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Editorials Sep 21, 2018

Now Abe must set his priorities

The prime minister has made revising the Constitution by 2020 a goal for his third term as LDP president, but most party members and their supporters view the economy as the top priority.

Hawks stage late rally to beat Fighters

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 21, 2018

Hawks stage late rally to beat Fighters

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks broke an eighth-inning tie to claim a 9-7 win against the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in the only Pacific League game on Thursday. Fukuoka's Akira Nakamura delivered a run-scoring single in the eighth to put his team ahead 8-7. Hawks starter Shota ...

Legendary Hungarian fencer Gyozo Kulcsar dies at 77

Olympics Sep 21, 2018

Legendary Hungarian fencer Gyozo Kulcsar dies at 77

Hungarian fencer Gyozo Kulcsar, who captured gold medals in the epee discipline at three Olympic Games, including the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, has died at age 77, the Hungarian Olympic Committee said on Thursday. Known in Hungary as the "Paganini of the epee" in homage to ...

Sumo 101: Winning techniques

Sumo Sep 21, 2018

Sumo 101: Winning techniques

by John Gunning

The Japan Sumo Association lists 82 different ways to win a bout. These winning techniques are called kimarite and the applicable one is announced in the arena immediately following each fight. There are also five "non techniques" covering situations such as a wrestler stepping out ...

Hakuho closes in on title

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 21, 2018

Hakuho closes in on title

Yokozuna Hakuho edged one step closer to his first title of the year and a record-extending 41st career championship after beating Tochinoshin on Thursday, the 12th day of the 15-day Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho extended his undefeated run at Ryogoku Kokugikan to 12 straight ...

Allegri bemoans lack of VAR after Ronaldo sees red for Juventus

Soccer Sep 21, 2018

Allegri bemoans lack of VAR after Ronaldo sees red for Juventus

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri lamented the lack of a video assistant referee after Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off on his Champions League debut for the club against Valencia on Wednesday. A tearful Ronaldo was shown a red card in the 29th minute at Estadio Mestalla ...