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J. League clubs feeling financial crunch from pandemic

34 min 21 sec ago
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Tuesday night announcement of a state of emergency marked the latest and most dramatic step in Japan’s battle against the COVID-19 ...

Osaka Evessa announce three more infected players

2 hours 13 min ago
The Osaka Evessa announced Tuesday that three more of their players have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of infected players and team ...

Warren Gatland wants Lions-All Blacks ‘decider’ after coronavirus crisis

3 hours 37 min ago
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has proposed a series “decider” between the All Blacks and his composite team when the coronavirus crisis is ...

Japan’s Olympic training bases close after emergency declaration

3 hours 50 min ago
The Japan Sport Council said Wednesday it will close two major Olympic training facilities in response to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's declaration of a state ...

Athletes already qualified for Tokyo Games get to keep spots

4 hours 2 min ago
About 6,500 athletes who already have earned their spots for the Tokyo Games are in for 2021 under re-drawn qualifying regulations published Tuesday by the ...

Players, managers intrigued by MLB’s all-Arizona option

4 hours 9 min ago
Boston’s Chris Sale, out for the season following Tommy John surgery, thought about the prospect of his teammates sequestered in the Phoenix area for an ...

Ronaldinho to leave Paraguayan jail for luxury hotel house arrest

4 hours 22 min ago
Retired soccer star Ronaldinho was released from a high-security jail in Paraguay on Tuesday after more than a month, but was ordered to serve house ...

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman raises possibility of not completing regular season

4 hours 32 min ago
For the first time since halting play four weeks ago, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman raised the possibility Tuesday of not completing the regular season in ...

Veteran boxer Katsunari Takayama willing to wait out COVID-19 for return to ring

5 hours 6 min ago
It has been 22 years since Katsunari Takayama first picked up boxing gloves. But the burning passion is still there.The 36-year-old Takayama retired as a ...

NPB closes main office, announces further delays to season after emergency declaration

5 hours 8 min ago
Like many other organizations in Japan, professional baseball is adjusting to the state of emergency declared Tuesday by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to combat the ...

Virus fears halt public display of Olympic flame in Fukushima

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 11:27
The public exhibition of the Olympic flame in Fukushima Prefecture will be suspended after Wednesday due to escalating concerns about the spread of the new ...

Dana White claims UFC close to securing private island for fights

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 09:40
Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White has said the mixed martial arts promotion is close to securing a "private island" to stage bouts for international ...

Japan’s athletes and sports associations brace for impact of emergency declaration

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 09:39
Already reeling from the chaos caused by the spread of COVID-19, sporting bodies are bracing for further disruption when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declares a ...

WADA president cautions athletes against using pandemic as opportunity to dope

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 06:38
Athletes are fooling themselves if they think they can use the global chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic to cheat, World Anti-Doping Agency president Witold ...

U.S. prosecutors say bribes influenced voting for 2018, 2022 World Cup rights

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 05:33
Prosecutors have revealed new details of alleged bribes paid to members of the FIFA executive committee to gain votes for Qatar to host the 2022 ...

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver doesn’t expect any decisions about league before May

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 05:07
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is bracing for several more weeks of uncertainty about the remainder of this halted season, revealing Monday night that he does ...

Wrestling’s governing body to hold world championships during Olympic year for first time in 2021

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 04:34
The international wrestling governing body, United World Wresting (UWW), plans to keep its world championships in 2021, which would mark the first time the event ...

MLB, union discuss playing all games in Arizona

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 04:16
Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area and playing in empty ballparks was among the ideas discussed Monday by Major League Baseball and the ...

British Open canceled, Masters moved to November in major overhaul

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 03:40
The British Open will not be played this year for the first time since 1945, golf officials announced Monday as they tried to reconfigure a ...

Beloved Tigers star, Hall of Famer Al Kaline dies at 85

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 03:14
Fresh off the train and only 18 years old, Al Kaline ran into an immediate roadblock trying to join the Detroit Tigers. Called up to ...

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