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SUMO

Kisenosato pulls out of summer tourney due to lingering injuries

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The first Japanese-born wrestler to reach sumo's highest rank in almost two decades has pulled out of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament to recover from upper body injuries. Yokozuna Kisenosato withdrew from the 15-day tournament at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan on Wednesday after posting a 6-4 record with a loss to Kotoshogiku on Tuesday.… Read

NHL

Senators force decider by beating Penguins in Game 6

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The Ottawa Senators came from behind to force a decider in their Eastern Conference final series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. A third period strike from Mike Hoffman completed a 2-1 win for the Senators, who rallied after falling behind to a Evgeni Malkin goal in the second period. Bobby Ryan… Read

TENNIS

Nishikori eases into Geneva Open quarterfinals

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Second-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan eased into the Geneva Open quarterfinals, beating Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday. Ranked No. 9, Nishikori took a wild card entry after a wrist injury affected his clay-court season and did not drop serve against the 88th-ranked Kukushkin. Nishikori clinched the second-round… Read

SOCCER

Guangzhou secure first leg advantage over Kashima in Asian Champions League

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Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho scored the only goal of the game as Guangzhou Evergrande emerged with a 1-0 win over Japan's Kashima Antlers in the first leg of their round of 16 meeting in the Asian Champions League on Tuesday. Guangzhou, Asian champions in 2013 and 2015, dominated the… Read

RUGBY UNION

Kieran Read re-signs with NZ Rugby to 2019

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All Blacks captain Kieran Read has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby through the 2019 World Cup in a deal which will likely make him New Zealand's first million-dollar player. The latest collective agreement between NZR and the New Zealand players' association increased the remuneration pool available for New Zealand's top… Read

SUMO

Kisenosato crashes again as Hakuho, Haru march on in Tokyo

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Yokozuna Kisenosato's fading hopes of winning a third consecutive championship were all but shattered with a fourth loss at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Kisenosato (6-4) was bumped out by sekiwake Kotoshogiku and lost his second straight match to fall four wins behind unbeaten Mongolian grand champions Hakuho… Read

BASEBALL

Panik homers as Giants beat Cubs 6-4

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Joe Panik hit his first career leadoff homer and doubled twice to help the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 6-4 on Monday. Brandon Belt also connected while Ty Blach (2-2) pitched into the eighth inning in the first meeting between the teams since San Francisco was eliminated by… Read

NHL

Predators reach 1st Stanley Cup Final

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Colton Sissons scored his third goal with 6:00 left, ensuring the Nashville Predators' magical postseason now includes the franchise's first trip to the Stanley Cup Final after eliminating the Anaheim Ducks with a 6-3 win in Game 6 on Monday night. The Predators, who've never won even a division title… Read

SOCCER

Honda confirms AC Milan exit after difficult campaign

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Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda has confirmed his departure from fallen Serie A giants AC Milan at the end of the season, Kyodo news agency reported. The 30-year-old playmaker has barely played this campaign but came on as a substitute against Bologna on Sunday and curled in a free kick in… Read

GOLF

Miyazato gets U.S. Open spot after 8-hole playoff in Japan

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Yusaku Miyazato made an 18-foot birdie putt on the eighth playoff hole to grab the fourth and final spot in the U.S. Open from the sectional qualifier in Japan. It will be the second straight U.S. Open appearance for Miyazato, the older brother of nine-time LPGA winner Ai Miyazato. Satoshi… Read

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