Urawa Reds mounted a remarkable extra-time comeback against FC Seoul but conceded a last-minute equalizer for a 3-3 draw on aggregate, and were knocked out of the Asian Champions League on penalties 7-6 on Wednesday in a frenetic Round-of-16 encounter. (Kyodo)
Yokozuna Hakuho capped his dominating run at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament with a final-day victory over fellow yokozuna Kakuryu, finishing the tournament with a 15-0 record on Sunday at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.
Japan erased a six-point deficit in the fifth set for a 3-2 (20-25, 25-23, 23-25, 25-23, 15-13) come-from-behind victory over resilient Thailand in the women’s Olympic final qualifying on Wednesday. (Kyodo)
Former Wallabies loose forward George Smith will head back to Japan for a second stint with Top League side Suntory Sungoliath after completing his English Premiership season with Wasps, Japanese media said on Monday. (sbs.com.au)