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Source: Japan Times

Ōsaka :: Japan | updated 2014-03-16 07:49:54 -0700 | sports-news

Eleventh-ranked Egyptian maegashira Osunaarashi kept pace with the yokozuna duo of Hakuho and Harumafuji with a seventh consecutive win at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Osunaarashi, sumo's first wrestler from Africa, outsmarted 14th-ranked Masunoyama (4-3) after the tachiai...
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Ōsaka :: Japan | updated 2014-03-17 07:52:22 -0700 | sports-news

Promotion-chasing Kakuryu kept front-running yokozuna duo Hakuho and Harumafuji in his sights with an eighth win against Takayasu at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Kakuryu stood his ground as Takayasu attempted a throw after getting a firm grip...
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Ōsaka :: Japan | updated 2014-03-27 09:17:09 -0700 | sports-news

Freestyle skier Aiko Uemura signed off in style Thursday by winning her last competitive event before she calls time on her career. The 34-year-old Uemura, who won the overall World Cup crown during the 2007-2008 season, won her eighth moguls...
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Ōsaka :: Japan | updated 2014-02-28 19:23:48 -0800 | sports-news

Japan (AP) Uruguay forward Diego Forlan says he had no hesitation about taking his career to Japan where he will become the most high-profile player in the J-League in decades. The 34-year-old Forlan was introduced on Wednesday as the newest...
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Ōsaka :: Japan | updated 2014-03-13 01:34:44 -0700 | sports-news

Kakuryu got his yokozuna bid back on track after the previous day's defeat with a comfortable win against former ozeki Kotooshu at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Yokozuna Hakuho and Harumafuji, meanwhile, were in demolition mode to feature...
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Ōsaka :: Japan | updated 2014-03-05 04:52:32 -0800 | sports-news

League first-division side Cerezo Osaka announced Wednesday that defender Kota Fujimoto will be out of action for four weeks after suffering an injury in training. The 27-year-old Fujimoto suffered damage to the triceps muscle in his left calf during practice...
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Ōsaka :: Japan | updated 2014-04-16 06:11:59 -0700 | sports-news

Nippon Professional Baseball's two leagues will adopt a unique twist on the designated hitter rule during this year's interleague play, it was learned Wednesday from informed sources. For the 10th season of the spring event that sees each club play...
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Ōsaka :: Japan | updated 2014-03-18 06:54:11 -0700 | sports-news

The three-way race for the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament title remained intact on Tuesday as each yokozuna improved to 10-0 and ozeki Kakuryu moved to 9-1 on the 10th day of competition at Bodymaker Colosseum. Yokozuna Hakuho needed just 2.2...
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Ōsaka :: Japan | updated 2014-03-18 06:04:03 -0700 | sports-news

Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich is expected to miss the rest of the regular season after having an operation on a groin muscle. The Capitals announced Monday on Twitter that Laich underwent a successful procedure to release a tight adductor,...
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Ōsaka :: Japan | updated 2014-03-12 16:50:35 -0700 | sports-news

The Japan Times features periodic interviews with players in the bj-league. D'Andre Bell of the Osaka Evessa is the subject of this week's profile. Position: Guard Age: 26 Ht: 198 cm Wt: 98 kg Hometown : Los Angeles College: Georgia...
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Ōsaka :: Japan | updated 2014-02-28 02:15:59 -0800 | sports-news

Feb 28, 2014 Sumo currently exists in two forms around the world. Most famous, of course, is the Tokyo-based professional sport led by yokozuna Hakuho, et al. However, the amateur version, often termed amasumo in abbreviated form, is of interest...
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Ōsaka :: Japan | updated 2014-03-23 05:58:37 -0700 | sports-news

Kakuryu defeated rival ozeki Kotoshogiku to capture his first career championship on the final day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament Sunday, defying the odds to all but secure his promotion to sumo's highest rank of yokozuna. The Mongolian-born rikishi...
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Ōsaka :: Japan | updated 2014-03-21 05:01:48 -0700 | sports-news

The Spring Grand Sumo Tournament took a twist on Friday when both yokozuna Harumafuji and Hakuho suffered defeats, throwing the door wide open in the title race with just two days remaining. Hakuho and promotion-chasing ozeki Kakuryu moved into a...
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Ōsaka :: Japan | updated 2014-03-28 04:50:08 -0700 | sports-news

Mar 28, 2014 In the days since he defeated fellow ozeki Kotoshogiku to win his first makunouchi championship at the Haru Basho in Osaka on Sunday March 23, new Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu has been getting used to the helter-skelter off...
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Ōsaka :: Japan | updated 2014-04-14 08:30:41 -0700 | sports-news

Every team faces some type of adversity, be it large or small, over the course of the season. That time comes earlier for some than others, and right now, the Tokyo Yakult Swallows are almost in the throes of tough...
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