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JTTA to assist China amid COVID-19 crisis

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The Japan Table Tennis Association has agreed to take in about 50 members of China’s national table tennis team who are unable to return home ...

Pele misses statue unveiling to honor Brazil’s 1970 World Cup-winning team

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Pele did not attend a ceremony Thursday to unveil a statue of him representing Brazil’s historic 1970 World Cup-winning team. The Brazilian has suffered with ...

England coach Eddie Jones apologizes for ‘half-Asian’ joke

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England coach Eddie Jones apologized to a reporter who he suggested could not tell half-Asians apart in a barbed answer to a question on Thursday.Jones, ...

Consadole Sapporo postpone ticket sales over virus fears

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Consadole Sapporo said Friday they will postpone the general sale of tickets for J. League home games because of concerns over the fast-spreading COVID-19.The move ...

Former Hawks pitcher Matt Skrmetta influenced Carter Stewart’s journey

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When records are set in baseball, they so often occur at the confluence of favorable circumstances, the right player in the right place at the ...

High-flyer Misugu Okamoto eyes skateboarding gold

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Having won four qualifying tournaments to date, including the world championships in September, the maiden Olympic gold medal in women’s park looks well within the ...

Evan Lysacek revels in power of sports to connect people

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Evan Lysacek glided across the ice so effortlessly you could forget he was doing it on a bum ankle.Skating around Yokohama Bank Ice Arena during ...

Frankfurt’s Daichi Kamada continues Europa League scoring spree with hat trick

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Midfielder Daichi Kamada hit a 40-minute hat trick on Thursday to propel Eintracht Frankfurt to a 4-1 home victory over Salzburg in a Europa League ...

Hawks guard Trae Young scores career-best 50 points in victory over Heat

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Trae Young didn’t attribute his first 50-point game to confidence gained from his first All-Star start.Belief in himself has never been a problem for the ...

Nets’ Kyrie Irving to have season-ending shoulder surgery

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Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving will have arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder and miss the rest of the season.The Nets made the announcement Thursday ...

Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury to answer questions in big heavyweight rematch

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The best fights come with questions, and there are many surrounding Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury as they meet in a rematch that is arguably ...

NFL owners approve labor agreement terms including 17-game schedule, expanded playoffs

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The NFL has put the labor ball in the players’ hands.In a somewhat surprisingly strong decision, the 32 team owners voted Thursday to “accept the ...

Yankees’ Luis Severino shut down with sore right forearm

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New York Yankees right-hander Luis Severino has been shut down from throwing for the second consecutive spring training, this time because of right forearm soreness.Severino, ...

Roger Federer to miss French Open following knee surgery

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 14:58
Roger Federer has had surgery on his right knee and will miss the French Open and several other tournaments.Writing on his Facebook page Thursday, the ...

Nagoya Women’s Marathon limited to elite runners because of coronavirus

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 14:48
The Nagoya Women’s Marathon will exclude all but elite competitors at the March 8 event amid concerns over the current coronavirus outbreak, while the open ...

Atalanta runs over Valencia in first-leg battle

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 11:59
With roughly a third of the population of Bergamo packed into Milan’s San Siro stadium, Atalanta made the journey well worth it for the club’s ...

Paralympic test event to take place with only Japanese athletes due to ongoing virus fears

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 11:58
A test event for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for later this month that would have involved some non-Japanese athletes is being revamped because of fear ...

Ryan Rossiter making case for spot on Japan squad

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 11:58
In preparation for its first game in 2020, the provisional Japan men’s national team has been practicing in a series of training camps at Tokyo’s ...

Rikako Ikee looks back on leukemia fight

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 11:55
Rising swimming star Rikako Ikee called her recent therapy for leukemia the turning point in her life in a televised interview aired on Wednesday.The 19-year-old ...

Henare’s open-minded approach hitting target with B2’s Five Arrows

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 11:55
After losing 41 of 60 games last season under former head coach Kohei Eto, the Kagawa Five Arrows have made positive strides this season under ...

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