SPORTS

Dec 17
Japan manager Javier Aguirre was named Monday by Spain’s anticorruption prosecutor for alleged match fixing in a 2011 game in the country’s top-flight soccer league. (Kyodo)
Dec 16
Japan coach Javier Aguirre opted for experience Monday when he named his 23-man squad for next month’s Asian Cup, where the defending champion will be bidding for a record fifth title. (Japan Today)
Dec 15
A member of the Japanese national men’s volleyball team has been arrested for theft. (Japan Today)
Dec 14
South Korea said on Friday that it had no intention of sharing some of its 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games with its historic rival Japan, rejecting an International Olympic Committee suggestion for cost-cutting. (nytimes.com)
Dec 10
Christian Loamanu, who tested positive for cannabis five years ago, has had his indefinite ban for playing rugby in Japan lifted. (iafrica.com)
Dec 09
The IOC has approved plans for a more flexible sports program, a move that could lead to the inclusion of baseball and softball at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (The Japan News)
Dec 08
The IOC is urging South Korean organizers of the 2018 Winter Games to move bobsled and luge events to another country to save money, according to an IOC official with knowledge of the situation. (Japan Times)
Dec 08
Kenyan runner Patrick Makau won the Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship on Sunday. (NHK)
Dec 06
Daisuke Matsuzaka has signed a contract with the Softbank Hawks of Japan’s Pacific League after eight years in Major League Baseball. (Japan Today)
Dec 04
The board members of the Japan Basketball Association will resign en mass to deal with an organizational problem they face. (NHK)