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Future without sumo unthinkable for Hakuho

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO May 9, 2018

Future without sumo unthinkable for Hakuho

by John Gunning

The Summer Grand Sumo Tournament, which gets underway on Sunday, is shaping up to be a make-or-break one for several wrestlers. Takayasu and Kisenosato have seen their respective hopes for a yokozuna run and triumphant comeback dampened by injuries both old and new. Ozeki Takayasu, coming ...

NPB names monthly MVP winners for March-April

Baseball / Japanese Baseball May 9, 2018

NPB names monthly MVP winners for March-April

Hanshin Tigers right-hander Randy Messenger won his third monthly MVP award and 12th-year Yomiuri Giants infielder Hayato Sakamoto was one of two first-time winners, Nippon Professional Baseball announced Wednesday. Messenger, the first foreign pitcher in NPB to make four straight opening-day starts, was selected as ...

Southampton all but secures top-flight survival

Soccer May 9, 2018

Southampton all but secures top-flight survival

Southampton almost certainly secured its Premier League survival after Manolo Gabbiadini's second-half goal gave it a 1-0 win over Swansea City on Tuesday that left its relegation rival deep in the mire. Substitute Gabbiadini bundled home a scrappy goal after 72 minutes to settle a ...