This year’s Summer Grand Sumo Tournament will likely be canceled because of the ongoing COVID-19 situation in Japan.
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Coronavirus forces cancellation of Summer Grand Sumo Tournament
The cancellation comes after the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, held at Edion Arena Osaka in March, became the first top-level meet to be held without …
Japan’s table tennis clubs hit hard by coronavirus epidemic
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Former Hanshin pitcher Matt Keough dies at 64
Matt Keough, who won 45 games for the Central League’s Hanshin Tigers from 1987-89 and whose father also played professionally in Japan, has died at …
Japanese fencers use video workouts to stay connected with fans
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Japan’s MLB stars in limbo with everyone else as pandemic plays out
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Mongolian athletes stranded in Japan remain hopeful for Paralympics
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Hawks pitcher Carter Stewart eager to prove himself in Japan
Carter Stewart is determined to prove that the Hawks made the right decision by taking a chance on him at such a young age