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Kashima beats Kofu to move into Emperor's Cup semifinals

Soccer Nov 21, 2018

Kashima beats Kofu to move into Emperor's Cup semifinals

Recent Asian Champions League winners Kashima Antlers kept the good times rolling in the Emperor's Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday, beating J. League second-division team Ventforet Kofu 1-0. The win sets up a final-four meeting against Urawa Reds on Dec. 5, with Kashima hoping to add ...

Sumo 101: Keiko (training)

Sumo Nov 21, 2018

Sumo 101: Keiko (training)

by John Gunning

Amateur sumo is a sport and nothing more. Participants lead lives away from the ring and its governing body has long-standing aspirations to one day be accepted into the Olympic Games. Professional sumo, on the other hand, is a lifestyle. Wrestlers are never off the clock. ...

Free agent Hideto Asamura  joins Rakuten

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Nov 21, 2018

Free agent Hideto Asamura joins Rakuten

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles announced Wednesday they have acquired infielder Hideto Asamura, who earlier this month declared domestic free agency after playing on the Seibu Lions' top team for the past nine seasons. Asamura, 28, was Seibu's third pick in the 2008 amateur draft ...

Tokyo seeks early marathon starts

Olympics Nov 21, 2018

Tokyo seeks early marathon starts

The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games hopes to move up the start times of the 2020 marathons by one hour to 6 a.m. to avoid the extreme summer heat, sources said Wednesday. In July, the International Olympic Committee approved the organizers' ...