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Shogo Akiyama powers Lions past Hawks

Baseball / Japanese Baseball May 24, 2018

Shogo Akiyama powers Lions past Hawks

Shogo Akiyama's three-run home run brought the Pacific League-leading Seibu Lions from behind in a 12-5 win over the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Thursday. Trailing 5-3 in the sixth inning, Akiyama, who went 4-for-5 with four RBIs and a walk, homered with two on and ...

Tochinoshin stays perfect, gets first win over Hakuho

Sumo / Basho Reports May 24, 2018

Tochinoshin stays perfect, gets first win over Hakuho

Sekiwake Tochinoshin maintained his perfect record and sole share of the lead Thursday with a breakthrough victory over yokozuna Hakuho on Day 12 of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. The sekiwake came into the final bout of the day at Ryogoku Kokugikan without a single ...

Veracity lacking in explanation by coaches

General | SPORTS SCOPE May 24, 2018

Veracity lacking in explanation by coaches

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

It's an ongoing saga of conflicting narratives. In Wednesday night's news conference, Masato Uchida, the former Nihon University head coach, and his assistant coach Tsutomu Inoue made it apparent that their opinions of the football scandal they are embroiled in are far different than Taisuke ...

Wallabies prop James Slipper receives two-month ban for cocaine use

Rugby May 24, 2018

Wallabies prop James Slipper receives two-month ban for cocaine use

Wallabies prop James Slipper was banned Thursday for two months after testing positive for cocaine, with the apologetic Queensland Reds skipper revealing he was being treated for depression. The front-rower, who has played 86 tests and previously captained Australia, failed two tests taken from urine ...

Dodgers' Kenta Maeda fans 12 in impressive outing

Baseball / MLB May 24, 2018

Dodgers' Kenta Maeda fans 12 in impressive outing

Kenta Maeda dominated Colorado's hitters, retiring 10 of his final 14 batters on strikeouts. Maeda is coming up big at a time when the Los Angeles Dodgers are down three starters: ace Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill and Ryu Hyun-jin. Maeda tossed two-hit ball into the seventh ...