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Ramirez guides Tribe to 11th straight victory

Baseball / MLB Sep 4, 2017

Ramirez guides Tribe to 11th straight victory

Jose Ramirez isn't finished setting records for extra-base hits. In June, the Cleveland infielder became the first player in modern history to get 14 of them — 10 doubles, a triple and three homers — in a seven-game span. Sunday, he packed it all into one ...

Kisenosato resumes practice but still in doubt for Autumn Basho

Sumo Sep 4, 2017

Kisenosato resumes practice but still in doubt for Autumn Basho

Injury-plagued yokozuna Kisenosato resumed full-fledged practice bouts Monday, performing 13 matches with Yago, who was promoted to the second-highest juryo division for the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament starting Sunday. "I prepared myself physically before entering the dohyo ring," the 31-year-old yokozuna said after a training ...

Miyahara to skip planned season opener in Finland

Figure Skating Sep 4, 2017

Miyahara to skip planned season opener in Finland

Japan's top female skater, Satoko Miyahara, will withdraw from next month's Finlandia Trophy where she had been scheduled to open her season, the Japan Skating Federation said Monday. Miyahara, who sat out the latter half of last winter due to a stress fracture in her ...

Matsuyama looking to restore previous form

More Sports / Golf Sep 4, 2017

Matsuyama looking to restore previous form

With his Dell Technologies Championship title hopes long gone, Hideki Matsuyama is looking ahead in hopes his FedEx Playoffs chances do not go the same way. Sitting in equal 36th after a 1-under 70 in Sunday's third tour of TPC Boston, the Japanese has lost ...

Japan wins first mixed team gold

More Sports / Judo Sep 4, 2017

Japan wins first mixed team gold

Top-seeded Japan defeated Brazil 6-0 to become the first-ever recipient of the mixed team gold medal at the world judo championships Sunday, the final day of action. All 11 Japanese judoka who were entered for the event, featuring three men and three women, won their ...

Ideguchi vows to keep improving

Soccer / World Cup Sep 4, 2017

Ideguchi vows to keep improving

by Gus Fielding

Man of the moment Yosuke Ideguchi is refusing to get carried away by his heroics against Australia, but hopes to get another chance to shine by retaining his place in the starting lineup for Japan's final World Cup qualifier away to Saudi Arabia on ...