Asashoryu At Topknot Ceremony

AsashoryuFormer Mongolian yokozuna Asashoryu, who retired in February after assaulting a man outside a Tokyo nightclub, had his topknot removed in a ceremony at Ryogoku Kokugikan.

Asashoryu, 30, performed his "unryu" style dohyo-iri ritual in the raised ring for the last time, flanked by Mongolian wrestlers Asasekiryu and ozeki Harumafuji, who served as the usher and sword-bearer, respectively.

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Japan Wins Against Argentina

Japan Argentina 1-0Japan upset a full-strength Argentina side 1-0 Friday in a historic friendly win that crowned the coaching debut of former AC Milan boss Alberto Zaccheroni.

Shimizu S-Pulse striker Shinji Okazaki scored the winner in the 19th minute while the Blue Samurai stopped several scoring attempts by Barcelona star Lionel Messi.
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K1 Final 2010 Japan

K-1 WORLD GP 2010 FINAL Tournament!!K1 Final 2010 has been decided and we are ready for the clash of the titans on 11th December 2010 in Japan

After a long tough road to the Final 8 , all of the fighters seemed relieved and very excited to see who will they be fighting . And no one could have predicted these results one week ago 

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K1 Final 16 Seoul

K1 Final 16 SeoulOn October 2nd , K-1 holds the FieLDS K-1 WORLD GP 2010 IN SEOUL -FINAL16- in Seoul .

It will be the Final Elimination tournament for top sixteen fighters. The winners will qualify for the K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Final held in December 11, 2010 at Yokohama Arena, Japan.
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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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