Ozeki Kisenosato forces down yokozuna Hakuho on Day 13 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 25 at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. (Taku Hosokawa)
SUMO/ Hakuho upset by Kisenosato to fall into 3-way tie for lead on Day 13
Ozeki Kisenosato played the spoiler on July 25 when he upset sole leader Hakuho, dropping the Mongolian yokozuna into a three-way tie for the lead with two days remaining in the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament.
Yokozuna Hakuho throws down ozeki Kotoshogiku on Day 12 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 24 at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. (Taku Hosokawa)
SUMO/ Hakuho moves step closer to title with win over Kotoshogiku on Day 12
Hakuho took a big step toward capturing his 30th career title with a clutch win over Kotoshogiku on July 24 at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament.
Javier Aguirre (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
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Egyptian sumo wrestler Osunaarashi arrives at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, where the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament is being held, on July 22. (Yuta Takahashi)
SUMO/ Muslim sumo wrestler Osunaarashi struggles with Ramadan as well as rivals
NAGOYA--With his stunning upsets of not one, but two yokozuna in the early stages of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament here, Osunaarashi, as might be expected, is plotting his next move.
Sekiwake Goeido, back, topples yokozuna Hakuho inside the ring on Day 11 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium on July 23. (Minako Yoshimoto)
SUMO/ Hakuho, upset by Goeido, falls into two-way tie for lead on Day 11
Sekiwake Goeido upset grand champion Hakuho to hand the Mongolian his first loss and throw the title chase at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament wide open on July 23.
Ozeki Kotoshogiku, right, forces out ozeki Kisenosato on Day 10 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 22 at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. (Yuta Takahashi)
SUMO/ Hakuho retains lead while Kotoshogiku remains 1 behind on Day 10
Yokozuna Hakuho added another win to his so-far perfect run, and Kotoshogiku won a battle of the ozeki against Kisenosato to stay right behind the Mongolian with one loss at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 22.
Yokozuna Kakuryu forces out ozeki Kotoshogiku on Day 9 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 21 at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. (Yuta Takahashi)
SUMO/ Hakuho moves ahead of rivals on Day 9
Yokozuna Hakuho assumed the sole lead at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 21 as ozeki Kotoshogiku and rank-and-filer Takayasu both crashed out to their first defeats. Struggling Harumafuji also fell to an upset.
In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, president of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics Kim Jin-sun attends a press conference during the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo)
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Yokozuna Hakuho, back, forces down No. 3 maegashira Osunaarashi with an "over-arm throw" technique on Day 8 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 20 at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. (Yuta Takahashi)
SUMO/ Hakuho takes down Osunaarashi to remain in 3-way tie for lead on Day 8
Mongolia's Hakuho proved he is still the wrestler to beat by upending yokozuna-killer Osunaarashi before a standing-room-only crowd at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 20.
Komusubi Aoiyama, left, slips to the dirt shortly after the face-off with yokozuna Hakuho on Day 7 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium on July 19. (Minako Yoshimoto)
SUMO/ Hakuho, Kotoshogiku stay in the lead on Day 7
Leaders Hakuho and Kotoshogiku emerged victorious after their bouts July 19 to remain unbeaten at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, with No. 11 maegashira Takayasu keeping apace in the lower ranks of the top division.
No. 3 maegashira Osunaarashi forces yokozuna Harumafuji to the dirt on Day 6 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 18 at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. (Yoichi Kawatsu)
SUMO/ Osunaarashi beats 2nd yokozuna as Hakuho, Kotoshogiku remain perfect on Day 6
Egypt's Osunaarashi pulled off his second upset win over a yokozuna opponent in successive days on July 18 by driving Harumafuji into a bellyflop at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament.
No. 3 maegashira Osunaarashi defeats yokozuna Kakuryu on Day 5 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 17 at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. (Minako Yoshimoto)
SUMO/ Kakuryu loses for first time, Hakuho, Kotoshogiku remain perfect on Day 5
Egyptian maegashira Osunaarashi sent yokozuna Kakuryu to his first defeat at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 17, while Kakuryu’s Mongolian compatriot Hakuho and Japan’s Kotoshogiku cruised through their bouts to remain unbeaten.
No. 2 maegashira Yoshikaze, back, forces down yokozuna Harumafuji on Day 4 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium on July 16. (Taku Hosokawa)
SUMO/ Harumafuji first grand champion to fall on Day 4
Yokozuna Harumafuji dropped out of the leading ranks on July 16 with a major upset at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, while Mongolian compatriots Hakuho and Kakuryu moved through unscathed to share the lead with ozeki Kotoshogiku and rank-and-filer Takayasu.
Tomohiro Anraku of Ehime Saibi High School throws a pitch during an 8-0 win against Mishima High School on July 16 in a first round game of the Ehime qualifying tournament for the Summer National High School Baseball Championship. (Fumitaka Ohnishi/ The Asahi Shimbun)
BASEBALL/ Japanese high school teams look to save young pitchers' arms
The marathon pitching exploits of Japan's high school baseball players may soon be a thing of the past.
Yokozuna Kakuryu, left, plows No. 3 maegashira Kaisei out of the ring on Day 3 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium on July 15. (Taku Hosokawa)
SUMO/ 3 grand champions remain neck and neck on Day 3
Mongolian grand champions Hakuho, Harumafuji and Kakuryu continued their strong starts by winning their third-consecutive bouts to remain undefeated at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 15.
Yokozuna Hakuho defeats top maegashira Shohozan with an "overarm throw" on Day 2 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 14 at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. (Yuta Takahashi)
SUMO/ Perennial yokozuna hopeful Kisenosato stumbles on Day 2
"Not-quite-ready-for-primetime" ozeki Kisenosato fell to an upset at the hands of komusubi Aminishiki on July 14 at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, while all three yokozuna dominated action on the second day.
Yokozuna Hakuho falls but still defeats komusubi Aminishiki on Day 1 of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 13 in the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. (Yuta Takahashi)
SUMO/ Three yokozuna, Kisenosato prevail on Day 1
Mongolia’s yokozuna trio all won their bouts on the opening day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 13, and ozeki Kisenosato matched them with a solid start of his own.
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Yankees' Tanaka has partially torn elbow ligament
CLEVELAND--Masahiro Tanaka has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, and the New York Yankees are hoping their rookie sensation will be able to pitch again this season.
Alberto Zaccheroni announces his resignation as Japan coach at a news conference in Brazil on June 25. (The Asahi Shimbun)
WORLD CUP SOCCER/ Zaccheroni quits as Japan coach after disappointing group-stage exit
ITU, Brazil--Alberto Zaccheroni quit as Japan coach in the wake of the Asian champion's disappointing group-stage exit at the World Cup, saying the team needed a fresh influence.
Shinji Okazaki heads the ball in for Japan in its loss to Colombia at the World Cup in Brazil on June 24. (Jun Ueda/ The Asahi Shimbun)
UPDATE: WORLD CUP SOCCER/ Colombia crush Japan to win group, face Uruguay
CUIABA, Brazil--Colombia striker Jackson Martinez scored twice as they thrashed Japan 4-1 to maintain their 100 percent record and claim top spot in Group C on June 24 to set up a second round clash with Uruguay.

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