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Hakuho wins 30th title at Nagoya sumo tournament

July 27, 2014 - 23:08
Grand champion Hakuho defeated his Mongolian compatriot, Harumafuji, on Sunday to win his 30th career title at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, edging closer to the all-time championship record in Japan's ancient sport. (AP)
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Sumo: Kotoshogiku, Hakuho keep share of lead; Kakuryu falls

July 27, 2014 - 01:07
Ozeki Kotoshogiku has changed an improbable script into his moment of truth ahead of the final day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. (Japan Times)
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Baseball: Rare Ichiro homer lifts Yanks

July 27, 2014 - 01:05
Derek Jeter stood on the dugout steps, stone-faced as a statue, when Ichiro Suzuki approached after rounding with the bases with his first home run since last August. (Japan Times)
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Sumo: Title up for grabs after Hakuho handed loss

July 26, 2014 - 00:52
Yokozuna Hakuho suffered a stunning defeat on Friday to fall back into a three-way tie for the lead with an 11-2 record at the 15-day Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. (Japan Times)
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Soccer: Aguirre confirmed as Japan's next manager

July 24, 2014 - 13:39
The Japan Football Association on Thursday officially named Mexican Javier Aguirre as Japan's new national team manager. (Japan Times)
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Sumo: Hakuho, upset by Goeido, falls into two-way tie for lead on Day 11

July 23, 2014 - 14:58
Sekiwake Goeido upset grand champion Hakuho to hand the Mongolian his first loss and throw the title chase at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament wide open on July 23. (Asahi)
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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. (
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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. (
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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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