Apr 22, 2016

FIBA boss Baumann chosen as new SportAccord president

Swiss IOC member Patrick Baumann on Friday was elected president of SportAccord, an umbrella group of more than 90 Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations. Baumann, the secretary general of FIBA, basketball’s world governing body, defeated Russia’s Anna Arzhanova 55-25 in Friday’s vote. Arzhanova heads ...

Ota sets sights on fencing gold in Rio

Apr 20, 2016

Ota sets sights on fencing gold in Rio

Yuki Ota on Wednesday vowed to double his efforts to win the men’s individual foil gold medal at the Rio Olympics. “What I have fallen short of is the gold medal. That is the only thing I will be aiming for,” the 2008 Beijing ...

Events canceled after earthquakes

Apr 16, 2016

Events canceled after earthquakes

Sporting events scheduled for Saturday in southwestern Japan and elsewhere were called off due to a series of massive earthquakes that first shook the island of Kyushu Thursday evening. Soccer and baseball games that were to be played in or near the quake-hit areas ...

Mar 25, 2016

Fukuoka plans bid for 2026 Asian Games

Fukuoka Prefecture is moving toward being the second prefecture to make a bid to host the 2026 Asian Games, an informed source said Thursday. Fukuoka’s bid will follow that of Aichi Prefecture in central Japan, which confirmed its intent in January. The Japanese Olympic ...

Mar 8, 2016

Andrews awarded $55 million in lawsuit

A jury awarded Erin Andrews $55 million in her lawsuit against a stalker who bought a hotel room next to her and secretly recorded a nude video, finding that the hotel companies and the stalker shared in the blame. After a full day of ...

Mar 4, 2016

Longtime columnist Mizell dies at 76

Hubert Mizell’s home office was a sports museum, with pictures of famous athletes hanging on the walls and mementos from a storied career spanning more than four decades all around. Muhammad Ali. Jack Nicklaus. Billy Martin. Pete Rozelle. Doug Williams. Jackie Gleason. Mizell interviewed ...

Andrews testifies through tears about nude videos

| Mar 1, 2016

Andrews testifies through tears about nude videos

Sportscaster and TV host Erin Andrews took the witness stand Monday, breaking down repeatedly and telling jurors of the devastation she continues to feel after a man secretly shot nude videos of her and posted them on the Internet. Andrews sobbed as she recalled ...

Tokyo Marathon 2016: A great day at the races

Feb 29, 2016

Tokyo Marathon 2016: A great day at the races

At the annual Tokyo Marathon, which was celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, there was no shortage of superheroes, cartoon characters and cross-dressers for a day. All in all, it was a great day at the wacky races. Here’s a selection of sights from ...

Top world sports stories of 2015

| Dec 24, 2015

Top world sports stories of 2015

The Japan Times editors selected these world sports stories as the most important of 2015. 1 Warriors end championship drought: Led by guard Stephen Curry, Golden State goes 67-15 under first-year coach Steve Kerr during the regular season and collects its first NBA Finals ...

Top Japan sports stories of 2015

| Dec 24, 2015

Top Japan sports stories of 2015

The Japan Times editors selected these domestic sports stories as the most important of 2015. 1 Brave Blossoms shock the world: Japan pulls off the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history, beating two-time champion South Africa 34-32 in its opening game with a ...