May 20, 2016

WADA hires McLaren to supervise Sochi investigation

World Anti-Doping Agency president Craig Reedie has appointed Richard McLaren as the independent overseer of an investigation into allegations of state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Reedie issued a statement late Thursday saying McLaren, a long-standing member of the Court of Arbitration for ...

Russian athletes deny doping claims

May 14, 2016

Russian athletes deny doping claims

Two Olympic gold medalists from Russia denied doping Friday, a day after they were named in a newspaper report detailing state-sponsored cheating at the 2014 Sochi Games. Bobsled champion Alexander Zubkov and cross-country skier Alexander Legkov were among the athletes accused in a New ...

May 12, 2016

Aichi and Nagoya to mount joint bid for 2026 Asian Games

Aichi Gov. Hideaki Omura has said the prefecture and its capital, the city of Nagoya, will mount a joint bid to host the 2026 Asian Games. The two bodies will on Friday submit a declaration of their intention to bid for Asia’s quadrennial multisports ...

May 12, 2016

Three sports journalists in Abu Dhabi convicted of slander

Three journalists who appeared on a Dubai television sports channel and criticized the network’s Abu Dhabi competitor have received three-month suspended prison sentences for slander, state-backed media reported. The state-run WAM news agency cited the office of Abu Dhabi’s public prosecutor in a report ...

Apr 29, 2016

Legendary Texas sports writer Sherrod, 96, passes away

The East Coast had Red Smith. The West Coast had Jim Murray. Texas had Blackie Sherrod. Sherrod, the longtime Texas sports writer revered for his dry wit, died Thursday afternoon at his Dallas home after a week in hospice care, wife Joyce Sherrod told ...

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 ...