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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 ...

Injured Sixers guard Ben Simmons getting close NBA return

Basketball / NBA May 6, 2020

Injured Sixers guard Ben Simmons getting close NBA return

Philadelphia 76ers All-Star guard Ben Simmons is closer to getting cleared to play, should the NBA season resume. Simmons, the league leader in steals, was sidelined with nerve issues in his lower back when the season was suspended on March 11 because of the coronavirus ...

FIFA expects to get evidence of Russian doping cases in May

Soccer May 6, 2020

FIFA expects to get evidence of Russian doping cases in May

FIFA expects to get evidence from Moscow laboratory data this month that could expose doping by soccer players in Russia. FIFA said on Tuesday it was among sports governing bodies which received updates last week in a World Anti-Doping Agency video conference call about fresh ...

Sam Cane succeeds Kieran Read as All Blacks captain

Rugby May 6, 2020

Sam Cane succeeds Kieran Read as All Blacks captain

Sam Cane has been selected as the New Zealand All Blacks captain, succeeding Kieran Read, who retired from test rugby after last year’s World Cup. New coach Ian Foster made the announcement late Tuesday, even though there is no indication when the All Blacks will ...

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 ...