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Basketball players handed one-year bans

Basketball 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

General 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 ...

Rossi stuns field at 100th Indy 500

More Sports / Auto Racing May 30, 2016

Rossi stuns field at 100th Indy 500

A new era for the Indianapolis 500 arrived in the form of a most unfamiliar driver. An American, no less. Alexander Rossi outlasted his faster rivals — and his fuel tank — for a stunning victory Sunday in the historic 100th running of "The Greatest Spectacle ...