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Japanese golfer Hideki Matsuyama claimed his ninth career victory on the American Tour on Sunday, marking his first win in two years.

An inaugural match was held Sunday at Kanazawa Stadium, Hokuriku's first soccer-dedicated stadium, where players sent cheers to the areas affected by the Noto Peninsula earthquake.

Hideto Tanihara achieved his first victory on the European Tour on Sunday, with a total score of 14-under-par at a tournament held in Doha, Qatar. Starting the final round tied for the lead, Tanihara holed six birdies against two bogeys to hold off his rival and win by one-stroke.

The Japan women's basketball team has clinched its spot in the Olympics for the third consecutive time, setting the stage for a thrilling participation in the Paris Games.

The first-ever "Dream Girls Cup," a women's sumo tournament supported by former yokozuna Hakuho's Miyagino stablemaster, was held in Tokyo, stirring excitement with participants from the earthquake-stricken area of Ishikawa Prefecture on the Noto Peninsula.

In the face of the "2025 problem," where the aging of the baby boomer generation presents various challenges, the golf industry, too, finds itself at a crossroads with an aging player demographic. Amid these challenges, professionals from the golf business are coming together for groundbreaking initiatives aimed at appealing to the next generation.

In the second game of the Olympic World Qualifying Tournament for women's basketball, Japan faced a tough match against Hungary and was defeated with a score of 75 to 81, postponing their chance to secure a spot in the Olympics to the final game against Canada.

Japan's women's basketball team made a triumphant start in their quest for a third consecutive Olympic appearance by securing a resounding victory over Spain with a score of 86-75 in the opening game of the world final qualifiers for the Paris Olympics.