Baseball: Maeda Gets Win As Dodgers' Streak Hits 11

Baseball: Maeda gets win as Dodgers' streak hits 11

Japanese right-hander Kenta Maeda claimed his eighth win of the season as the Los Angeles Dodgers topped the Chicago White Sox 9-1 on Wednesday in a game that was called in the top of the eighth inning because of rain.

Maeda (8-4) allowed one run, on a first-inning homer to Melky Cabrera. The hurler gave up five hits in five innings, while fanning three and walking one.

Hakuho Ties Kaio With Record 1,047 Wins

Hakuho ties Kaio with record 1,047 wins

In sumo, Yokozuna grand champion Hakuho has tied the record for the number of career victories.

The Mongolian marked his 1,047th win by beating Sekiwake-ranked Tamawashi, who is also from Mongolia, at the Grand Sumo Tournament in Nagoya on Thursday.

Honda Gets 1st Look At New Mexican Home

Honda gets 1st look at new Mexican home

AFP PACHUCA, Mexico (AFP-Jiji) — Japan international Keisuke Honda surprised journalists by speaking passable Spanish as he gave his debut press conference Tuesday at his new club, Mexico's Pachuca.

The 31-year-old, who signed with the Mexican first-division club last week after a three-year stint at AC Milan, amused sports reporters covering his arrival in Mexico by greeting them with a nearly accentless "Hola a todos" (hello everyone).

Japan Synchro Team Grabs World Bronze

Japan synchro team grabs world bronze

The Yomiuri Shimbun BUDAPEST — The medals had seemed within reach, only for the Japanese synchronized swimmers to keep coming up short.

Finally, with a third-place finish in the team technical routine on Tuesday, Japan got its hands on its first medal five days into the world aquatics championships in Budapest.

Baseball: Scheduled Yomiuri Starter Yamaguchi Withdrawn Over Incident

Baseball: Scheduled Yomiuri starter Yamaguchi withdrawn over incident

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Pitcher Shun Yamaguchi, who had been scheduled to start for the Yomiuri Giants in their away game against the Chunichi Dragons on Tuesday, was withdrawn over suspicions of his involvement in an incident of violence last week, according to the Central League ballclub.

The right-hander is suspected of having damaged a door and injured a security guard at a Tokyo hospital where he visited after sustaining a wound on the back of his throwing hand with glass while dining at a restaurant, the team said.

Soccer: Honda Hopes To Make Mark At New Club Pachuca

Soccer: Honda hopes to make mark at new club Pachuca

PACHUCA, Mexico (Kyodo) -- Japan international midfielder Keisuke Honda said Tuesday he hopes to be a useful addition at his new club, Mexico's Pachuca, after he was unveiled as a member of the squad.

"I am happy to be a member of the team and hope I can help as much as possible," Honda told a press conference in Spanish.

Athletics: Sato Wins 2nd Gold At World Paras

Athletics: Sato wins 2nd gold at World Paras

LONDON (Kyodo) -- Japan's Tomoki Sato captured his second gold medal of the World Para Athletics Championships on Tuesday by winning the men's 400 meter T52 wheelchair race in a meet record of 56.78 seconds.

Sato added to the gold medal he won in the 1,500 meters on Sunday, coming from behind in the last 50 meters to beat Rio Paralympic champion Raymond Martin of the United States. Japan's Hirokazu Ueyonabaru was third.

Baseball: Kuwahara Pushes Baystars Past Swallows

Baseball: Kuwahara pushes BayStars past Swallows

Masayuki Kuwahara smashed a tie-breaking, two-run, eighth-inning triple on Wednesday, lifting the DeNA BayStars to a 5-3 win over the Yakult Swallows.

Before 28,939 at packed Yokohama Stadium, the BayStars overcame three solo homers by the Swallows, tying it 3-3 in the seventh on a Yoshitomo Tsutsugo RBI single.

Sumo: Hakuho Crashes To 1st Defeat But Still Leads In Nagoya

Sumo: Hakuho crashes to 1st defeat but still leads in Nagoya

Mongolian grand champion Hakuho crashed to a shock first defeat at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday, but still managed to hold onto sole possession of the lead with four days of the meet remaining.

Hakuho (10-1) was widely expected to keep his flawless record intact and match former ozeki Kaio's all-time wins record of 1,047 in the day's finale at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium.

Baseball: Peguero Homers, Karashima Solid As Eagles Down Fighters

Baseball: Peguero homers, Karashima solid as Eagles down Fighters

Designated hitter Carlos Peguero struck a solo homer as he went 3-for-5 with two RBIs to help the Rakuten Eagles beat the Nippon Ham Fighters 5-1 on Tuesday.

Starter Wataru Karashima (7-4) limited Nippon Ham to one run on four hits and two walks over six innings, and three relievers combined to keep the defending Japan Series champion scoreless and claim Rakuten's fifth straight win.

Sumo: Hakuho Gets 1,046th Win, One Shy Of Kaio's All-time Record

Sumo: Hakuho gets 1,046th win, one shy of Kaio's all-time record

Yokozuna Hakuho collected his 1,046th career win Tuesday as he edged rank-and-file grappler Chiyoshoma to stay perfect at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament.

The Mongolian grand champion notched his 10th win in as many days of the 15-day tourney to grab sole possession of second place on the all-time ranking, surpassing late yokozuna Chiyonofuji and moving within one of former ozeki Kaio's record.

Mlb: Cubs' Uehara Blows Save But Gets Win

MLB: Cubs' Uehara blows save but gets win

BALTIMORE, Maryland (Kyodo) -- Japanese right-hander Koji Uehara blew the save but ended up with the win as the Chicago Cubs edged the Baltimore Orioles 9-8 after a rain delay Friday.

With the Cubs up 8-6 in the eighth, Uehara (3-4) came on as the sixth of seven pitchers to take the mound in the first game after the All-Star break.