Soccer: Kawasaki Beat Muangthong, Kashima Lose To Guangzhou In Acl Last 16

Soccer: Kawasaki beat Muangthong, Kashima lose to Guangzhou in ACL last 16

Kawasaki Frontale scored a resounding 3-1 victory over Muangthong United in the first leg of the Asian Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday.

After Teerasil Dangda handed the hosts the lead in the third minute of first-half injury time, Kawasaki captain and reigning J-League MVP Kengo Nakamura, Yu Kobayashi and Hiroyuki Abe netted three unanswered goals in the second half.

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Olympics: Tokyo, Pyeongchang, Beijing Consider Torch Relay Exchange

Olympics: Tokyo, Pyeongchang, Beijing consider torch relay exchange

The organizing committees of the next three Olympic Games -- Pyeongchang, Tokyo and Beijing -- have been in talks about exchanging runners for their torch relays as a symbolic gesture of peace, Tokyo Games organizers said Tuesday.

Yukihiko Nunomura, Tokyo COO, said the hosts of the 2018, 2020 and 2022 Olympics were asked by the International Olympic Committee about the three countries cooperating on some level.

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Olympics: Kids To Vote On 2020 Mascot To Be Announced In March

Olympics: Kids to vote on 2020 mascot to be announced in March

The winning design of the public competition for the official mascot of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be announced in March next year with elementary school children having a say in the judging, the games' organizing committee said Monday.

The winner of the competition, whose entry period is from Aug. 1 to 14, will receive a prize of 1 million yen ($9,000) and an invitation to the opening ceremonies of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Boxing: Murata Hints At Continuing Career After Controversial Defeat

Boxing: Murata hints at continuing career after controversial defeat

After seeing his debut world title bout end in controversy on Saturday against Hassan N'Dam, London Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata believes there is some unfinished business in his career.

"After London I felt I've done enough after winning the gold, but I'm not feeling like that this time," Murata, who lost a split decision to the Frenchman in the WBA middleweight fight, said Monday.

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Soccer: Honda's Difficult Time At Ac Milan To Finish At Season's End

Soccer: Honda's difficult time at AC Milan to finish at season's end

Japanese midfielder Keisuke Honda said on Twitter on Sunday he will be departing AC Milan at the end of the season, bringing to an end a difficult stint at the Italian giants characterized by frustratingly limited playing time.

But the 30-year-old Japan international refused to go quietly, scoring his first -- and probably last -- goal of the Serie A season as AC Milan beat Bologna 3-0 at the San Siro on Sunday. His last game in Milan's famous black and red strip will come against Cagliari on May 28.

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Soccer: 15 - Yr - Old Kubo Stars As Japan Win U - 20 World Cup Opener

Soccer: 15-yr-old Kubo stars as Japan win U-20 World Cup opener

Former Barcelona youth prodigy Takefusa Kubo came off the bench and set up Ritsu Doan's winner as Japan came from behind to defeat South Africa 2-1 on Sunday in their Group D opener at the U-20 World Cup.

Grant Margeman handed South Africa the lead in the seventh minute but Koki Ogawa leveled three minutes after the break, and the 59th-minute introduction of the 15-year-old Kubo had a telling impact.

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Sumo: Hakuho, Harumafuji Still Tied For Lead At Summer Sumo

Sumo: Hakuho, Harumafuji still tied for lead at Summer sumo

Hakuho put on another sumo clinic on Sunday to stay unbeaten and tied for the lead with fellow Mongolian grand champion Harumafuji after eight days of action at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament.

Hakuho oozed class in his bout against struggling Kotoshogiku (1-7) at Ryogoku Kokugikan, quickly taking the sekiwake down with a textbook pulling overarm throw to move to 8-0 at the 15-day meet in Tokyo.

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Gymnastics: Uchimura Wins 9th Nhk Cup, Books Worlds Berth With Shirai

Gymnastics: Uchimura wins 9th NHK Cup, books worlds berth with Shirai

Kohei Uchimura secured his ninth straight individual all-around title at the NHK Cup on Sunday, clinching a place in the world championships from late September in Montreal along with runner-up Kenzo Shirai.

Uchimura, two-time Olympic gold medalist in the event, trailed Shirai by 0.500 point heading into the final high bar but Shirai could only post 13.950 and Uchimura took full advantage, scoring 14.800 to overtake him by 0.350.

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Boxing: Wba President Demands Rematch Of Murata - N'dam Fight

Boxing: WBA President demands rematch of Murata-N'Dam fight

WBA President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza said Sunday that he will order a rematch of the middleweight title fight between Ryota Murata and Hassan N'Dam after the bout ended in controversy.

A night after N'Dam won a split decision over the Japanese London Olympic gold medalist, Mendoza took to Twitter to say he had Murata as the winner, and apologized for the outcome that left Murata shell-shocked in the ring.

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Baseball: Tanaka Rocked Again, This Time By Rays For 6 Runs, 4 Hrs

Baseball: Tanaka rocked again, this time by Rays for 6 runs, 4 HRs

Masahiro Tanaka was roughed up for the second straight start Saturday, allowing six earned runs and three home runs in just three innings as the New York Yankees went down 9-5 against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Coming off the worst outing of his major league career in which he was hit around for eight runs and chased in the second, Tanaka gave up a homer to the first batter he faced in the game, Corey Dickerson.

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