Tokyo Olympic organizers upset after IOC claims Japan will pay cost of postponed games

Tokyo Olympic organizers and the International Olympic Committee have not yet agreed on who will foot the bill for the postponed 2020 Olympics and on Tuesday the stalemate escalated. An argument broke out over who would pay for the games when Tokyo spokesman Masa Takaya announced that the Olympic organizing Read more

Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka returns to Japan because of coronavirus concerns in United States

With the start of the Major League Baseball season delayed for an unknowable amount of time due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, some foreign-born players are choosing to leave the country rather than ride out the storm in the United States. That includes New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Read more

Actual baseball highlight: Former MLB player launches mammoth homer in Japan exhibition game

Major League Baseball, like many sports leagues around the world, has been shut down indefinitely because of the growing threat that is the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Spring Training has been suspended and Opening Day has been pushed back to at least mid-May, and that remains subject to change as the Read more

Coronavirus: Japan soccer president tests positive; U.S. Soccer says no ‘direct interaction’ with USWNT

Kozo Tashima, the head of the Japan Football Association announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus after visiting Europe and the United States, according to the Associated Press. The Japan women’s national team participated in this month’s SheBelieves Cup in the U.S. and faced the U.S. Women’s National Team.  Read more

USWNT vs. Japan score: USA wins SheBelieves Cup with perfect tournament run as Megan Rapinoe nets winner

The United States women’s national team took home the SheBelieves Cup trophy and stretched its winning streak to 20 games on Wednesday, beating Japan 3-1 in its final game. The U.S. had already beaten England and Spain in the competition and won for the 36th time in the last 40 Read more