July 22, 2014
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.
July 21, 2014
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.
July 21, 2014
SEOUL--The head of Pyeongchang's organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics resigned July 21, saying new leadership is needed to complete preparations for the games.
July 20, 2014
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.
July 19, 2014
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.
July 18, 2014
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.
July 17, 2014
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.
July 16, 2014
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.
July 16, 2014
The marathon pitching exploits of Japan's high school baseball players may soon be a thing of the past.
July 15, 2014
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.
July 14, 2014
"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.
July 13, 2014
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.
July 11, 2014
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.
June 26, 2014
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.
June 25, 2014
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.
June 25, 2014
Alberto Zaccheroni instilled flair, creativity and goals in his four years in charge of Japan but he could not find a cure for the mental flaws that prevented his side showcasing those talents on the grandest stage.
June 24, 2014
CUIABA, Brazil--Coach Alberto Zaccheroni thinks he can bring back the balance that has eluded Japan in their first two World Cup games in Brazil as they face unbeaten Colombia on June 24.
June 20, 2014
NATAL, Brazil--Reduced to 10 men after captain Costas Katsouranis was sent off in the 38th minute with his second booking, Greece held on for a 0-0 draw with Japan on June 19 that kept both alive in Group C and sent rival Colombia through to the knockout round of the World Cup.
June 18, 2014
NATAL, Brazil--After losing their Group C openers, Japan and Greece will be looking to rediscover the qualities which got them to Brazil as they bid to keep their campaigns alive at the Dunas arena on June 19.
June 15, 2014
Japan failed to hold off a determined second-half Ivory Coast comeback in dropping its opening World Cup Group C match 2-1 on June 14 in Recife, Brazil.