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TOKYO, Nov. 21 (22:25) Kyodo

 
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Asian Games: Takamatsu awarded silver after Uzbek judoka fail drug
test

GUANGZHOU, China - Masahiro Takamatsu of Japan and Kazakhstan's
Islam Bozbayev, the 81-kilogram bronze-medal winners in men's judo,
have been awarded silver medals after Uzbekistan silver medalist
Shokir Muminov failed a doping test at the Asian Games, the Olympic
Council of Asia said Saturday.

No bronze medal will be awarded and there will also be no new
medal ceremony. Muminov became the first athlete to fail a doping
test at the Asian Games, which was conducted following the 81-kg
competition on Nov. 14.

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Figure Skating: Ando rallies for gold at Cup of Russia

MOSCOW - Japan's Miki Ando skated through the pain barrier to
come from behind and beat compatriot Akiko Suzuki for her second
Grand Prix title of the season at the Cup of Russia on Saturday.

Ando, who pulled a muscle in her back after crashing into
another skater five days ago, soared from fifth in the short program
to successfully defend her title, earning the top score of 120.47
points in the free program for a winning total of 174.74. Suzuki
placed second, while American Ashley Wagner was third.

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Soccer: Honda on target as CSKA rally to beat Spartak

MOSCOW - Japanese World Cup midfielder Keisuke Honda bagged his
fourth league goal of the season as CSKA Moscow came from a goal down
to beat local rivals Spartak Moscow 3-1 in the Russian Premier League
on Saturday.

Marek Suchy opened the scoring for Spartak on 17 minutes but
Honda raced in to head home a loose ball to level 12 minutes into the
second period. Former Kashiwa Reysol striker put CSKA in front on 66
minutes before Silva Vagner Love wrapped up the points in the late
stages.

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Golf: South Korea's Ahn secures JLPGA money crown

MATSUYAMA, Japan - Ahn Sun Ju of South Korea secured the Japan
LPGA Tour money rankings title on Sunday after Sakura Yokomine failed
to win the Elleair Ladies Open.

The 23-year-old Ahn is playing in her first season on the
Japanese tour this year.

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Golf: Ikeda holds on to win Dunlop Phoenix

MIYAZAKI, Japan - Yuta Ikeda held onto his overnight lead to
claim his fourth win of the season at the Dunlop Phoenix on Sunday.

Ikeda fired a 5-under-par 66 to close on 15-under 269, becoming
only the fourth player to record four wins two years in succession on
the JGTO Tour after Masashi ''Jumbo'' Ozaki, Isao Aoki and Tsuneyuki
Nakajima.

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Horse racing: A Shin Forward wins Mile Championship

KYOTO - No. 13 pick A Shin Forward held off a charging pack in
the final furlong to triumph in a course record at the Mile
Championship on Sunday.

Jockey Yasunari Iwata made an emotional return after a
rehabilitation layoff, crossing the finish in 1 minute, 31.8 seconds
for his first Mile Championship victory at Kyoto Racecourse. Danon
Yoyo and Gorski came second and third in a photo finish.

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Golf: Double delight for S. Korea at Elleair Ladies

MATSUYAMA, Japan - Tour rookie Kim Na Ri posted her first win in
Japan on a triumphant day for South Korean golfers at the Elleair
Ladies Open on Sunday.

Kim fired a 66 to claim a one-shot win over Yukari Baba and
compatriot Ahn Sun Ju also had plenty of cause to celebrate as she
became the first foreign golfer to win the Japan LPGA money rankings
title in 19 years.

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Sumo: Hakuho downs Aran to stay in front-running pack in Kyushu

FUKUOKA - Mongolian grand champion Hakuho was all business
Sunday as he disposed of Russian Aran to remain in a share of the
lead on the eighth day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.

Hakuho improved to 7-1 in a tie with ozeki duo Kaio and Baruto
and rank-and-filers Kyokutenho and Toyonoshima as the first week of
the 15-day meet drew to a close. Five wrestlers are one behind the
leading pack at 6-2.

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Asian Games: Date Krumm falls to home favorite, settles for bronze

GUANGZHOU, China - Top-seeded Japanese Kimiko D
 


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