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Shizuoka cops: Yamaguchi-gumi member took NPB playoff bets

October 30, 2015 - 07:15
Amid a growing crackdown on sports gambling, Shizuoka Prefectural Police revealed on Thursday that a member of an affiliate gang of the Yamaguchi-gumi took bets on Nippon Professional Baseball playoff games, reports Nikkan Sports (Oct. 29). (Tokyo Reporter)
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A woman's place is in the sumo ring

October 28, 2015 - 00:37
The teenage girl remembers how much fun it was to beat boys who were much bigger than her. And now she is fanatical about fighting. (Asahi)
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Rugby: Dates for opening game, final of RWC 2019 announced, logo revealed

October 28, 2015 - 00:13
Rugby World Cup 2019 will kick off in Tokyo on Sept. 20 and reach its conclusion in Yokohama on Nov. 2, it was announced Tuesday in London. (Kyodo)
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Baseball: 2 more Giants pitchers involved in baseball gambling

October 21, 2015 - 09:09
The Yomiuri Giants professional baseball team was dealt another blow on Wednesday as Nippon Professional Baseball said two more Yomiuri Giants pitchers had bet on baseball games. (Kyodo)
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London mayor flattens young Japanese rugby fan

October 15, 2015 - 23:58
He was described by a British columnist earlier this month as the "albino warthog"-a name London Mayor Boris Johnson fully lived up to in Tokyo Thursday when he flattened a 10-year-old rugby fan. (Japan Today)
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Japan's rugby national team returns home

October 14, 2015 - 01:04
Rugby fans have welcomed Japan's national team back home from World Cup competition in England. The squad finished the first-round tournament with 3 wins and one loss. (NHK)
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Japan closes World Cup pool stage with 28-18 win over US

October 12, 2015 - 00:45
Japan's 28-18 win over the United States on Sunday brought the curtains down on a Rugby World Cup pool stage that it lit up. (
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Soccer: Japan down Syria in World Cup q'fier to seize Group E lead

October 8, 2015 - 22:36
Japan swept past Syria 3-0 in neutral Oman on Thursday to seize top spot in second-round Group E in Asian qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. (Kyodo)
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