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Emperor named Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games honorary patron

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The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) on Monday announced that Emperor Naruhito has accepted the role of Honorary Patron of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, following a formal request submitted through the national government. The emperor will assume the role from July… Read

GOLF

Lowry weathers storm to win British Open and first major

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Ireland's Shane Lowry withstood howling wind and rain to win his first major at the British Open by six shots from Tommy Fleetwood on Sunday, describing the achievement as "an out-of-body experience". In desperately difficult conditions, Lowry's one-over par final round was still more than enough as he finished on… Read

SWIMMING

Sun-Horton feud continues; Peaty crushes world record at swimming worlds

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China's Sun Yang captured a record fourth 400 meters freestyle world title in an acrimonious final Sunday, before Britain's Adam Peaty produced an eye-popping world breaststroke record. Sun pumped his fists and let out a visceral roar after a pulsating race brimming with bad vibes and capped by rival Mack… Read

CYCLING

Alaphilippe leaves Pyrenees in Tour lead; Thomas battles back

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Julian Alaphilippe dug deep to keep the overall Tour de France lead on Sunday as Simon Yates captured his second stage of this year's race and defending champion Geraint Thomas kept his title hopes alive after a late surge. Few believed Frenchman Alaphilippe would emerge from two daunting summit finishes… Read

Sports

Japanese baseball results

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Results of Japanese baseball games played on Sunday. PACIFIC LEAGUE Lotte Marines 9, Nippon Ham Fighters 4 Seibu Lions 10, Orix Buffaloes 3 SoftBank Hawks 4, Rakuten Eagles 2 CENTRAL LEAGUE Hiroshima Carp 2, Yomiuri Giants 1 Hanshin Tigers 5, Yakult Swallows 2 DeNA BayStars 5, Chunichi Dragons 4 Read

Sports

Surfers test waves ahead of sport's 2020 Olympic debut

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As one of five new sports added to the program for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, surfing is arguably the most glamorous and is sure to bring a new dimension as the IOC seeks a younger audience. The big question for Tokyo will be the quality of the waves. While Japan has… Read

SWIMMING

First blood to Sun in world swimming championships grudge race

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China's controversial champion Sun Yang topped qualifying in the 400 meters freestyle at the world swimming championships Sunday to set up a final that will be bubbling with hostility. American stars Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky also looked in peak condition on the first day of the pool competition in… Read

SOCCER

FC Tokyo beats Shimizu 2-0 to stay top of J.League

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Kotaro Omori and Kensuke Nagai scored first-half goals as FC Tokyo beat Shimizu S-Pulse 2-0 Saturday to stay first in the J.League. Omori put the visitors ahead in the 16th minute with a left-footed shot from the top of the area that went in off the crossbar. Nagai completed the… Read

GOLF

Challenge accepted: Fleetwood out to ruin Lowry's big day

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Only one player can realistically prevent the biggest golfing party ever seen on the Emerald Isle from exploding into life at Royal Portrush on Sunday. Tommy Fleetwood is ready for the challenge. "I know what it's going to be like," said Fleetwood, who will start the final round of the… Read

CYCLING

Pinot conquers Tourmalet as 'weak' Thomas fades in finale

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Thibaut Pinot conquered the Pyrenean summit of la Col du Tourmalet on Saturday with Julian Alaphilippe following him across the line to extend his overall Tour de France lead over defending champion Geraint Thomas, who admitted to feeling "weak". Thomas, in fact, lost time for a second day running. After… Read

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