SPORTS

Jul 27
As yokozuna Hakuho rode triumphantly in the motorcade celebrating his latest sumo triumph here on July 26, much of the cheers were directed at the popular older wrestler holding his flag. (Asahi)
Jul 27
Yokozuna Hakuho added to his legendary status on Sunday, showing the steadiness and power that has carried him to a record number of tournament championships. (The Japan News)
Jul 25
Japanese organizers on Friday revealed the emblems for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. (Jiji Press)
Jul 24
A 1,000-kilometer relay race has started in the northern Japanese city of Aomori, headed for Tokyo. Friday marks exactly five years before the opening of the Tokyo Summer Olympics in 2020. (NHK)
Jul 22
Yokozuna Hakuho threw away his sole lead at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, slipping and falling on his charge on Tuesday to suffer his first loss of the 15-day event. (Japan Times)
Jul 18
Japan’s organizing committee for the 2019 Rugby World Cup plans to consult with relevant organizations to choose a substitute venue for the projected national stadium in Tokyo. (NHK)
Jul 17
World-famous architect Tadao Ando was astonished to learn that the design he chose for the new National Stadium would cost ¥252 billion to build, he said at a press conference Thursday, where he spoke for the first time since the swelling cost became an issue. (The Japan News)
Jul 16
The government is making an all-out effort to calm the tense situation surrounding the construction plans for the new National Stadium, the main venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. (The Japan News)
Jul 13
Terunofuji rolled to his second win as ozeki with victory over third-ranked maegashira Ikioi at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. (Japan Times)
Jul 10
The Miami Marlins’ Ichiro Suzuki finally snapped his career-worst hitless streak on Wednesday, hitting a single in his second plate appearance during his team’s 6-3 defeat to the Boston Red Sox. (Japan Times)