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Pep Guardiola hails Manchester City as back after win over Chelsea

Mon, 01/04/2021 - 06:51
City scored three times in the first 16 minutes as Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne helped the visiting team send a warning ...

Browns edge Steelers to snap NFL’s longest active playoff drought

Mon, 01/04/2021 - 05:56
The Cleveland Browns snapped the longest active playoff drought in the NFL with a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The team secured a ...

Japan to skip Thailand Open as Momota tests positive for COVID-19

Sun, 01/03/2021 - 22:09
The world No. 1 was looking to make his international comeback in Bangkok after almost a year out following a car crash that left him ...

Diet support keeping beleaguered Olympic athletes fine-tuned

Sun, 01/03/2021 - 11:26
Efforts to improve Japanese athletes' nutrition have paid off on the podium, with stars such as Yuzuru Hanyu counted among the success stories of Ajinomoto's ...

The pandemic season: How Japanese soccer survived the coronavirus

Sun, 01/03/2021 - 10:00
In an extensive interview with The Japan Times, J. League chairman Mitsuru looked back on how the league has navigated the turbulent 2020 campaign.

Komazawa University overtakes Soka for dramatic Hakone ekiden victory

Sun, 01/03/2021 - 09:59
Anchor Takuma Ishikawa's final leg helped the Tokyo school seal its first championship in 13 years and seventh overall.

Young prodigy Takefusa Kubo to leave Villarreal this winter

Sun, 01/03/2021 - 07:18
Japan international Takefusa Kubo will leave Spanish La Liga club Villarreal, head coach Unai Emery confirmed Saturday.Although the 19-year-old only joined the club this season, ...

Fighters captain Haruki Nishikawa to stay in Japan

Sun, 01/03/2021 - 06:56
Outfielder Haruki Nishikawa remains a member of the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, the club announced Sunday, after his deadline to sign with a major league ...

Soka University races to Day 1 lead at Hakone ekiden

Sat, 01/02/2021 - 08:26
The Hachioji-based school captured the Day 1 crown for the first time, crossing the finish line in 5 hours, 28 minutes, 8 seconds.

NHL planning two outdoor games at Lake Tahoe

Sat, 01/02/2021 - 05:21
The NHL is planning to hold two regular season outdoor games without fans at Lake Tahoe in Nevada, according to multiple reports on Friday.The Vegas ...

Yu Darvish excited to begin new chapter with Padres in San Diego

Sat, 01/02/2021 - 05:09
Darvish went 8-3 and led the NL in wins with a 2.01 ERA and 93 strikeouts in 12 starts for the Cubs last season.

Manchester United joins Liverpool at top of Premier League standings

Sat, 01/02/2021 - 04:48
United trails on goal difference with both teams at 33 points after 16 matches ahead of their clash at Anfield on Jan. 17.

Tokyo facing many challenges on road to pandemic-era Olympics

Sat, 01/02/2021 - 04:20
Is it really a good idea to go ahead with the Olympics?

Frontale defeats Gamba in Emperor’s Cup final to complete double

Fri, 01/01/2021 - 10:56
Kaoru Mitoma's second-half goal was enough for J. League champion Frontale to get past a resilient Gamba side at Tokyo's National Stadium.

Retired athletes charting new paths inspire others to take leap

Thu, 12/31/2020 - 10:10
Stories of athletes trying to find new meaning in life after retiring from elite-level sports are serving as an inspiration for those who think they ...

Frontale hope to make excitement of live-match experience more accessible to larger audience

Thu, 12/31/2020 - 10:09
In July 2019, before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, a number of guests with developmental disorders were able to watch a live match at ...

In 2020, sports was about staying safe and speaking out

Thu, 12/31/2020 - 03:00
When the pandemic subsides, what will endure from 2020 in sports?

Giants announce agreement with slugger Eric Thames

Thu, 12/31/2020 - 01:11
The 34-year-old will arrive in Japan with 96 career home runs — 75 after he joined the Milwaukee Brewers in 2017.

Premier League has ‘no plans’ to suspend season as virus cases surge

Thu, 12/31/2020 - 00:59
The Premier League said it had "no plans" to pause the season and had confidence in its protocols after a third match was postponed due ...

Postponed Olympics renew protracted battle with old foe — warnings about weather

Wed, 12/30/2020 - 14:00
Even though the weather conditions during the original games schedule were not as bad as they could have been, experts caution that it’s a dangerous ...