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Vibe of 1964 Olympics to echo through 2020 Games

Jul 22, 2018

Vibe of 1964 Olympics to echo through 2020 Games

Mariko Nagai walked outside Yoyogi National Gymnasium — the late architect Kenzo Tange's masterpiece from Tokyo's 1964 Summer Olympics — and pictured the city in that era. She was a university student from the north who landed a job as an interpreter at the dazzling ...

Wataru Endo set to move to Belgian side Sint-Truiden

/ Jul 22, 2018

Wataru Endo set to move to Belgian side Sint-Truiden

J. League first-division club Urawa Reds said Saturday they have agreed on Japan defender Wataru Endo's transfer to Belgian top flight side Sint-Truiden. The 25-year-old will make his final J. League appearance on Sunday when the reigning Asian champions play Cerezo Osaka at Yanmar Stadium. "I ...

Mitakeumi wins Nagoya Basho

Jul 22, 2018

Mitakeumi wins Nagoya Basho

Sekiwake Mitakeumi secured his first top division title after beating Tochiozan and maintaining his two-win lead on Saturday, the penultimate day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Mitakeumi, who made his makuuchi division debut in November 2015, clinched the championship by beating No. 13 maegashira ...

Sagan takes third win at Tour

Jul 22, 2018

Sagan takes third win at Tour

After most of the other top sprinters at the Tour de France succumbed in the Alps, Peter Sagan was in prime position to dominate Friday's flat finish. Cycling's world champion did not disappoint, timing his move to reach maximum speed as he swung past two ...

Matsuda elected to swim Hall of Fame

/ Jul 22, 2018

Matsuda elected to swim Hall of Fame

by Ed Odeven

Swimmer Hitomi Matsuda, a prolific breaker of world records, will take her rightful place among the masters legends of the sport later this year. The International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame this week announced that Matsuda is among its 2018 Hall of Fame inductees. The ...

Kenya's Chepkoech smashes steeplechase world record

/ Jul 22, 2018

Kenya's Chepkoech smashes steeplechase world record

Mission accomplished for Beatrice Chepkoech, who set out to break the 3,000-meter steeplechase world record and broke it by more than eight seconds on Friday. Chepkoech clocked 8 minutes, 44.32 seconds at the Herculis Diamond League meeting, becoming the first Kenyan woman to hold ...

Johnson, Kisner tied for lead

/ Jul 22, 2018

Johnson, Kisner tied for lead

A light rain in the morning that gave way to soft sunlight in the afternoon took some of the sting out of Carnoustie. Just not all of it. Kevin Kisner found that out with one swing that erased his two-shot lead Friday in the British Open ...

Carpenter blasts 3 HRs, 2 doubles

/ Jul 22, 2018

Carpenter blasts 3 HRs, 2 doubles

Already in the midst of a monster game, Matt Carpenter almost left too early. Carpenter stuck around for one more swing, and connected for a three-run homer Friday that capped off a historic performance for the St. Louis Cardinals in an 18-5 romp over the ...

Watanabe strikes two-way deal with Grizzlies

/ Jul 22, 2018

Watanabe strikes two-way deal with Grizzlies

Yuta Watanabe, who played four years at George Washington University, has agreed to a two-year, two-way contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, the NBA team said Friday. Under the new concept introduced for the 2017-2018 season, the 23-year-old undrafted rookie forward will spend most of the ...