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More Sports / Track & Field Feb 28, 2019

Collegiate hammer thrower suspended two years for doping

The Japan Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday it has suspended a Nihon University hammer thrower for two years after he tested positive for a banned substance. Following a doping test conducted at the national student championships last September, Takuya Matsubara tested positive for clomiphene, an anti-estrogenic ...

Hosting bids open for Tokyo 2020 table tennis qualification events

Olympics Feb 28, 2019

Hosting bids open for Tokyo 2020 table tennis qualification events

The International Table Tennis Federation announced Thursday it has opened the bidding process for cities to host two qualifying events next year for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The events, dubbed "Rise2Tokyo," consist of a team qualification tournament and a singles qualification tournament to take place ...

Robert Lighthizer says trade talks with Japan likely to start in March

Business Feb 28, 2019

Robert Lighthizer says trade talks with Japan likely to start in March

The United States and Japan will likely launch trade talks in March, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Wednesday, suggesting the dialogue would begin earlier than had been anticipated. Washington's top trade negotiator made the remarks during congressional testimony. The bilateral talks had been expected ...

Shohei Ohtani progressing toward DH comeback

Baseball / MLB Feb 28, 2019

Shohei Ohtani progressing toward DH comeback

Shohei Ohtani swung off a tee and tracked pitches in the bullpen at the Los Angeles Angels' spring training camp Wednesday as the two-way star ramps up efforts toward a return as designated hitter in May. Ohtani, who had reconstructive elbow surgery on Oct. 1, ...