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Collective unity behind Japan's remarkable run

Rugby Oct 14, 2019

Collective unity behind Japan's remarkable run

by Rich Freeman

The defining moment during Sunday's enthralling Rugby World Cup game between Japan and Scotland in Yokohama was not Kenki Fukuoka's superb second try. Nor was it any of the umpteen tackles put in by Luke Thompson or Ryoto Nakamura. It came 21 minutes into a ...

History-making Japan sheds reputation as easy opponent

Rugby Oct 14, 2019

History-making Japan sheds reputation as easy opponent

Japan qualified for the knockout stages of a Rugby World Cup for the first time Sunday on their ninth attempt, a remarkable achievement for a side that was regarded until recently as tournament pushovers. The Brave Blossoms, who won all four pool-stage games in the ...

Yuhana Yokoi wins women's bronze at Finlandia Trophy

Figure Skating Oct 14, 2019

Yuhana Yokoi wins women's bronze at Finlandia Trophy

Teenage figure skater Yuhana Yokoi won bronze at the Finlandia Trophy on Sunday, a day after Japanese compatriot Shoma Uno won the men's title in the ISU Challenger Series event in Espoo, Finland. Russian Alena Kostornaia, the 2018 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, landed a ...