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Restaurant chain sues Tokyo government over restrictions on opening hours

National Mar 23, 2021

Restaurant chain sues Tokyo government over restrictions on opening hours

A Tokyo-based restaurant chain operator filed a damages suit Monday against the Tokyo Metropolitan Government for ordering that business hours be reduced as a public safety measure during the coronavirus pandemic. Global-Dining Inc. claims the order "is illegal and unconstitutional as it infringes the right ...

Mahe Drysdale's dream of third rowing gold in Tokyo dashed

More Sports Mar 23, 2021

Mahe Drysdale's dream of third rowing gold in Tokyo dashed

Mahe Drysdale's hopes of winning a third successive single sculls gold medal at the delayed Tokyo Olympics have been all but extinguished after he failed to make the New Zealand rowing team for the 2021 season on Tuesday. The 42-year-old had put his retirement on ...

NFL steps out of basement for 2021 draft

Football Mar 23, 2021

NFL steps out of basement for 2021 draft

by Emmanuel Morgan

Commissioner Roger Goodell eschewed bro hugs and a podium during the NFL draft last April, when he was forced to announce teams’ picks from his wood-paneled basement as the league conducted the event virtually while the coronavirus raged. For part of the night, when New ...

Justin Thomas 'ecstatic' at possibility of playing in Tokyo Games

Golf Mar 23, 2021

Justin Thomas 'ecstatic' at possibility of playing in Tokyo Games

World No. 2 Justin Thomas is "ecstatic" about the possibility of competing in the Tokyo Olympics, as he looks to keep his momentum rolling at WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play this week in Austin, Texas. Fresh off his first Players Championship win at TPC Sawgrass a ...

Tight end Rob Gronkowski re-signs with Buccaneers

Football Mar 23, 2021

Tight end Rob Gronkowski re-signs with Buccaneers

Tight end Rob Gronkowski is ready to run it back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Super Bowl champions confirmed Monday that they re-signed Gronkowski to a contract. The team did not divulge the terms of the deal, however agent Drew Rosenhaus told NFL Network and ...

No extra innings for NPB games this season amid pandemic

Japanese Baseball Mar 23, 2021

No extra innings for NPB games this season amid pandemic

Nippon Professional Baseball said Monday that games will end in nine innings and no extra innings will be played this season to accommodate early closing hours at restaurants and bars in the Tokyo Metropolitan region amid the coronavirus pandemic. The government's state of emergency for ...