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Rugby: All Blacks Star Barrett Signs Short-Term Contract with Suntory
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Rugby: All Blacks Star Barrett Signs Short-Term Contract with Suntory

All Blacks and Oakland Blues superstars Boden Barrett have signed a contract to play for Suntory Sangorius next year, a top Tokyo-based league team said Friday without revealing financial details and conditions. Said. The 29-year-old Fly Half signed a four-year deal with New Zealand rugby and blues last year. And will miss next year's Super Rugby season playing at Suntory as part of the deal, including the option to play sabbatical abroad. .. Bruce also confirmed the deal after a report surfaced Thursday that Barrett signed a $1.5 million ($977,000) annual deal with a Japanese club. (Boden Barrett (R) smiles after recording a try in the first half of the Rugby World Cup bronze medal against Wales on November 1, 2019 in Chofu, western Tokyo)
Soccer: Galatasaray announces Nagatomo’s exit, sharing tears farewell
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Soccer: Galatasaray announces Nagatomo’s exit, sharing tears farewell

Japanese defender Hayato Nagatomo leaving Galatasaray became official on Thursday, the Turkish side announced the expiration of his contract and posted his emotional goodbye photos on social media. A 33-year-old, who made three goals and seven assists in 65 club appearances, he was photographed in tears with head coach Fatite Lim and his teammates in the final training session. “I'm really confused today. I'm happy and sad. I'm sad because I've been living here for two and a half years. I've been successful for two and a half years,” Nagatomo told Galatasaray TV. 🥋 #Thank you very much Yuta 🙏🇯🇵 pic.twitter.com/NnOXO0jHgD — Galatasaray SK (@GalatasaraySK) July 2, 2020 "Today is the last day in Galatasaray, but Galatasaray will continue to be the best part...
Baseball: Angels Shohei Otani returns to two-way role in 2020 preseason training
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Baseball: Angels Shohei Otani returns to two-way role in 2020 preseason training

Shohei Otani, who will be celebrating his third season at the Los Angeles Angels, will act as a pitcher and batter four months behind the regular MLB campaign. Billy Eppler, general manager of the Angels, told the media on Tuesday that a 25-year-old Japanese would become a two-way player when the season begins. File taken on March 11, 2020 The photo shows Shohei Otani, an interactive player at the Los Angeles Angels in Tempe, Arizona. Major League Baseball announced that the 60-game coronavirus delay season will begin in late July. (Joint) The opening date was scheduled for March 26, but has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. MLB now states that players will report to the camp by July 1st and the regular season of 60 games will start on July...
ハードルの伝説、エドウィンモーゼスがキャリアを振り返り、スポーツのドーピングを根絶
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ハードルの伝説、エドウィンモーゼスがキャリアを振り返り、スポーツのドーピングを根絶

エドウィンモーゼスは、2つのオリンピックゴールドと一連の世界記録を掲げ、1970年代と80年代に大きな成功を収めましたが、それ以来、公正な競争の妨げとなってきました。 400メートルのハードルとしての彼のトラックのキャリアを通して、64歳のアメリカ人は不正行為の多くの他の選手を疑った。 米国のハードルの伝説であるエドウィンモーゼスが、2020年2月にニューヨークで行われたインタビューの中で語っています。(共同) 「自分と他の何人かを除いて、アスリートが薬物を飲んでいるスポーツに出場したくなかったので、変えようと決心した」経歴を振り返り、共同通信に語った。東京夏季オリンピックに向けて、トラックのオンとオフの両方で。 モアズ大学で物理学の理学士号を取得し、ペパーダイン大学で経営学の修士号を取得したモーゼスは、米国陸上競技連盟によって実施された最初の無作為な競合薬試験プログラムの開発を支援したことで知られています1989年。 それは後に世界アンチ・ドーピング機構と日本のアンチ・ドーピング機構によって行われたテストプログラムへの道を開くだろうと彼は独占インタビューで言った。 世界アンチドーピング機関の教育委員会の元議長で現在米国アンチドーピング機関の名誉会長であるモーゼスは、1976年のモントリオールオリンピックで競技している最中に最初に選手がドーピングを行っていた疑いがあります。 彼は、東ドイツ、ロシア、ブルガリア、ポーランドの女性は彼よりも筋肉が強いと語った。 「米国チームの女性は完全に吹き飛ばされた。そして米国チームの男性:1976年に個人(スプリント)イベントでオリンピックの金メダルを獲得したのは私だけだった」とモーゼスは言った。 彼は「何かが間違っていることを知っていた」と彼は言った、そして...
Rugby: 25 teams declare new Japanese rugby setup
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Rugby: 25 teams declare new Japanese rugby setup

