Tochinoshin's Mom, Hometown Cheer On Sumo Wrestler

Tochinoshin's mom, hometown cheer on sumo wrestler

Family members and neighbors gathered at sumo wrestler Tochinoshin's home in Mtskheta, in the Republic of Georgia, to watch his final bout in the summer tournament on Sunday.

Tochinoshin has cemented his promotion to the ozeki rank with 13 wins and 2 losses.

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Soccer Fans Welcome Iniesta In Kobe

Soccer fans welcome Iniesta in Kobe

Thousands of soccer fans in the Japanese city of Kobe have welcomed Spanish star player Andres Iniesta, who will soon play in Japan's professional soccer league, J-League.

About 8,200 supporters gathered at Noevir Stadium on Saturday to welcome Iniesta's joining the club, Vissel Kobe.

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Soccer Fans Welcomes Iniesta In Kobe

Soccer fans welcomes Iniesta in Kobe

Thousands of soccer fans in the Japanese city of Kobe have welcomed Spanish star player Andres Iniesta, who will soon play in Japan's professional soccer league, J-League.

About 8,200 supporters gathered at Noevir Stadium on Saturday to welcome Iniesta's joining the club, Vissel Kobe.

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Iniesta Attends Baseball Game In Tokyo

Iniesta attends baseball game in Tokyo

Spanish soccer midfielder Andres Iniesta has attended a baseball game in Tokyo played by a team under the firm that owns his new soccer club in Japan, Vissel Kobe.

Iniesta visited Tokyo Dome on Thursday with Hiroshi Mikitani, the CEO of online retailer Rakuten. Mikitani is the chairman of both the first-division J-League soccer club and pro baseball's Rakuten Golden Eagles.

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Police Probe Likely Over Foul In College Football

Police probe likely over foul in college football

NHK has learned that police have received a complaint about a serious foul committed during an American football match between 2 Japanese university teams.

During the May 6th game in Tokyo, a Nihon University defender tackled a Kwansei Gakuin University quarterback from behind after the player had thrown a pass. The quarterback suffered injuries that will take 3 weeks to heal.

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Tochinoshin Wins Big Battle

Tochinoshin wins big battle

The Japan NewsGeorgian sekiwake Tochinoshin won a battle of brute strength against Mongolian sekiwake Ichinojo to remain perfect through Sunday's halfway point of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.

Tochinoshin (8-0) withstood a forceful start-off that backed him up toward the bales, and worked his larger opponent back to the middle of the ring. A heavy-breathing Ichinojo (4-4) eventually found himself trying to push his way off the bales, but Tochinoshin wouldn't give ground and forced the Mongolian out.

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Vr Contest Simulates Moon Sports

VR contest simulates Moon sports

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and game developers have used virtual reality technology to simulate sports being played on the Moon.

More than 50 participants were divided into 14 teams for a contest held in Tokyo on Sunday. They used data provided by JAXA for their simulations of what it would be like to play sports on the Moon's surface.

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Maeda Has Consummate Begin, However L.a. Falls

Maeda has consummate begin, yet L.A. falls

The Associated PressANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kenta Maeda, Ross Stripling and Luis Avilan joined for six hitless innings, yet the Los Angeles Angels utilized a three-run seventh inning to beat the Dodgers 3-2 on Thursday night in the opener of the Freeway Series.

Maeda started with three flawless innings, Stripling hurled two hitless innings and afterward Avilan pitched an immaculate sixth.

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Giants Win Season Opener

Giants win season opener

The Japan News The Yomiuri Giants won their season opener on Friday, besting the Chunichi Dragons 6-2 at Tokyo Dome.

Shinnosuke Abe had a two-run grand slam in the main inning, and included a RBI single in the third inning to help the Giants begin off the season with a victory.

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Kisenosato Sidelined For 1 Month

Kisenosato sidelined for 1 month

The Yomiuri ShimbunYokozuna Kisenosato was found to have bolstered a muscle harm in his left shoulder that will require a period of therapeutic treatment, his enduring pro Tagonoura said Wednesday.

Despite the damage, the 30-year-old wrestler secured an enthusiastic battle against prominent misfortune triumph at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament — his first since being raised to the ordinary game's most lifted rank.

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Baseball: Cubs Consulting To Bring Kawasaki Back

Baseball: Cubs consulting to bring Kawasaki back

A day subsequent to discharging him, the Chicago Cubs are in talks with Japanese infielder Munenori Kawasaki in the expectations of re-marking him to an agreement, Cubs leader of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Wednesday.

Epstein addressed correspondents before the preseason diversion against the Oakland Athletics at Sloan Park and said there is a shortstop spot for the 35-year-old in Triple-An Iowa, and he is quick to perceive what choice Kawasaki comes to in the following few days.

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