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Kawasaki Frontale players celebrate after winning the Super Cup at National Stadium in Tokyo on Saturday.
SOCCER / J. League
Feb 18, 2024
Kawasaki holds off Kobe to lift Super Cup
A fortuitous goal was enough to hand last season's Emperor's Cup winners Kawasaki Frontale a 1-0 win over the reigning J. League champions.
A shooting that killed one person and wounded 22 took place near Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, on Thursday.
MORE SPORTS / Football
Feb 16, 2024
Police say argument led to shooting after Chiefs' Super Bowl parade
Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a popular Kansas City radio personality, was the lone fatality.
Police respond after shots were fired at the Chiefs' Super Bowl victory celebration in Kansas City, Missouri, on Wednesday.
MORE SPORTS / Football
Feb 15, 2024
Shooting at Chiefs' Super Bowl parade leaves one dead and 21 injured
Police said an investigation into the motive of the shooting was underway and that three people have been detained.
Chiefs fans gather in Kansas City, Missouri, prior to the start of the Super Bowl on Sunday.
MORE SPORTS / Football
Feb 14, 2024
Super Bowl smashes U.S. viewership record, highest since moonwalk broadcast
The game averaged 120.3 million viewers on CBS alone on Sunday, topping last year's audience for the Super Bowl, which drew a record 115.1 million viewers.
Kubota Spears players watch the Chiefs perform the haka during a Cross Border Rugby game on Saturday at Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium in Tokyo.
MORE SPORTS / Rugby
Feb 13, 2024
Cross Border Rugby sets stage for exciting possibilities
Many of those involved saw the nascent venture as an important stepping stone towards greater international collaboration.
Fans gather outside Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas before the start of Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday.
MORE SPORTS / Football
Feb 13, 2024
NFL’s Roger Goodell already wants another Super Bowl in Las Vegas
Sunday's Super Bowl marks an important milestone for a city that’s trying to become one of the world’s sports capitals.
Kosei Tanaka poses at his gym in Nagoya on Monday.
MORE SPORTS / Boxing
Feb 13, 2024
Tanaka to go for knockout in WBO super flyweight title bout
It will be the first world championship fight for Tanaka since he suffered the first loss of his career in December 2020.
Singer Taylor Swift celebrates with Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce after Kansas City's win in Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas on Sunday.
MORE SPORTS / Football
Feb 12, 2024
Taylor Swift gets share of spotlight as Chiefs win second straight Super Bowl
The 34-year-old was the brightest in a galaxy of stars attending the game.
Niners receiver Jauan Jennings leaves the field after the Super Bowl in Las Vegas on Sunday. The 49ers lost to the Chiefs 25-22 in overtime.
MORE SPORTS / Football
Feb 12, 2024
Head coach Kyle Shanahan says dejected 49ers will bounce back from Super Bowl loss
While the 49ers have won five Super Bowl titles, Sunday's defeat extended their current drought to 29 seasons.
Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after winning Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday.
MORE SPORTS / Football
Feb 12, 2024
Chiefs edge 49ers in overtime to win Super Bowl
The win makes Kansas City the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since the New England Patriots.
Taylor Swift attends Super Bowl LVIII between the Chiefs and 49ers in Las Vegas on Sunday.
MORE SPORTS / Football
Feb 12, 2024
Superstar Taylor Swift attends Super Bowl to cheer on Chiefs' Travis Kelce
The Super Bowl got an early jolt of excitement on Sunday when enormous TV screens around the stadium showed Swift arriving about two hours before kickoff.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will be vying for his third Super Bowl title when Kansas City faces San Francisco in Las Vegas on Sunday.
MORE SPORTS
Feb 9, 2024
Chiefs and 49ers ready for another Super Bowl showdown
The same two teams met in the Super Bowl four years ago.
Taylor Swift performs at Tokyo Dome as part of her Era's Tour on Wednesday.
MORE SPORTS
Feb 9, 2024
Football fans embrace 'Taylor Swift effect' before Super Bowl
Pop superstar Taylor Swift is no distraction to the upcoming Super Bowl — she's an enhancement, excited fans in Las Vegas said Wednesday.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy passes under pressure from Green Bay Packers defensive end Karl Brooks during a playoff game on Jan. 20.
MORE SPORTS / Football
Feb 9, 2024
From 'Mr. Irrelevant' to 'Mr. Right': Purdy plots Super Bowl ambush
Purdy is on the brink of history as he leads the 49ers into Sunday's Super Bowl showdown against the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs.
49ers running back Christian McCaffrey runs with the ball during the team's win over the Detroit Lions in the NFC Championship game on Jan. 28.
MORE SPORTS / Football
Feb 8, 2024
McCaffrey sprints into Super Bowl as key cog in 49ers offense
McCaffrey heads into the biggest game of his life in blistering form after a regular season campaign that saw him amass 1,459 rushing yards.
Taylor Swift (right) cheers on her boyfriend Travis Kelce's team, the Kansas City Chiefs, in the AFC divisional round playoff game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, New York, on Jan. 21. The Chiefs will play the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 6, 2024
Taylor Swift rocks the world and drives the far right crazy
The “Swift effect” has become a force in both U.S. domestic politics and international relations.
Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, where Super Bowl 58 will be held on Sunday. The city is promising a spectacle around the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers showdown.
MORE SPORTS / Football
Feb 6, 2024
Las Vegas planning Super Bowl supernova to cement sports hub status
The spectacle could be biggest television event in the United States since Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon in 1969.
Singer Taylor Swift celebrates after a touchdown by Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce during a playoff game against the Bills in Orchard Park, New York, on Jan. 21.
MORE SPORTS / Football
Feb 5, 2024
Sportsbooks cashing in on Taylor Swift craze as Super Bowl approaches
Novelty bets around major sporting events are nothing new, but a number of sports betting companies decided to have some fun with the Swift-Kelce craze
U.S. singer-songwriter Taylor Swift performs onstage in Arlington, Texas, on March 31 last year.
CULTURE / Music
Feb 3, 2024
Taylor Swift will be on time for Super Bowl, Japan Embassy assures anxious public
Anxious fans have been speculating for days over how pop music icon Taylor Swift could perform in Tokyo and attend the Super Bowl to watch her beau play.
Undisputed world super bantamweight boxing champion Naoya Inoue poses for a photo after taking part in a WOWOW TV program in Tokyo on Monday.
MORE SPORTS / Boxing
Jan 30, 2024
Inoue says fighting at Tokyo Dome would be extra motivation
A recent U.S. media report said that Inoue will face Mexico's Luis Nery at the venue on May 6.

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