RIFU, Japan - A tropical storm brought strong winds and heavy rain to Japan's northern coast Wednesday after moving away from the Tokyo region and relieving the Olympic host city of a feared disruption to the games.So far, Nepartak has ...
2 days ago
SAITAMA, Japan - Patty Mills really wants no part of the talk that he turns into a different player when he puts on the uniform of the Australian men's national basketball team. He almost rolls his eyes when he senses the ...
3 days ago
CRIS Nievarez dropped out of contention in the medal rounds of the men's single sculls, finishing fifth in quarterfinal 4 of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games rowing regatta at the Sea Forest Waterway on Sunday.Nievarez failed to make it ...
5 days ago
GREGG Popovich is regarded as the NBA's best, a coach that has won five championships and kept his team near the top for a quarter of a century.In international basketball, he hasn't yet found that golden touch. ...
Jul 22, 2021
HOME bet Naomi Osaka faces No. 52 Zheng Saisai, Novak Djokovic takes on 139th-ranked Hugo Dellien in Olympic tennis openerHOME hope Naomi Osaka will face 52nd-ranked Zheng Saisai of China and Novak Djokovic will play 139th-ranked Hugo Dellien of ...
Jul 22, 2021
FUKUSHIMA, Japan - The Tokyo Olympics got underway after a one-year delay when Japan pitcher Ukiko Ueno started Australia's Michelle Cox with a ball on Wednesday morning to open the women's softball tournament before a nearly empty Fukushima ...
Jul 21, 2021
ANTHONY Edwards suffered an ankle injury while playing for the USA Select Team, according to reports.The Minnesota Timberwolves guard sprained his ankle as he stepped on the foot of Team USA forward Draymond Green during scrimmage in Las Vegas, according to ...
Jul 8, 2021
TOKYO - Some nurses in Japan are incensed at a request from Tokyo Olympic organizers to have 500 of them dispatched to help out with the games. They say they're already near the breaking point dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.Olympic ...
May 3, 2021
By Stephen Wade and Mari YamaguchiTOKYO - Only three months before the postponed Olympics are set to open, Tokyo and Japan's second largest metropolitan area of Osaka have been placed under emergency orders aimed at stemming surging cases of the coronavirus. ...
Apr 24, 2021
TOKYO - Tokyo Olympic organizers have called off a water polo test event set for this weekend, Japanese media reported on Tuesday.National broadcaster NHK and national news agency Kyodo both cited unnamed officials. Organizing committee officials declined to confirm the reports.The ...
Apr 6, 2021
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea became the first country to drop out of the Tokyo Olympics because of coronavirus fears, a decision that underscores the challenges facing Japan as it struggles to stage a global sporting event amid a raging pandemic.A ...
Apr 6, 2021
TOKYO - The Tokyo Olympics open in under four months, and the torch relay has begun to crisscross Japan with 10,000 runners. Organizers say they are mitigating the risks, but some medical experts aren't convinced."It is best to not ...
Mar 30, 2021
TOKYO - Japan will not take part in China's offer - accepted by the International Olympic Committee - to provide vaccines for "participants" in the postponed Tokyo Games and next year's Beijing Winter Games.Olympic Minister Tamayo Marukawa said on Friday ...
Mar 13, 2021
KAWHI Leonard is planning to play for Gregg Popovich again and chase a gold medal.Leonard said on Sunday at the All-Star Game in Atlanta (Monday, Manila time) that he is planning to compete with USA Basketball this summer at the ...
Mar 8, 2021
MIAMI - Atlanta coach and USA Basketball men's national team assistant coach Lloyd Pierce had a one-day coronavirus scare a few weeks ago and had to stay in his hotel room while the matter was sorted out.The bad news: ...
Mar 2, 2021
TOKYO - Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a state of emergency last week for Tokyo and surrounding areas. Amid the surging virus, he again promised the postponed Tokyo Olympics would be "safe and secure" and tried to disconnect the state of emergency from ...
Jan 14, 2021
QATAR is now planning for a "complete normal" World Cup in 2022 after the rapid progress in producing vaccines for the coronavirus, the tournament CEO told The Associated Press on Sunday ahead of the European qualifying draw.Early in the pandemic that ...
Dec 7, 2020
PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham "Bambol" Tolentino sought an additional P510 million budget for elite sports for 2021 as the country got a clear shot at finally winning not only its first Olympic gold medal but potentially multiple, at the rescheduled ...
Oct 15, 2020
TOKYO - Tokyo Olympic organizers estimate they have found cost-savings of about $280 million by simplifying and cutting some frills from next year's postponed games.The report came as the International Olympic Committee executive board met on-line with officials ...
Oct 8, 2020
ADAM Silver addressed how the planned Tokyo Olympics next summer could affect next season's NBA calendar.He said an in-season stoppage to accommodate the games would be considered, but sounded most dubious about the chance of that happening."We&# ...
Oct 3, 2020
THE Philippine Sports Commission says it is striving to cover all of its commitments to athletes making their Olympic bid, even with a decreased budget.P596 million from the sports agency's National Sports Development Fund and P773 million funds from the ...
Aug 13, 2020
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