Empty streets, economic turmoil as virus alters daily life

TOKYO (AP) — The coronavirus claimed its first victim in the U.S. Saturday as the number of cases shot up in Iran, Italy...
22:02 28 February 2022

Galen Rupp wins 2nd straight US Olympic marathon trials

ATLANTA (AP) — Galen Rupp reclaimed his status as the nation’s top distance runner Saturday, winning his second straight...
20:25 28 February 2022

Global stocks fall again on fear of virus impact on economy

Global stock markets plunged further Friday on spreading fears over the impact of the new coronavirus, with some indexes...
12:50 28 February 2022

Bach tries to boost Olympic morale in Japan, speaks to media

TOKYO (AP) — Hoping to boost morale in Japan by assuring people that the Tokyo Olympics will be held as scheduled, IOC P...
10:15 28 February 2022

Olympic champion Sun Yang banned for 8 years in doping case

GENEVA (AP) — Chinese swimmer Sun Yang was banned for eight years on Friday and will miss the 2020 Tokyo Olympics becaus...
9:30 28 February 2022

Playful push uncovers childhood disease, propels marathoner

A push. That’s what guided Tyler Andrews to Atlanta for the U.S. Olympic marathon trials this weekend.From himself, to ...
7:31 28 February 2022

Asia stocks tumble on virus fears after Wall Street plunge

Asian stock markets plunged further Friday on spreading virus fears, deepening an global rout after Wall Street endured ...
6:16 28 February 2022

Red, white & shoes? Footwear at forefront of marathon trials

In his biggest race, distance runner Jacob Riley might slip on a pair of shoes he’s never even broken in. The reason is ...
0:47 28 February 2022

Kobe Bryant handprints, other memorabilia up for auction

NEW YORK (AP) — Some key Kobe Bryant memorabilia, including two of his Los Angeles Lakers uniforms and cement handprints...
14:04 27 February 2022

World battles virus epidemic as cases multiply outside China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Crews scrubbed everything from money to buses, military bases were on high alert and quarantin...
21:01 26 February 2022

Tokyo organizers, government take offensive on virus threat

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and the Japanese government went on the offensive Wednesday after a senior IOC mem...
12:46 26 February 2022

IOC member casts doubt on postponing or moving Tokyo Games

TOKYO (AP) — A senior member of the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that if it proves too dangerous to hold...
17:22 25 February 2022

Swimming authorities worked to protect Sun Yang from ban

GENEVA (AP) — International swimming authorities worked to protect three-time Olympic champion Sun Yang from being banne...
14:33 25 February 2022

Q&A: Things to know about Tokyo Olympics and spreading virus

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics open in exactly five months on July 24. The Paralympics open on Aug. 25. But the fast-sp...
5:12 22 February 2022

World markets slip on renewed fears over virus outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets slipped on Friday after a spike in new virus cases in South Korea and other countrie...
12:05 21 February 2022

Virus limits next Tokyo Olympic test event to Japanese-only

TOKYO (AP) — A test event for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for later this month that would have involved some non-Japane...
7:06 20 February 2022

Japan says 88 more virus cases confirmed on quarantined ship

TOKYO — Japanese health authorities said Tuesday they have confirmed 88 more cases of the new virus on a quarantined cruise ship near Tokyo.
10:17 18 February 2022

Nissan shareholders furious at Ghosn scandal, dismal results

TOKYO — Nissan shareholders vented their outrage at the Japanese automaker's top management Tuesday for crashing stock prices, zero dividends and quar...
4:41 18 February 2022

Tokyo Marathon limited to elite runners because of virus

TOKYO — Tokyo Marathon organizers drastically reduced the number of participants for this year's race on Monday out of fear of the spread of the virus...
11:02 17 February 2022

No ‘Plan B’ for Olympics; questions over Chinese presence

TOKYO — Tokyo Olympic organizers and the International Olympic Committee said Friday there is no “Plan B” for the 2020 Games, which open in just over ...
12:04 14 February 2022

Tokyo, IOC officials reiterate that the Olympics are on

TOKYO — Tokyo Olympic organizers reiterated their message on Thursday at the start of two days of meetings with the International Olympic Committee: T...
9:26 13 February 2022

SoftBank’s profit drop amid WeWork worries, Sprint approval

TOKYO — Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp. said its profit for last quarter dropped amid worries about the perceived risk of its in...
7:13 12 February 2022

Swedish star fronts skateboarding’s move to mainstream

MALMO, Sweden — Oskar Rozenberg nonchalantly drifts around the skate park before unleashing a series of high-energy tricks — mounting a wall, sliding ...
11:14 11 February 2022

Press rolls as US secures spot in Tokyo Olympics

CARSON, Calif. — Christen Press is on a tear with goals in her past six games, focused on the U.S. national team's next big task: the Olympics.
0:57 9 February 2022

The US women down Mexico 4-0 to secure an Olympic spot

CARSON, Calif. — Samantha Mewis scored twice and the U.S. national team secured a spot in the Tokyo Olympics with a 4-0 semifinal victory Friday night...
5:17 8 February 2022

Former NBA player Garbajosa revitalizes Spanish basketball

MADRID — A former NBA player who first got into basketball because it was the only sport with shoes big enough for him has been leading Spain to its m...
10:39 7 February 2022

Its Wuhan plants shut, Honda reports quarterly profit drop

TOKYO — Japanese automaker Honda reported Friday a nearly 31% dive in its October-December profit as strong demand for its motorcycles failed to make ...
7:39 7 February 2022

Asian stock markets retreat after surge on China tariff cut

Asian stock markets retreated Friday following a surge after China announced a tariff cut on U.S. imports.
4:38 7 February 2022

Global tourism takes major hit as virus halts Chinese travel

This should have been a good year for global tourism, with trade tensions gradually easing, certain economies growing and banner events like the Summe...
2:36 7 February 2022

Chinese doctor who sounded the alarm about the virus dies

BEIJING — A Chinese doctor who got in trouble with authorities in the communist country for sounding an early warning about the coronavirus outbreak d...
20:54 6 February 2022