The Los Angeles Angels rookie phenom Shohei Ohtani was named on Monday the American League player of the week. The modern-day Babe Ruth has excelled as both a starting pitcher and designated hitter for the first 11 days of the season.
The Japan Sumo Association apologized on Thursday after two female medics were ordered to leave the ring where they were performing first aid on a man who had collapsed. In sumo’s tradition, the ring is considered sacred and women are banned from the space.
An anonymous complaint has been lodged against a director of Japan Wrestling Federation development for harassing four-time Olympic champion Kaori Icho. It said that he began to interfere with her training after she moved her base to Tokyo in 2008.
日本の前回覇者が平昌五輪のフィギュアスケート男子で金メダル【Japan’s defending champion wins gold in men’s figure skating at Pyeongchang Olympics】
Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu on Saturday became the first male figure skater to win two straight Olympic gold medals in 66 years. He had missed training for two months after an ankle injury last November.
Fierce gusts wreaked havoc at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang earlier this week. Athletes were dealing with extreme conditions that tested even the best winter sports veterans on the planet.
A Japanese canoeist, who was competing for a spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, admitted to having spiked the drink of a key rival to make him fail a doping test at a national championship last September.
The International Olympic Committee decided on Tuesday to ban Russia from attending the 2018 Winter Games for widespread doping. Some Russian athletes will be allowed to compete as individuals under a neutral flag.
Mongolian grand champion Harumafuji reportedly told police on Friday that he hit a lower-ranked fellow wrestler during a drunken brawl last month. Sources say he struck the junior wrestler in the head with his bare hands, not with a beer bottle.
The Houston Astros first baseman from Cuba will serve a five-game suspension in 2018 for making a racist gesture toward the Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish during Friday’s World Series game. After hitting a home run, he appeared to slant his eyes and say a word in Spanish to mock Asian people.
Yoshihide Kiryu became the first Japanese sprinter to break the 10-second barrier in the men’s 100 meter race, winning an intercollegiate event in 9.98 seconds on Saturday. He was a member of Japan’s silver medal-winning team in the men’s 4-by-100 meter relay at the 2016 Rio Olympics.