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Kamoto triumphs in parallel bars

| Sep 25, 2014

Kamoto triumphs in parallel bars

Yuya Kamoto captured his third gold medal of the Asian Games on Thursday, when he won the men’s parallel bars. Kamoto, who turned 20 earlier this month, scored 15.800 points, while Uzbekistan’s Anton Fokin was second with 15.475 and Vietnam’s Dinh Phuong Thanh was ...

Ueda, Hosoda claim triathlon titles

| Sep 25, 2014

Ueda, Hosoda claim triathlon titles

Ai Ueda and Yuichi Hosoda each won a gold medal on Thursday at the Asian Games as Japan claimed the top two prizes in both the women’s and men’s triathlons. Ueda won a Japan one-two finish in the women’s triathlon, and Hosoda, the defending ...

Nishikori rolls past Ram in first match since U.S. Open

Sep 25, 2014

Nishikori rolls past Ram in first match since U.S. Open

Kei Nishikori said his recent defeat in the U.S. Open final left him drained, but Japan’s tennis star showed no hint of that Wednesday, cruising into the Malaysian Open last eight in his return to the court. The world No. 8 sent Rajeev Ram ...

Sep 25, 2014

Prosecutors won't charge Stewart

Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will not be charged with the death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race, prosecutors said Wednesday in disclosing for the first time that the victim had enough marijuana in his system the night he died to ...

Sep 25, 2014

Ex-Raider Manoukian dead at 80

Don Manoukian, a longtime Reno civic leader who starred as a lineman for the Oakland Raiders when they debuted in the American Football League in 1960 and was a pioneer of professional wrestling as bad guy “Don the Bruiser,” died Tuesday at a Reno ...

Sep 25, 2014

ESPN suspends Simmons for tirade

ESPN has suspended Bill Simmons for three weeks after he repeatedly called NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a liar during a profane tirade on a podcast. ESPN announced the suspension Wednesday. “Every employee must be accountable to ESPN and those engaged in our editorial operations ...

Hagino captures fourth gold of Asian Games

| Sep 24, 2014

Hagino captures fourth gold of Asian Games

Kosuke Hagino continued to perform at a world-class level by winning his fourth gold medal of the Asian Games in the men’s 400-meter individual medley Wednesday. In the event in which he edged Michael Phelps to take bronze at the London Olympics, Hagino pulled ...

Nakagawa edges Kawabata for cycling sprint gold

| Sep 24, 2014

Nakagawa edges Kawabata for cycling sprint gold

Japan’s Seiichiro Nakagawa and Tomoyuki Kawabata took Asian Games gold and silver in the men’s cycling individual sprint final on Wednesday — but were fined for their track celebration. Nakagawa, 34, eased past his younger rival in the first race but faced a fight ...

UFC eyeing Asian market

Sep 24, 2014

UFC eyeing Asian market

by Kaz Nagatsuka

This past Saturday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to Japan for a third straight year to host a show, dubbed UFC Fight Night Japan, at Saitama Super Arena. Used to hosting huge mixed martial arts events like K-1 and PRIDE, Japan remains one of ...