Kisenosato Dealt 1st Loss Of New Year 2017

Kisenosato dealt 1st loss of New Year 2017Ozeki Kisenosato was dealt his first loss of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, but yokozuna and closest rival Hakuho failed to take advantage when he was also sent to defeat on the ninth day of action Monday at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan.
Kisenosato, aiming for his first career Emperor’s Cup, was forced out by fellow ozeki Kotoshogiku, who had incentive of his own. He faces demotion if he fails to attain a winning record — and with six losses already, he could hardly afford another.
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Baseball: Ito, Hoshino, Hiramatsu Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Baseball: Ito, Hoshino, Hiramatsu inducted into Hall of FameCatcher Tsutomu Ito and pitchers Senichi Hoshino and Masaji Hiramatsu were inducted into Japan's Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday.
Ito, the catcher for the Seibu Lions' Pacific League dynasty of the 1980s and 1990s, was elected in the players division. The Lotte Marines skipper was named on 265 ballots, 79.6 percent of the 333 cast by reporters who have covered baseball for 15-plus years. A candidate must receive 75 percent of the valid ballots.
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Tennis: Nishikori Reaches Australian Open 2nd Round With Hard - Fought Win

Tennis: Nishikori reaches Australian Open 2nd round with hard-fought winWorld No. 5 Kei Nishikori was made to work hard by Andrey Kuznetsov Monday in a five-set 5-7, 6-1, 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-2 men's singles first-round victory at the Australian Open.
After making 18 unforced errors in dropping the first set to his Russian world No. 45 opponent, Nishikori regained his composure to win four straight games in the second set on the Hisense Arena hard court, appearing to turn the tide in his favor.
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Shimizu Eyes Karate’s Debut At 2020 Tokyo Games

Shimizu eyes karate’s debut at 2020 Tokyo GamesWith karate added to the Olympic program for the 2020 Tokyo Games, world champion Kiyo Shimizu watched the Rio de Janeiro Olympics with a different perspective than usual.
“As I was watching, I was asking myself what would I be feeling if I were on the Olympic stage. I thought, do Olympic athletes care about such and such? It became a good learning experience,” Shimizu said.
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Harumafuji Takes Another Tumble Jan 2017

Harumafuji takes another tumble Jan 2017Yokozuna Harumafuji is on shaky ground to start off the new year.
The yokozuna had a strong tachiai on Tuesday, but was unable to gain an advantage on No. 2 maegashira Shohozan, who stood his ground and eventually sent the Mongolian to his second loss in as many days on the third day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan.
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Port Hope Woman Finds Strength In Judo After A Drunk Driver Crash

Port Hope woman finds strength in judo after a drunk driver crashAfter a drunk driver crash left Port Hope resident Susan Sokol with a brain injury, her doctor advised her to quit her favourite sport — judo.
Not one to give up, Sokol returned to judo after years of recovery and went on to recently win an international title. Sokol, 52, returned from the World Veterans Judo Championship in Fort Lauderdale with a silver medal in her class.
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Share Our Passion: Stowmarket Judo Club

Share our passion: Stowmarket Judo ClubWant to try a new sport in 2017? Gail sings the praises of judo, where ‘the females always fight harder!’

Ealife: I’m a bit… ahem… more flabby than I ought to be. Does that rule me out?

Gail Aldous, Stowmarket Judo Club treasurer and welfare officer: No, not at all – all weights are catered for. Judo is a surprisingly tough and hard workout which would help with overall fitness for everyone.
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Legendary Karate Fighter, Film Star Willie Williams Conducts Local Seminar'

Legendary karate fighter, film star Willie Williams conducts local seminar'Kyokushin Karate World Champion Fighter and film star Willie Williams recently did a special “Kyokushin Karate Training Seminar” at The Jenkins Center in Murfreesboro.
Williams was invited to conduct this seminar by local Kyokushin Karate instructor Kenny Buffaloe. Williams and Buffaloe trained together under world renowned Karate master Shihan Shigeru Oyama of Japan, who recently passed. This made this training seminar even more special and Williams and Buffaloe dedicated it to the memory of their famous teacher.
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Sumo: Mongolian Yokozuna Off To Winning Start At New Year Tourney

Sumo: Mongolian yokozuna off to winning start at New Year tourneySumo's three Mongolian yokozuna had convincing wins on Sunday as the 15-day New Year Grand Sumo Tournament got under way before Japan's emperor and empress.
Kakuryu, who won his third career title in most-recent November tourney, was never troubled against Tochinoshin, latching onto a left overarm belt hold before sending the Georgian komusubi sprawling with a pulling throw for his 20th win in their career 21 meetings.
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Golf: Matsuyama 2nd Going Into Final Round At Tournament Of Champions

Golf: Matsuyama 2nd going into final round at Tournament of ChampionsJapan's world No. 6 Hideki Matsuyama played himself into contention at the SBS Tournament of Champions on Saturday, moving into second place two shots behind American Justin Thomas with 18 holes to play.
Matsuyama's 7-under 66 was the day's equal-best round, with the only blemish coming on the par-3 eighth hole where he carded a bogey. Otherwise, he was nearly flawless, particularly on the back nine where he shot five birdies, including a chip-in from the fringe of the 14th green.
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Cameron Flings Fujitsu To National Football Title

Cameron flings Fujitsu to national football titleRiding the accurate arm of quarterback Colby Cameron, the Fujitsu Frontiers regained the national title by rolling to a 30-13 victory over Kwansei Gakuin University in the Rice Bowl on Tuesday night at Tokyo Dome.
Cameron threw for three touchdowns, including a majestic 51-yarder to Teruaki Clark Nakamura, as Fujitsu extended the X-League’s dominance over the collegians in the national championship game to eight straight years and 22-12 overall.
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