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Iran vows 'crushing response' after gunmen kill 29 at army parade

World Sep 24, 2018

Iran vows 'crushing response' after gunmen kill 29 at army parade

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that an unnamed U.S.-allied country in the Persian Gulf was behind an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded around 70. Rouhani did not identify those behind Saturday's attack, which was claimed by an Arab ...

Reds pummel Vissel as Andres Iniesta sits

Soccer / J. League Sep 24, 2018

Reds pummel Vissel as Andres Iniesta sits

by Dan Orlowitz

Well over 50,000 Urawa Reds fans made their way to Saitama Stadium on Sunday night to see their team take on former Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta and Germany great Lukas Podolski. They may have only gotten half of what they came for, but they surely ...

Hakuho wins battle of yokozuna to finish Autumn Basho with 15-0 record

Sumo Sep 24, 2018

Hakuho wins battle of yokozuna to finish Autumn Basho with 15-0 record

A day after securing his record-extending 41st championship, Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho closed the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament with a perfect 15-0 record on Sunday. By winning a yokozuna clash against fellow Mongolian Kakuryu, Hakuho claimed the Emperor's Cup with a spotless record for a ...

Braves beat Phillies, capture first division title since 2013

Baseball / MLB Sep 24, 2018

Braves beat Phillies, capture first division title since 2013

Freddie Freeman stood soaked in champagne with music blaring and his teammates jamming in celebration. This was just how the longtime star first baseman envisioned it when the Atlanta Braves began spring training seven months ago. "You could tell after the first week of workouts that ...

Sumo 101: Hobbies

Sumo Sep 24, 2018

Sumo 101: Hobbies

by John Gunning

All sumo wrestlers get a week off starting the day after a tournament ends. Most head back to their hometowns for some much needed rest and relaxation. Some just continue to work out and lift weights daily. A few spend most of the time either sleeping or ...

Rugby World Cup to get unprecedented coverage on Japanese TV

Rugby Sep 24, 2018

Rugby World Cup to get unprecedented coverage on Japanese TV

Rugby World Cup 2019, which kicks off in exactly one year's time, will get unparalleled television coverage in Japan with all 48 games shown on J Sports and 31 games shown live on free-to-air channels, organizers have said. "The tournament here will have unprecedented free-to-air ...

Yoshida takes gold, Hashimoto silver at worlds

More Sports / Judo Sep 24, 2018

Yoshida takes gold, Hashimoto silver at worlds

Tsukasa Yoshida won the women's 57-kg division at the judo world championships on Saturday, while compatriot Soichi Hashimoto settled for silver in the men's 73-kg class. Yoshida's gold made it four for Japan from six divisions for men and women combined after three days of ...