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Tennis: Nishikori advances to 4th round at Australian Open

January 25, 2015 - 02:57
World No. 5 Kei Nishikori of Japan advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open with a four-set victory over American Steve Johnson on Saturday. (Kyodo)
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Sumo has 1st 15-day sellout in 18 years

January 25, 2015 - 02:36
The ongoing New Year Grand Sumo Tournament is certain to be declared sold out on all 15 days, the first time this has happened at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan in 18 years. (The Japan News)
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Hakuho bests legendary Taiho's record with 33rd career championship

January 23, 2015 - 14:40
Yokozuna Hakuho won his 33rd career championship on Friday with two days to spare at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, surpassing the record of 32 titles he shared with sumo legend Taiho. (Japan Times)
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Sumo: Hakuho maintains two-win cushion on Day 12

January 22, 2015 - 14:04
Yokozuna Hakuho took another step toward a history-making 33rd Emperor's Cup on Jan. 22 when he overpowered Kotoshogiku to stay undefeated and in the sole lead at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. (Asahi)
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Sumo: Hakuho moves step closer to history as Harumafuji falters on Day 11

January 21, 2015 - 14:37
Yokozuna Hakuho overpowered ozeki Goeido on Jan. 21 to open a comfortable two-win cushion when his nearest rival, yokozuna Harumafuji, was upset at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. (Asahi)
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Bowling makes pitch to join 2020 Olympics

January 19, 2015 - 14:17
The head of the world bowling association has made a pitch for bowling to be included in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. (NHK)
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Soccer: Japan rides Honda into driver's seat

January 17, 2015 - 02:54
Japan moved a step closer to the knockout stage of the Asian Cup on Friday, beating Iraq 1-0 courtesy of a first-half Keisuke Honda penalty. (The Japan News)
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Court accepts match-fixing claim involving Japan manager Aguirre

January 14, 2015 - 23:13
A Valencia court has accepted a claim filed by Spanish prosecutors alleging Japan manager Javier Aguirre and 40 others were involved in fixing a match between his former club Real Zaragoza and Levante in 2011, according to reports on Wednesday out of Spain. (Japan Times)
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Swimmer Tomita appears in S Korean court on camera theft charge

January 12, 2015 - 23:55
Disgraced Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita appeared in a South Korean court Monday on charges of stealing a journalist's camera at the Asian Games in September. (Japan Today)
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Sumo: Hakuho impresses on opening day

January 11, 2015 - 20:11
Yokozuna Hakuho launched his bid to seize sole possession of the record for all-time championships with a technically sound if not dominant win over Tochiozan on the first day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. (Japan Times)
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College athlete wins 'luckiest man' shrine race

January 10, 2015 - 05:00
A college athlete has won the annual "luckiest man" race at a shrine in Nishinomiya, western Japan. (NHK)
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Chinese badminton player under fire for Japanese sponsorship

January 9, 2015 - 00:11
Chinese badminton player Lin Dan, who won gold medals in singles matches at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics, has come under fire for signing a sponsorship deal with Japanese sports equipment maker Yonex Co. (Jiji Press)
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