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Swallows feast on Giants pitching in rout

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 25, 2019

Swallows feast on Giants pitching in rout

Tetsuto Yamada and Wladimir Balentien each hit a pair of home runs, while Norichika Aoki went 4-for-4, as the Tokyo Yakult Swallows hammered the Yomiuri Giants 11-2 on Thursday. Former major leaguer Albert Suarez got the win in his first start for the Swallows. The ...

Kei Nishikori cruises into Barcelona Open quarterfinals

Tennis Apr 25, 2019

Kei Nishikori cruises into Barcelona Open quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori swept into the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open with a 6-1 6-3 win over Felix Auger-Aliassime on Thursday. The seventh-ranked star, eliminated in the second round in Monte Carlo last week, broke the Canadian teenager, ranked 31st, in the opening game of the ...

Manchester City tops Manchester United, moves into first place

Soccer Apr 25, 2019

Manchester City tops Manchester United, moves into first place

Manchester City is closing in on another Premier League title. Manchester United is increasingly unlikely to even make the top four. In a derby match that highlighted the chasm that has formed between the two fierce rivals, City kept the destination of the title in ...

Cardinals' Adam Wainwright earns 150th victory

Baseball / MLB Apr 25, 2019

Cardinals' Adam Wainwright earns 150th victory

Adam Wainwright was warm enough on a cool day, allowing one run in six innings for his 150th career victory, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep. Last year's MVP, Christian Yelich, had most of ...

Hurricanes stun Capitals in Game 7 OT thriller

More Sports / Ice Hockey Apr 25, 2019

Hurricanes stun Capitals in Game 7 OT thriller

Justin Williams returned to the building that was the scene of his only Game 7 loss and left the ice relieved and redeemed after knocking off his old friends and defending Stanley Cup champions. The man who earned the "Mr. Game 7" moniker shook Alex ...

English proficiency to be required for Japan fencers

More Sports Apr 25, 2019

English proficiency to be required for Japan fencers

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japan Fencing Federation president Yuki Ota has been known as an innovator in the sport since taking over his leadership post in 2017. But he has recently hammered out another unprecedented, astounding initiative. On Thursday, the national governing body announced that an English proficiency exam will ...