The top sports stories of 2016

General 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 ...

FBI monitored Muhammad Ali in 1966, documents reveal

More Sports / Boxing Dec 16, 2016

FBI monitored Muhammad Ali in 1966, documents reveal

The FBI kept tabs on the late boxer Muhammad Ali in 1966, including his divorce and his speech at a Miami mosque, in its investigation of the religious group Nation of Islam, according to documents released by the agency. The release of the documents, recently ...

Eight facts about former boxing champ Muhammad Ali

More Sports / Boxing Jun 4, 2016

Eight facts about former boxing champ Muhammad Ali

Eight facts about former boxing champ Muhammad Ali: • Ali had a show-time personality, dazzling footwork and great hand speed that combined to make him a champion like his sport had never seen. His career record was 56 victories, 37 of them by knockout, ...