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To finish up, a five-point wrap-up of big stories from the world of sport as seen from Japan:

Sungoliath v Wild Knights Highlights | GRAND FINAL | TOP LEAGUE 2021 | STAN SPORT AUSTRALIA
Sungoliath v Wild Knights Highlights | GRAND FINAL | TOP LEAGUE 2021 | STAN SPORT AUSTRALIA
  • The Washington Wizards showed their ability to bounce back Thursday with a blowout 142-115 win over the Indiana Pacers that sent them into the playoffs. Rui Hachimura scored 18, grabbing four rebounds and recording two assists.
  • Shogo Nakamura did the bulk of the damage against Masahiro Tanaka and the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles’ bullpen Saturday, paving the way for a 3-1 Chiba Lotte Marines win that knocked their opponents off the top of the Pacific League standings.
  • For nearly three years, Urawa Reds fans have waited for a chance to see Vissel Kobe captain Andres Iniesta in the flesh. On Saturday, 4,917 got their chance, but it was Urawa that came away victorious, overcoming an error-strewn first half to win 2-0, writes Dan Orlowitz.

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