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Goshawks taken off scarce species list as population recovers

National Aug 23, 2017

Goshawks taken off scarce species list as population recovers

Japan is set to remove goshawks from its scarce species list after a government subcommittee approved the move Wednesday following an increase in their population. Goshawks, whose numbers were estimated at 9,000 in a survey conducted by the Environment Ministry at the turn of the ...

Hawks overwhelm Lions

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 23, 2017

Hawks overwhelm Lions

Rookie Shuta Ishikawa allowed three hits over seven innings and the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks left just two runners on base in a 9-0 whipping of the Seibu Lions on Wednesday. Ishikawa (5-3) allowed three hits and walked two, while striking out seven to earn his ...

JFA voices support for Japan coach Halilhodzic

Soccer / World Cup Aug 23, 2017

JFA voices support for Japan coach Halilhodzic

The Japan Football Association reiterated its support for national team coach Vahid Halilhodzic on Wednesday, responding to a report that said the federation could sack the Bosnian if Japan fails to beat Australia in its upcoming World Cup qualifier. Nikkan Sports, quoting an unnamed JFA ...

Hanasaki Tokuharu captures first Summer Koshien title

Baseball Aug 23, 2017

Hanasaki Tokuharu captures first Summer Koshien title

Manaya Nishikawa went 3-for-6 with four RBIs to lead a 16-hit attack as Hanasaki Tokuharu beat Hiroshima's Koryo 14-4 at the National High School Baseball Championship final on Wednesday. Hanasaki Tokuharu, managed by Takashi Iwai, became the first school from Saitama Prefecture to win the ...

Honda scores in debut for Mexico's Pachuca

Soccer Aug 23, 2017

Honda scores in debut for Mexico's Pachuca

Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda made an immediate impression in Pachuca colors as he came off the bench to score a goal on his Liga MX debut in a 4-1 win over Veracruz on Tuesday. Honda came on 12 minutes after the break, welcomed by cheers ...

Fumita wins world wrestling gold

More Sports Aug 23, 2017

Fumita wins world wrestling gold

Kenichiro Fumita won gold in the men's Greco-Roman 59-kg division Tuesday for Japan's first medal of the world wrestling championships in Paris, becoming the country's first male wrestler in 34 years to be crowned world champion. In his fifth bout of the day, the Asian ...

Cavs trade Irving to Celtics for Thomas and others

Basketball / NBA Aug 23, 2017

Cavs trade Irving to Celtics for Thomas and others

Kyrie Irving was tired of being teammates with LeBron James. Now he has to figure out how to beat him. Cleveland's All-Star guard, who asked owner Dan Gilbert to trade him earlier this summer, was dealt Tuesday night to the Boston Celtics for fellow All-Star Isaiah ...