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Sunrockers cruise past Albirex

Basketball / B. League Mar 8, 2019

Sunrockers cruise past Albirex

by Ed Odeven

Frontcourt mates Robert Sacre and Ryan Kelly combined for 52 points as the Sunrockers Shibuya outplayed the visiting Niigata Albirex BB in Friday's B. League series opener. In the Sunrockers' 92-77 victory, Sacre put 27 points on the board, making 10 of 17 shots from ...

Athletes impressed with Tokyo 2020 boccia venue

Paralympics Mar 8, 2019

Athletes impressed with Tokyo 2020 boccia venue

Two athletes from Japan's Paralympic boccia team left with good impressions Friday after visiting the site of the Ariake Gymnastics Centre, the future venue for the sport at next summer's Tokyo Games. Hidetaka Sugimura and Takayuki Hirose, members of Japan's silver medal-winning mixed team at ...

Sunwolves face Blues with Super Rugby future at stake

Rugby Mar 8, 2019

Sunwolves face Blues with Super Rugby future at stake

The Sunwolves head into Saturday's game with the Blues at QBE Stadium, north of Auckland, knowing a second consecutive win on New Zealand soil could scupper attempts to have the side culled by next year. The Daily Telegraph in Australia reported Friday the Japanese franchise ...

Proposed new league presents issues for Japan

Rugby Mar 8, 2019

Proposed new league presents issues for Japan

by Rich Freeman

A World Rugby news release late Wednesday night from Dublin may have appeased some parties concerned by plans for a new worldwide league, but many questions remain as to how Japan will be affected. The sport's governing body was attacked from all sides last week ...