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Sungoliath, Steelers advance to Top League final

Rugby Dec 8, 2018

Sungoliath, Steelers advance to Top League final

Matt Giteau's Suntory Sungoliath and Dan Carter's Kobe Kobelco Steelers will play for the Japan Rugby Top League crown after winning their respective semifinals Saturday in Tokyo and Osaka. Giteau kicked a 42-meter penalty in the fifth minute of sudden-death extra time — just the ...

Japan shines at World Cup meet

More Sports / Winter Sports Dec 8, 2018

Japan shines at World Cup meet

Japan dominated the men's and women's team pursuit events on the opening day of the third World Cup meet of the season on Friday. The women's team of Miho Takagi, her sister Nana, and Ayano Sato stormed to victory in 3 minutes, 2.49 seconds at ...

Jubilo top Verdy in J1 playoff

Soccer / J. League Dec 8, 2018

Jubilo top Verdy in J1 playoff

by Dan Orlowitz

The J. League's 26th season drew to a close on Saturday with a showdown between two storied clubs that would seem familiar — yet in other ways somewhat alien — to those who watched from the terraces and in front of TV sets in ...

Nationals owner certain Bryce Harper won't be returning

Baseball / MLB Dec 8, 2018

Nationals owner certain Bryce Harper won't be returning

If there were doubts about whether All-Star outfielder Bryce Harper would return to the Washington Nationals, team owner Mark Lerner on Friday didn't give fans any reason to be optimistic. "I really don't expect him to come back at this point," Lerner said on 106.7 ...