Error sends Lions to loss against Giants

May 19, 2013

Error sends Lions to loss against Giants

Shinnosuke Abe hit a game-tying homer to lead off the sixth inning, and the go-ahead run scored on an error by Hideto Asamura in the 10th inning as the Yomiuri Giants beat the Seibu Lions 2-1 in a walk-off in their interleague game on ...

Anai ends career with All Japan title

Apr 30, 2013

Anai ends career with All Japan title

Former world champion Takamasa Anai went out with a bang, defeating rising star Hisayoshi Harasawa in the final to win the All Japan Judo Championship a day after announcing his retirement.

Ogata upsets Tachimoto to claim national judo crown

Apr 22, 2013

Ogata upsets Tachimoto to claim national judo crown

Akari Ogata let her feet do the talking as she pulled off an upset with a victory over Megumi Tachimoto in the final to claim her first title at the All Japan Women’s National Championship on Sunday. In the first major domestic tournament since ...

Harumafuji claims perfect record

Jan 28, 2013

Harumafuji claims perfect record

Harumafuji conquers rival yokozuna Hakuho, putting an exclamation point on his first title at sumo's highest rank on the final day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament.