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Virus-related closure at Fukushima school brings forth blooms

National May 6, 2020

Virus-related closure at Fukushima school brings forth blooms

Teachers and other staff at a Fukushima Prefecture junior high school temporarily closed by the coronavirus pandemic got a surprise when they noticed a sports field that is normally bustling with students has become carpeted with pink flowers. "I have never seen the schoolyard covered ...

Rugby Australia director resigns after six weeks in role

Rugby May 6, 2020

Rugby Australia director resigns after six weeks in role

Rugby Australia director Peter Wiggs has resigned after less than six weeks in the role amid reports of disharmony on the board as the embattled governing body seeks a new chief executive to replace Raelene Castle. Private equity manager Wiggs had been endorsed by influential ...

Trainer to top Japanese players feels impact of pandemic

Soccer May 6, 2020

Trainer to top Japanese players feels impact of pandemic

With the coronavirus pandemic bringing sports leagues around the world to a standstill, workers who make their living assisting athletes are being hit particularly hard. Physical therapist Masashi Kitani, whose clients include Japan captain Maya Yoshida, is effectively unable to work amid social distancing restrictions ...

Mike Tyson back in shape, considering charity exhibitions

Boxing May 6, 2020

Mike Tyson back in shape, considering charity exhibitions

Mike Tyson's decision to return to training has been met with enthusiasm from fans and some fellow fighters after the release of a short video that shows the 53-year-old still has plenty of speed and power as he ponders boxing in exhibition bouts. The former ...

Vissel star Andres Iniesta holds court with young fans online

J. League May 6, 2020

Vissel star Andres Iniesta holds court with young fans online

Vissel Kobe superstar Andres Iniesta shared some of his wisdom with young fans Tuesday during an online question-and-answer session. The Barcelona great and 2010 World Cup winner with Spain fielded questions and gave advice to around 100 children in the live event hosted on Vissel's ...