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Fans of NBA  could feel impact of China trade wars

Fans of NBA could feel impact of China trade wars

NEW YORK (AP) — That LeBron James jersey could get a little more expensive. Companies that make clothing and shoes for the National Basketball Association...
Tokyo governor challenges IOC over move of 2020 marathon

Tokyo governor challenges IOC over move of 2020 marathon

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has told powerful IOC members she wants the Olympic marathon held in Tokyo and lashed out at...
Silver: China asked for Rockets GM Daryl Morey to be fired

Silver: China asked for Rockets GM Daryl Morey to be fired

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to be fired for his tweet supporting anti-government protesters in...
Column: From orphan in China to playing with pros at Pebble

Column | From orphan in China to playing with pros at Pebble

Kayli Lucas is headed to Pebble Beach to play in a PGA Tour Champions event, a dream week for a 17-year-old girl from Tennessee...
Tokyo officials feud with IOC over Olympic marathon switch

Tokyo officials feud with IOC over Olympic marathon switch

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo city officials are in a public feud with the International Olympic Committee over IOC plans — made without consulting the...
Want Tokyo Olympic tickets? No problem if you have $60,000

Want Tokyo Olympic tickets? No problem if you have $60,000

TOKYO (AP) — Having trouble getting tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics? That's no problem if you have $60,000 to spare. Tokyo Olympic organizers are offering...

Tokyo governor sees excitement build for 2020 Olympics

TOKYO (CNA) — Yuriko Koike, governor of Tokyo who received the Olympic Flag from International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach at the closing...
Finally, an easy one: US rolls by Japan 98-45 at World Cup

Finally, an easy one: US rolls by Japan 98-45 at World Cup

SHANGHAI (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 20 points, Kemba Walker added 15 and the U.S. World Cup team finally got to enjoy an easy...
The Japan national team, ranked No. 7 in the world, was a finalist in the previous World Cup in Canada in 2015, after winning the tournament held in Germany in 2011. The eighth-ranked Dutch made sure Nadeshiko would not make a third consecutive trip to the final. (The Japan News/ANN)

Dutch double knocks Japan out of World Cup

RENNES, France (The Japan News/ANN) – Japan was eliminated from the FIFA Women’s World Cup by the Netherlands in Rennes, France, on Tuesday, losing...
This Wednesday marks one year before the opening of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The participants live near the stadium, which will be the venue for soccer, rugby and modern pentathlon during the Games. (NOWnews)

Kids mark ‘1 Year to Go’ before Tokyo Games

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) — About 400 people, including children and their parents, grouped together to form the words “1 Year to Go!” at...

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