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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 ...

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 ...