Sumo: Harumafuji Savors Sweet Taste Of Victory Sake After Big Win

Sumo: Harumafuji savors sweet taste of victory sake after big win

Yokozuna Harumafuji, who won his ninth career title at the just-ended Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, let his guard down to media after a hard-fought playoff bout against ozeki Goeido, allowing his dramatic come-from-behind victory to finally sink in.

"How delicious the sake tastes after you win," said Harumafuji in the traditional morning-after press conference on Monday.

Mlb: Dodgers' Darvish Pitches 7 Shutout Innings For 9th Win

MLB: Dodgers' Darvish pitches 7 shutout innings for 9th win

SAN FRANCISCO (Kyodo) -- Yu Darvish pitched three-hit ball over seven scoreless innings to pick up his ninth win this season as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Wednesday.

Darvish (9-12), who is 3-3 in seven starts since he was traded from the Texas Rangers to the Dodgers, retired the side in order from the third to sixth innings at AT&T Park and yielded just three singles to Hunter Pence, Nick Hundley and Jarrett Parker.

Sumo: Former Ozeki Kotoshogiku Surges To 4th Win In Tokyo

Sumo: Former ozeki Kotoshogiku surges to 4th win in Tokyo

Former ozeki Kotoshogiku cruised to his fourth win on Wednesday, the fourth day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.

With three yokozuna and one ozeki having pulled out of the competition, the fourth day of the 15-day tournament at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan dawned without a single member of sumo's top four ranks holding an unbeaten 3-0 record. It was the first time that had happened since January 2017.

Soccer: Usami Scores On Debut In Win For Dusseldorf

Soccer: Usami scores on debut in win for Dusseldorf

Japanese striker Takashi Usami scored on his debut for Fortuna Dusseldorf in a 3-2 win over Atsuto Uchida's Union Berlin in the German second division on Sunday.

Usami, who joined Dusseldorf on a one-year loan deal from first-division Augsburg last month, came off the bench in the 74th minute and equalized to make it 2-2 with six minutes left.

Rugby: Kobe Steel Remain Unbeaten Thanks To Win Over Nec

Rugby: Kobe Steel remain unbeaten thanks to win over NEC

Kobe Kobelco Steelers maintained their unbeaten start to the Japan Rugby Top League season Friday night, downing NEC Green Rockets 29-12 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground.

The victory ensures Jim McKay's side remain top of the Red Conference, but their inability to make more of their territorial advantage left them without a bonus point for scoring three more tries than their opponents.

Emil Frey Lexus Racing Contending For Gt Open Title After Third Win Of The Season

Emil Frey Lexus Racing Contending for GT Open Title After Third Win of the Season

The Emil Frey Racing team had a very successful International GT Open weekend with their Lexus RC F GT3 at Silverstone Circuit in England, with drivers Albert Costa & Philipp Frommenwiler finishing first in Saturday's race and third on Sunday.

The two podium finishes have pushed the Emil Frey team into third overall for the season with four races left on the schedule.

Baseball: 3 Hrs In 9th Give Baystars Dramatic Comeback Win Vs Carp

Baseball: 3 HRs in 9th give BayStars dramatic comeback win vs Carp

DeNA pulled off a minor miracle as Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, Jose Lopez and Toshiro Miyazaki hit back-to-back-to-back homers in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the BayStars a 6-5 victory over the Hiroshima Carp on Tuesday.

"By far the most exciting game this year," BayStars skipper Alex Ramirez said at Yokohama Stadium, where his team erased a three-run deficit with three swings to stun the Central League leaders.

High School Student Becomes Youngest To Win Japan's Top Amateur Go Title

High school student becomes youngest to win Japan's top amateur Go title

A second-year high school student has won the top amateur honor in the Japanese board game of Go, becoming the youngest to claim the amateur Honinbo title at the age of 17 years, 1 month.

Ryo Hayashi, representing Saitama Prefecture, won the final match of the 63rd all-Japan amateur Honinbo championship at the Nihon Ki-in (Japan Go Association) in Tokyo by defeating Gen Kogawa, 34, who was representing Aomori Prefecture. Previously the youngest to win the amateur Honinbo title was Ryunosuke Shibano, who did so two years ago at the age of 17 years, 8 months.

Febvre Celebrates First Race Win Of 2017 On The Podium

Febvre Celebrates First Race Win of 2017 on The PodiumMonster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing's Romain Febvre was a beam of light out on a track that is shadowed by a stunning rocky mountain - Uddevalla - as he celebrated his first race win of the season with a bottle of champagne on the second step of the podium. Jeremy Van Horebeek bounced back from an unlucky start to the weekend to finish sixth overall.

Soccer: Okazaki On Target Again, Leads Leicester To 1st Win Of Season

Soccer: Okazaki on target again, leads Leicester to 1st win of season

Japan international Shinji Okazaki struck again on Saturday, pacing Leicester City to their first win of the Premier League season, a 2-0 victory over Brighton.

Not a minute had gone by at King Power Stadium when Okazaki pounced on a loose ball in front of goal, after Maty Ryan spilled a shot from the left by Riyad Mahrez.

Soccer: Kashima Pad Out J-league Lead With Win Vs Shimizu

Soccer: Kashima pad out J-League lead with win vs Shimizu

Kashima Antlers wasted no time returning to winning ways as the J-League champions thumped Shimizu S-Pulse 2-0 to get a firmer grip on the lead Saturday.

After losing their first game under manager Go Oiwa last weekend, 3-1 to Kawasaki Frontale, Kashima defeated Shimizu in businesslike fashion at home behind goals from Leandro and Mu Kanazaki.

Baseball: Old Timer Kubo Rescues Eagles In Win Over Fighters

Baseball: Old timer Kubo rescues Eagles in win over Fighters

Journeyman right-hander Yuya Kubo got a pair of big strikeouts to preserve the lead as the Rakuten Eagles held off the Nippon Ham Fighters 6-5 on Wednesday night.

With runners on second and third, the 37-year-old Kubo found an extra gear to bail the Pacific League-leading Eagles out of a tough spot before 26,886 at Kobo Park Miyagi.

Baseball: Kikuchi Goes 8 Innings As Lions Extend Win Streak To 12

Baseball: Kikuchi goes 8 innings as Lions extend win streak to 12

Yusei Kikuchi overcame an awkward start to strike out 11 batters over eight innings as the Seibu Lions whipped the Rakuten Eagles 8-1, extending their win streak to 12 games.

Before 20,355 at MetLife Dome outside Tokyo, Kikuchi (11-4) stumbled covering first base on the game's first play, but showed no ill effects as he dominated the Eagles' lineup. The lefty allowed a run on three hits and a walk and hit a career-high 158 kilometers per hour (98 miles per hour) on a pitch to Zelous Wheeler in the fifth inning.