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Jets, Hannaryz, Brex, Alvark reach Emperor's Cup semifinals

Basketball Jan 10, 2019

Jets, Hannaryz, Brex, Alvark reach Emperor's Cup semifinals

by Ed Odeven

Four B. League teams advanced to the Emperor's Cup semifinals after posting victories on Thursday at Saitama Super Arena. The two-time defending champion Chiba Jets Funabashi, Kyoto Hannaryz, Tochigi Brex and Alvark Tokyo remain in the hunt for the title. Jets 66, Brave Thunders 63 Yuki Togashi ...

Japan hooker Shota Horie focused on rehab following foot surgery

Rugby Jan 10, 2019

Japan hooker Shota Horie focused on rehab following foot surgery

Japan hooker Shota Horie said Thursday he underwent surgery on his right foot in November to treat a stress fracture. Horie, who plays for the Top League's Panasonic Wild Knights, is expected to return to the field by this autumn's Rugby World Cup, having been ...

Saori Yoshida retires with head held high

More Sports Jan 10, 2019

Saori Yoshida retires with head held high

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Wrestling legend Saori Yoshida is recognized as a remarkable winner for what she accomplished on the mat. Even though she claimed a silver medal at her final marquee competition, the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, that won't change. After all, she followed her father's words ...

In-arena experience provides thrills for fans

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Jan 10, 2019

In-arena experience provides thrills for fans

by John Gunning

Why do people attend sumo tournaments? To watch the bouts and see their favorite rikishi in action? Sure. Those aren't the only reasons though, and for many people they're not even the main ones. A sumo basho, especially one at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, is unlike any other ...

Browns, Broncos, Jets make decisions on new coaches

More Sports / Football Jan 10, 2019

Browns, Broncos, Jets make decisions on new coaches

A day after a trio of NFL teams filled head-coaching vacancies, three more teams reportedly did the same Wednesday, highlighted by the Browns giving quarterback Baker Mayfield a familiar face with whom to work. The Browns are reportedly promoting offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens to head ...

Mets avoid arbitration with catcher Travis d'Arnaud

Baseball / MLB Jan 10, 2019

Mets avoid arbitration with catcher Travis d'Arnaud

The New York Mets and catcher Travis d'Arnaud has agreed to a one-year, $3,515,000 deal to avoid salary arbitration, according to published reports on Wednesday. That is a raise of $40,000 for d'Arnaud, who played in just four games last season before sustaining a torn ...