SPORTS

Mar 05
Ex-Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic has agreed to manage Japan, Japan Football Association President Kuniya Daini said Wednesday. (Kyodo)
Mar 05
Daisuke Matsuzaka made the first start of his comeback in Japan on Wednesday, returning to the scene of one of his most memorable pitching performances. (espn.go.com)
Mar 03
Sports officials have announced 12 venues in Japanese cities for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. (NHK)
Mar 03
The agriculture ministry has outlined a draft of a bill that would allow people in the country to bet on overseas horse races featuring Japanese horses. (The Japan News)
Feb 28
Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have drawn up a basic plan to be used as guidelines to prepare for the events. (NHK)
Feb 28
The Japan Football Association will make a formal offer to former Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic, a source confirmed on Friday. (Kyodo)
Feb 24
Record-breaking Mongolian sumo wrestler Hakuho on Monday fanned the flames of a row over sumo etiquette as he denied breaching the ancient Japanese sport’s strict protocol with an outburst against officials. (The West)
Feb 23
Dozens of hardworking sled dogs are battling it out in an annual competition in Wakkanai City in Japan’s northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido. (NHK)
Feb 23
The Tokyo Marathon on Sunday ended with no major trouble amid tight security that included police officers who ran along with participants. (Jiji Press)
Feb 20
This year’s Tokyo Marathon will take place under an unprecedented level of security to guard against terrorist threats, following the recent hostage crisis involving the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group. (The Japan News)