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Editorials May 24, 2019

Modi's mandate

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has his work cut out for him in his second term.

Many ways to enjoy Derby Day

More Sports / Horse Racing | Japanese Derby May 24, 2019

Many ways to enjoy Derby Day

On a sunny afternoon last Sunday, more than 60,000 people witnessed Loves Only You, ridden by Mirco Demuro, win the Japanese Oaks at Tokyo Racecourse in Fuchu. The race, 11th of the day's 12, was scheduled to start at 3:40 p.m, but fans filled ...

Asanoyama takes lead after judges reverse decision

Sumo / Basho Reports May 24, 2019

Asanoyama takes lead after judges reverse decision

Rank-and-file wrestler Asanoyama seized the sole lead at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday with a controversial win over sekiwake Tochinoshin, as Kakuryu dropped off the pace by losing to ozeki Takayasu. Yokozuna Kakuryu, who is aiming for a sixth top-level championship, dropped to ...

Sunwolves hope Amanaki Lelei Mafi can lead team to upset over Rebels

Rugby May 24, 2019

Sunwolves hope Amanaki Lelei Mafi can lead team to upset over Rebels

Amanaki Lelei Mafi will spearhead the Sunwolves attack against the Melbourne Rebels at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground on Saturday as the hosts look to play kingmaker in Super Rugby's Australian Conference. Mafi played 30 games over two seasons for the Rebels before leaving last ...

Marcello Lippi returning for second stint as China head coach

Soccer May 24, 2019

Marcello Lippi returning for second stint as China head coach

Marcello Lippi is set to return for a second stint in charge of China's national team as the country targets a place at the 2022 World Cup with qualification starting in September. The Chinese Football Association announced Friday that the 71-year-old Lippi, who guided Italy ...

Raptors push Bucks to brink with third straight victory

Basketball / NBA May 24, 2019

Raptors push Bucks to brink with third straight victory

Kawhi Leonard arrived in Toronto thinking he could pick up another championship to go with the one he already has. One more victory and he'll play for another ring. And dominant performances like he put up Thursday night are a big reason why. Leonard scored 35 ...

Sumo 101: Mongolians

Sumo May 24, 2019

Sumo 101: Mongolians

by John Gunning

Sumo might be Japan's national sport, but for most of the last two decades it has been dominated by Mongolians. From November 2002, when Ulaanbaatar native Asashoryu won his first Emperor's Cup, to January 2016, when Kotoshogiku broke a 10-year title drought for Japan-born rikishi, ...