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Jack Gallagher

Jack Gallagher is an award-winning sports writer who has worked in Japan for 25 years. He has covered figure skating at several Olympics and is considered one of the top skating writers in the world. He is the managing editor of and the host of the popular bilingual Ice Time Podcast. Gallagher has written about a wide variety of sports in his career. A graduate of the University of Southern California, he was an executive in the NBA and NFL Europe before moving to Japan in 1994.
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Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament


The former ozeki has a chance to win his first-ever Emperor’s Cup with Tamawashi the only man standing in his way.


The No. 3 Mongolian maegashira, known as sumo’s iron man, holds the sole lead with two days remaining in the tournament.


The veteran Mongolian maegashira still holds the top spot with a 10-2 record as he pursues his second Emperor’s Cup.