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Trevor Bauer, shunned by MLB, makes stellar Japanese debut

Pitching for the Yokohama BayStars minor league team in nearby Yokosuka, Japan, former major leaguer Trevor Bauer allowed four hits, no runs and struck out six in four innings.

Sapporo election could restart bid for 2030 Winter Olympics

Sapporo's bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics has been slowed — but not stopped — by fallout from the still-developing corruption scandal around the 2020 Tokyo Games. The pursuit could resume if Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto is re-elected on Sunday, as expected, against two anti-Olympic candidates.

Japanese company embroiled in Tokyo 2020 bribery scandal vows to change

A Japanese company embroiled in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic corruption scandal said Thursday it would strengthen oversight to prevent further wrongdoing.

Sapporo officials reportedly 'reviewing' bid for 2030 Winter Olympics

Sapporo officials and the Japanese Olympic Committee are "reviewing" the promotion of their bid to land the 2030 Winter Games, news agency Kyodo reported Tuesday.

Verstappen wins wet Japanese GP to clinch 2nd straight Formula 1 drivers' title

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen clinched his second consecutive drivers' title by winning the Japanese Grand Prix in the rain at Suzuka on Sunday, a victory that signals a changing of the guard in Formula One

Two-time gold medallist Eileen Gu signs on to work for Salt Lake City Olympic bid

Eileen Gu, the California-born athlete who won two gold medals for China in freestyle skiing at the recent Beijing Olympics, has signed on to work for Salt Lake City's bid for the 2030 or 2034 Winter Olympics.

Sapporo scraps holding public vote over bidding for 2030 Winter Olympics

Japan's northern city of Sapporo on Monday rejected holding a referendum to give voters a choice over bidding for the 2030 Winter Olympics.

Russian invasion upends Olympic 'neutrality' — if it existed

The International Olympic Committee has always been political, from the sheikhs and royals in its membership to a seat at the United Nations to pushing for peace talks between the Koreas. But Russia's invasion of Ukraine three weeks ago exposed its irreconcilable claims of "political neutrality."

Russian, Belarusian athletes banned from Beijing Paralympics in stunning reversal

Russian and Belarusian athletes have been banned from the Winter Paralympic Games for their countries' roles in the war in Ukraine, the International Paralympic Committee said Thursday in Beijing.

IPC says Russians, Belarusians will compete as 'neutral athletes' at Beijing Paralympics

Russians and Belarusians at the Winter Paralympics in Beijing will compete as "neutral athletes" because of their countries' roles in the war against Ukraine, the International Paralympic Committee said Wednesday.

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