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Sumo: Hakuho takes down Osunaarashi to remain in 3-way tie for lead on Day 8

July 20, 2014 - 11:36
Mongolia's Hakuho proved he is still the wrestler to beat by upending yokozuna-killer Osunaarashi before a standing-room-only crowd at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 20. (Asahi)
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Sumo: Egyptian wrestler Osunaarashi takes down another yokozuna

July 19, 2014 - 00:33
Sumo's first Egyptian wrestler, maegashira Osunaarashi, continued to astound on Friday, when he defeated a yokozuna opponent for the second straight day at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. (Japan Times)
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Baseball: Samurai Japan announces six key players for November series against MLB stars

July 17, 2014 - 23:51
Chihiro Kaneko says he doesn't watch many MLB games and doesn't really know much about the players. He might be in store for an MLB crash course this winter. (Japan Times)
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Super Rugby to add team from Japan or Singapore

July 16, 2014 - 23:37
Either Singapore or Japan will have a team in Super Rugby in 2016 with governing body SANZAR confirming today that one of those nations will be home to the 18th team. (tvnz.co.nz)
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Sumo: 3 grand champions remain neck and neck on Day 3

July 15, 2014 - 23:11
Mongolian grand champions Hakuho, Harumafuji and Kakuryu continued their strong starts by winning their third-consecutive bouts to remain undefeated at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 15. (Asahi)
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Rio recognizes supporters who picked up litter

July 14, 2014 - 23:24
The environmental bureau of the State of Rio de Janeiro recently gave a certificate of commendation to Japanese Consul General Yasushi Takase in Rio de Janeiro, recognizing the Japanese supporters who collected litter at stadiums after World Cup matches in which the Japanese team played. (The Japan News)
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Ishikawa gets British Open spot after Stricker pulls out

July 9, 2014 - 03:18
World number 19 Steve Stricker will miss next week's British Open at Hoylake after deciding not to take up his exemption, organizers said in a statement on Tuesday. (Japan Today)
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Golf: Ishikawa wins playoff for first victory in two years

July 6, 2014 - 23:38
Ryo Ishikawa won a playoff against Komei Oda to capture his first title on the Japan tour in two years at the Shigeo Nagashima Invitational on Sunday. (Japan Times)
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Tennis: Raonic beats Nishikori to advance to Wimbledon quarterfinals

July 1, 2014 - 17:32
Milos Raonic joined Euegnie Bouchard in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon as the talented pair continued their run at the record books. (tsn.ca)
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Soccer: Aguirre sole candidate for vacant Japan coaching job

June 30, 2014 - 22:33
Former Mexico coach Javier Aguirre has become the sole candidate to fill Japan's vacant managing position, multiple sources said Monday. (Kyodo)
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Tennis: Nishikori advances to 4th round at Wimbledon

June 30, 2014 - 13:11
Kei Nishikori of Japan completed a five-set victory over Italy's Simone Bolelli on Monday to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon. (Japan Today)
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Sumo: Hakuho's focus solely on capturing 30th title

June 30, 2014 - 11:41
Yokozuna Hakuho, who is gunning for his 30th career Emperor's Cup, will retain his prestigious position on the east wing for the third consecutive meet, with the Japan Sumo Association's release of the rankings for the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. (Japan Times)
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Japanese ballerinas snag gold, silver at U.S. competition

June 28, 2014 - 05:12
Japanese ballerinas Shiori Kase and Tamako Miyazaki grabbed the top two prizes Friday in the senior female division of an international ballet competition in Jackson, Mississippi. (Kyodo)
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IOC panel chief backs review of Tokyo Olympic venues

June 28, 2014 - 00:38
The chief of an International Olympic Committee panel expressed understanding on Friday about Tokyo's intention to change the original plans for some of the venues to be used for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. (Jiji Press)
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Tennis: Nishikori advances to third round

June 26, 2014 - 23:20
Kei Nishikori cruised into the third round at Wimbledon on Thursday after dispatching American qualifier Denis Kudla with ease 6-3, 6-2, 6-1. (Japan Times)
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Zaccheroni quits as Japan coach after early exit

June 25, 2014 - 23:48
Alberto Zaccheroni quit as Japan coach in the wake of the Asian champion's disappointing group-stage exit at the World Cup. (The Japan News)
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Japanese fans drown sorrows after World Cup exit

June 25, 2014 - 12:16
Groggy Japanese fans reacted with sadness early Wednesday after watching their team exit the World Cup, some deciding to numb the pain after the horror show with one more drink. (Japan Today)
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Colombia post their third group win to put Japan through the exit door

June 24, 2014 - 22:43
On a night of contrasting emotions in Cuiabá, Colombia marched into the second round as group winners with a third victory in 11 days - as many as they had managed in their previous four World Cup appearances - and condemned Japan to an early exit that represents a huge disappointment for Asia, Alberto Zaccheroni and his players. (theguardian.com)
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Japan's Nishikori into Wimbledon second round

June 24, 2014 - 14:14
Japanese 10th seed Kei Nishikori won through to the second round at Wimbledon on Tuesday with a straight sets win over France`s Kenny de Schepper. (zeenews)
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Baseball: Giants cruise to 2nd interleague title

June 22, 2014 - 23:18
Shuichi Murata smacked a home run and a double for four RBIs to lead an offensive outburst as the Yomiuri Giants won the interleague title for the second time, knocking off the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 10-5 in a showdown on Sunday at Tokyo Dome. (The Japan News)
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