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Hibakusha: Ex-pro baseballer wants help for fellow Korean A-bomb survivors

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Hibakusha: Ex-pro baseballer wants help for fellow Korean A-bomb survivors


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University student inspires disadvantaged Asian youth with soccer

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University student inspires disadvantaged Asian youth with soccer


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Photo Journal: Flying the Olympic flags

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Photo Journal: Flying the Olympic flags


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Olympics: USOC CEO to IOC on Russian doping; Time for action is now

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Olympics: USOC CEO to IOC on Russian doping; Time for action is now


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Brazilian Olympic Committee chief Carlos Nuzman arrested, called central figure in vote-buying scandal

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Brazilian Olympic Committee chief Carlos Nuzman arrested, called central figure in vote-buying scandal


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Ex-marathon champion Tergat appointed head of Kenya’s Olympic  committee

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Ex-marathon champion Tergat appointed head of Kenya’s Olympic committee


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Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani could be double threat in big leagues

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Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani could be double threat in big leagues


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  • Pot-smoking Japanese snowboarders set for Olympic reprieve
    Pot-smoking Japanese snowboarders set for Olympic reprieve

    , france24.com

    TOKYO (AFP) - Two Japanese snowboarders banned last year after being found guilty of puffing marijuana could be cleared to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics, ski officials said Friday. One of the athletes admitted taking the drug at a party while on tour in Colorado, where cannabis was legalised for recreational purposes in 2012, provided the user is 21 years old
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    Tags: Olympic Games | 
    Places: Asia |  N.E. Asia |  Japan | 

Football

  • David Moyes hails West Ham fans after Leicester draw
    David Moyes hails West Ham fans after Leicester draw

    , japantimes.co.jp

    LONDON – David Moyes praised West Ham United’s supporters after a 1-1 draw with Leicester City in the Premier League on Friday, the first match at London Stadium since the Scot took over as manager. While the fans expressed dissent in Moyes’s first game in charge at Watford last weekend — holding up signs slamming the club and its owners — they were vociferous in their support on Friday
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Baseball

  • Deadline extended as 'Japan's Babe Ruth' eyes majors
    Deadline extended as 'Japan's Babe Ruth' eyes majors

    , france24.com

    LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Japanese star Shohei Ohtani's hopes of playing in Major League Baseball were given a boost Monday after the US players union agreed to extend a key deadline that could pave the way for a move. The Major League Baseball Players Association said it had approved a 24-hour extension to a deadline for MLB and Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) to reach a new posting agreement
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    Tags: Baseball |  Bat-and-ball games | 
    Places: Asia |  N.E. Asia |  Japan | 

Olympics

  • Olympics: USOC CEO to IOC on Russian doping; Time for action is now
    Olympics: USOC CEO to IOC on Russian doping; Time for action is now

    , mainichi.jp

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee called on his international counterparts to act immediately on allegations of Russian doping, with now less than four months until the start of the Winter Games. "The time for action is now," Scott Blackmun, the CEO of the USOC said in an address Thursday to the USOC Assembly
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    Places: Japan |  Europe |  E. Europe |  Russia |  Colorado |  Colorado Springs | 

Basketball

  • Stern expresses support for medical marijuana
    Stern expresses support for medical marijuana

    , japantimes.co.jp

    NEW YORK – Former NBA commissioner David Stern believes medicinal marijuana use should be allowed, but the league says it won’t allow players to use it for recreational use. Stern was interviewed by ex-NBA player Al Harrington for the website Uninterrupted’s documentary “Concept of Cannabis.” Stern said he thought there was “universal agreement that marijuana for medical purposes should be completely legal
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Tennis

  • Table tennis: Japanese players barred from Chinese league
    Table tennis: Japanese players barred from Chinese league

    , mainichi.jp

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japanese players will be barred from competing in the Chinese Table Tennis Super League, possibly until the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, a source at the Japan Table Tennis Association said Thursday. The CTTSL has decided on a policy of no foreign paddlers, according to the source, who said that women's world No. 6 and current Asian champion Miu Hirano was recently notified of the move by the Chinese club that she was scheduled to play for
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    Tags: Tennis |  Table Tennis | 
    Places: Asia |  N.E. Asia |  Japan |  E. Asia |  China |  Tokyo | 

Rugby Football

  • South Africa recommended to stage 2023 Rugby World Cup
    South Africa recommended to stage 2023 Rugby World Cup

    , japantimes.co.jp

    CAPE TOWN – After failing with three successive bids, South Africa was recommended on Tuesday as the best host for the 2023 Rugby World Cup ahead of France and Ireland. World Rugby released a bid evaluation report by its experts and external consultants, and said South Africa was the unanimous pick. The final decision will be made on Nov. 15 in London in a secret ballot of World Rugby council members
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    Tags: Rugby Football | 
    Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  S Africa |  South Africa |  Japan | 

Games

  • Decorated runner Mo Farah parts ways with coach Alberto Salazar
    Decorated runner Mo Farah parts ways with coach Alberto Salazar

    , japantimes.co.jp

    The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is investigating Salazar, who has been accused of skirting anti-doping rules while training some of his athletes at the Nike Oregon Project. The American has denied wrongdoing. Farah is not accused of wrongdoing. Farah says on a video posted on his Twitter page on Monday that he’s finished being coached by Salazar because he wants to move back home to London
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