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 ...

Dec 9, 2015

IOC president Bach says scandals undermining sports' credibility

Recent scandals are undermining the credibility of sports and casting suspicion on millions of clean athletes, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said on Tuesday. Bach called on all sports organizations to follow rules of “good governance” to prevent the type of corruption cases ...

Wushu martial artists dream of Olympic glory

Nov 23, 2015

Wushu martial artists dream of Olympic glory

Twirling spears, swords and clubs at frightening speeds, the brightly clad fighters performing back-flips and flying kicks could be mistaken for extras in a kung fu movie being shot in the Indonesian capital Jakarta. They are not actors, however, but athletes hoping not just ...

Nov 10, 2015

Whiting launches weekly podcast

Best-selling author Robert Whiting, who first came to Japan in 1962 and is regarded as one of the foremost experts on the social, political, economic and sporting landscapes of the country, has launched a weekly podcast. “Robert Whiting’s Japan” offers listeners throughout the world ...