Events

Hiroshima remembers atomic bombing on 73rd anniversary

Aug 6, 2018

Hiroshima has marked the 73rd anniversary of the WWII atomic bombing with a somber ceremony to remember the victims and a call to eliminate nuclear weapons amid hopes toward denuclearizing North Korea

Late strike by Lins lifts FC Tokyo past Kobe in J-League

Aug 5, 2018

Brazilian Lins scored in the 90th minute as FC Tokyo beat Vissel Kobe to move within five points of leaders Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the J-League

United States beats Netherlands 11-0 at softball worlds

Aug 5, 2018

Monica Abbott struck out 10 batters and Janette Reed drove in three runs as the United States overpowered the Netherlands 11-0 to improve to 3-0 in Group A at the women's softball world championship, a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Badminton worlds: Shi faces Momota, Marin v Sindhu in finals

Aug 4, 2018

Shi Yuqi of China beat two-time champion and compatriot Chen Long 21-11, 21-17 to reach the final of the badminton world championships on Saturday

US beats Taiwan 7-0 at women's softball worlds

Aug 4, 2018

Alison Aguilar and Delaney Spaulding drove in three runs each as the United States beat Taiwan 7-0 Saturday to improve to 2-0 in Group A at the women's softball world championship, a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Abbott solid as USA beats Mexico 5-2 at softball worlds

Aug 3, 2018

Monica Abbott pitched six scoreless innings as the United States beat Mexico 5-2 at the women's softball world championship, a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Lin falls to Shi in badminton 3rd rd; Axelsen, Tai advance

Aug 2, 2018

Five-time champion Lin Dan fell to Chinese compatriot Shi Yuqi again while No. 1s Viktor Axelsen and Tai Tzu Ying moved into the quarterfinals at the world badminton championships in Nanjing

Tokyo 2020 triathlon to start early to beat the heat

Aug 2, 2018

Triathlon events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be staged on the large man-made island of Odaiba in Tokyo Bay and will start early in the morning to counter the heat that is expected in the Japanese capital

Defending champion Axelsen advances at badminton worlds

Aug 1, 2018

Defending world champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark beat Huang Yuxiang 21-17, 21-8 Wednesday to advance to the round of 16 at the badminton world championships

Tokyo 2020 names director for opening and closing ceremonies

Jul 30, 2018

A renowned actor in traditional Japanese theater has been named creative director for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

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