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Tokyo Olympic organizers estimate delay will cost extra ¥200 bil

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The Tokyo Games organizing committee estimates that the one-year postponement of the Olympics and Paralympics will drive up the total price tag by some 200 billion yen ($1.9 billion), several sources revealed Sunday. The organizing committee, the Tokyo metropolitan government and Japanese government are planning to decide in December how… Read

BOXING

Mike Tyson returns to ring; draws in exhibition with Jones

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Mike Tyson stepped through the ropes in his signature black trunks and heard the opening bell in a boxing ring for the first time in 15 years. The former heavyweight champion of the world traded lively punches with Roy Jones Jr. for eight entertaining rounds that ended with two middle-aged… Read

FIGURE SKATING

Yuma Kagiyama, Kaori Sakamoto win NHK Trophy titles

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With two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu sitting it out, 17-year-old Yuma Kagiyama displayed plenty of flair on Saturday to win the men's title at the NHK Trophy, the final event of the figure skating Grand Prix series. Skating to music from the film "Avatar," Kagiyama landed a quad salchow at… Read

SOCCER

Liverpool left frustrated as Man City click into gear

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Jurgen Klopp again fumed at a "dangerous" schedule as Liverpool had two goals disallowed and conceded two penalties in a 1-1 draw at Brighton, while Man City clicked back into gear with a 5-0 thrashing of Burnley. Liverpool edged back to the top of the Premier League table, a point… Read

SOCCER

Guangzhou beat Vissel Kobe to end winless run

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Chinese giants Guangzhou Evergrande snapped a seven-game winless streak in the Asian Champions League with a 2-0 victory over Japan's Vissel Kobe on Saturday. First-half goals from Brazilians Anderson Talisca and Ai Kesen were enough for Guangzhou to avenge their defeat to Vissel Kobe just three days ago and put… Read

RUGBY UNION

Jones relieved as England beat Wales 24-13

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Eddie Jones praised England for avoiding more "Psycho horror movie drama" on Welsh soil following a 24-13 Autumn Nations Cup win over Wales in Llanelli on Saturday. Victory meant England booked a place in next week's Nations Cup final, with France their likely opponents at Twickenham. The Six Nations champions… Read

RUGBY UNION

All Blacks beat Pumas 38-0 to take grip on Tri-Nations

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New Zealand ensured there was no repeat of its shock loss to Argentina a fortnight ago as it convincingly beat the Pumas 38-0 at Newcastle on Saturday and took a firm grip of the Tri-Nations with one match remaining. New Zealand scored five tries to secure a bonus point in… Read

Sports

Gov't considers compulsory private health insurance for int'l Olympic visitors

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The government is considering making private health insurance coverage compulsory for overseas visitors to next summer's postponed Tokyo Olympics, sources familiar with the plan said. The move, if put in place along with other measures, would be a step aimed at shaving Japanese public expenditure to treat visitors infected with… Read

Sports

Tokyo Olympic organizers plan to host 18 test events

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The postponed Tokyo Olympics are getting a kickstart. Local organizers on Friday announced a series of 18 test events set to begin in March and run into May. The Tokyo Olympics are set to open on July 23, 2021, after being postponed eight months ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic.… Read

FIGURE SKATING

Sakamoto dominates women's short program at NHK Trophy

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Kaori Sakamoto added another jump to her repertoire and came away with the lead after Friday's short program at the NHK Trophy, the final event of the figure skating Grand Prix series. The 2018 Four Continents champion from Japan opened her routine with a double axel and added a triple… Read

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