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'Terrace House' returns to Tokyo

TV | Wide Angle May 16, 2019

'Terrace House' returns to Tokyo

by Tom Hanaway

Netflix is ramping up its production of original Japanese content, including anime and live-action dramas, to please both domestic and overseas subscribers. But arguably its most important export is "Terrace House," the reality show that films three men and three women living together under ...

Trio tied for lead at Summer Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports May 16, 2019

Trio tied for lead at Summer Basho

Yokozuna Kakuryu and sekiwake Tochinoshin each won on Day 5 of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday to retain their share of the lead. Kakuryu overcame a spirited but short-lived effort from Bulgarian komusubi Aoiyama in the final bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan, whileTochinoshin bested ...

Sumo 101: Injuries

Sumo May 16, 2019

Sumo 101: Injuries

by John Gunning

One of the most surprising aspects of sumo for first-time watchers is the sheer violence of the sport. Notions of cuddly pandas gently belly bouncing each other out of the ring get blown away when the first thunderclap of a harite (roundhouse head slap) echoes ...

Bucks finish with a flourish, take Game 1

Basketball / NBA May 16, 2019

Bucks finish with a flourish, take Game 1

Down for most of the game, clearly rusty at times after nearly a full week off, the Milwaukee Bucks looked very much like a team in trouble. Until the fourth quarter. The team with the NBA's best record this season found its stride at the perfect ...

Knee injury forces Takakeisho out of Summer Basho

Sumo May 16, 2019

Knee injury forces Takakeisho out of Summer Basho

New ozeki Takakeisho has pulled out of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament due to a right-knee injury, the Japan Sumo Association said Thursday. The 22-year-old wrestler, promoted to the sport's second-highest rank for the 15-day tournament which began Sunday at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan, sustained the ...