Rizla Suzuki Back To Full Strength

Loris CapirossiRizla Suzuki MotoGP welcomes back Loris Capirossi from injury for this weekend's race in Japan, the first of three Grands Prix over as many weekends around the Pacific Ocean.

The first race of the trio tour sees the Rizla team heading to Suzuki's homeland of Japan for the Motegi Twin-Ring Grand Prix. Capirossi has an enviable record at the 4,801m Japanese circuit; he has won three MotoGP races and been on the podium a further three times.

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J. League Division 1 #24

Japan League Division #24Gamba stepped up their late title challenge with a victory in Kawasaki to go third, now only a point behind Kashima.

Nagoya were giving nothing away, though, fighting back to net five in the second half at Shimizu, including a Keiji Tamada hat trick. Nagoya are again seven points clear and now with only ten games left. At the other end, Omiya and Sendai both recorded important away wins to climb significantly closer to safety.
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Hakuho Secures Title

Hakuho ChampionWith his fourth consecutive title already in the bag, Hakuho unleashed his fury on Kotooshu to extend his winning streak to 61 bouts at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday.

It turned out to be an anticlimactic final after maegashira wrestlers Yoshikaze and Takekaze lost their respective bouts to fall out of the title race, but the lone yokozuna still made it a mouth-watering finale on the 14th day of action.

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K1 Fighting

K1 FightingK-1 is a world-wide kickboxing promotion based in Tokyo, Japan founded by Kazuyoshi Ishii, a former Kyokushin karate practitioner, and owned by the Fighting and Entertainment Group (FEG), who organize combat sport events in Japan, and around the world, that include events by the mixed martial arts promotion Dream.

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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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