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Sumo: Ichinojo, Hakuho tied for tournament lead

September 26, 2014 - 23:54
Mongolian rank-and-filer Ichinojo capitalized on a slip-up by Hakuho to grab a share of the lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday with a stunning victory over yokozuna Kakuryu. (Japan Times)
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Giants clinch 3rd straight CL crown

September 26, 2014 - 23:41
The Yomiuri Giants celebrated their third consecutive Central League title and 36th overall on Friday night, as their 6-3 win over the Yokohama DeNA BayStars at Yokohama Stadium combined with a loss by the second-place Hiroshima Carp ended the pennant race. (The Japan News)
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Sumo: Hakuho edges closer to Autumn basho title

September 24, 2014 - 14:08
Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho moved a step closer to winning his 31st career title on Wednesday after a comfortable win over Takekaze kept him one win clear with four days remaining at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. (Japan Times)
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Asian Games: Nakamura wins judo gold but others come up short

September 21, 2014 - 01:18
This was anything but the day Japan expected on Saturday, the first day of the judo competition at the 17th Asian Games. (Kyodo)
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Sumo: Three Mongolians still unbeaten

September 20, 2014 - 00:15
A trio of Mongolian wrestlers remained seated at the summit of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament with 6-0 records on Friday, the sixth day of the event at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan. (Japan Times)
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'116-year-old' runner drops out

September 19, 2014 - 23:41
An Indian man who claimed to be 116 years old and registered as a runner in the 18th Asia Masters Athletics Championships has decided not to participate, it has been learned. (The Japan News)
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Sumo: Harumafuji DQs after grabbing fistful of hair

September 17, 2014 - 23:51
Yokozuna Harumafuji suffered his first loss and dropped out of a co-leading Mongolian quintet on Wednesday after committing a sumo no-no at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. (Japan Times)
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Sumo: Hakuho collects win on first day of basho

September 14, 2014 - 22:59
Yokozuna Hakuho kick-started his bid for a third consecutive Emperor's Cup by smashing Chiyotairyu, but Goeido's debut at ozeki was marked with a defeat on the opening day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo on Sunday. (Japan Times)
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Soccer: Japan, Australia to meet before Asian Cup

September 11, 2014 - 23:14
Defending Asian Cup champion Japan will host 2011 runner-up Australia in an international friendly ahead of the 2015 event. (Japan Today)
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Fast Retailing gives Nishikori Y100 mil bonus

September 11, 2014 - 00:06
Japanese tennis sensation Kei Nishikori may have lost the U.S. Open final, but he has won a 100 million yen special bonus from a sponsor delighted about seeing its brand splashed across screens worldwide. (Japan Today)
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Marin Cilic wins the second set 6-3 to go two sets to love up against Nishikori in the US Open final

September 8, 2014 - 22:30
Marin Cilic has taken the second set 6-3 to go two sets to love up in the US Open final. The Croatian has won the first two sets 6-3, 6-3 against Kei Nishikori to go one set away from winning his first Grand Slam title. (
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Japan's Nishikori beats Djokovic, making history

September 6, 2014 - 23:27
After dispatching world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in four sets Saturday, Kei Nishikori put a buzz into the U.S. Open crowd in New York and put himself into the history books, becoming the first Asian man to reach a Grand Slam tennis final. Saturday's match was also the first elite semifinal he'd reached. (
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Uniqlo's tennis bet pays off as endorsers square off at U.S. Open

September 5, 2014 - 13:25
Fast Retailing Co. is ready for war. The clothing maker's battle begins Saturday, when world No. 1 Novak Djokovic takes on 10th-seed Kei Nishikori in the U.S. Open semifinal. (Japan Times)
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