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The bickering and 'cold sweat' as Paris built its Games

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Following the horse-trading to win the Games came the French infighting over how to host them.

04

Soccer players from Fukushima academy vow to give back in Paris

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Eight players who trained at JFA Academy Fukushima have been selected for the men's and women's squads representing Japan in the 2024 Summer Olympics.

03

Paris Olympics preparations hit the home stretch

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Police with sniffer dogs checked the 6-kilometer route along the Seine ahead of the opening ceremony on the river.

Horschel shines to lead British Open after brutal third round

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While the course released its grip earlier in the day to allow several players to zoom into contention, the leaders faced heavy rain and a chill wind.

Saturday, Jul 20

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Las Vegas NBA team set to be most expensive U.S. sports franchise

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The list of potential suitors spans LeBron James and his backers to the company that owns the Red Bull brand.

13

Aguri Iwasaki suffers consecutive nines as British Open ends in despair

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The 26-year-old, who qualified by winning the Japan Open last year, suffered a miserable end to his first Open as he collapsed to a 20-over-par 91 on Friday.

Friday, Jul 19

10

Japanese gymnast Shoko Miyata leaves Olympic team over drinking and smoking

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The decision to have Miyata leave the team appeared to strike some observers as being overly harsh.

07

‘Sniper from Oita’ sets her sights on Paris Olympics target

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In a country with strict anti-gun laws, 20-year-old university student and rifle shooter Misaki Nobata is not your typical Olympian.

Dodgers and Cubs to open 2025 MLB season in Tokyo

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The opening series at Tokyo Dome marks the 25th anniversary of the first regular-season games played in Japan.

Thursday, Jul 18

09

How France embraced judo and became a martial arts powerhouse

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The country has embraced the Japanese martial art to the point where it may be more popular in France than in Japan.

07

Paris Olympics marketing blitz powered by female athletes

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While the Olympics has long been considered the pinnacle of women’s sports, increased attention has prompted more brands to feature female athletes.

04

Russian athletes headed to Paris break IOC’s rules, NGO says

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A total of 33 out of 59 athletes were in violation of the IOC’s guidelines on participation, a report from The Hague-based Global Rights Compliance concluded.

Kyushu team nurturing 'baseball evangelists' to spread game in Asia

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Kyushu club hopes its players, mostly hailing from parts of Asia where baseball is not popular, will help promote the sport in other parts of the continent.

Wednesday, Jul 17

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After Tokyo Olympic disappointment, Nadeshiko Japan look for redemption

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For many, a disappointing effort on home soil in 2021 was a marker of just how far Japan's women's soccer team had fallen. Now the squad has its sights set on redemption.

06

Ohtani launches three-run homer as NL loses All-Star Game

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Boston Red Sox outfielder Jarren Duran delivered a go-ahead two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to lead the American League to a 5-3 victory over the NL.

05

Scheffler and DeChambeau loom over McIlroy's bid for major redemption

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McIlroy's major drought continued in last month's U.S. Open, where he agonizingly finished second after bogeying three of his last four holes.

03

Southgate stands down: Who's next for England's hot seat?

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Southgate announced his departure less than 48 hours after England's second successive Euro final defeat, this time a shattering 2-1 loss to Spain in Berlin on Sunday.

U.S. doping probe puts Olympic hosting at risk, former WADA chief says

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Any country wanting to stage an international sporting event must be compliant with the anti-doping code and a U.S. probe may violate those rules, Dick Pound said.

Japanese craftsmanship to play vital role in dinghy sailing in Paris

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Fifteen of the 19 boats in the new 470-class mixed two-person dinghy event at the 2024 Paris Games will use sails made by North Sails Japan.

Tuesday, Jul 16

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'Monster' Inoue to defend titles against Ireland's Doheny

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The undefeated boxer stopped Mexico's Luis Nery in front of 55,000 fans at the Tokyo Dome in his last fight in May.

07

PGA to visit Japan, Mexico and Bermuda among late-year events

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The Zozo Championship will take place from October 24 to 27 at Accordina Golf Narashino Country Club in Chiba Prefecture.

05

New uniforms to help protect athletes against secret photography

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The clothes will be used by Japanese athletes in volleyball, table tennis and hockey at the Paris Games.

Harry Kewell fired by Yokohama F. Marinos

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Despite reaching the AFC Champions League final, Yokohama has been poor in the J. League and lies 12th in the 20-team J1 table.

04

World Aquatics to strengthen testing of Chinese swimmers at Games

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The first aquatics events of the Paris Games are set to take place on July 27.

Nadal returns to competition with Bastad doubles win

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This month, the Spanish player skipped Wimbledon to focus on the Olympics.

'Shotamania' in Chicago: Cubs' Imanaga quickly becomes fan favorite

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Imanaga, who has been one of the National League's top pitchers, has seamlessly inserted himself into the Chicago sports scene.

England fans urged to remember incredible run of results

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Women's team captain Leah Williamson "devastated" at men's Euro 2024 loss.

Monday, Jul 15

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Pogacar pulverizes opposition at Tour de France

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The Slovenian extended his overall lead to more than three minutes on Sunday with a convincing second straight stage win in the Pyrenees.

03

Spain's Euro 2024 glory built on selfless group mentality

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The team had many under-the-radar players with uplifting stories, eventually grinding out seven wins in seven matches.

No escape from Alcaraz as Djokovic suffers Wimbledon mauling

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For much of Alcaraz's 6-2 6-2 7-6(4) victory — a scoreline that flattered Djokovic — the packed crowd in the old arena were left stunned at what they were witnessing.