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Sara Dosho, Keisuke Otoguro win Olympic selection playoffs

More Sports Mar 8, 2020

Sara Dosho, Keisuke Otoguro win Olympic selection playoffs

Sara Dosho will wrestle for a second straight Olympic gold medal at the Tokyo Games this summer after winning a selection playoff Sunday for the women's 68-kg freestyle. The Rio de Janeiro Games 69-kg champion earned the right to represent Japan on home soil in ...

Hakuho victorious on Day 1 in front of empty arena

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 8, 2020

Hakuho victorious on Day 1 in front of empty arena

Hakuho made a winning start to the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday, overpowering Endo at an empty Edion Arena Osaka. The 15-day tournament is taking place behind closed doors after the Japan Sumo Association earlier this month made the unprecedented decision to keep out ...

Lightweight Terao defied odds in long career

Sumo Mar 8, 2020

Lightweight Terao defied odds in long career

by John Gunning

Sumo is an extremely physical sport with injury an ever-present risk for its participants. Blown-out knees or other wrecked joints have stymied many promising careers. Anyone who manages to survive for 10 years has likely overcome serious injury at some point. Sticking around for a full ...

Takefusa Kubo goal seals key victory for Mallorca

Soccer Mar 8, 2020

Takefusa Kubo goal seals key victory for Mallorca

Takefusa Kubo netted his third goal of the season and helped struggling Mallorca secure a 2-1 away victory over Eibar in the Spanish first division on Saturday. After Dani Rodriguez's stunning free kick put the visitors up just before the break at Ipurua Municipal Stadium, ...