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IOC’s Pound says Tokyo Games uncertain due to virus surge

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 06:57
The former Canadian swimming champion also told the BBC that athletes should be vaccinated as a priority ahead of the postponed Olympics and Paralympics.

Tomoyuki Sugano fails to find MLB team, will return to Japan

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 04:26
The two-time Sawamura Award winner reportedly declined an opportunity to join fellow countryman Yu Darvish in San Diego.

Ryota Murata promoted to WBA middleweight super champion

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 04:14
The World Boxing Association said Thursday it has promoted Japan's Ryota Murata to its middleweight super champion.The announcement comes a week after Mexico's Saul "Canelo" ...

All wrestlers and stablemasters to test for virus before January tournament

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 03:20
The Japan Sumo Association said Thursday all wrestlers and stablemasters will undergo testing for the novel coronavirus ahead of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament ...

Up to 17,000 may attend national university rugby final next week

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 03:17
The Japan Rugby Football Union plans to hold the final of the national university championship as scheduled next week in Tokyo with up to around ...

Giants reach deal with former MLB All-Star Justin Smoak

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 11:13
The Yomiuri Giants have agreed to a contract with longtime major league first baseman and designated hitter Justin Smoak, the Central League champions said Thursday.Yomiuri ...

Rikako Ikee to skip upcoming swim meet due to COVID-19 risk

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 10:59
Swimming star Rikako Ikee, who was out of competition for 19 months following her leukemia diagnosis in February 2019, will no longer compete at an ...

Tom Brady ready to prove he can still produce playoff magic

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 08:33
Brady and the Bucs will began what they hope is a long playoff run on Saturday against the Washington Football Team.

John Stones helps send Man City past United in League Cup semifinals

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 08:12
City will meet Tottenham in the final at Wembley on April 25 as the club goes for its fourth straight League Cup title.

NBA players react to violence at U.S. Capitol

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 07:59
As violence at the U.S. Capitol underlined deep divisions in America on Wednesday, NBA players said the incident helped renew their commitment to fight racial ...

Beauden Barrett looking forward to Sungoliath challenge

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 10:58
The All Blacks star drew unprecedented media attention to his Wednesday unveiling ahead of the 2021 Top League season's Jan. 16 kickoff.

Yasuhiro Jimbo works to foster students’ resilience and para sports passion

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 10:27
The former wheelchair basketball star who represented Japan is bringing his inspiring message to schools in hope of creating a more inclusive society.

Hakone ekiden’s stubborn crowds cause for Olympic concern

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 10:18
The 2021 Tokyo-Hakone Round-Trip College Ekiden Race concluded as a last-mile thriller between the eventual winner Komazawa University and runner-up Soka University.But the latest edition ...

Athletes aim to convert 2020 struggles into Paralympic success

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 06:41
Japan's para athletes are optimistic about the extra year of preparation they have received through the postponement of the Tokyo Games.

J. League chairman urges Samurai Blue hopefuls to go to Europe

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 06:35
Mitsuru Murai sees 2018 World Cup champion France's squad, which plays club soccer mostly outside its home country, as a model for Japan's young stars.

Yuichi Sugita tests positive for coronavirus

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 06:33
Yuichi Sugita, Japan's third-highest ranked male tennis player, revealed on Twitter late Tuesday evening he tested positive for the coronavirus.Sugita said he had planned to ...

Australia-India Boxing Day test declared possible COVID-19 hotspot

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 06:12
A spectator at Australia's showpiece Boxing Day test against India has tested positive for the new coronavirus, authorities said Wednesday, warning fans seated nearby that ...

NHL sells division naming rights to corporate sponsors

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 05:22
The National Hockey League, which took a revenue hit last year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, said on Tuesday it has sold the naming rights ...

Peyton Manning headlines 15 finalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 04:52
When you retire from the NFL after 18 seasons with 71,940 passing yards and 539 passing touchdowns, it's a near certainty you'll be a finalist ...