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Abe Cabinet climbs to 41.7% in latest opinion poll

/ 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 ...

Osmar scores late equalizer as Cerezo earn draw with Jubilo

/ Sep 15, 2018

Osmar scores late equalizer as Cerezo earn draw with Jubilo

Despite dominating possession and completing twice as many passes as their opponents, Cerezo Osaka needed a late equalizer from Spanish defender Osmar to salvage a 1-1 draw against Jubilo Iwata on Friday night. Jubilo came into the match five spots below fifth-place Cerezo following an ...

Sumo 101: The Topknot

Sep 15, 2018

Sumo 101: The Topknot

by John Gunning

It's common to smell sumo wrestlers before seeing them . . . and not in a bad way. The hair wax used in the sport has a pungent sweet smell that is instantly recognizable. Known as bintsuke, the wax is applied daily by specialist sumo ...

Kisenosato dealt first loss

/ Sep 15, 2018

Kisenosato dealt first loss

Yokozuna Kisenosato tasted his first defeat of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, losing in an upset to No. 2 maegashira Chiyotairyu. The other two yokozuna, Hakuho and Kakuryu, remained undefeated, while ozeki Takayasu also maintained a perfect record on the sixth day of ...

Rui Hachimura powers Japan in win over Kazakhstan

Sep 15, 2018

Rui Hachimura powers Japan in win over Kazakhstan

Young guns Rui Hachimura and Yuta Watanabe carried the scoring load in helping Japan to an 85-70 win over Kazakhstan in the first game of the second round of FIBA World Cup Asian qualifying on Thursday. Hachimura finished with 24 points on an efficient 8-for-14 ...

Scioscia says Ohtani won't pitch in '19

/ Sep 15, 2018

Scioscia says Ohtani won't pitch in '19

Shohei Ohtani will not pitch next year, Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday before his team's 8-2 loss against the Seattle Mariners. When asked by reporters if Ohtani will pitch next season, Scioscia said that he would not take the mound and that ...

Nasa Hataoka two strokes back at Evian Championship

/ Sep 15, 2018

Nasa Hataoka two strokes back at Evian Championship

Nasa Hataoka carded a 4-under-par 67 on Thursday and is two shots off the pace after the first round of the Evian Championship, the fifth and final major of the LPGA season. Hataoka shot six birdies against two bogeys at the Evian Resort Golf Club ...