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Hong Kong school students form human chain after weekend of protests

Asia Pacific Sep 9, 2019

Hong Kong school students form human chain after weekend of protests

Hundreds of uniformed school students, many wearing masks, formed human chains in districts across Hong Kong on Monday in support of anti-government protesters after another weekend of clashes in the Chinese-ruled city. Metro stations reopened after some were closed Sunday amid sometimes violent confrontations, although ...

Lone yokozuna Kakuryu earns second straight win

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 9, 2019

Lone yokozuna Kakuryu earns second straight win

Yokozuna Kakuryu defended the rank's honor by making quick work of rank-and-filer Hokutofuji at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday en route to his second straight win. Closing out the second day of action at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan, Kakuryu easily dispatched No. 1 maegashira ...

Sumo 101: Rikishi & social media

Sumo Sep 9, 2019

Sumo 101: Rikishi & social media

by John Gunning

At first glance, sumo can seem intransigently stuck in the past. Training consists mostly of repeating the exact same movements day after day with little regard for modern sports science or recovery, and both clothing and rituals remain unchanged from what they were centuries ago. Dig ...

Nadal outlasts Medvedev in epic 5-hour final

Tennis Sep 9, 2019

Nadal outlasts Medvedev in epic 5-hour final

Rafael Nadal's 19th Grand Slam trophy went from inevitable to suddenly in doubt in a thrill-a-minute U.S. Open final. What had all the makings of a coronation morphed into a real contest thanks to Nadal's opponent, Daniil Medvedev, a man a decade younger and appearing ...

Yokozuna Hakuho withdraws from Autumn Basho with broken finger

Sumo Sep 9, 2019

Yokozuna Hakuho withdraws from Autumn Basho with broken finger

Yokozuna Hakuho has withdrawn from the ongoing 15-day Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament with a broken finger, his stablemaster said Monday, following a shock opening-day loss to rank-and-filer Hokutofuji. The 34-year-old was aiming to win a record-extending 43rd top-division championship, but suffered a severe blow when ...