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41 articles published


Osaka wins bid to host 2025 World Expo

National Nov 24, 2018

Osaka wins bid to host 2025 World Expo

by Eric Johnston

Osaka won the rights to host the 2025 World Expo, beating out rivals Yekaterinburg in Russia and the Azerbaijan capital of Baku, during voting in Paris on Friday. Celebrations were held in Paris after the results were announced, and crowds marked the good news early ...

Sumo 101: Ring-entering ceremonies

Sumo Nov 24, 2018

Sumo 101: Ring-entering ceremonies

by John Gunning

A normal day of a sumo tournament starts around 8:30 a.m. and ends just after 5:45 p.m. From the silent early morning atmosphere, with just friends and family of wrestlers watching the bouts and talking in whispers, to the raucous packed-out arena where fans roar ...

Kyushu Basho title to be decided on final day

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 24, 2018

Kyushu Basho title to be decided on final day

Komusubi Takakeisho overreached against ozeki Takayasu and instead of clinching the title on Saturday, left the two men tied heading into the final day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. As he had throughout the tournament at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, the 22-year-old Takakeisho looked quicker ...

Canada earns final spot for 2019 RWC

Rugby Nov 24, 2018

Canada earns final spot for 2019 RWC

Canada completed the lineup for next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan by securing the 20th and final spot with a win over Hong Kong in the repechage tournament on Friday. The Canadians upheld their record of qualifying for every Rugby World Cup as they ...