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Matsuyama wins Dunlop Phoenix in playoff

MIYAZAKI, Japan (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama of Japan beat compatriot Hiroshi Iwata in the first playoff hole to win the Dunlop Phoenix on Sunday.

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Gonzalez defends WBC flyweight title

Rocky Fuentes of the Philippines lies down on ring after a knockdown by champion Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua during their WBC flyweight title bout in Yokohama, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.  Gonzalez retained the title by technical knockout in the sixth round. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua beat Rocky Fuentes of the Philippines with a technical knockout Saturday in the first defense of his WBC flyweight title.

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Yanks sell Wheeler’s rights to Golden Eagles

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have sold the rights to infielder Zelous Wheeler to the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League.

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Machida, Wagner look to clinch spots for GP Final

Silver medalist Russia's Anna Pogorilaya performs during Exhibition Program at the Cup of Russia ISU Grand Prix figure skating event in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

BORDEAUX, France (AP) — World championships runner-up Tatsuki Machida of Japan and Ashley Wagner of the United States hope to clinch spots for the Grand Prix Final when they compete at the Trophee Bompard, which starts Friday.

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Japan beats MLB All-Stars 6-4 in exhibition game

NAHA, Japan (AP) — Yuki Yanagita drove in two runs in the eighth inning as Japan beat the Major League Baseball All-Stars 6-4 Thursday in an exhibition game following their five-game postseason tour.

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