Japan Grabs 3 Gold Medals

Haruna AsamiHosts Japan grabbed three out of four gold medals on offer at the world judo championships in Tokyo Sunday, with every previous title-holder falling along the way.

Haruna Asami won a shock victory over Tomoko Fukumi in the women's under-48kg final, while in the women's under-52kg, another all-Japanese affair, Yuka Nishida triumphed over Misaki Nakamura.
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Hakuho Invincible

Hakuho InvincibleInvincible Mongolian yokozuna demolished his sixth challenger in as many days to keep his share of the lead in the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday and tie the second-best winning streak in history.

Calm and collected, Hakuho came out slapping at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan arena and then twisted down No. 3 maegashira Kotoshogiku with a grab to the back of the neck

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J - League Division 1 #22

J-League #22Omiya have been struggling for goals this year but hit three beauties past Shimizu to climb out of the relegation zone.
Kyoto, too, heaved a collective sigh of relief after knocking three past Kobe, a result that lifted them off the bottom for the first time since May and pulled Kobe down into the spot vacated by Omiya.
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Hakuho Rankings For Autumn

SumoThe Japan Sumo Association announced the new rankings for the upcoming Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday in the wake of a lingering gambling scandal linked to organized crime in the national sport.
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Wakanohana I Passes Away

WakanohanaSumo's 45th Yokozuna, Wakanohana I, passed away today at the age of 82 in the Keio hospital in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward due to cancer in his kidneys.

The legendary Yokozuna's death sent shock waves through the sumo world.
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Sato Out For Two Months

Hisato SatoSanfrecce Hiroshima striker Hisato Sato will be sidelined for two months after undergoing surgery to repair a dislocated right shoulder, the J. League first-division club announced Friday.

Sato was injured during Wednesday's second leg of the Nabisco Cup quarterfinals. The Japanese international scored one and set up another in Hiroshima's 2-1 victory over Gamba Osaka.

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Grampus Maintain Lead

Grampus NagoyaNagoya Grampus took another step toward their first J-League championship by beating Montedio Yamagata 1-0 away on Sunday evening, opening up a seven-point lead at the top of the table.
World Cup striker Keiji Tamada scored the lone goal of the match at ND Soft Stadium in the first half as Nagoya pulled away from second-place
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