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Pro wrestlers take antics to streets in Pyongyang

Japanese lawmaker Kanji "Antonio" Inoki, center, poses with pro wrestlers Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. Former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp, left, and a group of brawny pro wrestlers led by a Japanese politician took their oddball attempt at sports diplomacy to the streets of Pyongyang on Friday, staging a tug-war and arm wrestling competition with local children before a large and somewhat bewildered crowd of spectators. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Former NFL player Bob “The Beast” Sapp and a group of brawny pro wrestlers led by a Japanese politician took their oddball attempt at sports diplomacy to the streets of Pyongyang on Friday, staging a tug-of-war and arm wrestling competition with local children before a large and somewhat bewildered crowd of spectators.

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Japan’s Nishikori cruises in US Open first round

NEW YORK (AP) — Tenth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan cruised to a 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 victory over American Wayne Odesnik in the first round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday, showing no apparent effects from a toe injury that hampered his preparations.

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Japan beats Las Vegas 5-0 in third-place game

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Takuma Takahashi struck out 11 and homered to help Japan silence Las Vegas’ hot bats and win 5-0 in the Little League World Series’ third-place game Sunday.

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South Korea tops Japan 12-3, reaches LLWS final

South Korea players celebrate after defeating Japan 12-3 in the International Championship baseball game at the Little League World Series, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in South Williamsport, Pa.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Dong Wan Sin’s three-run single helped South Korea defeat Japan 12-3 Saturday in the Little League World Series international championship.

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