Soccer: Halilhodzic Trusts Bunch Pioneers Will Wander Up Against Uae

Soccer: Halilhodzic trusts aggregate pioneers will wander up against UAE

Japan tutor Vahid Halilhodzic is certain his players can crush the loss of captain Makoto Hasebe for Thursday's basic World Cup qualifier away to the United Arab Emirates.

But the Franco-Bosnian coach declined to reveal who may take the skipper's armband when his side go searching for requital for their questionable 2-1 adversity to the UAE at home in their opening match in the last round in September.

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Kasai Reworks Claim Stamp As Most Seasoned To Make Podium

Kasai revamps possess check as most established to make platformVeteran Noriaki Kasai got back to better days by and by, modifying his own record for most established ski jumper to make a World Cup platform when he completed second at a meet Sunday in Vikersund.
Kasai, now 44 years 9 months, incorporated 448.0 focuses on hops of 239.5 and 241.5 meters to complete among the main three interestingly since March of a year ago. He additionally turned into the primary male Japanese jumper to arrive on the platform this season.
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Kisenosato Retaliates For Latest Loss

Kisenosato vindicates latest misfortuneWhen Kisenosato won the New Year competition with a 14-1 record, his exclusive imperfection went ahead the ninth day against then individual ozeki Kotoshogiku.
Now a yokozuna, Kisenosato proceeded with his rush a moment straight title by dealing with his enemy to remain undefeated on the ninth day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka on Monday.
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Kisenosato Keeps Record Unblemished

Kisenosato keeps record unblemishedYokozuna Kisenosato was the last to venture into the ring on the center day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka on Sunday. One of three yokozuna remaining, he finished the eighth day as one of two undefeated wrestlers.
Kisenosato hoped to have it simple by rapidly getting No. 3 maegashira Shohozan (1-7) on the edge, before the maegashira made what appeared to be a rebound. Shohozan got both hands on Kisenosato's belt, yet couldn't drive the greater man out of the ring. The yokozuna, detecting the risk, attempted to toss down Shohozan with his left arm. At the point when that didn't work, Kisenosato then attempted to toss down the maegashira with his right arm, at last prevailing to the endorsement of the crowd.
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Kisenosato Keeps Cool, Nabs 2nd Win

Kisenosato keeps cool, nabs 2nd winWith all eyes on Kisenosato, the new yokozuna made sure not to disappoint on the second day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka on Monday.
Kisenosato took on komusubi Shodai, conqueror of yokozuna Hakuho on the first day, and appeared to be in trouble early in the bout. The yokozuna was pushed to the edge of the ring, but then set his feet to gain leverage, pushing back with authority. Turning the tables, Kisenosato sent Shodai (1-1) flying out of the ring for his second win.
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Ito Soars To Victory In Cup Finale

Ito soars to victory in Cup finaleYuki Ito led a Japanese one-two finish in the last round of the women’s ski jumping World Cup on Sunday.
Ito posted the longest jump of the day with 130 meters on the renowned Holmenkollbakken hill as she won with a total score of 258.7 points from two rounds.
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Athletics: Debutant Ando Runs Japan's 4th Fastest Female Marathon

Athletics: Debutant Ando runs Japan's 4th fastest female marathonYuka Ando made a sensational start to her marathon career Sunday, crossing the Nagoya Women's Marathon finish line second to punch her ticket to this summer's world athletics championships.
Ando set a time of 2 hours, 21 minutes, 36 seconds -- the fourth fastest in history by a Japanese woman, and the fastest ever by a first-time female Japanese marathon runner.
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Baseball: Kokubo To Lean Heavily On Sugano Against Cuba

Baseball: Kokubo to lean heavily on Sugano against CubaThe day after an exhausting 11-inning World Baseball Classic marathon, Samurai Japan manager Hiroki Kokubo said his plan for Tuesday's game against Cuba will be to get a big start from Tomoyuki Sugano.
Kokubo's team remained unbeaten in the tournament with its 8-6 win over the Netherlands in their second-round opener at Tokyo Dome on Sunday. But the perfect record meant little to Kokubo, whose only sure route to the final round in Los Angeles is a perfect 3-0 record in Pool E. The quarterfinal pool in Tokyo also includes Israel, a 4-1 winner over Cuba on Sunday.
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Hakuho Aims To Steal Back Spotlight

Hakuho aims to steal back spotlightAs Kisenosato makes his debut at sumo’s top rank today at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka, fellow yokozuna Hakuho is ready to steal the spotlight that had previously shone so brightly on him.
The tournament is the first in 17 years with a quartet of yokozuna in the rankings. Hakuho has held the rank for nearly 10 years since earning promotion following the Summer tournament in 2007.
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Darvish Says Elbow Back To Normal

Darvish says elbow back to normalTexas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish said he is no longer having strange feelings in his elbow when he starts throwing again in a new inning or game.
Darvish returned to the Rangers’ rotation late last May after missing all of the 2015 season following Tommy John surgery during spring training two years ago. He said Tuesday after his latest spring training start that he feels he’s progressing very well this spring.
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