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Ozeki Kisenosato beats Aminishiki

/ Jan 18, 2014

Ozeki Kisenosato beats Aminishiki

Ozeki Kisenosato kept his slim hopes for promotion alive, overpowering Aminishiki while undefeated yokozuna Hakuho continued to wreak havoc with a demolition of Toyohibiki on the seventh day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Hakuho, who is gunning for his 28th career ...

IOC chief Bach leaves door open for baseball at 2020 Games

Nov 20, 2013

IOC chief Bach leaves door open for baseball at 2020 Games

IOC president Thomas Bach said in an exclusive interview on Wednesday the possibility still exists for the inclusion of baseball and softball for the 2020 Tokyo Games. Making his first official visit to the Japanese capital after being elected president of the IOC, Bach said, ...

Nishikori, Raonic move into Rakuten Open quarterfinals

/ Oct 3, 2013

Nishikori, Raonic move into Rakuten Open quarterfinals

Reigning champion Kei Nishikori made quick work of Feliciano Lopez, walloping the Spaniard in a straight-sets victory Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Rakuten Japan Open. The world No. 13 Nishikori needed little over an hour to put away Lopez, 7-6 (7-4), 6-0 in ...

Marines rout new PL champion Eagles

/ Sep 27, 2013

Marines rout new PL champion Eagles

A night after breaking out the bubbly to celebrate their first ever Pacific League title, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles were understandably in need of a collective pick-me-up during a sluggish performance against the second-place Chiba Lotte Marines. Left-hander Takahiro Matsunaga (4-1) allowed four hits ...

JOC delegates in radiation spin control

Sep 5, 2013

JOC delegates in radiation spin control

What was to have been a resounding kickoff for the Tokyo 2020 bid with the International Olympic Committee's looming vote turns into a fencing match as bid chief Tsunekazu Takeda parries media questions about Fukushima.

BayStars stage wild comeback against Tigers

/ Aug 20, 2013

BayStars stage wild comeback against Tigers

Reality really is sometimes stranger than fiction, and the Yokohama BayStars proved it by overcoming a 7-0 deficit en route to a 9-8 victory over the Hanshin Tigers on Tuesday night. Pinch hitter Norihiro Nakamura hit a walk-off single in the ninth inning, Takayuki Kajitani ...

Swallows prevail over Carp in slugfest

/ Jul 12, 2013

Swallows prevail over Carp in slugfest

Kazuhiro Hatakeyama's three-run homer keyed a four-run second inning, the bullpen barely stitched things together after starter Masato Nakazawa imploded and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows held off the Hiroshima Carp 11-9 on Friday night. The Carp struck in the opening frame at Jingu Stadium. Yoshihiro Maru ...