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Are some of us born to have a beer belly?

Lifestyle Jan 13, 2019

Are some of us born to have a beer belly?

by Faye Flam

Scientific literature on excess weight and health is expanding along with global waistlines, and yet, it's hard to find a solid, coherent scientific explanation for why some people get fat and others don't, and why some overweight people get Type 2 diabetes and heart ...

Tyson is just the Tosa to help you keep fit

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Jan 13, 2019

Tyson is just the Tosa to help you keep fit

Looking to whip yourself into shape? Crossfit, high-intensity interval training, Tabata? You won't need any of these, nor any gym or expensive equipment, if you have a Tosa like Tyson around. Saved from certain death at a pound in Kumamoto, the now 1-year-old Tyson came ...

Sumo 101: Becoming a rikishi

Sumo Jan 13, 2019

Sumo 101: Becoming a rikishi

by John Gunning

How does a person go about becoming a professional sumo wrestler and what is the initial process like once you sign up? Basically it's as simple as contacting a stable and asking to join. Most heya (stables) have phone and email details on their websites. There ...

Shinji Okazaki unsure of future with Leicester

Soccer Jan 13, 2019

Shinji Okazaki unsure of future with Leicester

Veteran Japan international Shinji Okazaki said Saturday he is unsure of his future with Leicester City following reports the club rejected a transfer bid from fellow Premier League side Huddersfield. Okazaki, who was left out of the Samurai Blue's Asian Cup squad, has reportedly been ...

Kisenosato goes down on first day

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 13, 2019

Kisenosato goes down on first day

Yokozuna Kisenosato did nothing to dispel fears Sunday that his career may be over, as he looked powerless in his opening-day loss at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan.

Onitsuka wins second straight slopestyle World Cup

More Sports / Winter Sports Jan 13, 2019

Onitsuka wins second straight slopestyle World Cup

Miyabi Onitsuka claimed her second straight women's slopestyle snowboard World Cup with a win in Kreischberg on Saturday, while Hiroaki Kunitake finished third in the men's competition. The 20-year-old Onitsuka, who won the season-opening event in China's Secret Garden last month, scored 85.33 points in ...

Jets win Emperor's Cup in overtime thriller

Basketball Jan 13, 2019

Jets win Emperor's Cup in overtime thriller

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Diminutive star Yuki Togashi ended the nail-biting, seesaw game with a clutch shot. With just seconds remaining, the point guard put his Chiba Jets ahead with a 3-pointer in their 71-69 overtime win over the Tochigi Brex in Sunday's All-Japan Championship final at Saitama Super ...

Rams run through Cowboys to reach NFC title game

More Sports / Football Jan 13, 2019

Rams run through Cowboys to reach NFC title game

The high-flying Los Angeles Rams kept the ball firmly on the ground, and they ran straight past the Dallas Cowboys for a breakthrough playoff victory. C.J. Anderson rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns, and Todd Gurley ran for 115 more yards and another TD ...

Chiefs roll past Colts to reach AFC title game

More Sports / Football Jan 13, 2019

Chiefs roll past Colts to reach AFC title game

The Kansas City Chiefs' defense had heard the chorus of critics all season long, the ones who claimed their sieve-like line and shaky backfield would spoil young superstar Patrick Mahomes and cost them a chance to chase their first Super Bowl appearance in decades. Well, ...