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Hanyu takes 2nd at Cup of China after scary crash

November 8, 2014 - 22:17
Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu was involved in a scary crash with another skater during warm-ups at the Cup of China on Saturday, but recovered to perform his free skate program and nearly won the title, despite falling five times. (The Japan News)
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Japanese swimmer Tomita denies stealing camera

November 6, 2014 - 11:57
A Japanese swimmer suspended for stealing a camera at the Asian Games has denied the allegations, claiming someone placed the camera in his gym bag. (Asahi)
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How this working man became Japan's most controversial marathoner

November 2, 2014 - 22:11
One guy, one not-super-fast-or-important guy has sort of spanked the elite running establishments of Japan, and the US of A. That guy is Japanese government clerk Yuki Kawauchi, pronounced Kow wah OO chee. He'll be part of the elite men's field in Sunday's NYC Marathon. (
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F1: Bianchi family says injured driver still critical

October 30, 2014 - 22:35
The family of injured Formula One driver Jules Bianchi said Thursday he is still in critical condition but stable one month after his crash at the Japanese Grand Prix. (Japan Today)
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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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