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Yamaha hammers misfiring Canon in Top League

More Sports / Rugby Sep 24, 2017

Yamaha hammers misfiring Canon in Top League

Yamaha Jubilo ensured Canon Eagles' miserable start to the Japan Rugby Top League season continued Sunday as they hammered Yuki Imamura's side 69-21 in front of 18,279 at Oita Bank Dome. Canon — which was forced to install Imamura as head coach 10 days before ...

More Sports / Rugby Sep 3, 2017

Shining Arcs derail Liners for second win of season

Four second-half tries saw NTT Communications Shining Arcs win their second Japan Top League game of the season on Sunday, a 36-10 victory over Kintetsu Liners. Jumpei Ogura scored a try and kicked three conversions to earn man-of-the-match honors for the Shining Arcs, who improved ...

Civility penalizes Japan's refs

Lifestyle | WEEK 3 Sep 21, 2008

Civility penalizes Japan's refs

by Edan Corkill

My first reaction on hearing that a Japanese alliance of sports associations would hold a study weekend on international refereeing was that it was "too little — too late." After all, that very day a Cuban taekwondo fighter at the Beijing Olympics, Angel Valodia Matos, ...