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U.S.A. 5 – Japan 2: Women's World Cup Final 2015

16 hours 11 min ago
The United States dominated the first half. Japan will have to do something amazing to even make it close. (
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United States v. Japan: Preview - Women's World Cup Final

July 4, 2015 - 23:38
On Sunday, July 5 2015, the United States and Japan will battle for the championship in the World Cup Final soccer match. Contest time: 6 p.m. central/7 p.m. eastern. Read any preview for the Women's World Cup final between the United States and Japan, and you will see words like revenge, retribution, or payback. (
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Fans in Japan cheering for Nadeshiko

July 2, 2015 - 06:48
Football fans in Japan are celebrating the victory of the women's national football team over England to advance to the World Cup final. (NHK)
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Japan beats England to reach Women's World Cup final

July 2, 2015 - 06:40
Reigning champions Japan will meet the United States in the Women's World Cup final for the second tournament in a row after a 2-1 defeat of England on Wednesday, victory coming after a cruel and unlucky injury-time own goal from Laura Bassett. (Kyodo)
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New national stadium to cost 2 billion dollars

June 29, 2015 - 09:55
Japan's sports minister Hakubun Shimomura says the reconstruction of the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will cost 2 billion dollars, 700 million dollars more than the initial estimate. (NHK)
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New Natl Stadium to be built with initial design

June 24, 2015 - 22:19
The government is poised to sign a contract with two major general contractors for the construction of the new National Stadium, which will be the main venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, with no changes made to the original plan, it has been learned. (The Japan News)
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8 Sports advance to final selection for 2020 Olympics

June 22, 2015 - 10:36
Eight sports including baseball and softball are now set to advance to the final selection process for addition to the program of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics under the host city's initiative. (Jiji Press)
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Soccer: Japan held to scoreless draw by 154th-ranked Singapore

June 16, 2015 - 22:49
Japan got its 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign off to an embarrassing start after being held to a 0-0 home draw by Singapore on Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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Murofushi calls ends to 20-year national title streak

June 15, 2015 - 23:30
Koji Murofushi said Monday he will not take part in the national championships at the end of June, putting an end to his 20 straight titles in men's hammer throw. (Japan Times)
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World Cup: Japan beats Cameroon

June 13, 2015 - 23:28
In Women's World Cup soccer in Canada, defending champions Japan defeated Cameroon 2-1 in a Group C match held in Vancouver on Friday. (NHK)
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Organisers hope Olympic stadium final design will be ready in July

June 12, 2015 - 22:59
The final design for Tokyo's new National Stadium, the centerpiece of the 2020 Summer Olympic games, is currently expected at the start of July but could be delayed, Japanese officials said on Friday. (Japan Today)
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Miyama's penalty kick sends Japan to win over Switzerland

June 9, 2015 - 22:51
Nadeshiko Japan launched the defense of its Women's World Cup title with a 1-0 win over Switzerland in Group C in Vancouver on Monday. (Japan Times)
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IOC approves new events for 2020 Tokyo Games; stadium delays worry Bach; baseball may make comeback

June 9, 2015 - 06:42
The International Olympic Committee's executive board has approved the venues for eight more sports on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic program, bringing the total to 26 confirmed locations out of the 28 that are currently scheduled. (Japan Times)
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Blame batted about for stadium blunder

June 6, 2015 - 23:37
The media is still very positive about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but its ardor has cooled significantly with regard to the way the central government is holding up its end of the bargain. (Japan Times)
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Tennis: Tsonga ousts Nishikori from French Open in semis

June 3, 2015 - 07:43
Kei Nishikori rallied from two sets down against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, but his bid to become the first Japanese man to reach the semifinals of the French Open in 82 years fell just short of the mark. (Asahi)
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Horse racing: Favorite Duramente wins Japanese Derby in record time

May 31, 2015 - 23:18
First choice Duramente won the Japanese Derby in record time on Sunday to close in on the Japanese triple crown, a feat accomplished by only seven horses in the long history of the sport. (Japan Times)
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ROK court orders Tomita to pay fine

May 29, 2015 - 03:16
South Korea's Incheon District Court on Thursday ordered swimmer Naoya Tomita to pay a fine of one million won for stealing a camera during a competition. (The Japan News)
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Sumo wrestler Terunofuji promoted to ozeki

May 27, 2015 - 09:29
Mongolian sumo wrestler Terunofuji has been promoted to ozeki, the sport's second highest rank. (NHK)
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Terunofuji breaks through for 1st Cup

May 24, 2015 - 22:48
Sekiwake Terunofuji seemed to be able to move mountains during the 15-day Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo, but he was almost moved to tears when it was over on Sunday. (The Japan News)
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Sumo slap shot: 1st Canadian in 30 years joins ranks

May 19, 2015 - 23:20
Newcomer Homarenishiki wants to do more than just climb the sumo ladder of success. He also intends to learn traditional Japanese culture and someday bring it back to his mother country, Canada. (The Japan News)
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