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A morale-boosting sendoff ceremony for Japanese athletes has been held in Tokyo ahead of the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics. (NHK)
People don't remember Hideo Nomo by his records. They remember him as a trailblazer.
And that's enough to get him into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to attend the Feb. 7 opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympic Winter Games, government sources said Friday. (The Japan News)
Bulgarian sekiwake Kotooshu has obtained Japanese nationality, it was learned on Thursday.
Tokyo Yakult Swallows slugger Wladimir Balentien, who last year broke the Japanese home runs record, was released on bail on Wednesday following his arrest on charges of domestic violence. (Japan Times)
Asian number one Kei Nishikori endured a grueling five-set marathon in the Melbourne heat before taking his place in the second round of the Australian Open with a 6-3 5-7 6-2 4-6 6-2 win over Marinko Matosevic on Tuesday. (Reuters)
Japan's homerun king Wladimir Balentien has been arrested in Florida on domestic violence charges. (NHK)
Ozeki Kisenosato's second bid at yokozuna promotion crash landed before it even got off the runway after a lopsided defeat on the opening day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. (Kyodo)