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Baseball: Nakamura belts three-run homer in 10th to put Hawks one win away from Japan Series title

October 29, 2014 - 22:00
The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks celebrated like they'd won a championship after Akira Nakamura's home run cleared the fence and ended Game 4 of the Japan Series. (Japan Times)
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Mongolian sumo wrestler promoted in record time

October 27, 2014 - 23:01
Mongolian sumo wrestler Ichinojo has reached the sport's third-highest rank of Sekiwake in the shortest period of time in about 90 years. (NHK)
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Biggest losers: Japan baseball side in 86th straight defeat

October 27, 2014 - 00:59
A Japanese university baseball team extended its own record of futility on Sunday, losing its 86th straight game while finishing a fourth consecutive year winless. (nzherald)
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Baseball: Fifth-inning outburst carries Tigers to Game 1 triumph over Hawks

October 25, 2014 - 23:17
The Hanshin Tigers put runners on every base with two outs in the fifth inning in the opening game of the Japan Series as the zeal and frenzy of their fans in the stands shot to new levels. (Japan Times)
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Japan entering Super Rugby as competition expands to 18

October 25, 2014 - 09:09
Japan will take the 18th spot in an expanded Super Rugby competition from 2016. (
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Tigers advance to Japan Series for first time since 2005

October 19, 2014 - 22:36
Check the locks on all the Colonel Sanders statues in Osaka, because the Hanshin Tigers are headed back to the Japan Series and it was a big home run from a bearded foreign star that helped get them there. (Japan Times)
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Baseball: Tigers wipe out Giants' advantage with Game 1 win

October 15, 2014 - 22:21
The Hanshin Tigers were behind the Yomiuri Giants before even stepping on the field, but the Kansai club didn't waste any time getting even. (Japan Times)
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Baseball: Archrivals Giants, Tigers ready for Climax Series showdown

October 14, 2014 - 22:38
The Yomiuri Giants worked out in a mostly empty Tokyo Dome, with neither fans nor the Hanshin Tigers anywhere in sight. The Big Egg will be rocking the next time they're in it, as they square off with their oldest rivals for the right to participate in the Japan Series. (Japan Times)
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Figure skater Daisuke Takahashi retires

October 14, 2014 - 22:18
Japanese Olympic medalist Daisuke Takahashi is retiring from competitive figure skating. (NHK)
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Tennis: Stosur retains Japan Open title in Osaka

October 12, 2014 - 22:16
Big-serving Australian Samantha Stosur retained a title for the first time in her career Sunday with a resounding 7-6, 6-3 victory over Zarina Diyas in the Japan Women's Open final. (Japan Times)
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50 years on, Tokyo Games a symbol of peace

October 9, 2014 - 21:09
Japan marked the 50th anniversary of the opening of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics on Friday, evoking the memory of a festival of peace that inspired and thrilled people across the nation. (The Japan News)
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Swimmer Tomita gets 18-month ban for stealing camera

October 8, 2014 - 22:46
The head of Japan's delegation to the Asian Games is to receive a severe reprimand by the country's Olympic committee (JOC) in the wake of swimmer Naoya Tomita's fine and ban for stealing a camera in South Korea. (Japan Today)
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Footage emerges of Jules Bianchi's Japanese Grand Prix crash

October 7, 2014 - 03:01
Footage has emerged of Jules Bianchi's crash at the Japanese Grand Prix that left the Formula One star with a severe head injury and in a 'critical but stable condition'. (
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Tennis: Air-Kei lands 2nd Japan Open crown

October 5, 2014 - 21:36
U.S. Open runner-up Kei Nishikori beat the No. 3-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-4 in the final of the Japan Open on Sunday to win his fourth ATP Tour title of the season. (The Japan News)
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Lewis Hamilton wins Japanese Grand Prix ahead of Nico Rosberg

October 5, 2014 - 09:23
Lewis Hamilton took one of his greatest victories to win the Japanese Grand Prix in wet conditions and extend his world championship lead. (BBC)
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Japanese Grand Prix braced for typhoon chaos

October 2, 2014 - 22:50
Race organizers are bracing themselves for a rain-disrupted Japanese Grand Prix this weekend as a powerful typhoon closes in. (Japan Today)
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Ueno guides Japan to fourth consecutive Asian Games softball title

October 2, 2014 - 22:26
Japan's softball team understands the importance of being the hammer not the anvil, the molder of change not the ones molded by it. (Japan Times)
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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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