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SOCCER

Kashiwa Reysol maintains J.League lead with win over Sapporo

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Cristiano and Diego Oliveira scored as Kashiwa Reysol beat Consadole Sapporo 2-1 on Sunday to maintain its lead in the J.League standings. Cristiano scored on a penalty in the 42nd minute to give Kashiwa the lead at halftime. Reis equalized midway through the second half before Oliveira sealed the victory… Read

BASEBALL

Ichiro, 43, becomes oldest starting center fielder since 1900

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Manager Don Mattingly made out the Miami Marlins' lineup unaware he was making Ichiro Suzuki the oldest player to start a game in center field since at least 1900. "He doesn't play like that," said Mattingly, who learned of the achievement after the game. When the 43-year-old Suzuki started in… Read

YENNIS

Federer thrashes Zverev to win ninth Halle title

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Swiss great Roger Federer thrashed Alexander Zverev to win his ninth title at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament in Halle on Sunday. The top seed lost his first match of the grass-court season last week in Stuttgart to Tommy Haas, but was in imperious form all week at Halle, culminating in… Read

AUTO RACING

Vettel 'disgraced himself,' says furious Hamilton after Grand Prix in Azerbaijan

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Lewis Hamilton accused Formula One rival Sebastian Vettel of disgracing himself and deliberately driving into his car as a bitter clash between the two world championship rivals dominated Sunday's Grand Prix in Azerbaijan. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo won in Baku after a chaotic race which saw Ferrari's Vettel given a… Read

Sports

Japanese baseball results

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Results of Japanese baseball games played on Sunday. CENTRAL LEAGUE Yomiuri Giants 4, Chunichi Dragons 3 DeNA BayStars 6, Yakult Swallows 0 Hiroshima Carp 5, Hanshin Tigers 0 PACIFIC LEAGUE Rakuten Eagles 6, Nippon Ham Fighters 0 SoftBank Hawks 7, Seibu Lions 6 Orix Buffaloes 5, Lotte Marines 1 Read

YACHTING

New Zealand stretch lead over USA with another America's Cup win

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Emirates Team New Zealand reasserted their dominance in the America's Cup on Sunday, stretching their lead to 5-1 over defenders Oracle Team USA with a victory in the first of the day's two races. Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill, shooting for a third straight Cup crown, threw in a slight… Read

BASEBALL

Olson, Brugman, Barreto hit 1st HRs as A's rout White Sox 10-2

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Matt Olson hit his first two major league home runs, Jaycob Brugman and Franklin Barreto also launched their first career shots and the Oakland Athletics routed the Chicago White Sox 10-2 on Saturday. Barreto homered in his big league debut. He joined Olson and Brugman in becoming the second trio… Read

OLYMPICS

University students promote 2020 Tokyo Games in dance, music competition

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Students from 12 universities across Tokyo came together in Tokyo Saturday, one day after Olympic Day, for Olympic Spirit competitions involving 16 teams presenting musical, dance and cheerleading performances. After the dynamic, youthful performances, members of the audience voted for winners they felt had achieved their “personal best,” one of… Read

Sports

WTF? World Taekwondo Federation rebrands over acronym

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The World Taekwondo Federation has changed its name to World Taekwondo after becoming uncomfortable with the "negative connotations" of its acronym, WTF. The body has been named World Taekwondo Federation since 1973, but it has been considering a change since the slang abbreviation 'WTF' gained currency on social media. "In… Read

Sports

Saturday's international rugby results

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New Zealand 30 (Rieko Ioane 2, Codie Taylor tries; Beauden Barrett 3 conversions, 3 penalties), British and Irish Lions 15 (Sean O'Brien, Rhys Webb tries; Owen Farrell conversion, penalty). HT: 13-8 Fiji 27 (Peceli Yato, Henry Seniloli tries; Ben Volavola conversion, 5 penalties), Scotland 22 (Ross Ford, Ruaridh Jackson, Fraser… Read

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