SPORTS

Jul 20
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. (Asahi)
Jul 19
Sumo’s first Egyptian wrestler, maegashira Osunaarashi, continued to astound on Friday, when he defeated a yokozuna opponent for the second straight day at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. (Japan Times)
Jul 18
Chihiro Kaneko says he doesn’t watch many MLB games and doesn’t really know much about the players. He might be in store for an MLB crash course this winter. (Japan Times)
Jul 17
Either Singapore or Japan will have a team in Super Rugby in 2016 with governing body SANZAR confirming today that one of those nations will be home to the 18th team. (tvnz.co.nz)
Jul 16
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. (Asahi)
Jul 15
The environmental bureau of the State of Rio de Janeiro recently gave a certificate of commendation to Japanese Consul General Yasushi Takase in Rio de Janeiro, recognizing the Japanese supporters who collected litter at stadiums after World Cup matches in which the Japanese team played. (The Japan News)
Jul 09
World number 19 Steve Stricker will miss next week’s British Open at Hoylake after deciding not to take up his exemption, organizers said in a statement on Tuesday. (Japan Today)
Jul 07
Ryo Ishikawa won a playoff against Komei Oda to capture his first title on the Japan tour in two years at the Shigeo Nagashima Invitational on Sunday. (Japan Times)
Jul 02
Milos Raonic joined Euegnie Bouchard in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon as the talented pair continued their run at the record books. (tsn.ca)
Jul 01
Former Mexico coach Javier Aguirre has become the sole candidate to fill Japan’s vacant managing position, multiple sources said Monday. (Kyodo)