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ONE Championship makes debut in Japan

More Sports Mar 31, 2019

ONE Championship makes debut in Japan

by Jason Coskrey

Before coming down the ramp for her fight, Mei Yamaguchi, in a nod to her surroundings at Ryogoku Kokugikan, did a brief shiko (where a sumo wrestler lifts his leg high and straight before stamping it down on the ground). Then, she made her way ...

Hakuho reveals muscle tear in upper right arm

Sumo Mar 31, 2019

Hakuho reveals muscle tear in upper right arm

Yokozuna Hakuho revealed Sunday he has a muscle tear in his upper right arm following an injury in the final bout of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament last week. "It will take time if I have surgery. I'll get stronger if I rest," Hakuho said ...

SeaHorses smash Grouses to remain in playoff hunt

Basketball / B. League Mar 31, 2019

SeaHorses smash Grouses to remain in playoff hunt

by Ed Odeven

After two wildly successful regular seasons, the SeaHorses Mikawa have experienced the normal ups and downs that teams endure during a long pro basketball season. Coach Kimikazu Suzuki's club completed a series sweep of the host Toyama Grouses on Sunday, winning 97-83. Now the SeaHorses (27-25) ...

Junya Ito scores in Genk's playoff opener against Anderlecht

Soccer Mar 31, 2019

Junya Ito scores in Genk's playoff opener against Anderlecht

Japanese forward Junya Ito scored for Belgian first-division side Genk in their 3-0 championship playoff win over Anderlecht at home on Saturday. Playing on the right wing at Luminus Arena, Ito intercepted a pass from Anderlecht keeper Thomas Didillon and whipped in a cross deep ...

Rui Hachimura's Gonzaga denied by Texas Tech

Basketball Mar 31, 2019

Rui Hachimura's Gonzaga denied by Texas Tech

Not even a game-high 22 points from Rui Hachimura could save No. 1-ranked Gonzaga's season as it was eliminated from the NCAA tournament at the elite-eight stage by Texas Tech on Saturday. The 75-69 loss means Hachimura, who was recently named a finalist for the ...

Japanese basketball granted host nation spots for Tokyo Olympics

Basketball Mar 31, 2019

Japanese basketball granted host nation spots for Tokyo Olympics

Both Japan's women's and men's basketball teams will compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after the sport's governing body decided Saturday to allocate them host nation qualification places. The decision, taken at a meeting in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, ends a long saga for Japanese ...

Yu Darvish allows 3 runs in 1st outing since May

Baseball / MLB Mar 31, 2019

Yu Darvish allows 3 runs in 1st outing since May

Yu Darvish had long since flopped in his return to Texas when former teammate Joey Gallo beat the Chicago Cubs with one swing. Gallo hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Rangers rallied for an 8-6 victory Saturday night, giving new manager ...