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Japan wins badminton's Uber Cup for first time in 37 years

More Sports May 26, 2018

Japan wins badminton's Uber Cup for first time in 37 years

Top-seeded Japan beat host Thailand in Saturday's final to capture its first Uber Cup women's team badminton championship since 1981. The Thais were surprise finalists after they upset powerhouse China in Friday's semifinals, but singles wins by Akane Yamaguchi and Nozomi Okuhara, and a doubles ...

Kakuryu beats Tochinoshin to take lead at Summer Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports May 26, 2018

Kakuryu beats Tochinoshin to take lead at Summer Basho

Yokozuna Kakuryu defeated sekiwake Tochinoshin on Saturday to take sole lead of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament with just one day remaining. Kakuryu (13-1) is now one win ahead of Tochinoshin (12-2) in the 15-day tournament at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan, while yokozuna Hakuho (11-3) suffered ...

Kwansei Gakuin unmoved by Nihon Univ. apology

More Sports / Football May 26, 2018

Kwansei Gakuin unmoved by Nihon Univ. apology

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

The Kwansei Gakuin University football team believes the dirty tackle at the heart of an ongoing scandal was ordered by Nihon University's coaches, and has decided to cancel its traditional exhibition game against Nihon University indefinitely, the Hyogo Prefecture-based school announced Saturday. Nihon University defensive ...

Ohtani hitless in loss to Yanks

Baseball / MLB May 26, 2018

Ohtani hitless in loss to Yanks

Rookie sensation Shohei Ohtani went hitless in three at-bats as the Los Angeles Angels were defeated 2-1 by the New York Yankees on Friday. The 23-year-old Ohtani, batting fifth in the lineup as a designated hitter, was struck out by Luis Severino in his first ...

Alvark capture B. League title

Basketball / B. League May 26, 2018

Alvark capture B. League title

by Ed Odeven

Championships are won with well-orchestrated teamwork. The Alvark Tokyo did just that and played a polished, patient but aggressive game on Saturday. They showcased flashy plays but mostly stuck with their bread-and-butter offense, moving the ball and taking shots in players' comfort zones. Smart plan. Conversely, ...

Japanese men beat Denmark to reach Thomas Cup final

More Sports May 26, 2018

Japanese men beat Denmark to reach Thomas Cup final

Japan's men reached the Thomas Cup badminton tournament final on Friday with a hard-fought 3-2 win over defending champions Denmark. Kento Momota opened Japan's campaign with a convincing 21-17, 21-9 victory over reigning world champ and world No. 1 Viktor Axelsen in the singles. Former ...

Vissel fans welcome Andres Iniesta to Kobe

Soccer / J. League May 26, 2018

Vissel fans welcome Andres Iniesta to Kobe

J. League side Vissel Kobe welcomed marquee signing Andres Iniesta in a ceremony at the club's home ground on Saturday. The Barcelona legend delighted more than 8,000 cheering fans at Noevir Stadium in Kobe, walking a red carpet onto the pitch before demonstrating his juggling ...