Legendary skiing filmmaker Warren Miller dies at age 93

Warren Miller, the legendary outdoor filmmaker who for decades made homages to downhill skiing that he narrated with his own humorous style, has died. He was 93. His family said in a statement that Miller died of natural causes Wednesday evening at his home on Orcas Island in Washington state. A World ...

The top sports stories of 2017

Dec 28, 2017

The top sports stories of 2017

The Japan Times newsroom selected these domestic sports stories as the most important of 2017. 1. Fall from grace: Yokozuna Harumafuji retired from sumo to take responsibility for assaulting fellow wrestler Takanoiwa at a restaurant in Tottori. Takanoiwa was left with a fractured skull and ...

Retired athletes put future options in spotlight

Dec 13, 2017

Retired athletes put future options in spotlight

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When Eiji Shiraki retired as an American football player for the powerhouse Fujitsu Frontiers of the semi-pro X League three years ago, he was completely bewildered. Because without his helmet and pads, he felt he did not have any direction for his post-athletic career. "I started ...

Questions abound as MLB postseason starts

| Oct 3, 2017

Questions abound as MLB postseason starts

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Some burning questions (and answers) entering the 2017 MLB postseason. Will Cleveland and Arizona, record-breaking streakers, be able to maintain their regular season momentum? The Indians went on an American League record 22-game win streak near the end of the regular season. (The MLB mark is the ...

Emmert offers insight on NCAA

Sep 2, 2017

Emmert offers insight on NCAA

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Mark Emmert, the National Collegiate Athletic Association president, supports Japan trying to establish its own college sports governing body. Emmert, who stopped here after visiting Taipei for the World University Games, was invited to meet a group of leaders that are studying the U.S. model ...

Legendary broadcaster Bob Wolff dies at 96

Jul 18, 2017

Legendary broadcaster Bob Wolff dies at 96

Bob Wolff, the only sportscaster to call play-by-play of championships in all four major North American professional team sports, has died. He was 96. Son Rick Wolff said his father died peacefully Saturday night at his Nyack home. Wolff broadcast the NFL's championship game, World Series, ...