A total of 25 teams have announced their willingness to join the new Rugby League, which replaces the current Japan Rugby Top League on Wednesday, revealed by one of the organizers of the new group. Mayor Taniguchi, director of the new league's development office, said that Chugoku Electric Power has participated in all 16 of the current Top League teams and 8 of the 2nd Tier Top Challenge Club. Taniguchi also said the start of the new league is planned for January 2021 rather than fall 2021 due to the new coronavirus pandemic and the one-year postponement of the Tokyo Olympics, which is scheduled to start in July 2021. .. The new facility will be divided into three tiers, with the number of each tier announced this year. The documentation submitted by the team...
Soccer: Makoto Hasebe wants to return to a packed stadium following the virus
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Soccer: Makoto Hasebe wants to return to a packed stadium following the virus

Makoto Hasebe believes it's lucky to play soccer in order to make a living by entering the dusk of his exceptional career. But the veteran of Eintrahart Frankfurt, who holds the record for Asian players in the Bundesliga, said this privilege was a responsibility that he felt strongly when Germany's top flight resumed during the coronavirus outbreak earlier this year. Said to accompany. The league reopened privately in May after a two-month pause, but Germany was still heavily regulated by the health crisis. Hasebe said that this experience reminded him of the "special" role of football after helping Frankfurt lead from the fringe of the relegation zone to the 9th place finish. (Eintrahat Frankfurt Makoto Hasebe will take control during the match against Europa...
Golf: Hinako Shibuno in Japan given place at 2020 US Women’s Open
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Golf: Hinako Shibuno in Japan given place at 2020 US Women’s Open

Eight Japanese athletes, including the 2019 Women's British Open winner Hinako Shibuno, were exempt from the delayed US Women's Open in December. On Wednesday, the American Golf Association confirmed the exemption categories for the December 10-13 event at the Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas. The tournament was originally scheduled for June 4-7, but has been postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus. (Hinako Shibuno of Japan smiles on the 8th green during the first round of the Earth Mondamin Cup held at Camelia Hills Country Club on June 25, 2020)[Getty/Kyodo]
Swim: Rikoko Irie aiming to return to the tournament in October
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Swim: Rikoko Irie aiming to return to the tournament in October

Rikako Ikie, a swimmer who has been fighting leukemia since last year, said on Thursday that he intends to return to the game in early October. A 19-year-old college sophomore spoke to reporters for the first time since the media allowed her to access her practice online in Tokyo and revealed her diagnosis in February 2019. Rikako Ikie (pool photo) "My current goal is a Japanese inter-university championship," said Ikey. “I practice hard because I believe there are tournaments.” Under the guidance of her new coach Nishizaki, Ike has revealed that he is doing much of the same training program used by Yukiko Mochida and other swimmers at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Ike said she is in the pool four times a week and has weekly weight training sessions. ...
Soccer: J1 discards relegation and protects clubs struggling with the virus
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Soccer: J1 discards relegation and protects clubs struggling with the virus

When the J.League top flight resumes on Saturday, the team will play for the first time since the second division was launched in 1999 without the threat of demotion. The season was overturned by a coronavirus pandemic, so the league decided to suspend its relegation and avoid disadvantaged clubs that were already struggling. The club was hit hard financially with a four-month break caused by the health crisis, followed by an unspectated match. The further loss of revenue and the removal of top players after the relegation may bring disaster to some people. With the move, the league also acknowledged that Japan was unequal in its readiness to resume under a coronavirus emergency. Temporary changes have gained widespread support from managers who believe that ...
Soccer: Japan representative Yuto Nagatomo leaves Galatasaray: Report
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Soccer: Japan representative Yuto Nagatomo leaves Galatasaray: Report

As the Turkish media reported on Tuesday, Japanese international defender Hayato Nagatomo will leave Turkish giant Galatasari. A 33-year-old returning to Samurai Japan since the 2010 South African World Cup, he joined the Turkish Super League powerhouse in January 2018 from Inter Milan, where he had been playing since January 2011. On August 7, 2019, Galatasaray Hayato Nagatomo holds the trophy after the team defeats Axalspol to win the Turkish Super Cup in the capital Ankara. (Joint) Until the end of last season, Nagatomo contributed to successive Super League titles. But since this winter, he hasn't been able to earn time to play within the rules that limit the number of players he can import. Nagatomo has 122 caps for Japan's senior national team.