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Asian Games swimmer Tomita pays fine for camera theft

September 30, 2014 - 23:14
Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita was given the green light Tuesday to leave South Korea after paying a one million won ($950) fine for stealing a journalist's camera during the Asian Games. (Japan Today)
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Sumo: Hakuho wins autumn tourney to move into tie for 2nd on all-time list

September 28, 2014 - 13:18
Yokozuna Hakuho of Mongolia won the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sept. 28 to capture his 31st Emperor's Cup while furthering his status as one of the greatest wrestlers in the history of the sport. (Asahi)
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Japanese swimmer expelled from Asian Games for stealing camera

September 27, 2014 - 10:29
Japan expelled top swimmer Naoya Tomita from the Asian Games after he admitted stealing a journalist's camera at the Incheon pool, his team said Saturday. (Japan Today)
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Sumo: Ichinojo, Hakuho tied for tournament lead

September 26, 2014 - 23:54
Mongolian rank-and-filer Ichinojo capitalized on a slip-up by Hakuho to grab a share of the lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday with a stunning victory over yokozuna Kakuryu. (Japan Times)
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Giants clinch 3rd straight CL crown

September 26, 2014 - 23:41
The Yomiuri Giants celebrated their third consecutive Central League title and 36th overall on Friday night, as their 6-3 win over the Yokohama DeNA BayStars at Yokohama Stadium combined with a loss by the second-place Hiroshima Carp ended the pennant race. (The Japan News)
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Sumo: Hakuho edges closer to Autumn basho title

September 24, 2014 - 14:08
Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho moved a step closer to winning his 31st career title on Wednesday after a comfortable win over Takekaze kept him one win clear with four days remaining at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. (Japan Times)
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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. (
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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. (
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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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