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Asian Games star Hagino wins World Cup 100 IM

Oct 28, 2014

Asian Games star Hagino wins World Cup 100 IM

Asian Games MVP Kosuke Hagino won the men’s 100-meter individual medley at the short-course World Cup on Tuesday. Hagino touched the wall in 52.03 seconds, with world champion Daiya Seto winning the 400 IM in 3:59.91 at the Tatsumi International Swimming Center. Hagino, though, ...

Oct 7, 2014

Tomita receives 1½-year ban from Japan Swimming Federation

The Japan Swimming Federation on Tuesday suspended Naoya Tomita until March 31, 2016 for stealing a camera during the recent Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. The 25-year-old swimmer admitted to stealing a camera owned by the Yonhap News Agency left at poolside in ...

Phelps suspended six months, forced to pull out of worlds

Oct 7, 2014

Phelps suspended six months, forced to pull out of worlds

Michael Phelps’ comeback took a major hit on Monday, with USA Swimming suspending the 18-time Olympic champion for six months and forcing him to withdraw from next year’s world championships. Phelps also lost six months of funding from the sport’s national governing body as ...

| Oct 4, 2014

Hagino honored as top athlete

Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino topped an outstanding Asian Games by being named the most valuable athlete of the competition on Saturday. The 20-year-old Hagino won a medal in all seven races he entered, capturing four golds, one silver and two bronze during the games, ...

| Oct 1, 2014

Shamed swimmer Tomita departs for Japan

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Disgraced swimmer Naoya Tomita departed for Japan on Wednesday, ending a tumultuous week after he was caught red-handed stealing a camera belonging to a South Korean media organization at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon. Tomita, 25, who left on an evening flight from ...

Phelps sorry for DUI arrest

Oct 1, 2014

Phelps sorry for DUI arrest

Michael Phelps’ comeback has been sidetracked by more trouble away from the pool. The 18-time Olympic champion was arrested on DUI charges early Tuesday — for the second time in a decade — another embarrassment for a swimmer who came out of retirement this ...

Police send papers on expelled swimmer Tomita

Sep 29, 2014

Police send papers on expelled swimmer Tomita

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Police on Monday sent papers to prosecutors, accusing swimmer Naoya Tomita of stealing a camera belonging to a South Korean media organization at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. The 25-year-old Tomita, who has been ordered to remain in the athletes’ village ...

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 ...