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Kyrgios beats Yoshioka to win Citi Open

August 8, 2022 - 09:29
Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios ended a three-year title drought by claiming the trophy at the site of his last triumph, saving the only break point he faced in the Citi Open final Sunday along the way to a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Yoshihito Nishioka. (Japan Today)
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Ohtani stays with Los Angeles Angels

August 3, 2022 - 12:16
In Major League Baseball, the Los Angeles Angels have decided not to trade Japanese two-way star Ohtani Shohei this season. (NHK)
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Sumo: JSA targets overseas audience with English YouTube channel

August 2, 2022 - 22:13
The Japan Sumo Association on Tuesday announced the launch of an official English-language YouTube channel aimed at drawing a wider international audience to the sport. (Kyodo)
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Ayaka Furue Shoots Course Record To Claim Maiden LPGA Tour Title

August 1, 2022 - 05:42
On a calmer day at the Trust Golf Women's Scottish Open, it was Japan's Ayaka Furue who constructed a relentless display over Dundonald Links, as the 22-year-old carded 10 birdies and eight pars in an unbelievable performance. (golfmonthly.com)
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Japanese Olympic triathlete hopeful killed by driver while riding in France

July 30, 2022 - 04:42
25-year-old Tsudoi Miyazaki was killed by a motorist on Wednesday near the city of Orléans, France, according to a statement from the Japan Triathlon Union (JTU). (cyclingmagazine.ca)
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Japan's National High School Baseball Championship allows girls as ball children

July 30, 2022 - 04:34
The National High School Baseball Championship, also known as Koshin, is about to begin in Japan. The tournament is considered one of the most important sporting events in the country and this year has seen some innovations. Now girls are allowed to work as ball children. (nationworldnews.com)
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Ohtani Shohei hits 20th homerun of season

July 25, 2022 - 05:49
Japanese two-way baseball star Ohtani Shohei of the Los Angeles Angels has hit his 20th homer of the season. (NHK)
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Ichinojo wins first sumo title

July 25, 2022 - 05:47
Rank-and-filer Ichinojo won his first title on Sunday at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament with 12 wins and three losses. (NHK)
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Japanese figure skating icon Hanyu to retire from competition

July 19, 2022 - 17:57
Japanese figure skating superstar Yuzuru Hanyu on Tuesday announced that he will retire from competitive skating, though suggested will continue to perform at ice shows. (Nikkei)
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MLB Ohtani bats 1st in All-Star Game

July 19, 2022 - 11:36
In Major League Baseball, Ohtani Shohei of the Los Angeles Angels will not be a two-way player in this year's All-Star Game as he will be the leadoff hitter for the American League. (NHK)
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10-year-old Japanese golfer closing in on 12th sponsor

July 18, 2022 - 20:31
EL CAJON, CALIFORNIA — Miroku Suto of Japan looks like a professional golfer with logos of 11 sponsors splashed across her polo shirt, cap, bag and even her belt. (voanews.com)
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Japan's world athletics team hit with 11th coronavirus case

July 18, 2022 - 20:09
Marathon runner Hitomi Niiya has become the 11th member of the Japanese team at the World Athletics Championships to test positive for the coronavirus, the Japan Association of Athletics Federations said Sunday. (Kyodo)
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Disc golf taking flight as Japan looks for outdoor escape

July 18, 2022 - 12:19
Disc golf is attracting players from all walks of life in Japan, with the frisbee-flinging sport proving a hit with people seeking an accessible but challenging outdoor activity during the pandemic. (Japan Times)
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Japanese marathon runners to miss worlds due to COVID-19

July 17, 2022 - 11:55
Two Japanese marathon runners have tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the race at the world championships. (sandiegouniontribune.com)
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Sumo: Shodai ends Ichinojo's perfect run after 7 days at Nagoya

July 17, 2022 - 00:57
Demotion-threatened ozeki Shodai ended No. 2 maegashira Ichinojo's perfect start at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament after seven days on Saturday, with seven wrestlers a win behind the sole leader. (Kyodo)
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Yamanishi wins gold in 20K race walk at world championships

July 16, 2022 - 15:47
Japan's Yamanishi Toshikazu and Ikeda Koki have won gold and silver medals, respectively, in the men's 20-kilometer race walk event at the World Athletics Championships. (NHK)
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Sumo: Mitakeumi forced to leave Nagoya meet after COVID case at stable

July 16, 2022 - 15:39
Demotion-threatened ozeki Mitakeumi was forced to pull out of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday after a positive COVID-19 case was reported at his Dewanoumi stable. (Kyodo)
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The sports and casino games that online bettors in Japan are interested in

July 16, 2022 - 00:26
Online bettors in Japan are interested in different things, which explains why the country is home to numerous online betting operators. (newsonjapan.com)
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Tokyo to host 2025 World Athletics Championships

July 15, 2022 - 11:48
Tokyo has been selected by the World Athletics Council to host the 2025 World Athletics Championships. It will be Japan's third time hosting the event. (NHK)
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Judo: Japan wins 3 gold medals on final day of Grand Slam Budapest

July 11, 2022 - 16:36
Japan won gold medals in three out of five weight classes held Sunday, the final day of the three-day Judo Grand Slam in Budapest, Hungary. (Kyodo)
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