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Reds take big step toward Asian Champions League final

Soccer Oct 2, 2019

Reds take big step toward Asian Champions League final

Superb goals from Fabricio and Takahiro Sekine lifted J. League side Urawa Reds to a 2-0 semifinal first-leg win over China's Guangzhou Evergrande in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday. In a game more one-sided than the score thanks to tenacious and disciplined defending by ...

New Zealand crushes Canada 63-0 at Rugby World Cup

Rugby Oct 2, 2019

New Zealand crushes Canada 63-0 at Rugby World Cup

Refreshed after an 11-day break, New Zealand gave Canada a 63-0 thrashing that was expected in the Rugby World Cup on Wednesday. The gulf in class between the defending champion All Blacks and the last team to qualify for the tournament was always going to ...

Brave Blossoms play down comments on officiating

Rugby Oct 2, 2019

Brave Blossoms play down comments on officiating

by Rich Freeman

Japan defense coach Scott Hansen put aside reports that World Rugby has admitted the referee got three out of four offside calls wrong in the Brave Blossoms' 19-12 defeat of Ireland last weekend in Shizuoka, saying his team "were only looking forward." "Those looking back, ...

High school ace Roki Sasaki declares for NPB draft

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 2, 2019

High school ace Roki Sasaki declares for NPB draft

Flame-throwing high school pitcher Roki Sasaki said Wednesday he had registered for Nippon Professional Baseball's Oct. 17 draft and suggested he would play for any team that drafted him. The announcement, made during at a news conference in Iwate Prefecture, threw cold water on the ...

Keisuke Honda risks cheapening legacy

Soccer | From the Spot Oct 2, 2019

Keisuke Honda risks cheapening legacy

by Dan Orlowitz

Even in the prime of Keisuke Honda's career, there have been few in the Japanese soccer community who could claim to have a good understanding of what was going on in the mind of the enigmatic midfielder. After a series of increasingly erratic tweets in ...

Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi looks to turn up heat in 2020

Baseball / MLB Oct 2, 2019

Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi looks to turn up heat in 2020

With his first major league season barely in the books, lefty Yusei Kikuchi is already mapping out plans for his 2020 season with the Seattle Mariners. "I'm going back to the fastball," Kikuchi said recently. Kikuchi went 6-11 this year with a 5.46 ERA after signing ...

Ireland looks to regain footing against Russia

Rugby Oct 2, 2019

Ireland looks to regain footing against Russia

It is a game Ireland dares not lose and one in a sense it cannot "win" when it tries to revive its Rugby World Cup campaign against Russia on Thursday. Ireland's hopes of being crowned world champion for the first time suffered a setback with ...

Teen sensation Jordan Petaia tapped for Wallabies debut

Rugby Oct 2, 2019

Teen sensation Jordan Petaia tapped for Wallabies debut

Nineteen-year-old sensation Jordan Petaia is set to become Australia's youngest Rugby World Cup player after he got the nod on Wednesday for this weekend's game against Uruguay. Petaia was named on the left wing for his first cap on Saturday, after injuries wrecked his Super ...

Naturalized Sokokurai fought for JSA return

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Oct 2, 2019

Naturalized Sokokurai fought for JSA return

by John Gunning

One of the more interesting bits of news over the past month was the announcement that Arashio stable veteran Sokokurai had acquired Japanese nationality. By far the most successful of the 12 rikishi in sumo history to have hailed from mainland China, Sokokurai's switch leaves ...

Manager Hideki Kuriyama to remain with Fighters

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 2, 2019

Manager Hideki Kuriyama to remain with Fighters

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters agreed to a one-year contract with manager Hideki Kuriyama after the Pacific League club finished the 2019 season with a disappointing fifth-place finish. Next year will be Kuriyama's ninth season with the Sapporo-based club, making the 58-year-old's stint in the ...

Bayern Munich humiliates Tottenham

Soccer Oct 2, 2019

Bayern Munich humiliates Tottenham

Serge Gnabry scored four goals as Bayern Munich humiliated Tottenham 7-2 in the Champions League on Tuesday, the first time in club history that Spurs conceded seven at home in a major competition. Gnabry had never scored in the Champions League before netting all four ...