SPORTS

Nov 12
Sumo has been around in various forms for over 2,000 years. (Japan Times)

Nov 03
South Africa galloped by England to win the Rugby World Cup in Japan. The Springboks claimed the Cup for the first time since 2007.
(NHK)

Nov 02
Next year’s Olympic marathon and race walk events are being moved from Tokyo to the northern city of Sapporo.
(NHK)

Oct 31
A Kumamoto city nightclub filed a criminal complaint Wednesday against players on the Uruguay Rugby World Cup team, alleging they damaged property at the establishment, the nightclub’s lawyer said. (Japan Times)

Oct 30
Nozomi Okuhara has become the second Japanese to be ranked No. 1 in women’s singles, according to the Badminton World Federation’s latest list released on Tuesday. (Japan Times)

Oct 21
South Africa beat Japan 26 to 3 in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals on Sunday.
(NHK)

Oct 20
Long queues for replica shirts, desperate searches for tickets and TV stations showing Japan’s wins on a loop: excitement is building ahead of the host nation’s historic Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against South Africa. (Japan Today)

Oct 17
The International Olympic Committee is considering moving the marathons and race walking events for the 2020 Summer Games from Tokyo to the northern island of Hokkaido amid concerns about the Japanese capital’s stiflingly hot weather. (Nikkei)

Oct 14
Japan captain Michael Leitch said Sunday’s historic win over Scotland at the Rugby World Cup was the Brave Blossoms’ way of helping the nation in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis and thanking those that helped put the game on. (Kyodo)

Oct 13
In Rugby World Cup action, the final eight teams advancing to the knockout stage have been decided.
(NHK)