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Editorials Nov 1, 2017

What now for Abe with his new mandate?

Handed a new mandate by voters, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should carefully consider whether amending the Constitution is a priority issue given the economic and demographic issues facing the nation.

Evgeni Plushenko backs Yuzuru Hanyu for Olympic title

Figure Skating Nov 1, 2017

Evgeni Plushenko backs Yuzuru Hanyu for Olympic title

Four-time Olympic medalist Evgeni Plushenko said that Sochi Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu will defend his men's figure skating title at February's Pyeongchang Games, NBC Sports has reported. "He (Hanyu) needs three quadruples. Maybe two (salchows) and one toe loop. And that's it," Russia's three-time world ...

Sumo needs to tackle cause of rising injuries

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Nov 1, 2017

Sumo needs to tackle cause of rising injuries

by John Gunning

Yokozuna Harumafuji, who won his ninth championship in September, edged compatriot Hakuho for top spot in the newly released rankings for the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Both men, along with fellow yokozuna Kisenosato and Kakuryu, are expected to participate in the tournament. That's significant as ...

WBC orders Yamanaka-Nery rematch after doping investigation

More Sports / Boxing Nov 1, 2017

WBC orders Yamanaka-Nery rematch after doping investigation

The World Boxing Council ordered an immediate rematch between Shinsuke Yamanaka and Luis Nery for its bantamweight title on Tuesday, three months after the latter failed a drug test. The sanctioning body issued a ruling saying "the WBC cannot make a determination with sufficient certainty ...

Australia comfortable and confident ahead of Japan clash

More Sports / Rugby Nov 1, 2017

Australia comfortable and confident ahead of Japan clash

Australia assistant coach Stephen Larkham said Wednesday that the Wallabies head into Saturday's rugby international with Japan at Nissan Stadium knowing they are prepared both on and off the field. A win over the All Blacks two weeks ago ensured the team is confident in ...