Hakuho Wins 5th Emperor's Cup

Hakuho wins Emperor's CupHakuho captured his fifth consecutive title on Sunday, defeating rank-and-filer Toyonoshima in a playoff on the final day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.

The Mongolian grand champion, who rebounded from the devastation of failing to tie yokozuna great Futabayama’s all-time wins streak of 69 bouts, was cooler than ice in his final match of the year after both wrestlers ended regulation with 14-1 records at Fukuoka Kokusai Center.

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Hakuho Passes Kakuryu

Hakuho Passes KakuryuAfter a day of playing the "The Great Houdini" followed by a sluggish performance, Hakuho was back to his terrorizing self, demolishing Kakuryu to remain in a share of the lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday.

The lone Mongolian yokozuna improved to 10-1, leaving him in a tie with Estonian ozeki Baruto, ozeki Kaio and rank-and-filer Toyonoshima with four days remaining at the 15-day meet.

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Football Japan Reaches Final

Football Japan reaches finalJapan’s U-21s reached the Men’s Final in Guangzhou by coming from behind to beat Iran 2-1 in the semi-final of the Asian Games.

Having gone behind very early , they had to show a big gamer to come back and take the place in the Final thanks to goals from Kota Mizunuma and Kensuke Nagai .

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Japan Winning Start In Rugby

Japan make winning start in RugbyHot-favourites Japan smashed Mongolia 55-0 to get the defence of their men’s title off to an easy start on Sunday as women’s rugby sevens made its long-awaited bow at the Asian Games.

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Japan Wins 2 Equestrian Golds

Japan wins 2 equestrian goldsJapan's Kenki Sato completed a golden double in the men's equestrian eventing competition with victory in the individual discipline on Saturday, but Beijing Olympic silver medal-winning fencer Yuki Ota had to make do with a bronze in the men's individual foil event at the Asian Games.

Sato helped Japan take the team gold before going on to triumph with 42.30 points ahead of South Korea's Cheon Jai Sik (47.10) and Japanese teammate Yoshiaki Oiwa (47.80).

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Gran Naniwa Japanese Wrestler

Gran Naniwa Japanese WrestlerGran Naniwa , born on February 15th 1977 , was a Japanese professional wrestler.

Naniwa was known for his comedic performances and outrageous attire while performing mannerisms of crabs, which was reflected upon in the design of his wrestling mask.

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Hakuho Keeps The Pase At Kyushu

Hakuho keeps the pase at KyushuYokozuna Hakuho showed no mercy as he ripped through Kitataiki to remain among the front-runners at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday.

On the day he would have matched the all-time wins streak of 69 by legendary Yokozuna Futabayama had he not lost to Kisenosato on Monday, Hakuho unleashed his fury on Kitataiki in the day's finale at Fukuoka Kokusai Center.

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Kato Wins Second World Cup Title

Kato wins second world cup titleJapanese Joji Kato has won his second World Cup speed skating gold medal with 500 metres victory in Berlin.

Kato just passed Jan Smeekens from Netherlands by 0.01 seconds. Germany’s Jenny Wolf has won the women's sprint for her 53rd career World Cup victory.
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Hakuho Hits Back

Hakuho RevengeYokozuna Hakuho hit back with a vengeance Tuesday to mow down Kotoshogiku on the third day of action at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.

A wounded animal can be a dangerous beast and so it proved in the day's finale at Fukuoka Kokusai Center as Kotoshogiku bore the full brunt of Hakuho's backlash following the Mongolian's devastating defeat to Kisenosato.

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Japan Swim Team Crisis

Japanese swimmingJapan says its swimming is in crisis, admitting defeat to China in the widely anticipated 'duel in the pool' at the Asian Games amid a stunning display of power by the host nation.

With two nights of swimming finals to go in Guangzhou, the host nation has bagged an astonishing 19 gold medals out of 26 on offer, leaving Japan trailing in its wake on just five. South Korea has two gold.

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Hakuho's Winning Ends

Hakuho wining endsYokozuna Hakuho saw his record-chasing streak end at 63 bouts after a stunning defeat to Kisenosato at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday.

Having gone undefeated the past four tournaments, Hakuho was widely expected to match and surpass Futabayama's record of 69 set from 1936-1939.

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Hakuho On The Win In Kyushu

Hakuho in KyushuHakuho handily disposed of Georgian Tochinoshin to extend his seemingly interminable winning streak to 63 at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday.

His 63rd straight win since the penultimate day of the New Year meet in January also tied him with ancient wrestler Tanikaze from the Edo period (1603-1868). He faces Kisenosato on Monday.
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Oda Leads At Skate America

Oda leads at Skate AmericaJapan's Nobunari Oda delivered a clean programme featuring a triple-triple combination to lead Daisuke Takahashi in a Japanese one-two in the men's short programme at Skate America on Friday.

Oda pumped his fist and beamed after completing his programme, which included a triple flip-triple toe loop combination and earned 79.28 points.

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