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Fighters beat Hawks to snap losing streak

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 14, 2017

Fighters beat Hawks to snap losing streak

With their big guns struggling, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters got big games from the backups on Monday, snapping a six-game losing streak with a 7-1 win over the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. Before 35,961 at Kyocera Dome, Journeyman right-hander Toru Murata pitched out of a ...

Matsuyama faces up to PGA Championship heartbreak

More Sports / Golf Aug 14, 2017

Matsuyama faces up to PGA Championship heartbreak

Hideki Matsuyama knew a major title wouldn't come easy, but after coming so close and letting victory slip through his hands it was harder to accept the fact he didn't come out on top in the season's final major. Matsuyama looked on course to become ...

Tragedy-hit Chapecoense looking to continue recovery in Japan

Soccer Aug 14, 2017

Tragedy-hit Chapecoense looking to continue recovery in Japan

Chapecoense hopes to seek inspiration from a nation that knows pain firsthand as the tragic Brazilian club faces Urawa Reds in Tuesday's Suruga Bank Championship. More than eight months after a plane crash killed all but three of its players, Chapecoense has arrived in Japan ...

Dodgers top Padres as Maeda earns 11th win

Baseball / MLB Aug 14, 2017

Dodgers top Padres as Maeda earns 11th win

Kenta Maeda allowed four runs but nevertheless won his fifth consecutive decision as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 6-4 on Sunday. Maeda (11-4) was charged with three earned runs and four hits, including two homers to Cory Spangenberg, and matched a ...

Doan has forgettable debut for Groningen

Soccer Aug 14, 2017

Doan has forgettable debut for Groningen

Ritsu Doan was substituted in the second half after failing to make an impression in his FC Groningen debut, a 3-3 draw at home against Japanese compatriot Yuki Kobayashi's Heerenveen on Sunday. Groningen came from 2-0 down at the break in the teams' Eredivisie season ...

Matsuyama comes up short at PGA

More Sports / Golf Aug 14, 2017

Matsuyama comes up short at PGA

Hideki Matsuyama missed his chance to become the first Japanese man to win a major when he finished in a tie for fifth at the PGA Championship on Sunday, three shots behind winner Justin Thomas. Matsuyama, who went into the final round one shot off ...