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Harumafuji said mad at smartphone use by wrestler

November 16, 2017

Tokyo- Sumo grand champion Harumafuji is likely to have lost his temper at the smartphone use by a junior wrestler he allegedly assaulted in late October, informed sources said Wednesday. According to the sources, the junior sumo wrestler, Takanoiwa, used


Harumafuji Assaults Junior Wrestler

November 14, 2017

Dazaifu, Fukuoka Pref.- Yokozuna sumo grand champion Harumafuji has assaulted a junior wrestler, it was learned Tuesday. Speaking to reporters at a sumo wrestlers’ residence in Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture, southwestern Japan, Harumafuji expressed his apology over the incident. The 33-year-old


Baseball star Otani announces desire to play in US

November 11, 2017

TOKYO- Japanese professional baseball star Shohei Otani of the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters officially announced his desire on Saturday to move to the U.S. major leagues using a posting system. “I’ve conveyed my thoughts to the club and gained permission,” the


Onosho promoted to 4th-highest sumo rank

October 31, 2017

TOKYO- The Japan Sumo Association said Monday it has promoted Onosho to the fourth-highest rank of komusubi for the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament set to start in the southwestern city of Fukuoka on Nov. 12. The 21-year-old achieved the promotion


Maeda in action vs. Houston Astros

October 26, 2017

LOS ANGELES- Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda of Japan throws against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) World Series game two at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA, Wednesday, 25 October 2017.


Tanaka leads Yankees in game five

October 19, 2017

NEW YORK- New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka of Japan reacts after striking out Houston Astros batter Josh Reddick (not pictured) in the fifth inning of the Major League Baseball (MLB) American League Championship Series (ALCS) game five between


High school baseball star Kiyomiya to turn professional

September 23, 2017

TOKYO- Japanese high school baseball star Kotaro Kiyomiya, who has slugged a total of 111 home runs for his school, expressed his intention on Friday to turn professional. “I have decided to hand in the papers stating my intention to


Sports agency chief vows maximum aid for Japanese athletes

July 30, 2017

TOKYO- The Japan Sports Agency is resolved to offer maximum support for Japanese Olympians and Paralympians to facilitate the best results at the Tokyo Games, Olympic gold medalist Daichi Suzuki, who now serves as commissioner of the agency, said in