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Basketball players handed one-year bans

Aug 29, 2018

Basketball players handed one-year bans

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

The four men's national basketball team players who allegedly paid women for sex in Jakarta during the ongoing Asian Games have been handed a one-year ban by the Japan Basketball Association, the organization announced on Wednesday. The ban, effective from the announcement, includes B. League ...

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 ...

Takuma Sato happy to see face on Indy 500 trophy

/ Oct 18, 2017

Takuma Sato happy to see face on Indy 500 trophy

Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato joined the immortals of IndyCar on Tuesday when the Japanese driver's face was unveiled as the newest likeness on the Borg-Warner Trophy. The hefty sterling silver hardware, weighing in at 50 kg, includes the raised silver images of every ...