when they meet in the Rugby World Cup on Monday in Toyota, ...

Kaho Minagawa secures Japan’s lone Olympic berth for rhythmic gymnastics

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 00:47
Kaho Minagawa on Friday secured Japan one of the 21 Tokyo Olympic berths up for grabs at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships.The top 16 individuals ...

Braves clinch NL East again

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 00:46
Freddie Freeman didn’t care that his eyes kept tearing up from all the beer and champagne soakings.It seemed like every teammate stopped by to blast ...

Patriots cut Antonio Brown after another accusation of sexual misconduct

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 23:54
Antonio Brown was released by the New England Patriots on Friday after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct. New England is the third ...

Kei Nishikori to skip Rakuten Japan Open due to elbow, arm injury

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 23:47
Kei Nishikori announced Saturday that he will skip the upcoming Rakuten Japan Open and Shanghai Masters due to pain in his right arm and elbow.“I ...

Italy’s Parisse prepares for historic fifth World Cup

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 21:52
When Italy’s Sergio Parisse runs out against Namibia on Sunday, he will join a very select band to have played five Rugby World Cups and ...

Yamaguchi pitches Giants past BayStars

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 18:53
Shun Yamaguchi pitched into the seventh inning at his old stomping grounds as the Yomiuri Giants beat the DeNA BayStars 9-4 to lower their magic ...

Matsushima thinks Brave Blossoms will be poised for Ireland match

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 17:23
Hat-trick hero Kotaro Matsushima is backing Japan to shake off its Rugby World Cup stage fright before it plays Ireland next weekend, after the host ...

Japan overcomes slow start, triumphs over Russia in Rugby World Cup opener

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 07:03
Host nation Japan recovered from an early scare to beat rank outsider Russia 30-10 in the opening game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup on ...

Yukako Kawai earns family’s second medal at 2019 world championships

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 06:42
Yukako Kawai earned a bronze medal in the women’s 62-kg division at the World Wrestling Championships on Friday to complement the gold medal won by ...

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