SPORTS

Sep 02
Japan’s Kei Nishikori won a marathon match against Canadian Milos Raonic to reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open on Monday. (Kyodo)
Aug 31
A high school baseball game has ended in the 50th inning after being extended for 3 days. (NHK)
Aug 29
Closing in on his 104th birthday, a twinkle-toed Japanese sprinter has thrown down the challenge to the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt, telling him: “let’s rumble!” (Japan Today)
Aug 29
It’s restart time for the Japanese men’s national soccer team after a dismal World Cup showing, and new coach Javier Aguirre has picked five new faces for the 23-man squad. (Wall Street Journal)
Aug 26
Yokohama Marinos president Akira Kaetsu apologized profusely on Monday after one of the club’s fans waved a banana at Kawasaki Frontale’s Brazilian striker Renato on Saturday, describing the act as ‘unforgivable’. (Japan Today)
Aug 25
Former money winner Momoko Ueda captured the CAT Ladies by a single shot to end a three-year drought on Sunday. (Japan Times)
Aug 21
A sexual harassment scandal was gripping Japan’s skating world Wednesday after pictures emerged of a young heartthrob Olympian in the clutches of the 49-year-old boss of his sport. (asiaone.com)
Aug 20
The sports ministry has deemed a proposal to renovate the National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics unrealistic, because of a number of drawbacks including insufficient earthquake resistance and building regulations that prohibit the blocking of sunlight from nearby structures. (The Japan News)
Aug 16
A ceremony to unveil a bronze statue of the late Japanese sumo legend Taiho was held Friday in his birthplace Poronaysk in Sakhalin, eastern Russia, a move achieved through joint efforts by the Russian city and Japanese people. (Japan Times)
Aug 05
The Wakasu Olympic Marina is one of the envisioned new facilities whose construction plans are under review ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, sources have revealed. (The Japan News)