SPORTS

Nov 27
Basketball’s international governing body has suspended the Japan Basketball Association’s membership after it failed to meet a deadline for unifying two domestic leagues. (NHK)
Nov 24
Mongolian Hakuho tied sumo legend Taiho’s record of 32 Emperor’s Cup wins on Sunday to send shockwaves through Japan’s ancient sport. (SBS)
Nov 22
Japan’s formal entry into an expanded Super Rugby competition in 2016 will provide a shot in the arm for the game across Asia, according to the country’s top rugby official. (Japan Today)
Nov 22
Yokozuna Hakuho’s hopes of a record-tying 32nd championship title got a big boost at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Nov. 21 as Harumafuji drove Kakuryu out of the ring–and out of the lead–in the first yokozuna showdown of the competition. (Asahi)
Nov 20
It appears some of the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games slated for Tokyo might actually be held in Osaka. (NHK)
Nov 19
Yasuyuki Konno and Shinji Okazaki scored second-half goals Tuesday to give Japan a 2-1 win over Australia in an Asian Cup warm-up match. (Japan Today)
Nov 18
Japanese ski jumper Sara Takanashi has set a Guinness World Record with her total of 24 wins in the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup. The figure is the highest for a female jumper. (NHK)
Nov 11
Japan’s Kei Nishikori has defeated Britain’s Andy Murray 2-0 in his first match of the ATP World Tour Finals in London. (NHK)
Nov 10
Injury-hit yokozuna Harumafuji gave overnight sensation Ichinojo a rude awakening, thrashing his opponent in a sumo clinic on the opening day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. (Japan Times)
Nov 09
Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu was involved in a scary crash with another skater during warm-ups at the Cup of China on Saturday, but recovered to perform his free skate program and nearly won the title, despite falling five times. (The Japan News)