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Japan to ban entry of foreign athletes during virus emergency

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 03:58
The decision will impact those preparing for the Tokyo Olympics as well as new players and coaches set to join professional soccer and baseball clubs.

Daieisho maintains perfect start on Day 5 of New Year Basho

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 12:04
Daieisho, who beat the three current ozeki over the tournament's first three days, remained in a three-way tie for the lead.

Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame reveals Class of 2021

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 11:45
No one was chosen from the Players Selection Committee for the second year in a row.

Brave Thunders step up late to beat Jets in quarterfinals

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 11:28
Kawasaki booked a spot in the semifinals alongside the Alvark Tokyo, Utsunomiya Brex and SeaHorses Mikawa.

Olympic gold medalist Klete Keller charged for role in riots at U.S. Capitol

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 06:25
U.S. Olympic swimming gold medalist Klete Keller was charged by the Justice Department Wednesday for participating in the June 6 attack on Congress by supporters ...

World No. 2 Shori Hamada loses to nemesis Madeleine Malonga at Doha Masters

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 06:15
World No. 2 Shori Hamada won silver in the women's 78-kg category for Japan's only medal on Wednesday, the final day of the invitation-only International ...

Top League delays start of season due to COVID-19 outbreak

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 05:57
On Tuesday, the JFRU said 24 players and staff at Canon Eagles, 13 from Toyota Verblitz, and seven from Suntory Sungoliath tested positive in preseason ...

Rockets send star James Harden to Nets in blockbuster four-team trade

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 04:48
The move comes a day after a disgruntled Harden went on a postgame rant following Tuesday's 117-100 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Takakeisho all but out of yokozuna hunt after fourth straight loss

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 12:27
The ozeki saw his potential to ascend to sumo's highest rank erased with a defeat to Takarafuji on Wednesday.

Australian GP postponed over quarantine, says minister

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 11:46
Formula One postponed the Australian Grand Prix from March to November because it would not have been possible for hundreds of team staff to quarantine ...

Former Man City star says China’s foreign coaches in it for money

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 10:02
Former Manchester City star Sun Jihai has accused foreign coaches of going to China just for the money, saying they do little to help the ...

Chapecoense returns to Brazil’s top flight after year in second division

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 09:44
Brazilian side Chapecoense, who lost most of their squad in an air crash in 2016, was promoted to the first division on Tuesday after spending ...

Hisashi Iwakuma joins Mariners as special assignment coach

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 09:17
The Seattle Mariners announced Tuesday that former pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma has rejoined the organization as a special assignment coach reporting directly to general manager Jerry ...

Sumo stables deserve more scrutiny after wrestler’s shock retirement

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 08:32
The decision by Kotokantetsu to leave the sport rather than risk infection with the coronavirus at the New Year Basho has resulted in a wave ...

Dick Pound says farewell to WADA and passes anti-doping torch

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 07:58
Tributes from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to IOC chief Thomas Bach poured in for retiring anti-doping crusader Dick Pound last week but there was ...

BayStars swing for global reputation in 10th year under DeNA

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 07:15
After doubling annual attendance between 2011 and 2019, Yokohama wants to become NPB's strongest club both on and off the diamond.

NBA tightens COVID-19 protocols as postponements mount

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 07:01
The NBA and its players union updated COVID-19 health and safety protocols on Tuesday as positive tests and game postponements mounted.The Washington Wizards' home game ...

Yoko Ono wins 70-kg gold, two more Japanese silver at Doha Masters

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 05:53
Yoko Ono defeated Russia's Madina Taimazova in the women's 70-kilogram final as Japan won medals in three of four weight classes contested Tuesday at the ...

Takakeisho’s struggles continue as all three ozeki fall on Day 3

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 11:56
Having come into the tournament looking to earn promotion to sumo's top rank of yokozuna, the 24-year-old Takakeisho will now almost certainly face a longer ...

Japan to compete in 2021 SheBelieves Cup

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 11:36
Japan is among the four teams that will participate in next month's SheBelieves Cup, a women's invitational soccer tournament hosted by the United States, the ...