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Asian Games: Nakamura wins judo gold but others come up short

September 21, 2014 - 01:18
This was anything but the day Japan expected on Saturday, the first day of the judo competition at the 17th Asian Games. (Kyodo)
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Sumo: Three Mongolians still unbeaten

September 20, 2014 - 00:15
A trio of Mongolian wrestlers remained seated at the summit of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament with 6-0 records on Friday, the sixth day of the event at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan. (Japan Times)
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'116-year-old' runner drops out

September 19, 2014 - 23:41
An Indian man who claimed to be 116 years old and registered as a runner in the 18th Asia Masters Athletics Championships has decided not to participate, it has been learned. (The Japan News)
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Sumo: Harumafuji DQs after grabbing fistful of hair

September 17, 2014 - 23:51
Yokozuna Harumafuji suffered his first loss and dropped out of a co-leading Mongolian quintet on Wednesday after committing a sumo no-no at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. (Japan Times)
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Sumo: Hakuho collects win on first day of basho

September 14, 2014 - 22:59
Yokozuna Hakuho kick-started his bid for a third consecutive Emperor's Cup by smashing Chiyotairyu, but Goeido's debut at ozeki was marked with a defeat on the opening day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo on Sunday. (Japan Times)
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Soccer: Japan, Australia to meet before Asian Cup

September 11, 2014 - 23:14
Defending Asian Cup champion Japan will host 2011 runner-up Australia in an international friendly ahead of the 2015 event. (Japan Today)
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Fast Retailing gives Nishikori Y100 mil bonus

September 11, 2014 - 00:06
Japanese tennis sensation Kei Nishikori may have lost the U.S. Open final, but he has won a 100 million yen special bonus from a sponsor delighted about seeing its brand splashed across screens worldwide. (Japan Today)
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Marin Cilic wins the second set 6-3 to go two sets to love up against Nishikori in the US Open final

September 8, 2014 - 22:30
Marin Cilic has taken the second set 6-3 to go two sets to love up in the US Open final. The Croatian has won the first two sets 6-3, 6-3 against Kei Nishikori to go one set away from winning his first Grand Slam title. (tennisworldusa.org)
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Japan's Nishikori beats Djokovic, making history

September 6, 2014 - 23:27
After dispatching world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in four sets Saturday, Kei Nishikori put a buzz into the U.S. Open crowd in New York and put himself into the history books, becoming the first Asian man to reach a Grand Slam tennis final. Saturday's match was also the first elite semifinal he'd reached. (npr.org)
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Uniqlo's tennis bet pays off as endorsers square off at U.S. Open

September 5, 2014 - 13:25
Fast Retailing Co. is ready for war. The clothing maker's battle begins Saturday, when world No. 1 Novak Djokovic takes on 10th-seed Kei Nishikori in the U.S. Open semifinal. (Japan Times)
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Date duo upsets 8th seed, reaches semis

September 4, 2014 - 23:09
Kimiko Date-Krumm, who turns 44 this month, and partner Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic reached their first Grand Slam semifinal as a duo when they won their women's doubles quarterfinal at the U.S. Open on Wednesday. (The Japan News)
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Nishikori tops Wawrinka to make U.S. Open semifinal

September 4, 2014 - 00:27
Kei Nishikori became the first man from Japan to reach the U.S. Open semifinals in 96 years, outlasting third-seeded Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (9-7), 6-7 (5-7), 6-4 on Wednesday. (Japan Times)
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Tennis: Nishikori sees off Raonic in marathon to reach q'finals

September 2, 2014 - 09:37
Japan's Kei Nishikori won a marathon match against Canadian Milos Raonic to reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open on Monday. (Kyodo)
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High school baseball game lasts 50 innings

August 31, 2014 - 05:30
A high school baseball game has ended in the 50th inning after being extended for 3 days. (NHK)
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Japan's 'Golden Bolt': 103-year-old challenges world's fastest man

August 28, 2014 - 23:25
Closing in on his 104th birthday, a twinkle-toed Japanese sprinter has thrown down the challenge to the world's fastest man Usain Bolt, telling him: "let's rumble!" (Japan Today)
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Japan soccer coach Aguirre picks new squad, drops Kagawa

August 28, 2014 - 23:21
It's restart time for the Japanese men's national soccer team after a dismal World Cup showing, and new coach Javier Aguirre has picked five new faces for the 23-man squad. (Wall Street Journal)
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Soccer: Yokohama Marinos apologize for banana-waving fan incident

August 25, 2014 - 23:25
Yokohama Marinos president Akira Kaetsu apologized profusely on Monday after one of the club's fans waved a banana at Kawasaki Frontale's Brazilian striker Renato on Saturday, describing the act as 'unforgivable'. (Japan Today)
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Golf: Ueda ends three-year title drought

August 24, 2014 - 22:32
Former money winner Momoko Ueda captured the CAT Ladies by a single shot to end a three-year drought on Sunday. (Japan Times)
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'Sex harassment' scandal rocks skating in Japan

August 21, 2014 - 05:56
A sexual harassment scandal was gripping Japan's skating world Wednesday after pictures emerged of a young heartthrob Olympian in the clutches of the 49-year-old boss of his sport. (asiaone.com)
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Ministry deems National Stadium renovation plans unrealistic

August 19, 2014 - 22:51
The sports ministry has deemed a proposal to renovate the National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics unrealistic, because of a number of drawbacks including insufficient earthquake resistance and building regulations that prohibit the blocking of sunlight from nearby structures. (The Japan News)
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