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Strong outside shooting carries Japan past Belgium

Basketball May 31, 2019

Strong outside shooting carries Japan past Belgium

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japan kept hitting shots from beyond the 3-point line and tamed Belgium 91-75 in the first game of their two-game exhibition series at Adastria Mito Arena on Friday night. Newcomer Saki Hayashi knocked down five 3-pointers in a 19-point performance to lead the Akatsuki Five. ...

Veteran coaches worry about future of Japanese rugby

Rugby May 31, 2019

Veteran coaches worry about future of Japanese rugby

by Rich Freeman

Two leading coaches believe the Japan Rugby Football Union does not understand just how much of an impact this year's Rugby World Cup will have and say the policies currently in place will see rugby here suffer greatly following the tournament. Jake White, who led ...

Pele, Barack Obama discuss world affairs in Brazil

Soccer May 31, 2019

Pele, Barack Obama discuss world affairs in Brazil

Pele met with former U.S. president Barack Obama in Sao Paulo Thursday where the pair discussed how "to make the world better," the Brazilian soccer legend said on Twitter. Weeks after surgery to remove a kidney stone, a healthy-looking Pele smiled and clutched Obama's hand ...