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Meet the Canadian who's seeking stardom in Japan's sumo world

April 16, 2015 - 08:09
To say that Canada isn't a major world player in sumo wrestling is an understatement. On a Wikipedia page titled "Canadian sumo wrestlers," there are two entries-and they're just different names for the same guy. (macleans.ca)
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Golf: Matsuyama finishes fifth at Masters

April 13, 2015 - 09:32
Hideki Matsuyama turned in his best round yet at the Masters and a fifth-place finish has him setting his sights even higher at Augusta National. (Japan Times)
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More women ardently watch prowrestling matches

April 5, 2015 - 23:27
"Do it!" "Hang in there!" Cries from spectators echoed in the dimly lit venue as the packed audience watched muscular men pull fast and furious wrestling moves on each other in the ring under a spotlight. (The Japan News)
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Rugby: Japan falls short at Tokyo Sevens

April 5, 2015 - 22:58
Japan failed to exploit its strong start to the Tokyo Sevens on Sunday, when it crashed out with two straight defeats in the seventh event of World Rugby's Sevens World Series. (Japan Times)
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Sports facilities in Gaien area to be rebuilt for Games

April 1, 2015 - 23:56
Jingu stadiums, the Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium and other sports facilities in Tokyo's Meiji Jingu Gaien district, where numerous historic matches have been held, are scheduled to be rebuilt after repeated land swaps, according to sources. (The Japan News)
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Mori to stay head of Tokyo Olympic committee despite cancer surgery

March 31, 2015 - 00:52
The head of Tokyo's organizing committee for the 2020 Olympics says he intends to continue working following an operation to treat lung cancer. (Japan Today)
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Teen star becomes first Japanese to break 10 seconds in 100-meter sprint

March 31, 2015 - 00:43
AUSTIN, Texas--Teenage track sensation Yoshihide Kiryu has become the first Japanese to clock a time under 10 seconds in the 100-meter sprint with a wind-assisted mark of 9.87 seconds. (Asahi)
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Woman loses an eye from foul ball at Sapporo Dome, sues team for millions of yen

March 28, 2015 - 02:20
Imagine you're sitting in the Sapporo Dome, cheering for the Nippon Ham Fighters home team, when suddenly you hear the unmistakable crack of a bat. (rocketnews24.com)
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Japan beats Tunisia 2-0 in first game under Halilhodzic

March 28, 2015 - 02:04
Shinji Okazaki and Keisuke Honda came off the bench to score quickfire goals as Japan beat Tunisia 2-0 on Friday in their first outing under new coach Vahid Halilhodzic. (Japan Today)
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Sumo: Hakuho claims sixth straight championship and 34th Emperor's Cup

March 22, 2015 - 22:25
Yokozuna Hakuho extended his Emperor's Cup record to 34 by defeating fellow yokozuna Harumafuji on the final day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament at Bodymaker Colosseum on March 22. (Asahi)
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Terunofuji puts end to Hakuho's perfect run

March 20, 2015 - 11:26
Terunofuji sentenced Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho to a shock first defeat at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday to keep his title hopes alive with two days of the 15-day basho remaining. (Japan Times)
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Japan needs to overhaul rugby structure to compete, says Jones

March 18, 2015 - 23:55
Japan needs to reduce the number of clubs competing in its top flight rugby competition and overhaul its entire structure if it is going to make inroads on the world stage, head coach Eddie Jones said on Wednesday. (Japan Today)
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Toyota becomes Olympic TOP sponsor

March 14, 2015 - 01:23
Toyota Motor Corp. announced on Friday it has entered into a sponsorship contract with the International Olympic Committee to be part of The Olympic Partner (TOP) program, becoming the world's first automaker to become a top-ranked Olympic sponsor. (The Japan News)
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JFA confirms Halilhodzic as new national team manager

March 12, 2015 - 13:33
The Japan Football Association officially named Bosnian Vahid Halilhodzic as Japan's new national team manager on Thursday. (Japan Times)
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Kyoto cops nab Ex-Nippon Ham pitcher in women's underwear fishing stunt

March 11, 2015 - 01:17
Kyoto Prefectural Police on Tuesday arrested a former Nippon Professional Baseball player in Yamashina Ward for attempting to steal the underwear of a female neighbor, reports Nikkan Sports. (Tokyo Reporter)
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Sumo: Hakuho starts with win

March 8, 2015 - 23:09
Yokozuna Hakuho launched his campaign for his sixth consecutive title with a disposal of Myogiryu on the opening day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. (Japan Times)
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Baseball: Dice-K starts comeback bid in Japan

March 4, 2015 - 22:33
Daisuke Matsuzaka made the first start of his comeback in Japan on Wednesday, returning to the scene of one of his most memorable pitching performances. (espn.go.com)
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Soccer: Halilhodzic agrees to coach Japan

March 4, 2015 - 22:17
Ex-Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic has agreed to manage Japan, Japan Football Association President Kuniya Daini said Wednesday. (Kyodo)
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Japanese venues announced for 2019 Rugby World Cup

March 2, 2015 - 23:46
Sports officials have announced 12 venues in Japanese cities for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. (NHK)
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Govt to OK domestic betting on some overseas races with Japanese horses

March 2, 2015 - 23:43
The agriculture ministry has outlined a draft of a bill that would allow people in the country to bet on overseas horse races featuring Japanese horses. (The Japan News)
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