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Frontale's Akihiro Ienaga selected as J. League MVP

Soccer / J. League Dec 18, 2018

Frontale's Akihiro Ienaga selected as J. League MVP

Kawasaki Frontale midfielder Akihiro Ienaga was named the J. League's Most Valuable Player at Tuesday's J. League Awards. It was the first MVP award for the 32-year-old Ienaga, whose club won its second consecutive league championship. He is the third straight Frontale player to win ...

Manchester United dismisses embattled coach Jose Mourinho

Soccer Dec 18, 2018

Manchester United dismisses embattled coach Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho was fired by Manchester United on Tuesday, two days after English soccer's biggest club reached a new low in its disappointing season by losing to Liverpool in the Premier League. Assistant coach Michael Carrick will take charge of the team on an interim ...

Spurs hammer 76ers, go 5-1 on homestand

Basketball / NBA Dec 18, 2018

Spurs hammer 76ers, go 5-1 on homestand

While the San Antonio Spurs search for their identity as a team, Rudy Gay is showing that he has returned to form. Gay had 21 points and LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan each added 20 as San Antonio defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 123-96 on Monday ...

Volunteers audition for Rugby World Cup roles

Rugby Dec 18, 2018

Volunteers audition for Rugby World Cup roles

by Andrew McKirdy

Tokyo resident Masaru Seto knows why he wants to become a volunteer at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. "I've been a rugby fan for 40 years," the 53-year-old service industry worker told The Japan Times at an interview session for the tournament's "Team ...