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Abe Cabinet climbs to 41.7% in latest opinion poll

National / Politics Sep 15, 2018

Abe Cabinet climbs to 41.7% in latest opinion poll

Public support for the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has climbed to 41.7 percent this month, up 3.2 points from August and surpassing the disapproval rate for the first time in seven months, an opinion poll showed Friday. It is the first time the ...

Springboks stun All Blacks in Rugby Championship encounter

Rugby Sep 15, 2018

Springboks stun All Blacks in Rugby Championship encounter

South Africa pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the history of the Rugby Championship on Saturday, holding on under enormous pressure to beat New Zealand 36-34. Given almost no chance of winning after losing their last two championship matches — and 11 of ...

Kisenosato rebounds from loss

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 15, 2018

Kisenosato rebounds from loss

A day after his first loss, yokozuna Kisenosato bounced back with a hard-fought win over No. 4 maegashira Chiyonokuni at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. The two other yokozuna, Hakuho and Kakuryu, remained undefeated on the seventh day of the 15-day tournament at ...

Sumo 101: Tegata

Sumo Sep 15, 2018

Sumo 101: Tegata

by John Gunning

Sumo might be a sport steeped in tradition but its governing body has a very modern approach to merchandising. Attend a sumo tournament and you will see everything from wrestler-shaped chocolate to plush toys to ear wax removing picks, all branded with your favorite wrestler's ...

Tanaka picks up 12th victory

Baseball / MLB Sep 15, 2018

Tanaka picks up 12th victory

Masahiro Tanaka threw six solid innings and picked up his 12th win as the New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 11-0 on Friday. Tanaka (12-5) struck out eight of the 24 batters he faced at Yankee Stadium for his third straight winning start. ...