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Akiyo Noguchi wins third straight bouldering World Cup event

More Sports Jun 3, 2018

Akiyo Noguchi wins third straight bouldering World Cup event

Two years before sport climbing makes its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, Akiyo Noguchi won the women's championship in the fifth event of the bouldering World Cup season on Sunday. Her victory at Esforta Arena Hachioji in western Tokyo was Noguchi's third straight win on ...

New ozeki Tochinoshin to ask Georgian president to build sumo ring

Sumo Jun 3, 2018

New ozeki Tochinoshin to ask Georgian president to build sumo ring

Sumo wrestler Tochinoshin, who was recently promoted to the sport's second-highest rank of ozeki, said Sunday he plans to ask Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili to build a sumo ring in his homeland. The 30-year-old, who won the 15-day January Grand Sumo Tournament this year, expressed ...

Depleted Sunwolves lose to Brumbies

Rugby Jun 3, 2018

Depleted Sunwolves lose to Brumbies

The Sunwolves were beaten 41-31 by the Brumbies at Canberra's GIO Stadium on Sunday as the Super Rugby competition heads into the June break. With the majority of their national team members back in Japan preparing for the upcoming tests against Italy and Georgia, the ...

Mozu Ascot wins Yasuda Kinen in record-tying time

More Sports / Horse Racing Jun 3, 2018

Mozu Ascot wins Yasuda Kinen in record-tying time

Mozu Ascot won the 68th running of the Yasuda Kinen on Sunday for the colt's first Grade One victory. Ninth-favorite Mozu Ascot, ridden by jockey Christophe Lemaire tied the race record of 1 minute, 31.3 seconds set in 2012 by Strong Return. Fifth-pick Aerolithe finished ...