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Andres Iniesta guides Vissel Kobe past FC Tokyo

Soccer / J. League Jun 15, 2019

Andres Iniesta guides Vissel Kobe past FC Tokyo

by Dan Orlowitz

After four no-shows at high-capacity stadiums in the greater Tokyo metropolitan area and just one Kanto appearance last October in Kawasaki, Andres Iniesta finally stood on a pitch in the capital in front of over 38,000 fans. Even Saturday's persistent rain stopped to take in ...

Swallows blow big lead, then rally past Lions

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 15, 2019

Swallows blow big lead, then rally past Lions

Takahiro Araki tied the game with a ninth-inning, pinch-hit RBI single, helping the Tokyo Yakult Swallows overturn a late deficit in their 6-5 interleague victory over the Seibu Lions on Saturday. The Swallows salvaged a win by beating Lions closer Tatsushi Masuda (3-1) after blowing ...

JRA bans horses over feed additive

More Sports / Horse Racing Jun 15, 2019

JRA bans horses over feed additive

The Japan Racing Association said Saturday it would exclude 156 horses from racing this weekend, an unprecedented number, after finding a prohibited substance in their feed additives. The JRA held its races as scheduled on Saturday, and will do likewise on Sunday with the remaining ...