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Brave Blossoms name squad for autumn games

Rugby Oct 1, 2018

Brave Blossoms name squad for autumn games

by Rich Freeman

Japan coach Jamie Joseph named a 35-man squad Monday for the Brave Blossoms' autumn games that was more notable for who was not in the list than who was. Veterans Shota Horie and Harumichi Tatekawa, as well as up-and-coming star Takuya Yamasawa all failed to ...

NL Central, West come down to tiebreakers

Baseball / MLB Oct 1, 2018

NL Central, West come down to tiebreakers

Triple Crown contender Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field. Nolan Arenado and the big-hitting Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. October baseball is about to begin with Game No. 163 on Monday. Two tiebreakers on the same day for the first time in major ...

JSA officially accepts Takanohana's resignation during board meeting

Sumo Oct 1, 2018

JSA officially accepts Takanohana's resignation during board meeting

The Japan Sumo Association held an extraordinary board meeting on Monday and officially recognized stablemaster Takanohana's resignation, along with the termination of his stable and the transfer of his wrestlers to the Chiganoura stable. Takanohana had submitted his resignation to the JSA last Tuesday, but ...

Ohtani reflects on first season playing in MLB

Baseball / MLB Oct 1, 2018

Ohtani reflects on first season playing in MLB

Following his historic first season in Major League Baseball, two-way rookie Shohei Ohtani on Sunday said he had made the right decision in joining the Los Angeles Angels. "Every game I play, every time I come to the stadium, I feel good to be there," ...

Nishioka savors first career ATP title

More Sports / Tennis Oct 1, 2018

Nishioka savors first career ATP title

by Joel Tansey

At 40-30, Yoshihito Nishioka fired a second serve up the middle and watched as his opponent dumped a return into the net. It was a routine point at an opportune time, with the error from Pierre-Hugues Herbert coming on Nishioka's fifth championship point in the ...