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Tochigi pounds Kawasaki in playoff opener

Basketball / B. League Apr 26, 2019

Tochigi pounds Kawasaki in playoff opener

by Ed Odeven

The Tochigi Brex were locked in at both ends of the court on Friday night. The Brex offense fired on all cylinders in Game 1 of their B. League Championship quarterfinal series against the Kawasaki Brave Thunders. Coach Ryuzo Anzai's club buried 10 of 21 ...

Highlanders pulverize Sunwolves in Super Rugby beatdown

Rugby Apr 26, 2019

Highlanders pulverize Sunwolves in Super Rugby beatdown

The Sunwolves surrendered eight tries in a humiliating 52-0 Super Rugby defeat on Friday night to the New Zealand-based Highlanders. Playing in chilly rain at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground, the Sunwolves' pack was overpowered at every opportunity as the Highlanders' forwards made a mockery ...

Japan sets team for World Relays

More Sports / Track & Field Apr 26, 2019

Japan sets team for World Relays

by Kaz Nagatsuka

National record holder Yoshihide Kiryu and Asian Games silver medalist Ryota Yamagata will headline Japan's 44-athlete national team for the upcoming IAAF World Relays, the Japan Association of Athletics Federation announced on Friday. It will be the first time that Japan hosts the global relay-only ...

Naomi Osaka upbeat after victory over Hsieh Su-wei

Tennis Apr 26, 2019

Naomi Osaka upbeat after victory over Hsieh Su-wei

World No. 1 Naomi Osaka defeated Hsieh Su-wei 6-4, 6-3 in Stuttgart on Thursday to reach her first career clay court quarterfinal and admitted she had been left "depressed" after a "rough few months." Osaka, the U.S. and Australian Open champion, who lost to Taiwanese ...