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Judoka Saito, Tanimoto inducted into Hall of Fame

More Sports / Judo Sep 19, 2018

Judoka Saito, Tanimoto inducted into Hall of Fame

Two-time Olympic gold medalists Hitoshi Saito and Ayumi Tanimoto were inducted into the International Judo Federation Hall of Fame on Tuesday ahead of the world championships which kick off on Thursday. Saito was inducted posthumously following his death at age 54 from bile duct cancer ...

Yankees delay Red Sox celebration

Baseball / MLB Sep 19, 2018

Yankees delay Red Sox celebration

Neil Walker and some teammates pulled into Yankee Stadium at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, only to turn right back around for home when New York announced a six-hour postponement. The Yankees needed a jolt to get through the long, soggy day. Aaron Judge provided the first ...

Yokozuna Kakuryu, Kisenosato fall in upsets

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 19, 2018

Yokozuna Kakuryu, Kisenosato fall in upsets

Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu suffered his first loss on Wednesday, as yokozuna Hakuho emerged as the sole leader with a perfect 11-0 record at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Yokozuna Kisenosato (8-3), who secured his first winning record in nine meets on Tuesday, also suffered an ...

Sumo 101: Sumo school

Sumo Sep 19, 2018

Sumo 101: Sumo school

by John Gunning

Sumo is a Darwinian world, but even in this harsh unforgiving environment, new recruits aren't given a "Battle Royale"-style "here's your mawashi — try to survive" induction. Quite the opposite in fact. All new recruits must complete a six-month course at the "Sumo School" in ...