Kisenosato triumphs on opening day at Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament

Ozeki Kisenosato kick-started his bid for promotion to yokozuna with a comfortable win over Mitakeumi on Sunday, the opening day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Kisenosato was all business against the top-ranked maegashira — a former amateur yokozuna who posted an impressive 11-4 mark at the Summer Basho in May — setting himself up […]

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Brazilian striker Lopes to join Sanfrecce

Sanfrecce Hiroshima have agreed to sign Brazilian striker Anderson Lopes on loan from Tombense, the J. League champions announced on Sunday. Lopes will be counted on to plug the hole that will be left by Arsenal-bound Takuma Asano, who plays his final game for Hiroshima on July 17. Lopes’ deal is pending a medical, and […]

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Murray tops Raonic to claim second Wimbledon title

Andy Murray’s first Wimbledon championship was for his country. This one was for Andy Murray. Dulling big serves with quick-reflex returns, conjuring up daring passing shots and playing impressively mistake-free tennis all the while, Murray beat Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-2) on Sunday for his second trophy at the All England Club and […]

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Giants’ Aikawa comes through in clutch against BayStars

Ryoji Aikawa delivered a tiebreaking, three-run double to lift the Yomiuri Giants to a come-from-behind 10-7 Central League win over the Yokohama BayStars on Sunday afternoon. Before 44,017 at Tokyo Dome, the Giants bullpen stemmed the tide after Yokohama scored seven runs over the first four innings before catcher Seiji Kobayashi’s three-run homer tied it […]

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