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[ODDS and EVENS] Current and Former Ukrainian Athletes Take a Brave Stand Against Russian Invasion
“They have an idea to rebuild the Soviet Union, but we do not want to return to the USSR. We see...
Naomi Osaka Drops to 85th in World Rankings
The four-time Grand Slam winner, a former world No. 1, plummeted 71 spots.
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Aiming to Exceed Record Medal Haul from Pyeongchang Games
Returning Japanese standout athletes from four years ago spark optimism for an even better showing at the Beijing Olympics.
Kei Nishikori Opts for Arthroscopic Surgery on Left Hip
The former world No. 4 is expected to be sidelined for six months.
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Rui Hachimura, Yuta Watanabe Square Off for Third Time in NBA Careers
It was their first NBA encounter since February 9, 2020. “It’s an honor as a Japanese for us two to be...
Naomi Osaka Bounced From Australian Open in Third Round
Unseeded American Amanda Anisimova outplayed the reigning champion in the third-set tiebreak.
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] B.League All-Star Game is Canceled for the Second Consecutive Year
A rise in COVID-19 cases in Okinawa and among B.League teams are cited as factors in the decision.
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Leandro Damiao Headlines J. League Best XI
The Brazilian striker, who tied for the league lead with 23 goals, is one of seven Kawasaki Frontale players on the...
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Ireland Whips Japan 60-5 as Brave Blossoms Suffer Crushing Blow in Autumn Tour Opener
Coach Jamie Joseph’s squad trailed 29-0 entering the second half in a match that exposed the team’s weaknesses.
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Doubts Emerge on Japan’s Ability to Secure a Spot in 2022 World Cup
A loss to Saudi Arabia exacerbates Samurai Blue’s challenge of qualifying for next year’s tournament in Qatar.
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Retired Yokozuna Hakuho Left an Indelible Mark on Sumo
The all-time winningest rikishi's longevity at the top and work ethic triggered admiration from his peers and former standouts.
Tennis/ 2 years ago
Naomi Osaka Pulls Out of BNP Paribas Open
It’s unclear when the former world No. 1 will return to competition. Earlier this month, Osaka said she plans to take...