May 25
Sekiwake Terunofuji seemed to be able to move mountains during the 15-day Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo, but he was almost moved to tears when it was over on Sunday. (The Japan News)
May 20
Newcomer Homarenishiki wants to do more than just climb the sumo ladder of success. He also intends to learn traditional Japanese culture and someday bring it back to his mother country, Canada. (The Japan News)
May 19
Ichiro Suzuki has tied with US baseball legend Babe Ruth for 42nd place on Major League Baseball’s all-time hits list. (NHK)
May 19
Japan plans to scale back the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the government runs short of money and time, the country’s sports minister said Monday. (Japan Today)
May 19
“There’s no sail; there’s no motor.” Sonya Baumstein recites the mantra she’ll likely be telling herself often over the next 4 to 6 months. “I’m the power; I’m the precision.” (CNN)
May 18
Japanese figure skating star Mao Asada says she will be resuming her competitive career after taking a one-year break. (NHK)
May 17
Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and Harumafuji both emerged unscathed on a day of upsets in the upper ranks Saturday to stay tied for the lead heading into the second week of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. (Japan Times)
May 14
The demolition of Tokyo’s National Stadium has been completed after a series of delays, clearing the way for a new structure that will be the centerpiece of the 2020 Olympics. (Japan Today)
May 12
The application period officially opened Monday to add new sports to the program for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Japan Times)
May 11
Yokozuna Hakuho was sent to a shock defeat at the hands of big man Ichinojo on the opening day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. (Japan Times)