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Hawks complete sweep of Giants

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 12, 2016

Hawks complete sweep of Giants

Ryoma Kidokoro continued his remarkable career turnaround on Sunday, when the light-hitting reserve outfielder belted a pair of two-run homers to help power the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks to a 7-5 interleague win and a series sweep of the Yomiuri Giants. The 31-year-old Kidokoro turned pro ...

Koroki, Shiotani eye Olympic soccer overage berths

Soccer Jun 12, 2016

Koroki, Shiotani eye Olympic soccer overage berths

Urawa Reds striker Shinzo Koroki said Saturday he is honored to be considered among the three overage players on the shortlist for Japan's team to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. "It's flattering and an incredible honor to have your name mentioned," Koroki said after Urawa ...

Darvish to skip start with neck, shoulder tightness

Baseball / MLB Jun 12, 2016

Darvish to skip start with neck, shoulder tightness

Yu Darvish will skip his scheduled start against the Oakland Athletics on Monday due to tightness in his neck and right shoulder and undergo a thorough checkup in Arlington, the Texas Rangers announced Saturday. Darvish on Wednesday made his third start in his comeback from ...

Japan holds on after red card to beat Canada

More Sports / Rugby Jun 12, 2016

Japan holds on after red card to beat Canada

Japan lived up to its nickname Saturday as it beat its oldest international opponent, Canada, 26-22 at test rugby's newest venue, BC Place. The Brave Blossoms were forced to play for 26 minutes with 14 men after Yoshiya Hosoda marked his international debut with a ...