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Tokyo logs 340 new coronavirus cases

National Mar 10, 2021

Tokyo logs 340 new coronavirus cases

Tokyo reported 340 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, with the daily cases topping 300 for the first time since Friday. Of Wednesday’s new cases in the capital, 73 were people in their 20s, 56 were in their 40s, and 53 people were in their 30s. ...

Ten years on, rugby lifts spirits in tsunami-struck Kamaishi

Rugby Mar 10, 2021

Ten years on, rugby lifts spirits in tsunami-struck Kamaishi

Passion for rugby is offering a beacon of hope in the northeastern city of Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, after it was ravaged by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. "We were able to aim for the same goal, the World Cup," said Yoshihiko Sakuraba, general manager ...

Japan to face South Korea in first home game since pandemic began

Soccer Mar 10, 2021

Japan to face South Korea in first home game since pandemic began

Japan will play South Korea in a friendly in Yokohama on March 25, the Japan Football Association announced Thursday, in their first home game since the coronavirus pandemic began. The four-time Asian champion will take on their Korean neighbor at the 72,000-capacity Nissan Stadium, although ...

Rikako Ikee to compete in four events at Olympic swimming trials

Swimming Mar 10, 2021

Rikako Ikee to compete in four events at Olympic swimming trials

Rikako Ikee will contest four events at next month's national championships as she continues her comeback from leukemia, her management company said Wednesday. The 20-year-old, who was diagnosed with leukemia in February 2019, will swim the women's 50-meter and 100 freestyle, the 100 butterfly, and ...

Meyers Leonard to stay away from Heat amid investigation into slur

NBA Mar 10, 2021

Meyers Leonard to stay away from Heat amid investigation into slur

Center Meyers Leonard will stay away from the Miami Heat indefinitely as the team and the NBA investigate his use of an anti-Semitic slur during a video-game livestream on Tuesday. Leonard issued a public apology as the Heat and the NBA both condemned his earlier ...

Cuba's soccer team calls up foreign-based players for the first time

Soccer Mar 10, 2021

Cuba's soccer team calls up foreign-based players for the first time

Cuba called up Norwich City forward Onel Hernandez and 10 other foreign-based players on Tuesday in a historic first for the island nation ahead of World Cup qualifiers against Guatemala and Curacao. Professional sports were barred under former Cuban leader Fidel Castro from 1961 to ...