Scotland runs over Georgia in Six Nations warmup

Rugby Oct 24, 2020

Scotland runs over Georgia in Six Nations warmup

Scotland warmed up for its Six Nations finale by pushing around Georgia in a 48-7 rout in an empty Murrayfield on Friday. The first test in the northern hemisphere since March saw Scotland score eight tries, three of them off lineout drives. The set-piece and ...

Undervalued Gagamaru has had solid career in raised ring

Sumo Mar 9, 2020

Undervalued Gagamaru has had solid career in raised ring

by John Gunning

To date, four men from the country of Georgia have become sumo wrestlers in Japan. One (Tochinoshin) has been an ozeki, two (Kokkai and Gagamaru) reached komusubi and the fourth (Tsukasaumi — the younger brother of Kokkai) left the professional ranks while still in the ...

U.S. says Russia breaking Open Skies Treaty on military flights

World Mar 5, 2020

U.S. says Russia breaking Open Skies Treaty on military flights

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper accused Russia Wednesday of violating the Open Skies Treaty designed to improve transparency and confidence between the militaries of the two superpowers. Esper told a congressional hearing Russia had been blocking the United States from conducting flights over the Baltic ...

Kokkai helped European rikishi arrive in sumo world

Sumo | Rikishi Files Jan 19, 2020

Kokkai helped European rikishi arrive in sumo world

by John Gunning

The first rikishi whose place of origin was listed as somewhere outside Japan was Hiraga, who joined professional sumo in 1934. Three decades later, Jesse Kuhaulua became the first wrestler of non-Japanese descent in ōzumō (professional sumo). It took almost another half-century for the first European ...

Wales looks to put past behind as it faces Georgia

Rugby Sep 22, 2019

Wales looks to put past behind as it faces Georgia

by Rich Freeman

Wales will look to put its rollercoaster start to the Rugby World Cup behind it Monday when it take on Georgia in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture. From the thrill of having 15,000 watch them train in Kitakyushu to the despair of seeing assistant coach Rob Howley ...

World / Social Issues Apr 19, 2019

Runaway Saudi sisters get help offer from Georgia

Two Saudi sisters who fled their country and appealed for international protection earlier this week saying their lives would be at risk if they were to return to the conservative kingdom got an offer of help from Georgia on Thursday. Immigration authorities in the former ...