Basketball / NBA Mar 21, 2017

Silver weighs in on teams resting starters

NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo to the league's board of governors Monday, describing the way teams are choosing to rest starters in some games as "an extremely significant issue for our league" and pressing owners to be more involved in the decision-making ...

The top sports stories of 2016

Sports Dec 30, 2016

The top sports stories of 2016

The Japan Times newsroom selected these sports stories as the most important of 2016. 1. Going for gold: Japanese athletes brought home 12 gold medals, and 41 overall, from the Rio Olympics. The victories included a historic triumph by wrestler Kaori Icho, who became the ...